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Katharina ....
(Kat_P) - MLife

Locale: Pacific Coast
President's Day weekend on 02/01/2013 09:57:58 MST Print View

Anyone interested in either a snow shoe trip or ??

Doug I.
(idester) - MLife

Locale: MidAtlantic
Re: President's Day weekend on 02/01/2013 12:14:26 MST Print View

I am! Does Pennsylvania work for you?

Marc Eldridge
(meld) - MLife

Locale: The here and now.
Presidents Day Weekend on 02/01/2013 18:15:41 MST Print View

I'm in for whatever

Katharina ....
(Kat_P) - MLife

Locale: Pacific Coast
Central Ca on 02/01/2013 18:49:43 MST Print View

@ Doug.....yeah...point taken :)
@ Marc, excellent! I would prefer a snow trip but I am game if you have any ideas.

Frank H.
(porker110)

Locale: California
President's Day weekend on 02/01/2013 18:57:34 MST Print View

I'm available that weekend, but I don't have snow gear. If its not the snow, I would like to join.

-Frank

Jay Wilkerson
(Creachen) - MLife

Locale: East Bay
President's Day weekend on 02/01/2013 19:55:30 MST Print View

How about Ventana Wilderness/Arroyo Seco off HWY 101 and King City? A 12 mile out and back with no snow.

Edited by Creachen on 02/01/2013 20:02:01 MST.

Katharina ....
(Kat_P) - MLife

Locale: Pacific Coast
Re: President's Day weekend on 02/01/2013 20:04:22 MST Print View

That could work Jay.

Jeremy B.
(requiem) - F

Locale: Northern California
Re: President's Day weekend on 02/01/2013 21:13:19 MST Print View

We also have a snow preference (gear bias), but Angela and I should be in.

Katharina ....
(Kat_P) - MLife

Locale: Pacific Coast
Re: Re: President's Day weekend on 02/01/2013 21:38:06 MST Print View

@Frank
Are you lacking snow clothing or shelter/ sleeping bag? If it's the latter would you be interested in borrowing some?

Matthew Black
(mtblack) - M
Re: Re: Re: President's Day weekend on 02/01/2013 21:48:33 MST Print View

I can't go that weekend but I might be able to help with a 15 degree bag. It's synthetic, but only slept in 5 nights at Whitney Portal and should be adequate.

Frank H.
(porker110)

Locale: California
President's Day weekend on 02/01/2013 22:03:38 MST Print View

@Kat

I'm lacking a sleeping bag. The quilt I have is only rated to 30 degrees. I've got a Duomid that I think will work.

I can come up with clothing.

-Frank

Katharina ....
(Kat_P) - MLife

Locale: Pacific Coast
Re: President's Day weekend on 02/01/2013 22:12:29 MST Print View

Frank,
I have a Montbell SS 2 rated at 20, and you are welcome to use it. I also have Exped Down mats, Neoair, Ridgerest, GG pad. You are welcome to any of that as well.
With spring coming before long, I would like to get one or two more outings in the snow...

Frank H.
(porker110)

Locale: California
President's Day weekend on 02/02/2013 08:51:20 MST Print View

@Kat,

Thanks for the offering of gear, but I think I'm going to pass on the snow.

If It ends up being a non-snow trip. I'll join.

Thanks

-Frank

Katharina ....
(Kat_P) - MLife

Locale: Pacific Coast
Lake Winnemucca on 02/05/2013 12:51:39 MST Print View

Thanks to Marc we've come up with a plan.
Carson Pass to Lake Winnemucca, about 5 miles round trip.
Snowpark permits are required and can be purchased online at snowpark@parks.ca.gov
Or in person at the Forest Service in Pioneer on Friday. Office is closed Saturday and Sunday. 5$ per night per vehicle.
Some of us would like to head up early Friday morning.

USA Duane Hall
(hikerduane) - F

Locale: Extreme northern Sierra Nevada
Mt Tallac on 02/05/2013 18:49:11 MST Print View

Down to two of us going in Saturday 16 to Gilmore and maybe after getting camp set up, hit Tallac for some views of Tahoe and pics.
Duane

David Gardner
(GardnerOutdoorLD) - M

Locale: Northern California
Re: Mt Tallac on 02/05/2013 19:17:24 MST Print View

Duane,

Are you going to ski Mt. Tallac? It's very do-able, and much more fun than trudging down.

DavidClimbing Mt. Talac

USA Duane Hall
(hikerduane) - F

Locale: Extreme northern Sierra Nevada
Mt Tallac on 02/06/2013 21:39:55 MST Print View

'Shoeing down. I don't have XC skis and not gonna pack my Alpine stuff that far. Never seem like I have that bit of extra money to get skis. No snowmobile now, so I can get some other form of recreation now I guess. Looks like three, maybe four of us now and one PM from a BPL person. Not sure how to reach him.
Duane
hikerduane at aaahawk dot com

PS, musta been a previous poster. Leaving from the SnoPark by Taylor Creek, a little north of the turnoff to Fallen Leaf Lk and Spring Creek Rd

Edited by hikerduane on 02/06/2013 21:41:29 MST.

Katharina ....
(Kat_P) - MLife

Locale: Pacific Coast
Re: Mt Tallac on 02/06/2013 22:54:10 MST Print View

Hey Duane,
Are you part of the posted trip or is yours a separate deal?

USA Duane Hall
(hikerduane) - F

Locale: Extreme northern Sierra Nevada
Mt Tallac on 02/07/2013 17:55:03 MST Print View

Kat, I thought I'd throw another trip out if no one else was going on yours. I hope I did not step on any skis. Looks like three of us that weekend to Tallac, a steep climb. Enjoy your trip. One trip I was on to Winnemucca, we had two feet of snow over night and had to shovel our vehicles out of the north SnoPark. Left there about 5 in the evening.
Duane

Jeremy B.
(requiem) - F

Locale: Northern California
Re: Lake Winnemucca on 02/07/2013 18:07:35 MST Print View

We have work on Friday, but expect to drive over early Saturday for the route to Lake Winnemucca. Still debating skis or snowshoes, but leaning towards renting some metal-edged XC skis.

Katharina ....
(Kat_P) - MLife

Locale: Pacific Coast
Re: Re: Lake Winnemucca on 02/07/2013 18:10:25 MST Print View

@ Duane, no problem at all, I was just confused.
@ Jeremy, we'll see you there. Hopefully we'll have a nice kitchen set up by then

Charles P
(mediauras) - F

Locale: Terra
Re: Re: Re: Lake Winnemucca on 02/07/2013 18:30:36 MST Print View

I'm curious: what is the hike/snowshoe like to Lake Winnemuca? Elevation gain? Navigation?

I'm a newb to snow camping, and really wanted to try it this year, but haven't been able to make any of these trips (though, oddly enough, I'll be at Kirkwood skiing that weekend.) I'm putting together a small list of places for a potential trip in late Feb/early March with a friend (yes, he's experienced). Any info appreciated! Thx.

Edited by mediauras on 02/07/2013 22:42:48 MST.

Katharina ....
(Kat_P) - MLife

Locale: Pacific Coast
Re: Re: Re: Re: Lake Winnemucca on 02/07/2013 22:06:14 MST Print View

Hey Charles,
I have not been there before. Here is a link to someone's now trip there
http://www.tothewoods.net/HikingPicturesWinnemucca.html

David W.
(Davidpcvsamoa) - MLife

Locale: East Bay, CA
Re: Lake Winnemucca on 02/07/2013 22:49:22 MST Print View

Is anyone staying Sunday night and leaving Monday since it's a holiday weekend?

Bob Gross
(--B.G.--) - F

Locale: Silicon Valley
Re: Re: Re: Re: Lake Winnemucca on 02/07/2013 22:49:23 MST Print View

I've been there many times. Here is a map that shows the start at 8600 feet, and the lake at 9000 feet. If you start out trying to find the summer trail, it will be steep. Instead, you contour a little lower to the west and curve around.

topo map, Carson Pass to Lake Winnemucca

--B.G.--

Charles P
(mediauras) - F

Locale: Terra
Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Lake Winnemucca on 02/07/2013 23:04:34 MST Print View

Awesome, thanks Kat, Bob.

Katharina ....
(Kat_P) - MLife

Locale: Pacific Coast
Bump. Re: President's Day weekend on 02/11/2013 08:34:18 MST Print View

Bumping this trip if anyone else is interested.

USA Duane Hall
(hikerduane) - F

Locale: Extreme northern Sierra Nevada
Bump. Re: President's Day weekend on 02/11/2013 10:56:24 MST Print View

Oh man! Here I'm stuck going with two young bucks, instead of a young lady. Always my luck, the wimmen are always headed the other way from me. Enjoy Kat.
Duane

Richard Niemi
(rickniemi) - F - M

Locale: Santa Cruz Mountains
President's Day weekend on 02/11/2013 21:50:44 MST Print View

Hey Kat,
If I can swing it I'm going to try to make your trip. I'll be on skis.
Rick

Katharina ....
(Kat_P) - MLife

Locale: Pacific Coast
Well on 02/12/2013 18:16:26 MST Print View

I don't think I can make this.
My apologies to you guys. I hope I am not becoming one to skip out on trips too often.
My side business is booming and even staying up late this last week, I keep getting orders and I cannot turn down work right now.
Katharina

Marc Eldridge
(meld) - MLife

Locale: The here and now.
Re: "President's Day weekend" on 02/12/2013 18:33:10 MST Print View

Sorry you can't make it Kat. That work can really get in the way. Me and Rick are still in. Who else is going?

Jeremy B.
(requiem) - F

Locale: Northern California
Re: Re: "President's Day weekend" on 02/14/2013 00:53:07 MST Print View

Angela and I are still in as well.

Jeremy B.
(requiem) - F

Locale: Northern California
Re: Re: Re: "President's Day weekend" on 02/18/2013 00:58:51 MST Print View

Hey Mark, sorry we missed you guys! It was getting a little cold by the time we reached the lake, so we didn't do too much exploring of campsites. Hope you guys had fun!

Sunset from Lake Winnemucca

Marc Eldridge
(meld) - MLife

Locale: The here and now.
Re: President's Day weekend on 02/20/2013 10:53:07 MST Print View

Rick and I got in late Friday night and hiked to Winnemucca Lake in the dark. Well there was a little moon. Woke up late Saturday and when the wind picked up decided to move down into the trees about half mile from the TH. Set up and crawled in to take a nap about 3:30 and next thing you know it was 7:30 so I ate something and went back to sleep. Got up nice and refreshed on Sunday, ate breakfast and headed out to the parking lot on the north side of 88. We should have headed to the left facing north but we went to the right and climbed to a saddle overlooking Red Lake. We were glad we went that way because it put us up high. We traversed north for a ways and stopped due west of Red Lake Peak which provided us a nice view of Lake Tahoe. Made it back to camp about 3:30. Spent Sunday night and headed out Monday morning.

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