3 day backpacking loop

Statistics

1

day +

3,673

m

3,673

m

23

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Difficulty

FATMAP difficulty grade

Difficult

Description

Starting from trailhead to paradise trail, we spend day 1 comfortably making our way up to camp 1 under the old, remote redwoods.

Day 2 is spent making our way back up to the more alpine country, and ends in us setting up camp near a higher altitude alpine lake.

Using this spot as a starting point, day 3 is a big day, waking up before dawn to make our way over the closeby ridge and head towards sawtooth pass, which we will traverse to attain Sawtooth Peak.

If we're feeling especially spry, we can then go on towards Needham mountain, ultimately doubling back and heading down towards Mineral King road, which we will walk along to regain the parked car.