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Little Lakes, Big Send (BASECAMP)

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Little Lakes, Big Send


Meet: TroGro (Birnkrant Starbs) 2pm Friday

Return: 2pm Sunday ish

Member: $69

Non member: $87

Participant driver: $29

For those of you wanting a bit of a later start to your weekend, but still want to make it to Basecamp- we feel ya! Join Margot, Jenny & Caroline as we send it up to Little Lakes Valley in the John Muir Wilderness.

We’ll be leaving around 2 p.m. Friday and road tripping up to Bishop where we’ll spend the night before waking up NICE & early to set off on our trek. The hike will be roughly 7 miles, without too much elevation gain, and packed with views on views of fall foliage, mountains and… you guessed it, LAKES.  We might jump in a few if you’re feeling bold so bring a swimsuit (?!) if you’re down for cold water & an adrenaline rush. 

After the hike we’ll hop back in the car and drive down to Isabella Lakes to meet the rest of the SCO family for BASECAMP aka a guaranteed good time. There we’ll spend the night, and wake up/ head back to campus the next day whenever we feel like it (prepare for a likely In-n-Out stop on the way back).

Is there a better way to spend your weekend than with lakes, basecamp & Animal Style fries? Don’t think so.

*We're looking for a participant driver so if you have a car (the bigger the better) and want a FAT discount on the trip–hit us up!

Contact the Guides:

Jenny Deneen-

Margot Mel-


What to Bring:


  • Day pack

  • Waterbottles (Hydrate or die)

  • Sleeping bag

  • Sleeping pad

  • Beanie/Sun hat

  • Toiletries

  • Sunglasses

  • Hiking boots

  • Maybe some glovies

  • Warm socks!

  • Bathing Suit (if you dare)

  • Head lamp

  • Mess kits

  • Camera (Because pics or it didn’t happen, right?)

  • Little $ for lunch sunday 

  • Personal snacks (make some friends with those PopTarts)

*If you need to borrow any gear, also hit us up

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