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Snowshoe Hike (1A/2B) Castle Valley

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  • We’ll start at the Boreal sno-park.  This outing will have a beginner track and an intermediate track, so will be suitable for both levels.  The beginner hike will go around Castle Valley.  The intermediate route will go up to Castle Pass and perhaps to Andesite Peak.  Hike stats: 3-7 miles (round trip), elevation gain up to 1000', starting elevation 7200’.  This will be a somewhat strenuous hike, so hikers must be in good condition.  Participants must have snowshoes.  Bring the essentials, including water, snacks, lunch, waterproof boots, layered clothing due to changeable weather conditions and $$ for carpool drivers.  No minors. No dogs.  Rain or snow cancels, but snow on the ground is required!  Hike limited to 30.   Contact leader for details & reservation before January 9th.  Leaders:  Mike Ranta, [masked]; Kathy Khan, [masked] & Bruce Notareus [masked]

    When signing up, please answer the question about your snowshoe skill level – Beginner (1st timers & those who’ve only been on snowshoes a few times), intermediate (those who’s snowshoed a few times or only for short distances of 3 miles or less and on valley, i.e., flattish terrain) or Advanced (those with lots of experience who can snowshoe long distances on varied mountainous terrain).

    We will email the details about the local "rendezvous" spot to those signed-up about a week prior to the hike!

    Note: Please do not RSVP for this outing if you: (1) are not committed to attending, or (2) have disabled your Meet-Up email, in whole or in part. (We need to be able to communicate with RSVPs collectively and individually.)  If your Meet-Up settings do not allow us to use the Meet-Up email system as indicated, your RSVP will not be accepted.

    See this link for important general outings information: Important Outings Information

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RSVPs close: Jan 7 at 5:00 PM

  • Mike R
    Event Host

    Aloha! I'm an outings leader who focuses on the west slope of Desolation... more

  • Bruce N
    Event Host

    I'm retired, and became a Sierra Club Outings Leader to share things I love doing... more

  • Kathy
    Event Host

    I have been a leader with the Sierra Club for several years and it... more

  • Will L

    I've been hiking many years. I went on Sierra Club hikes a few times a year "back... more

  • stan j.

    I enjoy hiking, snowshoeing, XC, biking, kayaking, and etc.

  • lily

    im looking for more opportunities to enjoy the "great outdoors"

  • David F

    Just love the outdoors!!!

  • Jo Anne S.

    Looking for more opportunities to hike

  • Chris F

    I love to hike - and the more opportunities,­ the better!

  • Macgyver

    The Dude abides!

  • Michelle K.

    I love to hike especially in the Sierras.

  • Grace

    I am an outdoor person who enjoys what outdoors has to offer, especially hiking. ... more

  • kel


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