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Video: Backpacking The Trans-Catalina Trail

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The 37-mile Trans-Catalina trail opened in early 2009, affording hikers the chance to make the cross-island trek and take in some spectacular vistas.

The trail goes as high as 1,752 feet in elevation in some spots, with the lowest point at a mere 10 feet, and includes a mixture of terrain from Class I to Class III (relatively flat and easy to some rough terrain, may be steep, difficult).

This video shows a four-day backpacking trip, from campfire-side meals to encounters with bison, and, of course, the natural splendor of Catalina Island.

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