Anil Mitra—Hiking—Planning and preparation

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General Planning And Preparation

Plan For Town: Weaverville

Plan For Backcountry Packing: Trinity Alps



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Planning and preparation

Notes- needs




Long term-review this list esp red items

Trip-kind  Places-alt for trail-road access, hazard info; local storage. Goalsprojects xpt physical-psyche / open trip-living / trial trip Travel prep: vacc; info contacts.make map.guides phrase bk;; schedules tickets permits insurance

Readinessgear language; yr endurance-flex-balance; skill: route-x-c, tent-tarp, climb, animal-plant-weather recog, knots, med rspnse

Routinize—meals, trail technique, meals, ‘transformationEfficiency—am: alarm + light, have food ready, ¯ unpack ­ pre-pack

Short term-as trip nears

Gear-med—layout, go over needs—check-treat-repair-replace-get shoes, stove, tent, mattress, liners, meds, fresh-charged batteries

Packing—get and sack gear and non-food supplies; get food; minimize items and weight Person—hair, nails, feet

Food, fuel, supplies—check supplies, lighters / dry matches—note needs, get. Notify banks of plans Perishables just before leaving

Pack (w’proof, stuff sack) Principle: min—wt, items, sacks


1 Pack for access: top ® body ® weigh-pare… 2 Pack cover 3 Heavy items close to body, ¯ = climb, ­ = downhill 4 Layout night before

Top—plans… small items, spares

Travelplans maps permits visa/passport; wallet CDL cred card-checks cash key; tickets-passes-schedules; p-words | med resp-knots-notes. Watch clock. Pen paper Cell phone-trav camera chargers; binocs sp glasses-shades Toiletmirror comb shave t brush-paste d-floss p-shave m-wash; Accessory bagknife, compass, thermometer, nail clip, lamp, lighter, ear plugs, pen, glasses ¿Needle nose pliers?

Pack body—Meds, spares, rope, repair kits…

Meds—salt / w-purifier tabs, insect repel chapstick sunscreen analgesic xanax, allergy antibiotic cortisone, anbesol, band-aids, medical tape

Spare—pens, batteries camera cards lighters, watch, glasses, o rings, rubber bands, stuff sacks, wp bags, ziplocs

Rope etc—for hanging + sp + tent stays | sp shoelaces, sp straps, sp buckles; stuff sack, spade, sling-shot

Repair—tent / stove / insulating pad / pill-box: needle-reg / strong thread / razor blade Instructions—watch, stove, tent

Pack bodyClothes, straps

Feet—2 heavy & 1 light pr sox, boots or hike-run shoes,  sandals | Snow shoes / skis / hiking poles Legs—pants (cum) shorts (dark, zip pockets, 38", loops + belt: use straps?), u'wear-cp (short, long), pants: warm &OR wind &OR rain Torso—cp t-shirt long (w / collar) & short sleeves, shirt, warm top, jacket, wind &OR rain top + hood, warm / wp gloves Head—cap / hat, bandana, warm wear—chullo, umbrella, insect netting Misctowel Travel | town—duplicate only if essential— pants, shorts, shirt, t-shirt, shoes, sox, sneakers, sandals, flip-flops, dress clothes, coolness, clothes hangers, swim trunks, sleep and warm wear, rain gear and umbrella, suitcases  / travel packs, day pack

Pack body Food prep, shelter, storage

Food prep—stove-fuel-¾ qt/wk, base-windshield-clip; lighter/wp matches; cookware/holder, scrub pad-utensils-coffee filte; immers heater

Shelter—biv sac, tarp-stakes-ropes, tent—lite-tent pole, ground sheet & pad (closed cell), sleeping bag-stuff sack-wp-straps

StorageH2O (filter): qt bottle x 2 + flex 2 gal / 15 mi src to src, hang sack; wp food sacks etc, cooked food contr; day pack

Pack bodyFood (amt/wk)

Breakfast—granola 4c, vitamins, milk: 2c PDR @ 2/3 c : 1c H2O, evap milk, coffee ¾lb, sugar 16oz Trail 2c ea—nuts, dried fruit, snacks; food bars… Supper—rice1 3c (inst-online) / beans1 2c, ramen, salt 1-2oz, spices, fresh / dried veg-meat, tortilla-bread, oil, soup, cheese, desert, tea, drink mixes Water: base = 3 USqt/day +  1 qt/5 mi; more if hot-dry, uphill Expt—alt foods: variety, 1dry-quick prep, fresh

Return—base, home

Clean, launder, repair / replace, new items; replenish supplies. Write notes, mod to goals, this sheet; edit photos; review; upload



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Upon getting there

Unpack. Places to live. Storage. Paper—ads

Get permit, paper, fluids, food for stay and hike—fresh items, dessert, sugar

Look for rides— Businesses / Motel help / Publications / Rigzin Ling volunteers Valley Cabs, 409 Pine Ave, Hayfork / and…

Priorities—also see projects for backcountry packing

Essence. What to do.

Hikes with and without weight—Weaverville Basin; consider Boulder Lakes, Lake Eleanor, and Swift Creek Falls; also see plan for the backcountry packing

Practice skills, e.g. tarp pitching, cross country hiking

Meditate. XT meditation

Think about my life, the way, and the big changes

The Way of Being

The Way of  Being—see Plan for Backcountry packing


Movies. Other entertainment from paper and ads

JC—Chagdud Gonpa—call? 530 623 2714


Activities—also in wallet

Joss House

Jake Jackson Museum 780 Main

Trinity Highways

Oslon Stoneware 516 Main

The Course 60 Oakridge Dr. 530 623 3933

OldTown Station 419 Main

Weaverville Hotel and Emporium 481 Main


Red dragon—530 623 3000

Trinity Alps Golf Course—530 623 6209

Mama Llama Eatery and Café—530 623 6363

Trinideli—661 Main Street—530 623 5856 (now with Tangle Blue)

Tangle Blue—530 623 4436

Susie’s Bakery—530 623 5223, 4 AM – Noon, closed Sunday, Monday

Nugget—530 623 6749, 6 AM – 9 PM

La Casita—530 623 5797, 11 – 8, closed Sunday

Corner Mart—530 623 3690, MTW 6 – 9, ThFS 6 – 10, Sun 8 – 9

The Café at Indian Creek—530 623 1951—7 days, 5 – 9,

Weaverville and vicinity

Weaverville basin trails

Weaver Basin Trail Committee
Trinity County Resource Conservation District Office
PO Box 1450
Weaverville, CA 96093

Places to camp close

Bigfoot Campground
39810 Hwy 299 W; Junction City, CA 96048
Phone number (800) 422-5219
Business website

Boise Creek Campground
2mi west of Willow Creek
Six Rivers National Forest; 1330 Bayshore Way; Eureka, CA 95501
(707) 442-1721


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Make Alt trip plans before leaving and / or in Weavervile ■ Leave Eureka DateWeaverville:  Night at Red Hill Motel | call / go to USFS re trail conditions and permit | Morning bus to trail ■ Trail plan: 7 days + on Canyon Creek Trail. Details follow, beginning in placesReturn: F.Now | All planning in one place


Reflect on plan / rhythm / places…

Conditioning hike with weights…

Days before leaving: Home: pack and be ready


Living there | Have fun | Weaverville Basin Trail System


Example: days (1) Hike in, (2) explore Beyul, (3) Beyul-meditate / yoga, (4) rest and The Way of  Being


Rides / taxi to Canyon Creek Trailhead.

Hike in road to Canyon Creek—Canyon Creek Trail to (a) Canyon Creek and L Lakes—ridge and N. Fork Basin and / or (b) Boulder Creek Lakes

Spend time at trailheads—and practice hikes…

Way out—(a) Bear Creek Trail to Stuart Fork to Mirror Lake (Smith / Morris Lake xc side hike) (b) CC Road—Grasshopper Flat day hike (turn off » 10 mi from 299) (c) CC Road—East Fork trail overnight (» 10.5 mi from 299)

Explore alternate trails

Rides from Weaverville to Stuart Fork, Long Canyon, or Hobo Gulch

Weaver Bally Road and Trails

East Weaver Creek Road ® East Weaver Trail ® Trail to East Weaver Lake

Redwood National Park?


Pure being—meditation and presence. XT meditation

Beyul—seek places, e.g. ELL and Alpine Lakes—and mega-hiking

The Way of Being—the essentials – outline, the aim, the means, the ideas. Take booklet and other materials. Realization now. How to explain, share, get an editor.

The solution—establish and order my priorities; #1=move+realize, need=ingenuity-cash … one thing for my life (the way—based in system of human knowledge, reason, practice, and action.html), one thing a day. How to cut through the unending rewriting of ‘Journey’. Eliminating the negative – retardation – suffocation from self / other.

My life



Hikes for endurance, awareness, trail finding, x-c, meditation

Direction awareness, trail and compass, trail sense; terrain-weather-animal-plant recog / ways

Notes on Canyon Creek Road

1 mi camp* (L on way in)

2 mi Power House Rd* (L)

3.1 min steep* access (L)

4.1 mi flat spot (L)

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4.5 mi flat, road to* (L)

6.1 mi flat, road to* (L)

8.0 mi flat, road to* (L)

8.8 mi CC bridge, flat, *, (R)

9.5 mi, long trail to CC

Investigate—Grasshopper Flat turn off » 10 mi, East Fork trail » 10.5 mi

* = water!