February 18 - Alpenglow Fest Snowshoe Trek- Mt. Rose

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 lodgepole 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 for adult participants with prior snowshoe experience hiking at least 5 miles. All participants MUST be registered.

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.

What to Bring (The Essentials)
  • Insulating Clothes – We suggest a wicking layer to go against your skin.
    • Warm fleece layer
    • Wind breaker and/or jacket
    • Extra layer just in case!
  • Snowshoes- waterproof winter boots or shoes
  • LUNCH!
  • Trekking poles
  • Water (At least 2-3 liters per person)
  • Snacks (trail-mix and Cliff Bars are always a good choice)
  • Sun block
  • Warm beverages
  • Warm Hat
  • Toilet Paper in a Ziploc bag and maybe a couple of extra Ziploc baggies
  • 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 02/18/2017 09:00 am
Event End Date 02/18/2017 04:00 pm
Capacity 12
Registered 0
Cut off date 02/14/2017
Individual Price Free
Location Mount Rose Trailhead
We are no longer accepting registration for this event
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