Advanced Snow Shoe hike, Red Lake Peak @ 5 miles 1700 feet gain

  • February 2, 2013 · 9:30 AM

 Meeting time at trailhead 9 :30 am

Distance around 5 miles

Elevation gain around 1700 feet

Trailhead is Meiss Meadow , Snow Park lot

 

Link to website for the peak

http://www.summitpost.org/red-lake-peak/151517

I organized the same snow shoe trip last year and 2 years ago

http://www.meetup.com/SuperFab/photos/7281722/

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Important to know 

 **I am not a trained back country hike leader or trained in rescues.

 **You should have done similar snow shoe hikes before, not a beginner hike.

 ** snow park permit needed if you drive, you can buy on line or in store

http://ohv.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=26911

 

****I can take 2 in my car, contact me for carpool, ( I will do a quick stop at the kirkwood ski area to drop off / pick up my friend who will be going skiing) and probably a stop at In and Out Burger in Lodi on the way back**** 

You would meet me at Walnut Creek.

 

** You should know what to bring,  don't forget the SUN GLASSES**

 waiver, no need to print i bring a copy to sign in

http://files.meetup.com/220424/Super_Fabulicious_waiver_sign-in.pdf

 

 

Weather, Temp's, Avalanche Conditions, (link below)

(we will be mostly on south facing slopes, I believe)

It could be windy,

 

 http://www.sierraavalanchecenter.org/advisory

 

We will be parking at Meiss Meadow of Hwy 88, and that requires a SNOW PARK PERMIT which can be bought online or at Kirkwood, I will send more info to all who are going.

Link to parking spot

http://maps.google.com/maps?daddr=38.696252,-119.991673&hl=en&ll=38.695804,-119.992386&spn=0.001578,0.002677&sll=38.6964,-119.992003&sspn=0.001578,0.002677&t=h&mra=mift&mrsp=1&sz=19&z=19

 

Drive time from Walnut Creek about 3 Hrs, about 150 miles.

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  • Chris J.

    I hope to get a few more snow shoe trips in this season,

    February 3, 2013

    • Lida

      I would love to join you for one of those, Chris!

      February 26, 2013

  • mic c

    hey chris! looks like a good one! i want to go next time- any more snow shoe hikes soon?

    February 2, 2013

  • Pete

    Chris did a great job organizing this event. I had a great time!

    February 2, 2013

  • Chris J.

    Hi Pikavu , Yes your really need snow shoes for this one, otherwise you will break into the snow to your knees, / hips at times and for the most part you would need waterproof shoes to wear with the snow shoes, the temps can be a lot colder than the mt diablo hike in the snow, walking through a few inches or a foot is not to bad but we are talking several feet of snow here.
    snow shoes can be rented at rei and other places

    February 2, 2013

  • PikaVu

    You know me. I can handle any hike, regardless of difficulty. But what is a snow shoe hike? Do I really need snow shoes? I did that mt diablo hike and there was 8in of snow; and I was wearing running shoes the whole time with no problem. Would that be a problem on a hike such as this? I just want to know for future reference. I can't make this one.

    February 2, 2013

  • Chris J.

    **SNOW PARK PERMIT***, for all who drive make sure to pick one up / or print out

    I have one for my carpool already

    February 1, 2013

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