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October 7-9, 2011
Kennedy Meadows Retreat
Tuolumne County
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Kennedy Meadows Retreat
October 7-9, 2011

The Place

Baker Campground at Kennedy Meadows
Baker Campground at Kennedy Meadows

Stanislaus National Forest contains 898,099 acres. It was established on February 22, 1897, making it one of the oldest national forests. It was named after the Stanislaus River. Adjacent to the northwestern part of Yosemite National Park,It contains 78 lakes, and 811 miles of rivers and streams.
It has 1,100 miles of non-motorized trails.

Disaster Creek Trailhead
Disaster Creek Trailhead

The Forest contains some 139,000 acres of old growth, which includes
Lodgepole Pine (Pinus contorta), Jeffrey Pine (Pinus jeffreyi), and White Fir (Abies concolor).

Sonora Pass Vista
Sonora Pass Vista

Hikes
Sonora Pass Vista-(Friday 3pm) This short section of the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) climbs through the alpine fields to magnificent views out over the strikingly barren-looking (though hardly barrren!) country around 9,643-foot Sonora Pass.
5.4miles, Level 2.5, Elevation 900'

On the trail
On The Trail

Hikes
Disaster Creek Trail to Half Moon Lake-(Saturday 8:30am) Seekers of solitude will appreciate the dearth of company on this up-canyon hike to a lake too marshy for fishing. Untrammeled by anglers, devotes of high drama landscapes, and timid hikers wary of inauspicious place names. Disaster Creek offers a quiet dose of unpretentious forest, ridge, meadow, and distant peaks.
11.6 miles, Level 3.5, Elevation 2000'

Host:Brent M. (916) 233-9355

Sonora Pass Vista
Sonora Pass Vista

Know Before You Go:

Camping Rate:$10 per Person
No Dogs Allowed
Bring pleanty of warm clothes and warm sleeeping bag, the temperatures at night will be cold.

Sonora Pass Parking & Trailhead
Sonora Pass Parking & Trailhead

Directions:

From San Jose: Take I-680 N towards Pleasanton, Take exit 30A to merge onto I-580 E toward Stockton (go 20.1mi) - then continue straight onto I-205 E (go 14.6 mi), Merge onto I-5 N (go 0.8 mi), Take exit 461 to merge onto CA-120 E toward Manteca/ Sonora (go 6.4 mi), Keep left at the fork, follow signs for CA-99 N/ Sacramento/ CA-120/ Sonora N and merge onto CA-120 E/ CA-99 N (go 1.7 mi), Take exit 242 for CA-120 E/ Yosemite Ave toward Sonora (go 0.2 mi), Turn right onto CA-120 E/ E Yosemite Ave (go 19.8 mi), Turn left onto CA-108 E/ E F St - Continue to follow CA-108 E (go 37.2 mi), Turn right onto Peaceful Oak Rd (go 0.2 mi), Take the 1st left onto CA-108 E/ Sonora Pass Hwy (go 51.5 mi). Turn Right into Kennedy Meadows/Baker Campgroud.
Approximately 3hrs 30 mins from San Jose. 3 hours 30 minutes

View From Parking Area
View From Parking Area

Where to Meet:

The Campground: Baker Campground The elevation is 6,200 ft.,The campground has five unnamed loops meandering across a bluff above Stanislaus River. Mature Red firs and cedars offer shadeand the little understory provides better than fair privacy. Some sites do have a view of river from the bluff's edge. Nearby Kennedy Meadows Resort offers limited groceries, trail rides, hot showers for a fee, and a cook's night-out. This is bear country; practice safe food storage techniques. Total Sites: 43, Tent Pads: No, Open Sites: Yes, Wooded Sites: Yes, Tables on Sites: 43, Grilles on Sites: 43 The parking aprons are dirt., Flush Toilets: No, Water Spigots (non-site): 8, Hot showers are available at Kennedy Meadow Resort - fee $5.

Stanislaus National Forest Map:     Click Here



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