RSVP's will open on Wednesday January 15th at 7:00 PM
TOTAL MILES 9.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN: 1100 ft
PACE: Moderate 2.0
DIFFICULTY RATING: Slightly Difficult due to length
ESTIMATED HIKING TIME: 4-5
PERMITS: Snow Park for Drivers
CARPOOLING: RT mileage is 110 miles, give or take; we suggest a mileage donation of 10 cents/mile/person, or $11.00. Exact change makes it easier to divide among our drivers. No one will be turned away for an inability to contribute. Thanks!
Drivers are required to have traction devices or traction tires for their vehicles.
I am keeping this group a bit smaller than normal but may open it up if I can secure drivers.
We have been waiting on snow and it seems to be here…finally! So let’s head out and do this great lollipop. We will start this trip at the Barlow Pass Trailhead and follow the PCT south as it winds and rolls through the forest… until we meet the trail that will loop past both the Upper and Lower Twin lakes… we will stop for lunch and enjoy the environment before continuing on and reconnecting with the PCT and heading back out to out vehicles. I consider this an Intermediate Level Snowshoe just due to the length. There is nothing technical or aggressive on this trail but there is some gentle elevation gain.
NOTE: I am anticipating that there will be enough snow to make this a snowshoe trip. We will NOT be stopping to rent equipment on the way so please make your necessary rentals prior to the trip if necessary. ALSO… I will do this as a hike if if we get there and there is not enough snow...but there should be! ;) So please be prepared for both by having a way to secure your snowshoes to your pack if we don’t need them.
Please note that there is a MANUAL waiting list for this hike. What this means is that if a spot opens up everyone on the waiting list will automatically receive an e-mail notifying them of the opening. The first person (whether on the waiting list or not) to RSVP gets the spot.
NO DOGS, please.
What to bring:
SNOWSHOES SNOWSHOES SNOWSHOES
• Sturdy hiking boots/shoes with at least one change of socks
• Two or three light layers of clothing that can be adjusted or removed as necessary (NO COTTON!!!)
• Weatherproof gear
• Safety whistle, preferably on a cord around your neck (highly recommended)
• The 10 essentials*
• Trekking poles (never a bad idea)
• Lunch, snacks and plenty of water