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50-Miler planning

posted Jan 3, 2010, 12:46 PM by Unknown user   [ updated Jan 3, 2010, 12:57 PM ]
The Scouts planned a 50-Miler backpacking trip for this summer.  The date is set (see the calendar; June 19-26).  Apart from the date, the route has not been planned.  At the annual planning meeting, the Scouts carefully developed the following criteria for identifying the trail and route:
  1. Minimal dry camps (camp by water)
  2. Downhill, mostly
  3. Loop
  4. Trailhead within 2 driving hours of ELC
  5. Scenery
  6. Resupply and exit/entry points (some mention of having pizza delivered)
  7. A lake
  8. At least 50 miles
  9. 7 days duration
  10. 1 easy resting day, preferrably near the lake (item 7)
  11. "Famousy" trail
Please offer suggestions for specific trails under comments.  Please be specific.  And if you can find a trail that is mostly downhill (2) AND a loop (3), you're a genius.  Thanks!
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