Manning July 3rd 2 days hike recommandation
Hey, we are a group of 8 heading planning a camping trip from July 3rd to 5th (Friday to Sunday)
We have 2 people with back-country experience and eveyone else have only done car-camping at most.
I have been searching trails and camps within the park, our group consists of varying fit level but generally speaking we would think- for example, hiking up The chief with no gears a fair workout.
Here's a few trails we have in mind, listing from most-favored to least:
1. Frost Mountain Trail- Frosty Creek Camp- Summit the next day
2. Heather Trail- Buck horn or Nicoman Camp- The brothers next day
3. Lighting Lake Chain- Strike Lake-Visting all the lakes the next day
Which one would be most scenic?
Since our group is not so small we would want to be able to find place to camp. For example, I know strike lake, although easy, would most likely be full.
Some people want a campfire (I know it's not encouraged), as well.
I don't want to ruin the experience for first timers, and I want them to have a great experience overall.