Distance: 7 miles roundtrip
Difficulty: Moderate (prior snowshoe experience over 5 miles is a must)
Description: In honor of the annual Alpenglow Mountain Festival- Winter Edition, this challenging snowshoe trek begins at the Mt. Rose Trailhead at an elevation of approximately 8,900’. Snowshoers will be treated to impressive scenery throughout this trek with the first westerly mile skirting ~600’ above Tahoe Meadows offering expansive views of Lake Tahoe and the open meadow below through this wide open slope. The trail then turns north and continues to climb through the peaceful stillness of a snow covered forest full of aspens, and ponderosa, sugar, Jeffrey, white, and lodge pole pines. After a little over mile 3, your destination awaits at 9,380'. Frog Pond, also known as Snow Pond, ices over and becomes strong enough to stand on its beauty. The first part of the hike is a steady ascent and not for beginners or participants effected by altitude. Physical fitness is a must. This hike is recommended for participants with prior snowshoe experience hiking at least 5 miles and for Adults Only.
To register for this event, please visit the the Alpenglow Mountain Festival website. This festival is a bi-annual, nine day celebration of human-powered mountain sports, events, clinics, equipment demos, presentations, film and more.