Start: 03/29/2013 End:03/30/2013
Activity: Alpine travel/Snowshoeing
Difficulty: MOST STRENUOUS. Participants must have past alpine experience and be comfortable traveling on snow for extended periods. Participants will be traveling at high elevations in cold temperatures. Must have physical stamina to hike over 20 miles and cover several thousand feet of elevation in a day.
This is the big one. We’re heading out to the High Sierra as we attempt to snowshoe to Pear Lake via the Wolverton campground in Sequoia National Park. This is an absolutely strenuous hike. We’ll be leaving Friday afternoon from USC and arriving in Sequoia around 6 PM where we’ll immediately go to bed to prepare for an early alpine start. We’ll get up at around 4 AM on Saturday morning and begin our ascent for Pear Lake under what will be close to a full moon.
Depending on snow conditions, we’ll try to make it to Pear Lake before noon. Depending on conditions and how fast we travel, we may consider moving beyond Pear Lake toward Moose Lake.
This should be a really epic trip, but it will be very intense, so please only sign up if you are confident that you are qualified to come on this trip!
Meet: Meet 2:30 PM outside Trojan Grounds. Transportation provided.
Return: Returning late Saturday evening.
Pre-Trip Meeting: March 13th, 8 PM at the VKC arches
We will be going over the packing list in our pre-trip meeting. For now, know that you will need:
- Warm, waterproof layering system
- Waterproof boots
- Bowl and utensil
Snowshoes will be provided.