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Great Range Traverse - Slant Rock Shelter

 
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Length

23.7 Miles 38.2 Kilometers

66%

Runnable

Singletrack

Elevation

9,133' 2,784 m

Ascent

-9,683' -2,952 m

Descent

15%

Avg Grade (9°)

91%

Max Grade (42°)

5,249' 1,600 m

High

1,030' 314 m

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A two-day, backpacking delight in the 'Dacks! Staying one night in Slant Rock shelter.

Joshua Brock

Overview

Have a bear canister with you and a possible sleep system (tent, tarp, etc) if the shelters are full.
Features: Fall Colors — River/Creek — Views

Description

We will be parking at the take out, Rooster Comb Trail. Beforehand we'll drop 2 of our 4 members off at the Garden with all the gear, heading back to Rooster Comb and then running back to the start. Saves us from having to shuttle between the two, paying the parking fee and we'll have our car at the finish to collapse into ;-)

Starting from the Garden, we'll take the wide, moderate/easy Phelps Trail passed John Brooks Lodge, and heading up about 6.5 miles to the Slant Rock shelters where we'll drop our heavier/overnight gear, proceed up to tag Marcy, drop back down to the saddle and tag Little Haystack and Haystack. We'll then down the State Range Trail to the Shorey Shortcut back down to the Shelter. Eat, sleep then get up the next day come back up Shorey Shortcut to the ridge and back on the State Range Trail to hit all the majors towards Rooster Comb Trail (Basin, Saddleback, Gothics, possibly Pyramid, Armstrong, Upper and Lower Wolfjaws, Hedgehog and Rooster Comb).

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