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Winter Trip Recommendation

Posted: Fri Nov 13, 2020 12:07 pm
by compeanja
Hey all, looking for your recommendations for a winter backpacking trip. Probably just a couple nights but maybe longer. Not looking to slog through snow the whole time so maybe something lower elevation. I'm very experienced backpacking and winter route-finding, and I'll be taking my father along who is even more experienced, but I'm not actually looking for an epic. Let me know your ideas.

Re: Winter Trip Recommendation

Posted: Fri Nov 13, 2020 12:30 pm
by balzaccom
It would help to get an idea of where you live, or are willing to travel.

In the Sierra there are a few trails that meet that criteria. But that won't help much if you are in Wisconsin. Or Georgia.

Re: Winter Trip Recommendation

Posted: Fri Nov 13, 2020 12:35 pm
by maverick
It would help to get an idea of where you live, or are willing to travel.
OP has mentioned Morro Bay in previous post. :)

Re: Winter Trip Recommendation

Posted: Fri Nov 13, 2020 2:28 pm
by c9h13no3
maverick wrote:
Fri Nov 13, 2020 12:35 pm
It would help to get an idea of where you live, or are willing to travel.
OP has mentioned Morro Bay in previous post. :)
If he lives in Morro Bay, Big Sur's Ventana wilderness should open up at some point this winter. Pretty nice spot. Try here.

If you want something in the Sierra that doesn't have too much snow, the Southern Sierra is where you want to look. Domelands Wilderness type stuff. Kennedy Meadows south is still snow free on this snow map. Others who've been there can give you better recommendations on where & what to do than I can.

Re: Winter Trip Recommendation

Posted: Mon Nov 16, 2020 6:07 pm
by dave54
Ishi Wilderness is low elevation and below the snow line.

Re: Winter Trip Recommendation

Posted: Wed Nov 18, 2020 12:50 pm
by iHartMK
Big Falls to Little Falls loop in Los Padres NF above Arroyo Grande looks fun.