CART # 1_2009 - Lily Lake to Aloha Lake, Tahoe ~ 11.5mi/2210ft

FOR CAMPING BEFORE AND AFTER THIS HIKE SEE THE CAMPING POSTING ON MAY 22 AND RSVP.
The Hike: If we just looked at the elevation gain this would be a solid intermediate hike but since we are doing it at elevations of 6500ft+, I would consider this an advanced hike. Do not attempt this hike unless you are thoroughly comfortable with BART intermediate hikes at least. See below for trail details and map http://files.meetup.c...

Parking: Hopefully most of us will carpool and drive together from the Fallen Leaf campground. See the google map below to guide you to the location. There should be parking around this area.
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Meeting point: Follow or look for me at the Lily Lake trailhead area. After hike event: Back to the Fallen Leaf Lake campground for brew, whatever, and smores.

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  • M&J

    Hugo is a great leader, I wish I was there to go through those memorable challenges. Any journey will be boring without adding an adventure in it. Too bad to miss all the fun. :( (we have to remember that all these organizers are sharing their love for nature with others... Hugo keep up with the great work and keep on bringing cool hikes on our way...

    May 30, 2009

  • Bruce

    Sarah; I just remembered, "Its your the Greatest "

    May 29, 2009

  • Bruce

    Sarah; An old Jackie Gleason saying " BABY YOUR THE BEST"

    May 29, 2009

  • Bruce

    Yulee, I also now understand your comments & appreciate it, thanks.This all brings back memories when I was 18yrs old I got lost in the Catskill Mts. with 2 other hunters, we had 0 supplies, It was a long cold night.The worse part was having to get close with 2 burly guys for warmth. When we got out of there the next morning we made a bee- line for town,I'll never forget breakfast, it was steak,eggs,hashbrowns & cold beer. It tasted so... good.

    May 28, 2009

  • Hugo

    Sorry Yulee. Your comment is understood now and appreciated. You are right that things could have turned quickly against us but trust me we were not as close as it seemed. I did have alternatives and very good confidence in my GPS unit and skills to stir us the right way and it did. I wish I had communicated this better. In the future on these types of hikes, I will make it a point to better inform attendees of potential obstacles or problems and workarounds. Thnx Yulee and cu at a hike.

    May 26, 2009

  • Yulee

    i have no doubt we would have endured whatever came our way. all i'm saying is that we (including myself) were not prepared with such things as a detailed trail map to make an alternative route plans at the time we did when the lady advised us against going forward; or, enough clothing, food, water, or headlamp to continue throughout the night. bruce i enjoyed everyone's company; its just this hike could have turned very quickly against us with limited daylight time and temperature.

    May 26, 2009

  • Hugo

    I did forwarn in the post comment (May 17) that we would alter our route if snow became an obstacle. Snow (and time) did become an obstacle and we acted as planned. Would you not call that good planning and judgement? Yes we are amateur hikers and not professional but not fumbling foolish hikers that were saved by some folks along the way as you appear to imply?

    May 26, 2009

  • Hugo

    Our only real lack of "good judgement" was of starting late on our hike and that was more laziness on our part since I did originally plan to start the hike early. It was "good judgement", especially by Paul to inquire with the nice folks along the way about the route conditions further ahead and it was our our good judgement as a goup to alter the route.

    May 26, 2009

  • Hugo

    I have to agree with Bruce, Yulee. We did climb the trail? You imply we didn't? Perhaps you meant we did not complete the originally planned loop? The rest of the loop was actually sub-flat or going down and the only reason we did not progress was because of the snow conditions and the lack of time. And that I would call our good judgement?

    May 26, 2009

  • Hugo

    We altered this hike in two ways: First we decided to do it clockwise to do the difficult steep part first. ANd it was very difficult. After finally connecting to the Pacific Crest Trail we decided to later the hike in a second way. Because the rout through Aloha Lake was snowed in and because our daylight hours were now short we decided to go south and do the part of the Pacific Trail that goes south by the Echo lakes and ends at HWY 50. I'll update the map files shortly to reflect the new route taken. We will return to conquer the original route another time.

    May 26, 2009

  • Bruce

    It was a great adventure; Yulee, sorry I got to disagree with your comments. I think our group had outstanding skills & judgment on completing that climb up & over that ridge & back to Echo lake,without an injury.Even if we had to spend the night out there,we would have endured. I'll hike anywhere, anytime with this group, you to. And for Purdy the wonder dog, a big high 5 for her companionshp and unbelievable climbing ability. Sometimes you got to fly by the seat of your pants, Life is short!

    May 26, 2009

  • A former member
    A former member

    Lots of adventures along the way :-)

    May 25, 2009

  • Yulee

    good people with great intentions but we lacked the skills or preparation to actually climb this trail. what an adventure; so happy to have met very nice folks along the way with better judgement.

    May 25, 2009

  • Hugo

    If the propability of thunderstorms looks high on this day then we will cancel and do something else.

    May 21, 2009

  • A former member
    A former member

    ok brunce you can do keg stands on my back just as long as you share lol. i hope this hike doesnt get canceled...its the main reason im going. looking forward to a long one.

    May 20, 2009

  • Bruce

    I can't miss this one,I missed to many hikes already the last few months.And if Tricia will let me substitute water for a pony keg of Heineken so I can tilt back a few cold ones on the trail ,I'll be a happy hiker. (kidding) I'm on the waiting list for camping. I can sleep in my van at the 7-11 parking if I have to, no worries mate.

    May 19, 2009

  • Hugo

    There is concern about snow for this hike. This is not the army or the marines and so if things don't look right we will either shorten it (in&out till snow or weather becomes an obstacle) or cancel it. I'll check with rangers on Saturday for trail conditions. So don't worry I will not lead a death march and don't plan on doing long distance snow-shoe hiking either. Its either reasonably pleasant to do or we don't do it based what the rangers on site recommend or what we see as we go along.

    May 17, 2009

  • Hugo

    There is now room for the camping in case anyone wanted to do this hike and camping as well.

    May 17, 2009

  • Hugo

    Just a heads-up for some of the people that signed up for this hike. There are a couple on the "Yes" and all on the "Maybe" that have not signed up for the camping? I suppose you are coming for just a day trip or have made your own motel or other accommodations? If not then you should make accommodations plans very soon or RVSP for the camping and hope someone drops out.? Places fill up very quickly for memorial weekend if not already?

    May 13, 2009

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hugo, I want to know how many nights camping and is there any activity scheduled for Sat and Mon ?

    April 5, 2009

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