Alumni Trips 2019
Alumni trips for the 2019 winter season that are available for sign-up are listed on this page. Additional trips may be announced anytime throughout the snow camping season, so you should check back periodically. You are also encouraged to sign up for the Snow Camping News email list (no spam, we promise!) which will mail out announcements whenever new alumni trips are made available. Visit the Alumni FAQ section of the website to join the email list. Alumni snowcampers wishing to join a Training Series group as a returning alumni student are subject to approval of the group leader pending available space.
To see the prerequisites and policies for alumni trips, go to the top-level alumni page. To check availability and sign up for alumni trips, go to the Chapter Calendar. To contact a trip leader for more information, please use the question and feedback form.
Alumni Trips 2019 Overview
The following trips are available for sign-up right now...
|Trip||Space Available?||Date||Leaders||Sierra Club Member *|| Non-Member *
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|Lassen NP - Ridge Lakes|| |
Sign-ups should not pay until they have been contacted.
|Yosemite: Dewey Point Snowshoe|
Alumni Trip DetailsTo check availability and sign up, go to the Chapter Calendar . To contact a trip leader for more information, please use the question and feedback form.
Lassen NP - Ridge LakesApplication accepted via https://www.sierraclub.org/san-francisco-bay/activities Here's your chance to spend President's Day Weekend (Saturday to Monday) around Ridge Lakes in Lassen National Park with a small group of snow campers (up to 10). We'll meet Saturday morning at the Southern Entrance of Lassen NP at 9:30 am packed and ready to hike. We'll hike in from 6700 feet to 8000 feet (a 1300 feet elevation gain) over a distance of 1.9 miles. The first 0.9 miles is a gentle 200 feet elevation gain while the remaining 1.0 mile is a strenuous 1000 feet climb.. On Sunday, we'll do a day hike or you may relax in camp. On Monday, we'll leave after breakfast and tearing down our camp, returning to the parking lot early enough for the 6 hour drive back to the Bay area. Although the hike in distance is not a lot, this is still a *moderately strenuous* trip due to the steep elevation gain. To be considered for this trip, please provide recent backpacking & hiking details, work out regiment and fitness level. We may need to choose a location other than Ridge Lakes depending on snow conditions, weather and avalanche advisory. Same is true for the Sunday day hike. LOGISTICS: Lassen is a long drive from the Bay area, hence driving up on Friday with an overnight stay in Red Bluff or closer at St. Bernard Lodge, Mill Creek is highly recommended. Take 89 N from Hwy 36 to reach the southern entrance station. Toilets, food and water are available at the Kohm Yah-mah-nee Visitor Center, but there is no cell phone service. St Bernard Lodge is at 44801 Highway 36E, Mill Creek, CA 96061 Tel: (530)-258-3382 Email: email@example.com www.stbernardlodge.com.
Difficulty: Strenuous Leaders: Jamsheed Wania & Mike Bandrowski Trip dates: February 16-18, 2019 Participant Limit: 8 Distance: 1.9 miles 1300 feet elevation gain Cost: $35, $35 (non-Sierra Club members) Notes: $10 cash per car or a National Parks yearly pass required for entry. APPLY NOW!
Yosemite: Dewey Point SnowshoeApplication accepted via https://www.sierraclub.org/san-francisco-bay/activities Enjoy a beautiful one-night, two-day trip in Yosemite National Park. This is a relatively easy trip - also ideal for new alumni of this year's Training Series who just can't get enough snowcamping! We will begin our trip starting at Badger Pass ski area with an elevation of approximately 7,200 ft. Our trip outward will take us over a trail for 3-4 miles to Dewey Point. Our camp will be located at Dewey Point. From our camp site, we will have remarkable views of Yosemite Valley 3500 ft. below, including incredible winter views of El Capitan and surrounding mountains. Be sure to bring a map to help identify the plethora of surrounding peaks. Group will aim to stay Friday night just outside the park so we can start out early on Saturday. Entrance fee to Yosemite National Park is not covered by trip fee.
Difficulty: Moderate Leaders: Mike Bandrowski and Danielle Henkel Trip dates: March 9-10, 2019 Participant Limit: 12 Distance: 3.5 miles each way; small elevation change Cost: $35, $35 (non-Sierra Club members) Notes: Trip fee must be paid at signup via Paypal for your application to be considered. APPLY NOW!