Wonderful West Coast Hiking Adventure!

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Dates 23 Jun '10 to 18 Sep '10

Flexible? Somewhat

Est. Cost 6,000 - 10,000 NZD (NZD New Zealand Dollars)

Type Travel Partners Wanted

Name Wonderful West Coast Hiking Adventure!

Hi! I'm looking for a buddy (or more) who is keen to join me for all or part of my trip. It would be great to be able to share some costs and provide moral support in times of bear-related freak-outs!

I fly in and out of Los Angeles. I plan to head north possibly as far as Vancouver, then turn around and head south further inland. This trip will be predominantely hiking focused, though I am up for any kind of adventure! I'm keen to do some running, mountain biking, and perhaps take a climbing course if the opportunity arises. So far my plan doesn't have much of a plan, so in that sense I am quite flexible and open to ideas. Here's a bit of a basic idea so far, at least places I'm set on visiting:

Sequoia
Kings
Yosemite
Banff
Jasper
Glacier
Yellowstone
Grand Canyon
Moab

I think hands down the best way to get around will be by car, so I will be buying or renting a car in LA. I will take my tent with me and try to do this on the cheap. When camping is not possible I will stay in hostels or with friends. I enjoy being active, but I also enjoy kicking back with a beer, meeting new people, having a good laugh and a chinwag :)

Wonderful West Coast Hiking Adventure!

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Stryker662
Stryker662 sounds like u picked some awesome places, how is it going?
4 years ago
Jab
Jab Just read this post. This has been on bucket list for some time. Im def up for this. Unfortunately Im only able to go starting in Aug. Where are you guys now?
4 years ago
abcdefghivan
abcdefghivan hey email me at imaulana@wesleyan.edu and we can talk
4 years ago
abcdefghivan

abcdefghivan hey amy and mulligan, i'm planning on doing a similar trip for two months from about 6th july onwards. i want to go up the west coast from LA and i plan on going to a few of the same national parks and a few other different ones. i also want to try spending some time in some nice cities.

im thinking Guadalupe, Big Sur, San Fran, Point Reyes, Redwood, Portland, Seattle, Grand Coulee, Glacier, Flathead Lake, Hell's Canyon, Yellowstone, and Grand Teton.

from there i will probably want to head eastwards towards south dakota and the badlands and onwards. im down for a lot of camping, and have also couchsurfed a lot. i study in the US and can easily do the paperwork for getting a car, just looking for good company and people to share costs with. let me know if you wanna work something out!

ivan

4 years ago
Mulligan
Mulligan @abcdefghivan I am keen. However I am currently looking only for July 16-19 (4 days.) -- Let me know where I can meet you. @Amy: Let me know if you have any tentative plans for July 16-19
4 years ago
Amy
Amy abcdefghivan - I think your plan sounds pretty similar to what I am looking at doing. Lots of diferent national parks, camping, and some cities thrown in between. When will you be in the US? Mulligan - I plan to be up near San Francisco around July 12th to meet up with my Mum who will be there at the same time. I will be free after that though so possibly we could work something out? I'm going to be in LA from June 23rd - 28th. Perhaps the 3 of us could meet up for a beer, see if we get along and talk more about our plans and whether they would fit together. My email is amy_flower_@hotmail.com and is probably the best way to contact me.
4 years ago
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North America

Highlights

  • Bear spotting. Moral support reg
  • Mt Whitney 4-6 day back route
  • Half Marathon in San Fran?
  • Vegas!
  • Hike the Grand Canyon
  • Hike Half Dome, Yosemite

Activities

  • Trekking & Hiking
  • Backpacking