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1. Posted by cfg500 (Budding Member 2 posts) 3y

Hello Backpackers,

I would like to take my three brothers on a 3 to 4 day backpacking trip next June or July 2013, but need help deciding where to go. I have a close family in Las Vegas; Fontana, California; and Eugene, Oregon, so I wouldn't want to travel more than several hours away from one of these points.
Here's what I would want out of the trip:
Fairly strenuous,
Fairly secluded (not crowded),
Not scorching hot or winter cold,
Little chance of mosquito swarms.

These are my place ideas so far, but I have not been backpacking in any of them, or have even been more than traveling by:

Las Vegas: Mt. Charleston- may be too hot
- Zion in Utah-may be too crowded-was there last summer for some short hikes-did not enjoy the trails being so well trodden.

Fontana, CA: San Gorgonio Mountain, west of Fontana. Don't know how busy this will be in the summer.

Oregon: Mt. Hood? Mt. Jefferson? Any of the other Sisters? I am leaning toward Mt. Jefferson.

So what do you experienced think?
Thanks for your help!

2. Posted by Cyberia (Travel Guru 1796 posts) 3y


3. Posted by Daawgon (Travel Guru 1979 posts) 3y

Here's an interesting site you might like - best of Oregon

4. Posted by cfg500 (Budding Member 2 posts) 3y

Right now, hiking the Three Sisters in Oregon sounds good.
Would Escalante Staircase in Utah be too hot in late June or Early July?