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Split & Two step
City: Pleasanton
State: California
Country: USA
Begins: Jul 6, 2022
Direction: Southbound

Daily Summary
Date: Mon, Jul 4th, 2022
Start: Pleasanton,CA
End: Pleasanton, CA
Daily Distance: 0
Daily Ascent: 0
Daily Descent: 0
Max Elevation: 351

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Split and Two Step in the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone 2022

Revisiting the Big SEKI Trail

Revisiting the Big SEKI Trail

Once again my wife, Two Step, and I (Split), also known as Becky and Chris Haynam, are preparing for a wilderness backpacking adventure. If you would like to know more about us, you will find our background described in our other trail journals (for example, https://www.postholer.com/journal/Continental-Divide-Trail/2018/rlhdancer/2018-06-24/Split-and-Two-Steps-continuing-CDT-journal/62092 ).

We have thru-hiked the Appalachian Trail (2012), the Pacific Crest Trail (2013), and completed the CDT in two seasons (2017 and 2018), as well as other shorter trails since we started serious long distance backpacking in 2009. This year we are revisiting a shorter trail we first did in the midst of a pandemic in 2020. In 2020, we were uncertain where to go, knowing the longer trails were shut down, but hoped to at least have a couple of weeks in the backcountry. It seemed wise to not venture too far from our California home in Pleasanton, which is about 40 miles to the east of San Francisco. An obvious choice seemed to be somewhere in the Sierras, which on a clear day beckons us to visit as we view its far distant snow capped mountains from our bay area ridgelines.
We love the Sierras, and have backpacked the John Muir Trail three times, and part a a forth if you count our northbound PCT expedition. The Big SEKI loop is named after Sequoia and King's Canyon, and the route we are taking is 180 miles long. We will start in King's canyon and head north, eventually joining the JMT/PCT for about 50 miles going east and south, but then again departing as we head west and back north to complete the loop. This year we will plan our single resupply in the town of Independence, which will treat us to the some of the most striking views of the trip as we travel through Kearsarge pass.
Although we have done this trip before, we anticipate again experiencing grand views, unexpected encounters, and the peace of the wilderness.

From Pleasanton, CA,
Split and Two Step

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