Official Official Brochure . Trip #: 10103a
Start: 4 PM, Sunday, June 27, 2010
End:   3 PM, Saturday, July 3, 2010

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Clair Tappaan Lodge Norden, CA (800) 679-6775 or (530) 426-3632
Cal Lodge Norden, CA (530) 426-9900
Nevada Co. Sheriff Truckee, CA 530 265-7880
Leaders: Phone Mobile Email
Don McBride Martinsville, NJ (732) 560-0369 (848) 203-4814
Francy Rubin Lynchburg, VA   (434) 258-1750

Tentative Itinerary
Actual Itinerary New

Welcome message.
Bulletin 1 (Equipment list )
Bulletin 2 (Trip Roster, Conditioning)
Bulletin 3 (Equipment Rental and stores in the area, 4 Major Pieces of Equipment)
Food (Questionnaire)
Snow is stil 5 feet deep - REI Sale 5/21-31
Bulletin 4 - Snow - Alternate room Sun
  - Bulletin 4 - Follow up
Bulletin 5 - Snow melt - Cal Lodge Sunday
Questions and Answers (FAQ)
Bulletin 6 - hiking/ski poles with baskets
Followup 1 - Recipes New
Followup 2 - Thanks - Journal - Evaluations New
Followup 3 - Updated itinerary with maps

Recipes New
Journal New [Intro | Day1 | Day2 | Day3 | Day4 | Day5 | Day6 | Day7 ]
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Maps: New
North Tahoe - Donner - Truckee
Summit Lake Topo Map.
Watson Lake Topo Map.

Clair Tappaan Lodge information and directions
  Sleeping Accommodations
  Transportation from Reno
  Transportation from San Francisco

Area Activities (In case you come a day early or stay a few extra days)

Other Backpacking Information:

REI Expert Advice:
   Backpacking for Beginners 
   Camping & Hiking
 Don's Hiking and Camping advice web page
  Winter Hiking 
Useful Information from the Sierra Club Knapsack committee ( 
     (Wilderness medical techniques, Water treatment, Getting in shape, ...)
 Equipment List at

Weather: The average high for this time of year is 75° and
   the average low is 36°.  The record low for June is 18° and July is 24°,
   Coldest low in the last week of June 2004-2009 was 29°
   Dressing in layers is the best way to prepare for the 40° swing.
   See weather on the donner page.
Historic Snow Depth
The Backpacker's Field Manual, Revised and Updated: A Comprehensive Guide to Mastering Backcountry Skills by Rick Curtis
Joy of Backpacking: Your Complete Guide to Attaining Pure Happiness in the Outdoors, Brian Beffort
Backpacker & Hiker's Handbook, by WIlliam Kemsley Jr.

The following links to useful information on the Sierra Club Web site was included in the approval form page.

Don McBride 732 560-0369

last updated 11 July 2010