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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 - M

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 - M

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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