Ski Mountaineering Hawkins Peak, Member-Organized

Ski Mountaineering Hawkins Peak. This sharp summitted 10,089 peak is southeast of Hope Valley. This trip is skiing only, requiring strong intermediate mixed terrain skiing skills.

This event is independently organized by SMG members.

ITINERARY

We will start from Hope Valley and head south. It's about 11 miles round trip and at least 3,000' of gain. Limited to 8. Participants must be well acclimated to ~9000 feet altitude and be able to climb 1,000 feet per hour on moderately steep slopes.


Required gear: usual winter weather type of clothing plus food and water for full day, climbing skis with crampons and skins, ski wax, poles, helmet, shovel, probe, avalanche beacon, ten essentials.

 

Directions to the Folsom meeting place:
Take Hwy 50 toward Lake Tahoe, exit Prairie City Rd, turn left over the freeway, go about a mile, after Iron Point Rd turn left into the Safeway parking lot. Meet inside the Starbucks coffee house. (Not the Starbucks in the Safeway store).

I may need to cancel this trip due to weather or job/personal obligations. Contact me via the email link with questions.

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  • Troy B.

    Andrew - Great pics. It looks like you guys had near perfect conditions. I'll make the next one with you.

    Thanks for the link to the EDNSP pics. I'll pass the link on to Wendy so she can put them on the ski patrol site.

    January 4, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Waide, I've just uploaded pictures from Hawkins.

    January 4, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    The snow and weather were incredible.

    January 3, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sure. Thx for letting me know. Here are pics from yesterday: http://flickr.com/gp/35202851@N08/44X4mA/

    January 2, 2013

  • Troy B.

    Hey Andrew -

    I really wish I could make this trip with you! I'll be ready for the next one though...

    January 2, 2013

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