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1999-2000 Backpacking Trips
Date(s): 1999-2000. 1 - 5 of 5 Total. Hidden
1. Sierra Nevada Trip  (August 1999)

Sierra Nevada, California
August 1999

Day 1: North Lake to Piute Lake
Loch Leven/Piute Lake

Day 2: Piute Lake to Upper Golden Trout Lake
Piute Pass
Desolation Lake / Humphries Basin/Muriel Lake
Golden Trout Lakes

Day 3: Golden Trout Lakes to San Joaquin Canyon
Piute Canyon

Day 4: San Joaquin Canyon to Sally Keyes Lakes
Climb out of San J. Canyon
Sally Keyes Lakes

Day 5: Sally Keyes Lakes to Sandpiper Lake
Heart Lake/Selden Pass/Marie Lake
Sandpiper Lake

Day 6: Sandpiper Lake Rest Day
Day trip to Seven Gables Ridge

Day 7: Sandpiper Lake to Vee Lake
Bear Creek/Vee Lake

Day 8: Vee Lake to Upper Pine Lake
Vee Lake/White Bear Lake
Italy Pass/Granite Park

Day 9: Upper Pine Lake to Pine Cr Trailhead
Tungsten Mine

Entering Seven Gables Basin

My first experiences in backpacking was in California's Sierra Nevada mountains in the 1960's and they have always exerted a strong pull on me. I had last been there in 1969, so it didn't take much to decide that our second out of state backpacking trip would be a trip back to California.

The Sierra's were a completely different type of terrain than we had been used to. Much of the trip was over 10000 feet elevation and above timberline. The trip also featured a lot of scrambling where trails were vague or non existent.

Troop 24 Adults: Bill Mooseker,Bill Peckinpaugh
Troop 24 Scouts: Brian "Buckwheat" Sisk, Jason Smith, Danny Stallings, Peter Goodwin, Roger Shively, Andrew Mooseker, Kyle Meissner, 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.

I've revised this album recently. When I first uploaded this album back in late 1999, 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 Brian, so they remain at the low resolution, although I've run them through a noise filter so they look better when enlarged. I've also digitized the Hi-8 videos that I took on the trip and have added them to the album.

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

2532 Visits, 305 Images, Shared Album
2. 1999 Chiwawa Basin  (October 1999)

Chiwawa Basin
October 1999

Bill, Daniel, Nick, and Joel on Trail to Red Mountain

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

764 Visits, 16 Images, Shared Album
3. 2000 Grand Gulch  (April 10, 2000)
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Grand Gulch, Utah
April 2000

Day 1: Bullet Canyon to Grand Gulch Confluence
     Perfect Kiva
     Jailhouse Ruin

Day 2: Grand Gulch - Confluence to Step Canyon
     Green House Ruin
     Two Story House
     Quail Panel

Day 3: Grand Gulch: Step Canyon to Polly's Canyon
     Long House
     Big Man Panel
     Polly's Island

Day 4 - Pollys Canyon to Bannister Ruin
     Grand Hotel
     Big Pouroff
     Banister Ruin

Day 5: Bannister Ruin to Collins Spring
     Grand Gulch Narrows
     Collins Canyon

Roger & Shelby at Ruin in Bullet Canyon

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

871 Visits, 192 Images, Shared Album
4. 2000 Pasayten - Buckskin Ridge  (August 7-12, 2000)
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Buckskin Ridge - Pasayten Wilderness
August 2000

Buckskin Ridge/Cascade Crest Trail
Day 1: Slate Pass to Silver Lake
Day 2: Silver Lake to Buckskin Lake
Day 3: Buckskin Lake Wild Goose Chase
Day 4: Buckskin Lake to Coney Basin
Day 5: Coney Basin to Goat Lake
Day 6: Goat Lake to Trailhead

Beginning Descent from Top of Buckskin Ridge

A six day trip in the Pasayten Wilderness covering a little over 47 miles and with about 16000 feet of elevation gain and loss, including a wild goose chase at Buckskin Lake, a river that "flowed the wrong way", and a couple of 13 mile Death Marches (for me anyway).

Troop 24 Adults: "Cascade" Bill Mooseker, Greg Phillips
Troop 24 Scouts: Danny Stallings, Peter Goodwin, Shelby Stong, Roger Shively

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

1285 Visits, 70 Images, Shared Album
5. 2000 Oregon: Eagle Cap Wilderness  (August 2000)
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Eagle Cap Wilderness - Oregon
August 2000

Day 1: W. Fork Eagle Cr TH to Rock Camp

Day 2: Rock Camp to Traverse Lake
       Echo Lake
       Traverse Lake

Day 3: Traverse Lake to Minam Meadows
       Wonker Pass
       Minam Meadows

Day 4: Minam Meadows to Mirror Lake
       Minam Lake
       Pass to Mirror Lake
       Mirror Lake

Day 5: Mirror Lake to Jctn Frazier Pass Tr
       Summit of Eagle Cap

Day 6: Jctn Frazier Pass Tr to Hidden Lakes
       Hidden Lakes

Day 7: Hidden Lakes to EF Eagle Cr Trailhead

Andrew, Austin, Shelby, Kyle, & Roger - Upper Minam Meadows

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

1475 Visits, 143 Images, Shared Album
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