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Plumas NF Backcountry Discovery Trail

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  • 430

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Plumas NF Backcountry Discovery Trail

The mountains are once again calling our names! This will be a 3 day weekend trip (August 23rd-25th). We will be leaving the central valley in the early afternoon. The route is currently being mapped out. The plan is for easy to possibly moderate (in certain spots) trails. This trip is family friendly and should be a lot of fun!
  • START DATE

    Friday, August 23, 2019

    01:00 PM Pacific Time (US & Canada)
    13:00 Hrs GMT -8:00
  • END DATE

    Sunday, August 25, 2019

    01:00 PM Pacific Time (US & Canada)
    13:00 Hrs GMT -8:00
  • OVERLAND BOUND REGION

    US West

  • EVENT TYPE

    Trip

  • DIFFICULTY

    3 MODERATE

Terrain Type

  • Dirt Road
  • Highway
  • Mud
  • Rock Crawling

Recommended

  • Off Road Tires

Channel

Channel Channel Value
  • HAM 146.460
  • CB 16

Rally Point Notes:

Day 1: Convoy departs from rally point at 1:30pm sharp. Campsite for the first night will either be at Poker Flat (175 miles) or at Harrison Flat (190 miles) depending on the what the group decides. 14-30 miles will be on the trail.

Day 2: Drivers meeting at 8:45am. AIS (arse in seat) at 0900. This will be a big mileage day on the trail. 40-60 miles depending on last night campsite. Our destination will be Gold Lakes 4x4 campgrounds. If we are running low on time, can bypass some trail and hit the HWY so save some time. But the tail seems to pretty easy as most of it is nice forestry roads, so we should be ok.

Day 3: Depart for the HWY and head home.

As we all know, this is all subject to change permitting trail conditions and what not. As always come prepared and if you have any input, I am all ears!

Listed below are the GPS coordinates for all possible campsites and site seeing adventures:

(CONVOY MEET UP) Manteca Valero Gas Station: 37.79717, -121.18984

Grass Valley Arco Gas Station: 39.23645, -121.03793

Grass Valley Mobil Gas Station (Diesel Fuel): 39.23425, -121.03354

Turn off for trailhead: 39.55800, -120.83423

Saddle Mountain Lookout: 39.63603, -120.86392

Poker Flat Campground: 39.69570, -120.84309

Mount Fillmore Campground: 39.72831, -120.84721

Howland Flat Campground: 39.71432, -120.87622

Harrison Flat Campground: 39.80177, -120.81508

Telegraph Mine: 39.61878, -120.86781

Turkey Diggins Mine: 39.77873, -120.82918

Turn off for HWY 70 (Sloat, CA): 39.85929, -120.72807

Gold Lakes 4x4 Campground: 39.66944, -120.66546

Little Deer Lake: 39.67112, -120.69168

Snake Lake: 39.67813, -120.69288

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