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Day Hike (2C). Signal Peak Snowshoe (Sacramento Group).

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  • 11th & P St Parking Lot, Sacramento, CA

    1100 P Street, Sacramento, CA (map)

    38.572910 -121.494780

  • Look for Silver SUV, and group of Sierra Club hikers.
  • DESCRIPTION:

    Winter snow is here in the Sierras! What better way to experience the feeling of the Christmas season than by being in and playing in snow? A day snowshoe hike to Signal Peak (Ogul Peak) in the Tahoe National Forest is being proposed. The summit used to host a lookout station until 1934 for the Central Pacific Railroad. Today it hosts communications towers. Be assured that you will be rewarded with great views of the Yuba River Canyon and the Sierra Crest ( http://www.summitpost.org/mountain/153659 ). Total round trip distance is an estimated 6.6 miles, with 2,400' elevation gain, making this hike moderately to very strenuous on snowshoes for most. Snowshoes and hiking poles are absolutely essential for this hike. This hike, however, will be easy-paced, with frequent breaks and photo-taking opportunities. Bring $$ for your carpool driver; drinking water; lunch; snacks; snowcap or hat; winter gloves; sunscreen; and warm layers. The group size is limited to 20 individuals. Severe weather conditions, or the requirement for vehicles to be equipped with snowchains for travel on the highway will necessitate canceling or postponing the event.

    DIRECTIONS TO THE TRAILHEAD:

    Directions to the trailhead, as well as parking information will be provided in the days prior to the event.

    OUTINGS LEADER:
    Kamal Ahuja
    [masked].
    Messages posted on Meetup eill receive a response within 48 hours.

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  • Doug

    Kamal, I have never snow shoe' before. Is there a place to rent snow shoes for beginners?

    1 · 6 days ago

    • Carmen

      I know I'm late at posting this but here's a place you could rent snowshoes.

      1 · 2 days ago

  • Kamal

    Please be advised that this hike is not a beginners snowshoe hike. I would like to reiterate that an elevation gain of 2,400 feet on snowshoes will be strenuous for most of us. There are many beginner-to-intermediate snow shoe events planned by Sierra Club for this winter season. You can check out the outings at
    http://www.sierraclub.org/mother-lode/outings-schedule
    The pace of this hike will however be slow, and we will have fun in the snow!

    5 days ago

  • Kamal

    The Avalanche Advisory Class at REI last evening was very informative. While the instructor covered the basics, he showed some extraordinary footage of real avalanches, and how and where they are caused. We think its nature, but humans are also likely to cause an avalanche. While no one is expected to become an expert on the subject, your best bet is to understand the risk for the region, or "KNOW BEFORE YOU GO" skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing, snowsleding, or hiking. A good place to start is sierraavalanchecenter.org or avalanche.org.

    December 1

  • Leslie

    Is this going to be on a groomed trail or just free-forming?

    November 27

    • Kamal

      Hi Leslie! The route to the summit is a 4x4 trail which shouldnt see any or much traffic in winter time. I believe its wide enough.

      November 27

  • Kamal

    FREE REI CLASS
    The risk of avalanche is very real. As many of you know, we have encountered avalanche snow (from the previous day) in our path. With a little knowledge, the risk can be reduced or avoided. Join me for an avalanche advisory class at the REI (Exposition Blvd) next Wednesday (November 30, 2016) at 7:00 pm. There is no cost to participate, but you must register with REI to participate.

    November 24

  • Kamal

    Hi Nancy! Yes, there will be one at the Roseville Park n Ride at Sunsplash. Same time. I have asked Allan Weisman to help arrange with carpools there.

    November 24

  • Nancy s.

    Will there be a second meet up spot? I am near Roseville. Or info to meet at trailhead? Thanks

    November 24

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  • Kamal
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    Urban professional looking to explore our State's abundant natural beauty. ... more

  • William

    A long time Sierra Club member interested in the many outdoor opportunities offered by this... more

  • Afzal

    I love nature, hiking and outdoor adventure.

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  • Bert

    Enjoy hiking and staying active.

  • kel

    hi!

  • Nancy s.

    I love being active in the outdoors, whether it be cycling, hiking, skiing( Xc or... more

  • Christine H.

    Hi - I finally found my picture - - Yeah! I love hiking and meeting all you... more

  • Nancy

    there is nowhere I would rather be than in the wilderness

  • Greg T. +1
  • Don

    From Reno: Will always meet at T.H. unless I post otherwise in the event comments.

  • Jeff +1
  • samuellui

    I love hiking and TNF!

  • Marianne

    I live to be moving in the Great Outdoors!

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