Great Basin National Park

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retired jerry
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Re: Great Basin National Park

Post by retired jerry » July 13th, 2017, 8:42 am

Trinity Alps half as far away

It doesn't look like there's a lot of long hikes for multi day backpacks in Great Basin. There are unlimited possibilities in TA

I bet Great Basin gets less snow so maybe accessible a little earlier in season

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Re: Great Basin National Park

Post by drm » July 13th, 2017, 9:37 am

The 3-day backpack trip I did is about it unless you can do some much rougher terrain. Starting the trip with the dayhike of Wheeler Peak adds some car camping time too if you like to mic car camping and backpacking on the same trip. TA has far more terrain for longer trips, but GBNP does melt out earlier it seems being so far inland and in a desert. I basically did the whole park except the cave tour this trip. There is a large arch in the southern part of the park but the area was closed now. In theory you could pack down there. It's four hours from SLC.

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