Looking to start off the year on an adventurous note? Join us on an overnight backpacking journey deep into the Eastern Sierra country via the Cottonwood Lakes trail. 7mi in, 7 mi out, all above 10,000 feet, so be prepared to work for your views (it’ll be worth it, we promise). We’ll see plenty of peaks, plenty of lakes, and maybe even some snow!
Sleeping bag (ideally rated for 30-40F)
2 Wide-mouth water bottles
Hiking boots / clothes
Cold weather gear (could dip below freezing at 11,000ft!)
Rain gear (you never know)
WE WILL PROVIDE: FOR OVERNIGHTS ETC
Tents and extra sleeping pads
Food and snacks
Good vibes and life lessons
PEAK: Cottonwood Lakes
SCENERY: 7mi in, 7mi out of high sierra lakes! Lots of water, mountains, wildlife, and possibly some snow!
FUN FACT: The Cottonwood Lakes are home to the rare species of Golden Trout fish that only swim in this special area of the Sierras.
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TRIP LEAD: Gordon Gunn
Gordon is a Junior from Dallas, TX studying mechanical engineering. He does scooter tricks unironically and likes to take long road trips in his decked out Tacoma. Some of Gordon’s other passions include mechanical puzzles, guitar hero, piano, queso, sarcasm, mountain biking, and drones.
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Cottonwood Pass Trailhead Campground, Lone Pine, CA 93545