Relay Peak Snowshoe Hike

  • 12/08/2018
  • 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Mt. Rose Trailhead
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RELAY PEAK SNOWSHOE HIKE: All levels welcome on this hike to to Relay Peak overlooking Lake Tahoe from the Mt. Rose Trailhead. This peak is in NE corner of Tahoe and has great views of Reno and the Tahoe backcountry. Some previous hiking experience recommended. We have room for 8. Hope to have you out with us!

DETAILS:

  • Route: Out/back is 9.4 miles round-trip with 1,515 ft of elevation gain.

  • Where to meet: December 8th, 8:00 am. We will meet at the Mt. Rose Trailhead Parking lot (at the summit of the Mt. Rose Highway). From Sacramento - Take HWY 80 to Truckee and take the HWY 267 south exit. At Kings Beach, turn left onto HWY 28 (East towards Reno). At the roundabout, follow signs for Reno onto HWY 431 until you reach the summit pass. You will see the Mt. Rose Trail Head on the left (large parking area with a restroom building). From Reno: Take the Mt. Rose Highway (431) to the summit pass. Trailhead will be on the right.
  • Event Leader: Sean Martin sw_martin@live.com | (530) 306-7449
  • Minimum / Maximum: 2/8

  • Skills requirements: In order to be best prepared to climb safely and effectively, participants should be able to hike for multiple hours, bring winter layers to regulate body temperature, and bring adequate food and water for 6 to 7 hours of hiking.

  • Medical: If you have any medical conditions pertinent to your participation on this event, please inform the event leaders after registration.

ITINERARY

We will meet at the Mt. Rose Trailhead on Dec 8th at 8am. From there we will do quick introductions and then hit the trail. It’s a gradual ascent up the fireroad and we will take periodic breaks to shed layers, hydrate, and have snacks before reaching the summit of Relay Peak. Depending on the weather, we will have our pack lunch at the summit and then return to the trailhead. From there, depending on the groups timeline we can head into Reno or Incline for a group celebratory lunch/early dinner and head out from there.

WHAT TO BRING

Members receive a continuous discount at Bobcat's Outdoor Adventure Sports. Brands include ArcTeryx, Black Diamond, Petzl, Mountain Hardwear, La Sportiva, Scarpa, Outdoor Research, MSR, Beal, Garmin and more.

CLOTHING

  • Wicking, breathable base layer, top and bottom

  • Insulating, weather-resistant mid layer, top and bottom

  • Wind and waterproof shell layer, top and bottom

  • Insulating fill or down belay jacket, w/hood

  • Socks

  • Gloves and/or mittens

  • Gaiters

  • Sunglasses

  • Warm hat and/or balaclava

  • Sun hat or covering

EQUIPMENT

  • Backpack

  • Snowshoes*

  • Waterproof hiking boots (be sure these are already broken in)

  • High energy food, snacks and drinks

  • Freeze-proof water bottles or container system

  • Strong headlamp with fresh batteries

  • Map and compass

  • Sunscreen

  • Small personal first aid kit

  • Optional items for consideration: altimeter, trekking poles, camera, small knife or multi-tool, bandana

*If you are without some of this important safety gear, it may be available for loan upon prior request, first-come, first serve (full members only).



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McClellan, CA 95652

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