What:Carson Pass to Winnemucca Lake
Where to meet you: (Please post where we will find you in the rsvp section)
Depart: 8:15 from Folsom Park and Ride
Departure Trailhead: 10 am at the tailhead
Elevation: 400 feet. 8573' to 8980'
Distance: Around 5 miles
Rating: Begineer (Relatively easy hike but the altitude makes it a little harder)
Duration: About 4 hours for the hike
Things to bring: Willingness to hike together as a group no matter what the speed of the slowest hiker. Willingness to stay between the sweeper and the leader.
Plus:2 liters of Water. Sunscreen, Bug repellent, Appropriate footwear for safe travel on the surfaces of the hike.
Membership Required: All adult participants must be Sacramento Trail Mix members. Minors are welcome when accompanied by their parent or guardian club member. Save time for yourself and others by completing your membership form online.
Fee: There is a parking fee at the trailhead.
Suggested Donation: $3
Suggested carpool donation :$14
Description: We hike from Carson Pass Trailhead. The first part of the hike climbs up a rocky ridge then goes through a silver and lodgepole pine forest to Frog Lake in the first 1/2 mile. We will walk to the backside of Frog Lake where we will get a view down on Hope Valley from above. From Frog lake the trail ascends about 2 miles gently on the west flank of Elephants Back. Winnemucca lake sits at the bottom of the north side of Round Top Peak This lake. This lake is usually cold but for the brave you can swim.
Cool Features:Beautiful high county scenery, Alpine Lakes, Stunning views overlooking Caples Lake and the surrounding area, and wildflowers.
Dogs: No dogs please
Directions:From the Park and ride travel up highway 50 to Sly Park Road exit. Exit here and take a right and drive past Jenkinson Lake to the first left, Morman Immigrant Road. from here it is 29 miles until you reach highway 88. Take a left up highway 88 past Silver Lake and then Caples Lake to Carson Pass where there is parking for the trailhead. A $5 dollar parking fee. If this lot is full a couple hundred yards back down the road is another larger parking area.
Event host contact info: Lee[masked] or [masked]