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March 11- Snowshoe Trek to Martis Peak Lookout

If you can hike, you can snowshoe! We'll show you the way.
 
Distance: 8 miles 
Difficulty: Difficult (length and elevation gain) 
Description: This challenging snowshoe climbs for the first 4 miles, gaining over 1700 feet in elevation before topping out at the Martis Peak Lookout. The rewards are spectacular views of Truckee and Donner Pass, the Sierra Buttes and Lake Tahoe to the south. We will enjoy lunch at the top, so don't forget to bring one. Before signing up for this snowshoe be certain that you can hike 8 miles in snowshoes at altitude keeping in mind that there is a significant elevation gain. Please have a level of self-awareness. If you hiked all summer but have been hibernating all winter, this is not the event for you as it may be a safety hazard for you and is not fair to the other participants. Minors age 16+ are welcome with an adult. 
 
Cost: Your $5 reservation fee is non-refundable.
 

What to Bring (The Essentials)

  • LUNCH!
  • Water (at least one liter per person)
  • Insulating clothes – we suggest a wicking layer to go against your skin
    • Warm fleece layer
    • Wind breaker/ warm jacket
    • Waterproof pants
    • Extra layer
    • Winter hat and gloves
  • Winter boots
    • Extra Pair of dry socks
  • Snowshoes (let us know if you need to borrow some)
  • Trekking poles (optional)
  • Snacks
  • Lip balm (SPF 15+)
  • Camera (optional)
  • Any First Aid items that are required for your well-being (personal medications, epi-pens). Please be sure to communicate any medical issues in a private conversation with the guides.

Please, no dogs on this hike.

"The mountains are calling and I must go"
 ~John Muir            

Event Properties

Event Date 03/11/2017 09:30 am
Event End Date 03/11/2017 04:00 pm
Registration Start Date 02/10/2017
Capacity 15
Registered 7
Cut off date 03/10/2017
Individual Price $5.00
Location
Martis Peak Road (USFS RD - 16N92)
Martis Peak, Tahoe National Forest, California 96161, USA
Martis Peak Road (USFS RD - 16N92)
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