Boulder Lakes, Boulder Lakes Trailhead
The Adventure: Boulder Lakes, Boulder Lakes Trailhead
The Dates: August 5-Auguest 6
The Miles: Total Mileage: 5 miles (2.5, out and back)
What to Expect: We meet at 9am in the Sun Oaks Tennis and Fitness Parking lot to sort gear and do initial introductions. From there you will carpool and follow your guide up to the trailhead. Boulder and Little Boulder Lakes are a quick 2 miles from the trail head with its fellow lake only slightly further. Tall trees shade the lake while Lost and Taipi Lake sit a bit higher.
Who this trip is for: Everyone can enjoy this trip! These lakes are a perfect introduction to the world of backpacking. Swimming in lakes, sitting around campfires, and adventuring to nearby lakes, this trip has a little bit of everything. Due to the shorter mileage this is also a great trip to bring out your inner chef and make lots of delicious food (like cinnamon rolls and back country pizza) that may not make it onto longer expeditions where weight is a significant factor. Remember, every trip can be catered to the groups needs.
Why we love this trip: This is a super fun, laid back trip. Backpacking doesn’t always have to be rigorous and exhausting. Beauty, adventure, and rest can sometimes be found only a couple miles down the trail.
What to bring: Wild Beginnings will provide the following gear and equipment:
- Sleeping Bag
- Sleeping pad
- Eating ware and utensils
- Water bottles
- Water filters
- Food and coffee!
Clothing and footwear are the only things you need to provide. Wild Beginnings has you covered for everything else. If you have your own gear (i.e. backpack, sleeping bag, etc…) feel free to use it, just make sure it’s wilderness ready! If you have any questions regarding your gear’s ‘readiness’, feel free to email your guide, email@example.com
What not to bring:
Fire arms and weapons of any kind (animals are more afraid of you than you are of them), any illegal or recreational drugs (let’s get high in altitude) and as little technology as possible (we’re getting away from all that, remember!?).
The Investment: $275
Early Bird Special (by June 1): $250
*Permits obtained by the Shasta Trinity National Forest*
Email Wendy@thewbac.com to register