The Bigfoot Trail High-Point
On Sunday, 5 volunteers met up in Coffee Creek, California to summit Packers Peak in the Trinity Alps Wilderness. This is the highest point along the Bigfoot Trail, at 7,822′. The peak offers some of the best views in the Klamath Mountains, amazing conifers, and other rare plants. This effort was spearheaded to collect data on the first photo-monitoring plot for the Citizen Science and Climate Change grant supported by the Rose Foundation.
The hike is outstanding and quite strenuous as it climbs about 2,800′ in just over 2.5 miles. The trail is infrequently traveled, so it requires some route-finding in places. But I hope to get out and work on this section next summer.
To learn more and be a part of the Citizen Science and Climate Change experience, follow these links:
- Citizen Science and Climate Change overview
- GPX Track for the PackersPeakHike_BFT-HighPoint
- Trinity Alps high point data page
- Download a KMZ file of all the high-point monitoring plots
- Download the Packers-BFT-Data Sheet
Data was collected June 11th, 2016 by:
- Michael Kauffmann
- Jeff Morris
- Andrew Nofsinger
- Keith McCloghrie
- Philip Mitchell