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Redding: Alphabet Lakes

Basecamp in a rarely visited basin and take daytrips to several alpine lakes with stunning views on this 17.2-mile, long-weekend backpacking trip.

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I-5 N to Yreka to CA 3 S to Ft. Jones (get permit @ Salmon-Scott ranger sta.); R onto Scott River Rd. Go 8.6 mi. to old Meamber Schoolhouse, then 4 mi. S on Quartz Valley Rd.; R onto FR 43N21. In 7.4 mi., park @ Shackleford trailhead.

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