Stuart Fork TH to Morris Meadows | June 23-25, 2017

The Adventure: Stuart Fork TH to Morris Meadows (adventurous)

The Dates: June 23-25

The Miles: 18 miles (9 miles, out and back)

What to expect: We meet at 8am 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. The trek up to Morris Meadows is mellow and scenic. It slowly climbs up to a vast meadow giving way to amazing views of Sawtooth Ridge. You will have the opportunity to learn how and practice setting up camp, filtering water, cooking in a camp kitchen, and preparing well deserved breakfasts and dinners. 

Morris meadows gives way to options for further adventure or rest amongst giant trees. A day hike up to emerald and sapphire lake makes for a full weekend adventure. 

Who this trip is for: This is a great trip for a beginner backpacker who’s wanting to learn or hone in their outdoor living skills. Already an expert backpacker? No problem, this is a great trip to explore the Trinity Alps with out having to plan or prepare anything! Due to higher mileage we strongly recommend this trip to those in good physical condition. 

Why we love this trip: This is an opportunity to see the Trinity Alps emerge in color and life after a long winter.  It’s a relatively relaxed approach with rewarding valley views. This trip has the potential to be highly adventurous or a quiet respite.  French press coffee, campfires, and no bake deserts are always a plus. 

What to bring: Wild Beginnings will provide the following gear and equipment: 

  • Tent
  • Backpack
  • Sleeping Bag
  • Sleeping pad
  • Stove
  • Cookware
  • 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,

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: $375

Early Bird Special (by June 1): $325

*Permits obtained by the Shasta Trinity National Forest*




Wendy Ewing

Wendy Ewing is a Washignton native and Northern California transplant. Growing up at the base of the North Cascades, her entire upbringing revolved around the mountains. With her family, Wendy spent most of her childhood backpacking, mountaineering, skiing, and mountain biking. With a strong passion for wilderness ethics and personal growth and development, she decided to pursue building Wild Beginnings Adventure Co. Wendy has written gear reviews for Trek Tech, Innovation & Tech Today, and Active Junky. In the winter season you can find her back country skiing and both trail running and mountain biking the rest of the year. Wendy lives in Shasta Lake, CA with her husband, John, and their adventure retriever, Sauvie.