Van Vleck Hut, March 17-19 (Sun/Mon nights)

  • March 17, 2013 · 9:00 AM
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Booked it for 2 nights.... ski in Sunday, ski out Tuesday.  This is a 6 mile ski or snowshoe to a small rustic hut near the Desolation Wilderness.  The cost will be $25 per person.   We will ski in from the Loon Lake trailhead just to see what it is like.

Hut is comfortable with gas heat, stove, sink, and a bathroom/shower that may or may not be working.  Hut sleeps 9 on existing matresses, and another two on the floor with their own pads.

Great ski hill right behind the hut.

As with all my backcountry snow trips, I want all participants to be BAMM members for liability reasons.

RSVPs open on Thursday Jan 17 at 8pm.

Hut information:

http://funplacescalifornia.com/camping/camping-in-van-vleck-bunkhouse-tahoe-national-forest-ca/

Photos from last time:

http://www.meetup.com/mountaineering/photos/12610122/

map of area:

http://goo.gl/maps/3Z6sE

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  • Tessa

    Um - sorry I know it was 2 months ago now, but just posted some photos of our weekend hiking on skis through the trees. It was good fun though and yes good to see you all!

    May 10, 2013

    • Jon C.

      Hi Tessa, Great pics. We'll have to link up in the future for some more b/c fun. I'll be summitting Lassen tomorrow from the Northwest gate. Cheers . . . .

      May 11, 2013

    • Tessa

      Good luck! We tried a few weeks ago but conditions were not favorable. Yes hope to get so

      May 12, 2013

  • Stu G

    If the snow isn't that great I/we may cut this down to one night. Anyone who wants to ski out on Monday, that is ok..:-)

    March 16, 2013

  • Mark S.

    I've got a party to go to Saturday night, so I will be arriving late to the hut. My current plan is to try to get to the trailhead by 1, so I should be at the hut before 6 pm. If anyone wants to carpool I will be leaving Palo Alto around 9 am.

    March 15, 2013

  • Tessa

    If anyone wants to carpool - Im leaving SF at 5am or so on Sunday and have room for 2.

    March 15, 2013

  • Stu G

    sent email to attendees with final info. Meeting at trailhead at 10am Sunday.

    March 15, 2013

  • Dan N.

    dan here from a few posts below. if i can get on this trip i'd be stoked to join. lmk. thx!

    March 13, 2013

    • Stu G

      just RSVP and pay and you are in.

      March 13, 2013

    • Dan N.

      cool. thx!

      March 14, 2013

  • Stu G

    will post final details in the next day or so.

    March 13, 2013

  • Manuel

    Unfortunately a work emergency came up and I'm unable to make it to the trip this weekend. Apologies to all.

    Hopefully Dan is able to take one of our spots, cheers.

    March 13, 2013

  • Jason D.

    Apologies!

    March 13, 2013

  • Jason D.

    Hey all, I can't make it anymore due to a scheduling conflict with a flight (would only be able to make it one night). Hopefully someone on the wait list can take my spot! Sorry for the late cancellation.

    March 13, 2013

  • Dan N.

    i clicked yes to attend but it appears to be full. anyone?

    March 11, 2013

  • Dan N.

    sounds awesome!

    March 11, 2013

  • Peter M.

    wish i could, going to Portland Mt Hood.

    March 11, 2013

  • Tessa

    Anyone want to carpool from San Francisco? Have car can drive. Also happy to share food/cook, though I have some dietary requirements.

    March 10, 2013

    • Manuel

      Hi Tessa, I'm interested in carpooling form SF. I'll send you a message.

      March 11, 2013

  • Stu G

    At current number of 12 people, 3 will have to bring their own pads to sleep on the floor. There are bed spaces for 9, but 4 of those spaces are in double beds.

    February 26, 2013

    • Beth S.

      Graham and I are a couple, so we'd be happy to share a double if it's available. I'm also not opposed to bringing a pad.

      February 26, 2013

    • Stu G

      you guys can share a double..:-)

      February 27, 2013

  • Stu G

    I will post more info in a few days. Meeting place will be 8am at the Ranger Station OR 9am at the trailhead (near Loon Lake Lodge at the end of Ice House Road). Detailed directions later.....

    February 25, 2013

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