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Tahoe winter backpacking

PostPosted: Wed Jan 06, 2010 8:21 am
by LithiumMetalman

Looking for some awesome places in Tahoe area (or around North or South) for short overniter snowshoeing/backpacking trips. Any recommendations?


PostPosted: Wed Jan 06, 2010 3:42 pm
by rhyang
Nat -- Donner Summit or Carson Pass are obvious choices. You will need a sno-park permit for each vehicle of course.

There are also four backcountry ski huts in the Tahoe area operated by the Sierra Club -

The Peter Grubb hut is not far from Donner Summit. Benson is located near the N face of Anderson Peak and not what you would call a short trip :)

From Carson Pass you just head south .. there are lots of nice destinations. Frog Lake and Winnemucca Lake are pleasant, or just stay in the trees.

PostPosted: Wed Jan 06, 2010 5:54 pm
by TheOrglingLlama


PostPosted: Wed Jan 06, 2010 6:24 pm
by ScottyP
I agree, Castle is a GREAT area. You can chose to stay on the freeway side of the ridge for a short trip or cross the "pass" and drop down to Grubb for a great basin camp with terrific views. Scott

I hate to ask but Pete, what does MLC Sc mean ? The reason I hate to ask is that you seem a bit on the deffensive side lately and I am not in the mood to get blasted!


PostPosted: Wed Jan 06, 2010 6:45 pm
by LithiumMetalman
Thanx for the suggestions!

What does MLC SC stand for?

I have some experience with snow shelters and snow traveling ;-)

PostPosted: Wed Jan 06, 2010 6:55 pm
by Gak Icenberg
"M"other "L"ode "C"hapter - "S"ierra "C"lub :o


PostPosted: Wed Jan 06, 2010 7:09 pm
by LithiumMetalman
thanks for the clarification

Gotta a bunch of wagbags begging to be used :-)

PostPosted: Wed Jan 06, 2010 9:07 pm
by rhyang
Unless you are training for Shasta or Whitney (or otherwise need training weight), wag bags aren't really necessary for those areas :)


PostPosted: Thu Jan 07, 2010 5:34 am
by LithiumMetalman
Guides first priority is clients safety! (cringing)

Interesting way of testing navigation.....quite dangerous......

Apologize, I learned navigation, wilderness survival, and guiding in a totally different manner...

Wagbags have always been with us on trips in sensitive areas, the exception is areas far from water sources and with good low porosity soils.

Whiteouts are always fun.....

again thanx for the suggestions and stories!

PostPosted: Thu Jan 07, 2010 6:18 pm
by Gak Icenberg
TheOrglingLlama wrote:Image

looks to me like he's pissed off from being shaken! :shock:.........I am partial to the Carson Pass area also, its beautiful, but then again its in my backyard :D