Official Brochure . Trip #: 11116a
Start: 4 PM, Sunday, July 17, 2011
End:   2 PM, Saturday, July 23, 2011


Clair Tappaan Lodge Norden, CA (800) 679-6775 or (530) 426-3632
Nevada Co. Sheriff Truckee, CA 530 265-7880
Tahoe Forest Hospital 10121 Pine Ave, Truckee, CA (530) 587-6011
Leaders: Phone Mobile Email
Francy Rubin Lynchburg, VA   (434) 258-1750
Don McBride Martinsville, NJ (732) 560-0369 (848) 203-4814

New Stuff

Trip Summary

Names (Click on name for facebook link)
Given Trail State
Scott NC
Marlaine OH
Jennifer CA
Tami Whispers CA
Janine NV
Lauren NV
Glenn F NY
Given Trail State
Glen H Buckles AR
Josh CA
David OH
Ludger CA
Susan CA
Francy Zora VA
Don Q NJ

Trip Evaluations Trip Num. 11116a
Beyond Coal from Buckles
Mellow Yellow from Lauren
Gadgets from Don
Definitions Stream, River, Pond, Lake ...
Energy Timeline

Message 1
  Conditioning | The Four Major Pieces of Equipment | Backpacking Equipment List
Message 2
  Equipment Details
Message 3 - Backpacker - Top Five Gear Pro Q&As;
Message 4 (Backpacks, Gear Rental)
Message 5 (Sleeping Bags, Clair Tappaan Lodge)
  Food Preference Form
Don's message 1
Message 6 - Contacts for ride sharing
Message 7 - Backcountry hygiene
Cell Phones - Cell Phones - Snow cam
Message 8
Don's message 2 - Sun protection
Message 9
Message 10

Questions and Answers (FAQ)

Weather: The average high for July is 78° and
   the average low is 37°.  The record low for July is 24°.
Dressing in layers is the best way to prepare for the 30° swing. The Weather Channel more at the donner page.
Donner Summit Area

Clair Tappaan Lodge information and directions Sleeping Accommodations Directions to the lodge Transportation from Reno at Transportation from Reno Transportation from San Francisco Donner Area Activities and Tahoe Information (In case you come a day early or stay a few extra days)
Emergency contacts in the Donner Tahoe area Other Backpacking Information: REI Expert Advice: Backpacking for Beginners Camping & Hiking Don's Hiking and Camping advice web page Useful Information from the Sierra Club Knapsack committee ( (Wilderness medical techniques, Water treatment, Getting in shape, ...) Equipment List at

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 28 July 2011