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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

  • 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

  • A former member
    A former member

    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

  • 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

  • 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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