Advanced Snow Shoe hike, Red Lake Peak @ 6 miles 1700 feet gain, w/ options

  • February 12, 2011 · 5:45 AM

I am planning on doing a snow shoe hike up Red Lake Peak, near Carson Pass off Hwy 88

The distance is about 6 miles with around 1700 feet elev. gain, there is a option to go to the next peak which would make it around 9 miles and 2400 elev. gain, (will decide once we are at Red Peak

Link to website for the peak

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

Important to know 

 I have not hiked this peak, I will we going by route descriptions I found on the net plus a gpx file we may follow, I have no avalance training or backcountry rescue training, we have to use our common sense, I checked the avalanche website and the overall danger right now is Low.

I don't know how steep it will be, again will use common sense and if it looks to dangerous we turn around and hike towards rountop or something.

It sounds like ppl are going up this peak, the gpx route I foun was from last week and the NorCal Peak hikers are planning on going on Saturday as well. (that's where I got the idea)

 

You should have done similar snow shoe trips before, this won't be a beginner trip.

 

Meeting point will be either the Walnut Creek Bart station or my place near the Pleasant Hill Bart Station, depending how many are going, I will send an update to all going once we know how many of us are going

 

If you are coming from the South Bay or other area you can meet at the trailhead as well.

 

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.

Drive time from Walnut Creek about 3 Hrs, about 150 miles. I will need to have somebody to carpool with me in order to do split the gas and parking, I won't drive up alone

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  • Chris J.

    great snow shoe trip, we had a awesome sunrise as we drove through the delta, great weather for the trip, it came out to 4.7 miles and 1700 feet gain, great views from the top, snow was good, not to frozen, sunset was great as well as we drove home through the delta.

    February 13, 2011

  • Dan

    The views were amazing and the weather was just about as perfect as one could ask for.

    February 13, 2011

  • Ivan

    Chris when you will confirm the details? I am waiting for the confirmation to go rent my ski shoes. Thanks

    February 11, 2011

  • Mark

    you can rent snowshoes at REI and Marmot.

    February 11, 2011

  • Ivan

    Where can I rent snow shoes?

    February 11, 2011

  • Chris J.

    that is where I "borrowed" the idea :), since I don't know to many places, yet, to snow shoe.

    February 10, 2011

  • ~ Em ~

    Just to let you know, the NorCal Peak Hiking group out of Sacramento appears to be doing this same snowshoe hike. :)

    February 10, 2011

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