OCLB - McGee Pass Backpack

  • Tue, August 08, 2023
  • 8:00 AM
  • Sun, August 13, 2023
  • 2:00 PM
  • McGee Pass Trailhead
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Great Outdoors Orange County/Long Beach presents

McGee Pass Backpack

August 8th-13th 2023

Trip Leader: Juan Carlos Hernandez, email: jceatm24@msn.com, phone:  805-302-0717 

John Muir Wilderness?

Yes Please!

This is an exciting and challenging 5-night backpacking trip under the Easter Sierra Sky during one of the most active astrological phenomena of the year. We will be visiting the sierras during the Perseids Meteor Shower 2023 which is predicted to peak August 12th and 13th.

We will leave from the McGee Creek trail head at 8 AM on the morning of August 9th at 8,045 feet. At first, our ascent will be moderate. After passing locally known Round Lake at the 5-mile mark, we will climb more steeply, heading to Big McGee Lake at about 7 ½ miles at altitude 10,472 feet. There are heavily used campsites at the lake where we will stay the night. We will be surrounded by the colorful walls of the Red Mountain and White Mountain. On day two, we will cover 5.5 miles, crossing over McGee Pass at 11,909 feet, and then descend steeply to Fish Creek, crossing the creek at about 10,600 feet to camp at beautiful Tully Lake. We will spend the remainder of our stay at Tully Lake and enjoy exploring the surrounding lakes and valleys. Plenty of great views, fishing, day hikes, or just relaxing around the scenic lake.

This backpacking trip is considered strenuous/moderate, and you must be able to keep a moderate pace with the entire group. The trip will be limited to 6 people max and interested members must register with the GO, be in good standing and have experience backpacking overnight 4 nights or more.

Cancelation policy: 100% refund prior to July 12th, 2023. After July 12th, 2023, no refunds will be issued because members on the wait list may not have time to organize for the trip.

Please be aware that you are not registered for this backpack trip until the trip leader has determined you are qualified, and you have completed and submitted the registration form and payment of $40. The registration form needs to be returned to the trip leader and payment made within 7 days of receiving the registration form or the trip leader will contact the next person on the waiting list, and you will forfeit your spot.

Things to consider.

  • August 8th Arrive at Campgroup and acclimate to elevation.

  • August 9th Departure from Trailhead at 8am sharp

  • August 10th spend the night at Big McGee Lake and explore the lake at your leisure.

  • August 11th departure for Tully Lake at 8am and ascend McGee Pass

  • August 12th explore Tully Lake and surrounding Trails.

  • August 13th Pack up and Return to Trail head at 8am

  • It is imperative you must be able to keep up with group on this trip as we will be covering 13 miles on the last day of the trip to the trail head.

  • Acclimation campground close to trailhead McGee Creek Campground 37° 33' 51.9998" N 118° 47' 4.9999" W on August 8th. Two campgrounds will be reserved for participants arriving that day.

  • Click here for a map of the trailhead.

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