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2001 - 2004 Trips

Troop 24 Kickass Trekkers
Backpacking Trips 2001 - 2004

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Pasayten Wilderness - June 2001
Kickass II - Glacier Peak Wilderness - August 2001
Wyoming: Bridger Wilderness - August 2001
Grand Gulch, Utah - March 2002
Idaho Sawtooth Wilderness - August 2002
Enchantments - August 2002
Escalante Canyon, Utah - March 2003
Beartooth Wilderness, Montana - August 2003
Slickhorn Canyon - Cedar Mesa,Utah March 2004
Seven Devils Wilderness, Idaho August 2004
John Muir Wilderness: Sierra Nevada Sept 2004
Switchbacks to Duck Pass Above Barney Lake
Sierra Nevada - California

Troop 24 Kickass Trekkers: "The High Adventure Troop" Alumni Backpacking Trip
-Cascade Bill Mooseker



Date(s): 2001 - 2004. 1 - 11 of 11 Total. Shared
1. Pasayten 2001  (July  2-7, 2001)
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Paseyton Wilderness - Washington
July 2001

Day 1: Billy Goat Corral to Two Bit Creek
Day 2: Two Bit Cr to Fox Lakes
Day 3: Fox Lakes to Ashnola Shelter
Day 4: Ashnola Shelter to Sheep Lake
Day 5: Sheep Lake via Ramon Lakes to Wolf Creek
Day 6: Wolf Creek to Drake Creek
Day 7: Drake Creek via Billy Goat pass to trailhead

Group Photo at Fox Lake

Troop 24 "The High Adventure Troop" Backpacking Trip
-Cascade Bill Mooseker


1057 Visits, 76 Images, Shared Album
2. Kickass II -August 2001  (August 2001)
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Kickass II (Glacier Peak Wilderness, WA)
Aug 2001

Day 1- Phelps Cr TH to Phelps Ridge
Day 2- Phelps Ridge High Route to Red Mth Trail
Day 3- Red Mtn Trail to Massie Lake
Day 4- Massie Lake High Route
Day 5- Massie Lake High Route to High Pass/
           Buck Creek Pass
Day 6- Buck Creek Pass to Trinity

Tricky Stretch of the Massie Lake High Route

Troop 24 "The High Adventure Troop" Backpacking Trip
-Cascade Bill Mooseker


930 Visits, 104 Images, Shared Album
3. 2001 Back to Bridger  (August 25-31, 2001)
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Back to Bridger 2
Bridger Wilderness - Wyoming
Aug 2001 - Days 1 to 6

Day 1: Big Sandy Trailhead to Vee Lake
Day 2: Vee Lake to Lonesome Lake
           Cirque of the Towers
           Chickens to Jackass Pass!
Day 3: Lonesome Lake to Valentine Lake
Day 4: Valentine Lake to Grave Lake
Day 5: Grave Lake over Hailey Pass to Skull Lake
Day 6: Skull Lake to Camp near Big Sandy
            Trailhead thru Forest Fire enroute.

Backpacks in "Chicken" mode at Big Sandy Lake

This was our second trip to Wyoming's Bridger Wilderness. Our first was in 1998. The scenery was awesome, but the fishing was only so-so, not like our previous trip. The guys usually like to surprise me with something unsuspected or outlandish and on this trip they pulled off a whopper. When we got to the trailhead, they pulled out four chickens that they had specifically raised over the summer for this purpose to my complete and utter consternation.

All in all, it was a great trip with covering 6 nights and 7 days (with the first and last being very short). In total, we hiked about 42 miles with 9600 ft of elevation gain mostly over 10000 ft. We set a record for Troop 24 at 12539 ft climbing a small knoll on the Lizard Peak trail surpassing the previous record of 12420 at Italy Pass in the Sierra Nevada, California in 1999.

I wrote a narrative at the time, "Chickens to Jackass Pass", which tells the tale of this trip, which can be found here: Click Here for "Chickens to Jackass Pass Narrative"

In August 2001, only Shelby, Roger, and Austin were still in the scouts, so this trip was done as a "Kickass Trekker" trip.

Note photo titles ending in "j" are by Jason Smith; "r" by Roger Shively; all other photos & videos are by Cascade Bill

Kickass Trekkers on this trip were: Bill Mooseker,Fred Stong, Brian "Buckwheat" Sisk, Jason Smith, Danny Stallings, Peter Goodwin, Roger Shively, Shelby Stong, Austin Peckinpaugh

The descriptions under the photo thumbnails in the album sometimes contain links to maps or additional information. These are identified by "Blue” text for links. Maps are best viewed at original size.

I've revised this album recently. When I first uploaded this album back in late 2001, high speed internet was unheard of, so photo resolutions were pretty low in order to allow uploading at dial-up speeds. I've rescanned my photo negatives of this trip at the highest resolution available to me and replaced the old low resolution ones. I don't have access to the photos taken by Jason and Roger, so they remain at the low resolution. I've also digitized the Hi-8 videos that I took on the trip and have added them to the album.

Troop 24 Kickass Trekkers Backpacking Trip
-Cascade Bill Mooseker


1 Visits, 165 Images, Shared Album
4. Grand Gulch Utah 2002  (March 2002)
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Grand Gulch Utah
March 2002

Day 1: Gov't Trail to Dripping Canyon
           - Pollys Island/Big Man Panel/ Long House.
Day 2: Dripping Canyon to Bullet Canyon
           - Quail Panel/ Two Story Ruin/ Totem Pole.
Day 3: Bullet Canyon to Pouroff Pool
           - Green Mask Panel/ Split Level Ruin.
Day 4: Pouroff Pool to Kane Canyon junction
           - Todie Canyon/ Turkey Pen Ruins
Day 5: Kane Gulch Junction to Kane G. Ranger Station

Beginning Descent into Gulch on the Gov't Trail

Click Here for 2000 Grand Gulch Trip for Additional Photos of Big Man Panel/ Quail Panel/ Two Story Ruin

Troop 24 "The High Adventure Troop" Backpacking Trip
-Cascade Bill Mooseker


1079 Visits, 135 Images, Shared Album
5. Enchantments August 2002  (August 2002)
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Enchantments - Washington Cascades
August 2002

Day 1: Icicle Creek to Colchuck Lake
Day 2: Colchuck Lake to Upper Enchantments via Asgaard Pass
Days 3 & 4: Upper Enchantments to Icicle Cr.

Andy Dealing with a Stubborn Stove

Troop 24 "The High Adventure Troop" Backpacking Trip
-Cascade Bill Mooseker


1030 Visits, 32 Images, Shared Album
6. Idaho Sawtooths 2002  (August 2002)
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Sawtooth Wilderness of Idaho
August 2002

Day 1: Pettit Lake to Twin Lakes
Day 2: Twin Lakes to Vernon Lake
Day 3: Vernon Lake to Ardeth Lake
Day 4: Ardeth Lake to Edna Lake
Day 5: Edna Lake to Imogene Lake
Day 6: Imogene Lk to Last camp
Day 7: Last Camp to Trailhead - Drive to Seattle

Danny and Jason at Pass above Twin Lakes

Note: (3/9/05) I Added about 100 photos by Jason - on the title these are the photos ending in "j".

Troop 24 "The High Adventure Troop" Backpacking Trip
-Cascade Bill Mooseker


1642 Visits, 214 Images, Shared Album
7. Escalante Canyon - Utah  (March 2003)
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Escalante Canyon - Utah
March 2003

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Days 1 & 2
Day 3
Day 4
Days 5 & 6
Crossing the Escalante River

Troop 24 Kickass Trekkers: "The High Adventure Troop" Alumni Backpacking Trip
-Cascade Bill Mooseker


4 Albums, Shared Folder
8. Beartooths 2003  (August 2003)
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Beartooth Wilderness, Montana
August 2003

Day 1: Clarks Fork Yellowstone TH to Big Moose Lake
Day 2: Big Moose Lake to Farley Lake
Day 3: Farley Lake to Marianne Lake
Day 4: Marianne Lake to Fizzle Lake
Day 5: Fizzle Lake to Lower Aero Lake
Day 6: Lower Aero Lake to Lady of the Lake
Day 7: Out to TH and home via Yellowstone

Shelby & Roger at Jordan Lake

Troop 24 "The High Adventure Troop" Backpacking Trip
-Cascade Bill Mooseker


1132 Visits, 86 Images, Shared Album
9. Slickhorn Canyon - Utah 2004  (March 2004)

Slickhorn Canyon - Cedar Mesa,Utah
March 2004

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Days 0 & 1
Day 2
Day 3
Days 4 & 5
Roger - Slickhorn Canyon Near Access No. 4

Troop 24 Kickass Trekkers: "The High Adventure Troop" Alumni Backpacking Trip
-Cascade Bill Mooseker


4 Albums, Shared Folder
10. Seven Devils Wilderness  (August 2004)

Seven Devils Wilderness, Idaho
August 2004

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Day 1: Windy Saddle Trailhead to Lower Cannon Lake.
Day 2: Lower Cannon Lake to Dog Lake.
Day 3: Dog Lake to Baldy Lake
Day 4: Baldy Lake to Echo Lake
Day 5: Echo Lake to Shell Lake
Day 6: Shell Lake to Sheep Lake
Day 6: Sheep Lake to 7 Devil's Lake

Fred Heading Down to Sheep Lake

Photos titles ending in "b" are by Bill and in "r" by Roger.

Troop 24 Kickass Trekkers: "The High Adventure Troop" Alumni Backpacking Trip
-Cascade Bill Mooseker


5612 Visits, 100 Images, Shared Album
11. Sierra 04  (September, 2004)

John Muir Wilderness: Sierra Nevada
September, 2004

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Days 1 & 2
Day 3
Day 4
Days 5 & 6
Descending to the Lake of the Lone Indian

Troop 24 Kickass Trekkers: "The High Adventure Troop" Alumni Backpacking Trip
-Cascade Bill Mooseker


4 Albums, Shared Folder
 
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