Carson Pass to Winnemucca Lake

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]

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  • Ralph N.

    Had a good time. Met some nice folks. Unfortunately it was too cold to swim , but oh well.

    August 21, 2012

  • Norma B.

    It was a spectacular view of Mokelumne Hills, a very moderate hike I can keep up with the group. I liked the fact the we were able to stop periodically to catch our breaths, that we stayed together. No one left behind for all safety is important.

    August 21, 2012

  • Norma B.

    Hi! Everyone, I will be coming from North Stockton, where would be a half way meeting place to join you on Hwy 88 where I can park my car and catch a ride to Carson Pass? I rather car pool, I've hiked there before. Please give me any advice. cell phone[masked]

    August 14, 2012

    • Norma B.

      GARY, I need to know if I will be able to car pool? Cell (209)[masked] I'm leaving my home NLT 6:30 AM to arrive on time before 8:00. Thanks...

      August 18, 2012

    • Gary P.

      Carpools are arranged by the members at the park-n-ride. Please don't worry. It will be ok.

      August 18, 2012

  • Lorraine

    Anyone leaving from the Sacramento/Davis area want to share a ride?

    August 18, 2012

    • Katie

      I'm from Sacramento and am interested in carpooling. I've emailed you, Diane.

      August 18, 2012

    • Lorraine

      Sorry I have to bail on you guys. A not so unexpected obligation came up! Next time.

      August 18, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Norma: If people are driving up Emigrant trail road... u could park there or at the CalTrans maintenance station and car pool... or if coming up Omo Ranch Rd... Cooks Station is a good car pool point.

    August 14, 2012

    • Norma B.

      Hi Fred, I will meet up at REI Iron Pointe Rd. my cell[masked] coming from N. Stockton. Looking for a car pool. Thanks

      August 15, 2012

    • Norma B.

      Since I am new at this, the park-n-ride means to go to the Folsom/Iron Point to pick up a ride? I don't know terminology, as I am driving an hr to get there, I want to know if I will have a car pool ride? I'll be there before 8:00 AM. I'm leaving NLT 6:30 AM to arrive on time. Call me (209)[masked]

      August 18, 2012

  • Norma B.

    Hi! Everyone, this is my first meetup...I've been searching for group hiking and luckily found you. Am looking forward to many more activities in the planning, though, I live quite a distance, I'm interested in this one can't miss! Meet up at Folsom/Iron Pointe.

    August 18, 2012

  • Ismael C.

    Lee, I'll be at the Folsom Park & Ride. See you all tomorrow.

    August 18, 2012

  • Lorena N.

    Hi, Who do we email our membership forms to?

    August 17, 2012

    • Gary P.

      [masked] If you used the online Adobe form clicking the submit button takes care of transferring the information with all the benefits of a secured server.

      August 17, 2012

  • Ralph N.

    Hoping for another good swim

    August 16, 2012

    • Gary P.

      A little cooler than the Loch Leven Lakes but definitely a good swim. Have a great day Ralph.

      August 16, 2012

  • Lee

    Norma all these locations are farther to drive than iron point. Omo Ranch road cooks station is way down 88 from where we cross. Best place to meet is at carpool

    August 14, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Linn, brownies sound great but just in case you didn't know, this is not a potluck hike.

    August 14, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Is Frog Lake or Round Top Lake any warmer?

    August 14, 2012

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