Dec 15, 2012 at 5:04 pm #1297090
Where: Dewey Pt out of Badger Pass Ski Area
When: January 11-13 (additional days mid-week could be added depending on interest)
Distance: 4 or 3.5 Mi, depending which trail you take to get there
Travel: Bring chains. There will be travel restrictions on Glacier Pt Road.
Who: BPLers and their friends. No dogs per park rules.
Wilderness Permits are required. 15 people per permit. Blank permits are on the outside of the Badger Pass Ranger Station. They do not have a quota system in the winter. Park in the overnight parking only. It is marked.
As requested, I am starting a headcount list with the day people plan to show up (Friday or Saturday).
David – Friday
Jacob – Friday
Jack + son – Saturday
Kat – Friday
Marc – Friday
Rick – Friday
Adam – Friday
Brian – Saturday
Andy – Saturday
Kevin – Saturday
Chris – Saturday
Richard – ?
Kevin – Maybe
Mike – ?
Jack- ?Dec 15, 2012 at 5:32 pm #1935703
Marc EldridgeBPL Member
@meldLocale: The here and now.
I'm in.Dec 15, 2012 at 7:49 pm #1935722
Jacob DBPL Member
@jacobdLocale: North Bay
mee2Dec 15, 2012 at 10:47 pm #1935745
– -K.T.- –BPL Member
I need to move south a bit. Can't wait for S.M.A.R.T. to get to Petaluma. I'm missing too many good trips with you guys.Dec 16, 2012 at 8:48 am #1935794
Jack Elliot PM'd me and says he is likely in for Saturday night. He can't post for some reason.
Ken – It would be nice if you could join us more often. At least there is a lot of great backpacking close to you and we have a first class trip organizer/host upstate. People are willing to come to you.Dec 18, 2012 at 6:24 am #1936265
Per my phone message Dave, I am tentative. Also, this is the trip that I was putting together so if anyone was expressing interest in that one, this is one in the sameDec 18, 2012 at 10:52 pm #1936544
Yea I can post again, thanks Roger C. for all the help.
I'm in plus some friends, I think Adam Criswell, Brian Conrad, Andy Glass. Kevin Smith, and maybe a friend from work. Brian and Andy were the 2 guys that we met there 2 years ago in that blizzard, BRING ON THE SNOW!
I'll, keep you posted.
JackDec 19, 2012 at 2:04 pm #1936688
Very interested for Saturday night, possibly +1. Are you planning on hiking in on Friday?Dec 19, 2012 at 4:07 pm #1936730
I am totally in for this trip!
Adam C.Dec 19, 2012 at 6:56 pm #1936764
Great group so far and more are still welcome.
Chris- I was thinking of taking Friday off or maybe working a half day and hiking or skiing in Friday. I am guessing most people are in for Saturday. Is anyone else interested in starting Friday?Dec 19, 2012 at 7:13 pm #1936770
I'm interested in hiking in on Fri., but just not possible. My son may be going also.Dec 19, 2012 at 8:01 pm #1936784
@andrew-fLocale: San Francisco Bay Area
I'm interested In Saturday night, also possibly +1. Sounds like fun!
AndrewDec 19, 2012 at 9:32 pm #1936801
I would be interested in going in on Friday. I will see if I can get the day off.Dec 20, 2012 at 6:54 am #1936853
I'm interested on Friday but won't know more until the end of the monthDec 23, 2012 at 1:15 pm #1937733
Richard NiemiBPL Member
@rickniemiLocale: Santa Cruz Mountains
I missed last years fun in the snow at Dewey Pt so I'm going to give it another go.
It will be fun as always!
BTW – I'll be in Yosemite for New Years.Dec 23, 2012 at 3:19 pm #1937759
Kevin BurtonBPL Member
I need to hurry up and get my gear… which santa is helping out with.
But I'd like to attend if there is room.Dec 23, 2012 at 7:16 pm #1937810
Definitely still room. Don't let a lack of gear stop you. I know a lot of people coming have two or three of everything and may be able to help. Just post what you think you need to borrow.Dec 23, 2012 at 8:58 pm #1937829
Bruce TolleyBPL Member
@btolleyLocale: San Francisco Bay Area
Two years ago I talked to the ranger at the A frame hut at Badger Pass about this topic. The permit requires you to take proper care with food storage but as of 2010 did not require the Bear canisters. the Yosemite bears as well as other critters are active during the winter. We used OP sacks and buried our food away from the tents just in case.
The permit also prohibits the gathering and burning of wood.Dec 23, 2012 at 9:42 pm #1937837
David, can we find out how many people are allowed to actually go i.e.. quota. We may hike in late Fri. on your permit. I don't want to get there Sat. morning to find out that the quota has been filled already. Our head count is around 12-13 right now. I think my son wants to go also, he's never been winter hiking so I'll have to lend him some gear. If you call, will they give you the quota number for Dewy Point?
JackDec 24, 2012 at 6:59 am #1937887
Hey guys, looks like I am out unfortunately. I just started a second job and I have to work. Have fun!Dec 26, 2012 at 1:08 pm #1938360
Katharina LångstrumpBPL Member
@kat_pLocale: Pacific Coast
I would like to join . I can take Friday off and possibly carpool with someone?
Can't wait!Dec 26, 2012 at 2:15 pm #1938372
Mike OxfordBPL Member
@moxfordLocale: Silicon Valley, CA
The dates are for a Fri-Sun trip … for those of us who cannot get Friday completely off, can you post the rough itinerary so we can possibly drive up Friday evening/night and figure out where you all are at? :)
-moxDec 26, 2012 at 4:00 pm #1938388
I have the Friday off, so I would like to hike out then. I have also taken a couple of days before off and will possibly be camping in the valley to do some winter photography. If anyone else is interested let me know.Jan 2, 2013 at 8:27 pm #1940406
Richard NiemiBPL Member
@rickniemiLocale: Santa Cruz Mountains
I was up in Yosemite for the last 5 days. 1 1/2' of snow in the Valley and lots up at Badger Pass. Nights at Badger have been in the teens and twenties during the day.
I spoke with the Rangers at Badger Pass. 15 people per permit. Blank permits are on the outside of the Badger Pass Ranger Station. They do not have a quota system in the winter. Park in the overnight parking only. It is marked.
I'm looking forward to the trip. It will be a blast!
This photo was taken on the drive out of Badger Pass.Jan 2, 2013 at 8:46 pm #1940414
Thanks for the update, I can't wait.
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