Camping options on Peralta Trail

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Camping options on Peralta Trail

Post by hanmart » Nov 25 2019 10:09 am

Hello! I was wondering if anyone had notes on camp options past Fremont Saddle besides Pinion Camp? The last time I did the loop I remembered seeing established spots over on Dutchman but not much before that after Pinion. (My group doesn't want to hike too far back into the wilderness due to some time constraints — we're just doing an overnight.) I would appreciate any tips! I've also never ventured on the Crosscut...anything there? I was trying to figure out how to see waypoints in the Map as I've found routes that called out springs and campsites, but I didn't see it as a filter option in the search.

Should be a cold and wet backpacking trip this weekend — looking forward to it! :FG:

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Re: Camping options on Peralta Trail

Post by Nighthiker » Nov 25 2019 4:39 pm

I would opt for Garden Valley and include Hackberry Springs.
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Re: Camping options on Peralta Trail

Post by hanmart » Nov 25 2019 7:39 pm

Nighthiker wrote:
Nov 25 2019 4:39 pm
I would opt for Garden Valley and include Hackberry Springs.
Thanks for the suggestion! We actually did that loop recently. :? I'm not excited about the number of dayhikers on Peralta but I would not mind exploring the needle a bit more.

Alternatively was thinking Boulder Canyon, which is one of my faves.

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Re: Camping options on Peralta Trail

Post by The_Dude » Nov 25 2019 8:14 pm

Boulder Canyon has a ton of camping site options, especially after you get a mile or two sputh of Second Water trail. You might have to scrounge for firewood, but we have always found some the couple times I have camped there.

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Re: Camping options on Peralta Trail

Post by hanmart » Nov 25 2019 9:24 pm

@The_Dude
Thanks!

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Re: Camping options on Peralta Trail

Post by tibber » Nov 25 2019 10:07 pm

The_Dude wrote:
Nov 25 2019 8:14 pm
Boulder Canyon has a ton of camping site options, especially after you get a mile or two sputh of Second Water trail. You might have to scrounge for firewood, but we have always found some the couple times I have camped there.
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Re: Camping options on Peralta Trail

Post by hanmart » Nov 27 2019 5:11 pm

@tibber
Thanks! I'm around a lot but I need to get better about uploading gpx. :?

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Re: Camping options on Peralta Trail

Post by Mick » Nov 27 2019 10:19 pm

There are at least three good campsites north of Freemont with fire-rings and good access to water along Peralta
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Re: Camping options on Peralta Trail

Post by azlaurie » Dec 03 2019 8:32 am

Mick wrote:good access to water along Peralta
Reliable water source? Backpacking the loop this weekend. ty!
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Re: Camping options on Peralta Trail

Post by wildwesthikes » Dec 03 2019 10:38 am

Water is everywhere out there right now. No need to concern onseself with reliable water sources. You will be up to your ankles in it. Bring extra socks.

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