Flagpole Peak

  • 03/28/2020
  • 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Starbucks in Folsom, Prairie City Rd. Ste 3A
  • 9


In order to do our part to slow the spread of the coronavirus pandemic this event is cancelled. Current RSVPs will be intact if it can be rescheduled. MAA will continue to monitor conditions and update event status accordingly.

Join MAA members on a scenic Tahoe area peak climb. A moderate snow and rock scramble, Flagpole Peak looks over Echo Lakes and the surrounding backcountry.  Recommended for those proficient in snow climbing and rock scrambling. Loaner gear may be available. We have room for 10. Hope to have you out with us!


  • What's happening: Climbing moderate snow and 4th/ low 5th class rock scrambling on Flagpole Peak elev. 8,363, just off Hwy 50 near Tahoe, CA. approx. 1,500' elevation gain.
  • Where to meet: Starbucks parking lot at 1860 Prairie City Rd Ste 3A, Folsom, CA 95630. From there we'll ride share up US Hwy 50, taking the "Sno Park" turnoff just 1.1 miles west of Echo Summit. This turnoff is Johnson Pass Road. Follow it back northeast 0.5 miles to Echo Lakes Road. Turn north and follow this road 1 mile back into the forest until the Echo Lakes parking area is reached. 
  • Event Leader: Waide Lewis (573) 541-5415
  • Minimum / Maximum: 3,10
  • What to bring: Mountain axe, crampons, mountaineering boots, helmet backpack, lunch, water, trekking poles, winter clothing, waterproof, warm layers and storm layers, headlamp.
  • Bobcat's Adventure Sports: MAA Apex and Base members enjoy a significant retail discount on mountaineering, ice climbing, rock climbing, skiing, splitboarding, and backcountry clothing, equipment and gear, as well as consignment and rentals.    
  • Medical: If you have any medical conditions pertinent to your participation on this event, please inform the event leaders after registration.
  • Additional Info: Winter storm conditions may cancel the event. Winter driving is treacherous; carry chains, go slow, and plan plenty of time for travel. 


  • This event is free of charge. MAA receives no direct financial gain for organizing and supporting this event. Donations are not solicited on this event, nor is any exchange of money a requirement for participation.

  • This event is open to all Apex, Base, and free Associate members - paid membership is not a requirement of attendance. 

  • MAA is a 100% volunteer-run, federal and state recognized 501(c)7 not-for-profit membership organization and does not seek or realize a profit from organizing this event; all membership benefits, liability insurance, website, database, administrative costs and all expenses are supported solely through membership, not event fees.

  • MAA event leaders are experienced members who are board-approved and volunteer to host the event as a representative of MAA, but are not operating as a guide or compensated as a guide - all participants on the event share responsibility for the safety, decisions, and actions of the group.

  • Accordingly, the physical demands, required skills or technical terrain of some events require that we screen participants; individuals should join the waitlist to be considered for RSVP. The experience, skills and fitness in the MAA membership profile will be used to determine the suitability of each individual to the demands of that particular event.

  • Participant safety is our top priority. Many circumstances such as mountain conditions, weather, or subjective hazards may necessitate changes to the published itinerary, including cancellation.

  • As a private, non-commercial group we operate within the posted group size limits and regulations for this area.

  • All MAA members are taught and practice Leave No Trace principles to be good stewards of wild places.

  • The event begins and ends at the trailhead. MAA does not insure ridesharing or other travel arrangements and bears no responsibility for them. Carpooling, ride sharing, or anything similar is strictly a private arrangement among individuals.

  • MAA event leaders carry communication devices and a medical kit; The primary event leader at a minimum has current wilderness first aid and CPR training as well as MAA policy training.



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