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Showers Lake Day Hike near Carson Pass

This is a LIMITED hike meaning only a certain number of people are allowed. Please only sign up if you seriously intend to go. NO SHOWS and LAST MINUTE CANCELLATIONS are FROWNED upon and will be bounced-off all future hikes that I host.

Wanna trade that 105 Degree's for 78 Degree's day high. Normally, I don't do this trip until later in the summer to wait for things to dry out, but the Carson Pass Wilderness Ranger says currently there are no bugs and we had a record lack of snow, so I think, the conditions are good for this trip right now!  Many nice rewards are in store for those who partake in this excellent hike and gorgeous scenery.



Checkout a previous year's Meiss Meadow Trip

http://www.meetup.com/sachikinggroup/photos/999059/

A moderate elevation gain of 1100 feet in a total of 8 miles mostly on well maintained trails. Other than hiking on a typical straight line, we'll have an opportunity to go cross-country due to the terrain. We'll see the extreme headwaters of the Truckee River (yes, it actually starts here at Hwy 88 and not by I-80) and pop over a ridge to get an awesome view of Round Top Mountain to the South and Lake Tahoe 50 miles to the North. Following that, we'll drop into a high country meadow basin with a full abundance of different varieties and colors of wildflowers. We'll have lunch and enjoy the serenity sitting on the rocks by Showers Lake.

Please wear layers, a light jacket, convertible pants and hiking boots. Bring plenty of water, lunch, sunscreen, mosquito repellant (because of low snow pack this year "the Mossies" may not be as prevelant as in years past But still bring your repellent because you never know for sure!!! ), camera due to lots of photo opportunities, and trekking poles if you have them.

DIRECTIONS:

1. Go East on U.S. 50 to Sly Park Rd (2nd Pollock Pines exit) make a right to go southbound on Sly Park Rd.

2. Turn Left (Eastbound) on Mormon Emigrant Trail (watch for the country store called Slypark Resort) on the right just before the turn. Please don't miss this turn!

3. On Mormon Emigrant Trail, go about 35 miles until you hit Hwy 88.

4. Turn left (Eastbound) on Hwy 88, go past Kirkwood and Caples Lake until you get to the trailhead 400 yards before reaching the top of Carson Pass. Turn left into the parking lot on the North side of Hwy 88.

5. We'll probably get to the trail-head around 11:15-11:30 AM

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  • Marsha R

    Hi Dan thanks for hosting this hike, it was great. Can you send me the directions that were posted earlier to get to the parking lot where we met. Thank you.

    July 6, 2014

    • Dan

      Hey Marsha they're still posted. If you're looking out the photo app you have just click the description tab . If you're looking at the web on a regular computer it's right there in past trips

      July 6, 2014

  • Rose

    Beautiful scenery & definitely a place to revisit for more hiking.

    July 6, 2014

  • Lisa

    Gorgeous Hike! Thanks for organizing Dan.

    July 5, 2014

  • Frank W.

    Thanks Dan. Had a great time in a beautiful place.

    July 5, 2014

  • Marsha R

    Great hike, beautiful scenery, nice weather and I was so happy to reconnect with my dear friend Christine!

    July 5, 2014

  • Cathy H

    Sorry. Ron isn't going to make it too.

    July 5, 2014

  • Kevin X.

    OK, I will come over, thanks!

    July 5, 2014

  • Kevin X.

    Michael, I will check this site at 8am tomorrow to see if I can go. Thanks!
    Kevin

    July 4, 2014

    • Michael G.

      Just show up at the park n ride. 95% change you will be able to go. Because of the high flake factor for Meetup hikes

      July 5, 2014

  • Cathy H

    I'm sick and won't make it but Ron is still on.

    July 4, 2014

  • Dan

    hang at the trailhead by 10:45

    July 4, 2014

  • Joan

    I'm coming from nevada city so will meet you at trail head...will that work?

    July 4, 2014

  • Shari

    I'm coming from Stockton, so I'll meet you at the trailhead. If anyone is in my area, let me know if you want to carpool.

    July 4, 2014

  • christine h.

    Hi Dan! When will I know if I can get off the waitlist and can join you guys?

    July 3, 2014

  • Karen

    Since I was on the wait list I booked another hike. So someone can have my spot.

    July 3, 2014

  • Marko

    Sorry I need to cancel out so someone else can go. Have fun.

    July 2, 2014

  • Lisa

    I live in Roseville - if anyone wants to car pool from Roseville to the meetup point at Iron Point Rail Station - let me know. We can meet at Sun Splash / Park & Ride.

    July 1, 2014

  • Dee

    My guest coming into town just told me she will have her kids so I am going to give up my 2 spots since there is no room for them. Sorry I'll miss out on this hike but hope to be able to do it next time :)

    June 30, 2014

  • Hengameh M.

    I am going to be out of town so I am backing out from this hike.

    June 30, 2014

  • Dan

    No worries, Just change your RSVP status to NO when you know you can't come :( , otherwise we'll see you on the trip...:)

    June 23, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Dan, I got a rare opportunity to go backpacking for 3 days. My one true passion. Sorry to cancel. Hope you can fill the spot.

      June 30, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm sorry. I won't make it to the hike. I'm going on a 3 day backpacking trip starting Friday instead. :-) next time!!!!

    June 30, 2014

  • Lisa

    If anyone will be driving from Roseville area, I'd love to car pool!

    June 17, 2014

  • Dan

    Yes they are! As long as they don't bite or act aggressively towards other people or other dogs. This area is a nice trip for the pup...:)

    June 6, 2014

  • Cristina

    Are dogs allowed?

    June 6, 2014

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