This was shot at the entrance to the first tunnel.
Not sure the scenery gets much better than what you'll take in on this hike!
Never snowshoed before? Then you definitely don't want to miss this one.
The tunnels are frozen inside w/ beautiful ice formations like you haven't seen before. Some tunnels are lit w/ shafts of light, while others are lit only by our headlamps and flashlights. The floors of the tunnels are like icefields which make this one exciting hike! The views outside the tunnels are just incredible. You'll see the mighty Sierras and eventually Donner Lake, where we'll have lunch.
These shots were taken last Sat (Feb 9th) on this same hike.
This is not your typical hike, nor are the views at all typical. Having done this one before, I can assure you this will be an amazing adventure you will never forget.
The hike is about 6 miles and is flat w/ some incline - and I'll call it moderate because we're in snowshoes. This will be an all day trip, and we'll go for dinner after the hike. You'll be hungry from burning calories all day, and we'll be back that evening.
You can reserve your snowshoes w/ poles at any REI for $27 to pick up the day before (Friday). Equipment is due back in at REI on Monday - perfect deal.
For those who want to, we'll be stopping in Old Town Auburn for dinner. You'll be hungry after burning calories all day.
What To Bring:
Vino! and cups
Hiking poles suggested, though not required
Boots - hopefully waterproof
Daypack with snacks, food (lunch) (+ food to share) vino & cups!
Warm layered clothes & a plastic tarp or blanket to sit on at lunch
Head warmer (hat, knit hat, hood, etc.)
Headlamp or flashlight
Camera - You'll have many, many, unique pictures to show your friends
Sense of Adventure and Merriment!
$5 Fun fee
Everyone coming from The Bay Area will meet at Round Table Pizza in Vacaville at 7:00am. 888 Alamo Dr, Vacaville
I WILL MEET YOU THERE.
Exit I 80 at Alamo/Merchant - as the ramp splits continue straight and you'll go up and over the hwy. Getting into the left lane (before coming down the other side) you'll turn left on Merchant (as if you were getting back on I 80 heading west), you'll immediately see Round Table on your right. Turn into the parking lot and we'll meet there. GPS [masked],[masked]
Need I mention your sense of humour is required?