Official Official Brochure .
Trip #: 10103a
Start: 4 PM, Sunday, June 27, 2010 End: 3 PM, Saturday, July 3, 2010
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Bulletin 1 (Equipment list )
Bulletin 2 (Trip Roster, Conditioning)
Bulletin 3 (Equipment Rental and stores in the area, 4 Major Pieces of Equipment)
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
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 (www.knapsack.org) (Wilderness medical techniques, Water treatment, Getting in shape, ...) Equipment List at SierraWild.gov 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 Books:
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