The Quick and Dirty:
Location: Sequoia National Forest, Mineral King
Distance: 28-29 miles (we looked at 3 maps, all different mileage)
Terrain Type: Rolling, high, and long elevation climbs and descents
Best Time: Late summer and early fall, the road is closed when there is snow fall Special Conditions: Permit needed for over night camping. Windy and difficult road to reach the last 20 miles to the trailhead. Aggressive marmots in the spring and early summer. Bear canisters required.
Duration: 4 days
Every labor day we try to hit the trails. This labor day, and to celebrate our one year anniversary, we spent it backpacking one of our favorite locations in California.