Northern Sierra snowshoe day trips?
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Feb 20, 2011 at 9:01 pm #1269480Ken RossBPL Member
Can anyone recommend some good snowshoeing locations within a 1/2 day drive of the SF bay area? I've done many trips in Yosemite and would like to try some other locations. I'm looking for short day trip routes, 12 miles or less. Thanks.Feb 20, 2011 at 9:32 pm #1699375Bob GrossBPL Member
@b-g-2-2Locale: Silicon Valley
A good way to start is to survey the California Sno-Park places. Then, on a topo map, study the unplowed jeep roads that leave from those places. In some cases, there are Sno-Park places that are launching sites for snowmobiles. Sometimes you figure out where the snowmobiles are going, and then you snowshoe the other direction.
When I think of those Sno-Parks, I think of the cross country ski routes that I have covered from there.
Try Carson Pass for openers. I can think of four ski routes from there.
–B.G.–Feb 21, 2011 at 8:39 pm #1699805Paul McLaughlinBPL Member
Take a look at this site:
He has a long list of tours, and many of them would be doable as snowshoe hikes. Plus it will give you ideas on trailheads.Feb 21, 2011 at 8:43 pm #1699809
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