Well, January was a washout, so hopefully this date brings excellent conditions and awesome scenery! Join me as we slowly ascend southward through forest and meadows, rising up to steep cliffs and, finally, panoramic views from our 9000 foot turnaround point.
Different fitness levels are welcome, and folks can go at their own pace. We will simply re-trace our tracks back to the cars. More advanced hikers should be able to reach the uppermost slopes and turnaround point, and all should have little problem reaching the large, scenic meadow about 1/2 way up. Planning on lunch at summit of hike.
***MAJOR SNOW-STORM OR LACK OF SNOW COVERAGE CANCELS OR CHANGES EVENT ---CHECK FOR UPDATE 2-3 DAYS PRIOR***
Plan on leaving carpool site in Folsom by 7:45 latest
**ALL PARTICIPANTS SHOULD HAVE PROPER ATTIRE FOR COLD, DETERIORATING WEATHER!!
Suggested items: COTTON NOT RECOMMENDED. Warm gloves or mittens, optional glove liners, waterproof pants and jacket, fleece and other warm layer, long underwear layer, waterproof boots (can use 2 produce plastic bags per foot for extra water-resistance), gaiters, sun-hat, fleece head cap, sunscreen, lip-balm, poles, lunch, 2 liters water, sunglasses, camera, whistle.
**ALL VEHICLES SHOULD HAVE CHAINS, SNOW-TIRES, OR 4 WHEEL DRIVE**
Directions: Take Hwy 50 East about 73 miles to Echo Summit (elev. 7300). Turn RIGHT into entrance to Adventure Mountain ($15 fee per car), where we will park. (If start downhill and see Lake Tahoe, you've missed turnoff). Gate opens 9:00am.
For those interested, drinks or refreshments after. Can be reached at (916)[masked]