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1st. Introduction to Winter/Snow camping - Lassen Volcanic Park - South Entrance

Description: This is a notice of intent for the 1st Winter/Snow camping trip of the winter 2019 season.
This trip is open to all people with previous summer camping experience who would like to learn how to enjoy camping in the winter & snow.
No previous experience with snow camping is required but it is assumed that all participants are in good physical shape and can handle moderate cold, snow and altitude of ~8,000ft.

An detailed gear list (most of the items can be rented at Stanford SOG and/or at other places in the bay area,) will be provided to all interested participants - if interested in joining, please email me at igorlandau (at) yahoo (dot) com with your:
Name,
mobile #
previous experience with:
Camping & Backpacking,
Skiing of any kind and/or snowshoeing (non is required - you'll learn fast:)
Do you have a reliable vehicle and/or willing to drive
Any concerns or questions, etc?

There will be a pre-trip group meeting, tentatively scheduled for Tuesday, Feb 12th in downtown Palo Alto at 7:30pm, location TBD - all interested participants can come and we will go over the trip plan, gear list, etc., and I'll answer any question you my have.
This meeting is Mandatory for all who have not yet gone camping with me before.

The tentative trip plan is as follows (Note: we'll be taking 1/2 a day off on Friday, Feb 22nd.)
Friday, Feb 22nd, meeting in downtown Palo Alto, at noon, we'll load up into a rental mini van and depart by 1pm to beat the rush hour traffic heading to Tahoe.
After dinner in Redding, we'll head to the trail-head in the South entrance of Lassen Volcanic Park and car camp (on the snow) by the visit center (warm bathrooms:) for the night.
Saturday 23rd., we'll snow shoe up toward Helen Lake at the base of Lassen Peak and camp there for the night.
Sunday, we'll snow shoe (or optionally ski) back down to the cars and drive back
via Chico where we'll stop for dinner.
ETA back in Palo Alto by 10pm.

This is a trip of medium difficulty, perfect to learning how to use snow shoes (its very easy) and back-country (BC) skis (also fairly easy,) as well as camping on the snow.
its a perfect preparation for the next trip to Lassen Cinder Cone where BC skis will be required
(the Cinder Cone trip tentatively scheduled for either March 8/9/10 or 15/16/17 three day weekend.)

This trip will be limited to 5-7ppl, depending on your level of experience.
People who also intend on joining the subsequent trip to Cinder Cone will be given a priority
as will be people with previous winter/snow camping experience who will be willing to help with organisation, etc.

Cost: $150 deposit per person will secure your place in this trip
and will pay for the cost of renting the mini-van, fuel, park fees, group gear, etc.
(each participant is still responsible for their own individual gear and food.)
Deposit will be submitted via PayPal - this will help with tracking who paid, etc.
All unused monies will be refunding after the trip.

This is a non-smoking trip - thank you :)

Any questions - please email me - I'll be happy to answer your questions.

Igor Landau
igorlandau(at)yahoo(dot)com
Location: Lassen Volcanic Park - South Entrance
Date: Friday, February 22, 2019
Repeat Type: ,Inclusion Dates=2/22/2019 2/23/2019 2/24/2019
Time: All day event
Category: backpacking*
Created by: igor landau
Updated: Tuesday, January 29, 2019 11:59pm GMT
Destination: Lassen Volcanic Park - South Entrance
Organizer: Igor Landau
Meeting Time and Place: down town Palo Alto, see details...
Event Email:
Activities Involved: Winter camping
Activity Distance: ~4ml
Total Elevation Gain: 1000ft
Difficulty: medium
Route Summary:
Estimated Finish: 10pm Sun
Total Driving Distance: 300ml
Total Shared Cost (Equally divided amongst all carpoolers including the driver, estimated):
Bring Lunch: Y
Hiking Boots: Y
Suncreen: Y
Hat: Y
Headlamp Required:
Water: 2L
Other things to bring: detailed gear list will be provided...
Dogs: not allowed
RSVP required:
Full Description: This is a notice of intent for the 1st Winter/Snow camping trip of the winter 2019 season.
This trip is open to all people with previous summer camping experience who would like to learn how to enjoy camping in the winter & snow.
No previous experience with snow camping is required but it is assumed that all participants are in good physical shape and can handle moderate cold, snow and altitude of ~8,000ft.

An detailed gear list (most of the items can be rented at Stanford SOG and/or at other places in the bay area,) will be provided to all interested participants - if interested in joining, please email me at igorlandau (at) yahoo (dot) com with your:
Name,
mobile #
previous experience with:
Camping & Backpacking,
Skiing of any kind and/or snowshoeing (non is required - you'll learn fast:)
Do you have a reliable vehicle and/or willing to drive
Any concerns or questions, etc?

There will be a pre-trip group meeting, tentatively scheduled for Tuesday, Feb 12th in downtown Palo Alto at 7:30pm, location TBD - all interested participants can come and we will go over the trip plan, gear list, etc., and I'll answer any question you my have.
This meeting is Mandatory for all who have not yet gone camping with me before.

The tentative trip plan is as follows (Note: we'll be taking 1/2 a day off on Friday, Feb 22nd.)
Friday, Feb 22nd, meeting in downtown Palo Alto, at noon, we'll load up into a rental mini van and depart by 1pm to beat the rush hour traffic heading to Tahoe.
After dinner in Redding, we'll head to the trail-head in the South entrance of Lassen Volcanic Park and car camp (on the snow) by the visit center (warm bathrooms:) for the night.
Saturday 23rd., we'll snow shoe up toward Helen Lake at the base of Lassen Peak and camp there for the night.
Sunday, we'll snow shoe (or optionally ski) back down to the cars and drive back
via Chico where we'll stop for dinner.
ETA back in Palo Alto by 10pm.

Here is what you can expect:
https://www.nps.gov/lavo/learn/photosmultimedia/webcams.htm

This is a trip of medium difficulty, perfect to learning how to use snow shoes (its very easy) and back-country (BC) skis (also fairly easy,) as well as camping on the snow.
its a perfect preparation for the next trip to Lassen Cinder Cone where BC skis will be required
(the Cinder Cone trip tentatively scheduled for either March 8/9/10 or 15/16/17 three day weekend.)

This trip will be limited to 5-7ppl, depending on your level of experience.
People who also intend on joining the subsequent trip to Cinder Cone will be given a priority
as will be people with previous winter/snow camping experience who will be willing to help with organisation, etc.

Cost: $150 deposit per person will secure your place in this trip
and will pay for the cost of renting the mini-van, fuel, park fees, group gear, etc.
(each participant is still responsible for their own individual gear and food.)
Deposit will be submitted via PayPal - this will help with tracking who paid, etc.
All unused monies will be refunding after the trip.

This is a non-smoking trip - thank you :)

Any questions - please email me - I'll be happy to answer your questions.

Igor Landau
igorlandau(at)yahoo(dot)com

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