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Dates: 4/1/2017 - 11/30/2017
City / State: Kirkwood, CA
Event Name: Lake Winnemucca - Alpine County
Event Type: Seasonal Walk
Event ID: 105112 2017/Y1844
Distance - Trail Ratings: 6K, 11K - 2C
Description: THERE IS NO START BOX AT CARSON PASS. You must contact the POC to register for this walk. A signed start card and payment of $3 for credit walkers and $1 for non-credit walkers to cover mailing (make check out to "SWS") can be mailed to POC, Nancy Alex, Attn: Lake Winnemucca, 803 Crestwater Ln, Sacramento, CA 95831. Email Nancy at fanifarmer@earthlink.net for more information. There may be snow covering the trail near the beginning and/or end of the Seasonal period. Call the El Dorado National Forest Office at 530.644.6048 for current trail conditions. This easy hike takes you to Lake Winnemucca, named for Paiute Chief Winnemucca. The route takes you to a pristine wilderness lake at the base of Round Top Peak. This walk gives you the most "bang for the buck" when it comes to effort and scenic reward. The 6K walk goes to Frog Lake, a smaller and less scenic pond. Snow runoff waterfalls are seasonal depending on how much snow fell the previous winter. Peak wildflower season is July or August depending on the previous winter. There is no water along the route nor at the start - bring a filter that eliminates giardia or bring plenty of water. This is a high elevation walk and there is one short stretch that is rated 2C. Be prepared for wind and rain. Insect repellent is advisable. Late afternoon downpours are common in the Sierras as well as low humidity - bring lots of water. You will be entering the Mokelumne Wilderness, so there are no services, only beautiful scenery. Dogs must be on a leash at all times, even yours. Groups are limited to 12 people.
Amenities: Strollers: None | Wheelchairs: None | Pets: Yes | Restrooms: Yes
Special Programs: Animal Safari, Lakes and Reservoirs, Points of Reference, Treasure Hunt - A way to walk our precious trails, Trekking With the Trees, Volcanoes, You'll Never Walk Alone
Start Times: Must start and finish during daylight hours.
Location: Remote Registration!
Start Point / Driving Directions: THERE IS NO START BOX AT CARSON PASS. Contact the POC. Carson Pass, St Rt 88. From Meyers at junction of US-50 and SR-89, go S (right if you are going toward Lake Tahoe) on SR- 89 for 11 miles to SR-88. Turn right (W) and drive 10 miles to summit of Carson Pass. From Stockton, take SR-88 E to summit of Carson Pass (several miles E of Caples Lake). There is a parking fee at Carson Pass ($5 as of June 2011), bring your Senior Pass if you have one, and the only restrooms are there.
Awards & Fees: IVV Credit Only
Comments: CA Counties: Alpine (6k = 3.7 miles, 10k = 6.2 miles) THERE IS NO START BOX AT CARSON PASS. Contact the POC.
Host Club: Sacramento Walking Sticks
Contact: Nancy Alex (916) 217-4903
Website: www.SacramentoWalkingSticks.org
E-Mail Contact: fanifarmer@sonic.net