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
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