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(Insane) GC R3 Training Hike: Trans-Catalina Trail

March 27 @ 3:00 pm - March 29 @ 12:00 pm

This is one of the training hikes for the GC R3 hike, so preference goes to those people that are ALREADY signed up for the R3.

This is going to be a tough one… do NOT sign-up for this hike unless you have already signed up for the GC R3 hike here: http://meetu.ps/e/H5pLq/xdvvb/a

The route is shown in the figures attached, and also on Caltopo:

Total of 42 miles, 10,200′ EG…

The plan (notional and aggressive, we may not be able to hold to this)
3:00 pm: Arrive at Catalina Express – San Pedro
3:15 pm: Check-in Catalina Express – San Pedro
4:15 pm: Depart for Two Harbors
5:15 pm: Arrive Two Harbors, check-in to campground
6:30 pm: Camp should be setup, dinner
7:30 pm: end of twilight
3:30 am: break camp leave gear at ??? TBD
4:00 am: Depart northbound, segment A, 7 mi, 1,200′
6:20 am: Arrive Parsons Landing, break, watch sunrise
6:30 pm: Depart southbound, segment B, 7 mi, 2,200′
9:00 am: Arrive Two Harbors – quick breakfast at West End Galley
9:45 am: Depart Two Harbors, segment C, 13 mi, 2,500′
1:15 pm: Arrive Black Jack Campground
1:45 pm: Depart Black Jack, segment D, 15 miles, 4,300′
This section may take more than 6 hours, depending on how people are feeling.
8:00 pm: Arrive Avalon, check-in to hotel
10:00 am: Arrive Avalon Pier
10:30 am: Depart for Two Harbors
10:45 am: Arrive Two Harbors, collect gear from pier
11:45 am: Arrive San Pedro
12:00 pm: Meetup Ends

There will be costs associated with this hike to cover the cost of the ferry to/from Catalina, the campground and the gear haul from the campground to the pier, and the hotel in Avalon.

Campground: $10 to me via Venmo (mifergie) or PayPal (paypal.me/mifergie)

Gear Haul: Currently unknown, will pay direct to me.

You will need to book your own travel on the ferry
San Pedro to Two Harbors, March 27, 4:15 PM
Avalon to San Pedro via Two Harbors, March 29, 10:30 AM
You might be able to get a package on a trip to Two Harbors and another from Avalon.. call Catalina Express for details (800) 622-2354. You might also get a package deal with hotel and the ferry crossing.

You will need to book your own hotel in Avalon with late check-in on March 28.

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March 27 @ 3:00 pm
March 29 @ 12:00 pm
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Catalina Express
95 Berth
San Pedro, CA 90731 US
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Los Angeles Hiking Group
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Trail statistics are approximate.  For safety purposes always assume they are underestimated. But don’t be disappointed if they are overestimated. Bring more water and snacks than you think you’ll need.

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