Tahoe PCT

  • July 15, 2013 · 7:00 AM
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Spend a week knocking off a hearty section of the Pacific Crest Trail near Lake Tahoe. This segment of the PCT runs about 65 miles between Hwy 50 and I-80, starting at the Desolation Wilderness, passing through the Granite Chief Wilderness and skirting a number of ski resorts as it heads from Echo Summit to Donner Pass. We’ll do six days of hiking, making camp based on the availability of water. With at least two of us driving (I can drive one vehicle), we can do a car shuttle between the two trailheads.

This small group trip is for experienced backpackers who can do at least 10 miles a day at Sierra altitudes. The elevations aren't too crazy- the highest point (on the 2nd day) is 9400ft, but generally the trail altitude ranges between 7000 and 8700ft, averaging around 8000.

Plan to arrive by Sunday to acclimatize overnight and start hiking Monday morning. We can talk carpools if we have more than two people coming, and interested folks can split inexpensive motel rooms in South Lake Tahoe on Sunday night.

Hope you can make it!

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  • meira

    :( was looking fwd to heading out with this group but I have a guest visiting that weekend. Hope to make it to another!

    June 18, 2013

  • Beth

    Could the folks on the waiting list please email me or write a comment here if they're still interested in going? We still have two spots, and I'm having a hard time reaching people and getting the RSVPs updated. Thanks!

    June 17, 2013

  • Beth

    Hi there folks! I emailed Abigail & Kathy last week (through Meetup) to see if they were 100%, but haven't heard back. Could everyone on the confirmed list please verify that they're still going? I'd like to chat about organizing carpools & night-before lodging, & move folks off the waiting list if we have space. (I'll be backpacking for a few days as of tomorrow, so I'll be offline Tue-Sat, fyi.)

    June 10, 2013

    • Andrea

      Well, you know I'm in, and very happy to carpool so that we can keep it to the two cars needed for shuttling.

      June 11, 2013

    • Beth

      Thanks Andrea! I'm getting some cancellations, so folks are moving up the waiting list.

      June 15, 2013

  • chloe

    If space opens up, I'd love to join!

    May 4, 2013

  • Kathy F.

    I love the PCT!

    April 30, 2013

  • Sara

    Awesome timing! I'll be on the TRT, which shares the PCT, for a thru hike and will likely be on this section at the same time as yall. So I'll say hi!

    April 29, 2013

    • Beth

      Serendipity! Let's check in closer to then to see if we'll overlap.

      April 29, 2013

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