Sugar Pine Foundation Snowshoe with the Experts
South Lake Tahoe
Posted By: Tahoe Rim Trail
This National Winter Trails Day, The Tahoe Rim Trail Association and the Sugar Pine Foundation will be co-hosting an afternoon snowshoe trek to Echo Lake. This will be a leisurely snowshoe from the Echo Lake Sno-Park (Johnson Pass Rd) to Lower Echo Lake (however, it could be more challenging if snow levels are deep). Along the way, our experts and friends at the Sugar Pine Foundation will reveal the mysterious world of trees. We will lunch at the old lodge, so please remember to bring lunch and snacks. Our destination provides great photo opportunities of Lower Echo Lake and the surrounding mountains of glacial moraine carved out millennia ago.
Your $5 reservation fee is non-refundable. Each vehicle will need to purchase a SnoPark parking permit prior to arriving at the meeting location. You can purchase a $5 day permit or $25 season permit online here or at several sno-park permit vendors found here.
What to Bring:
- Water (minimum one liter per person)
- Insulating clothes – we suggest a wicking
layer to go against your skin
- Warm fleece-type layer
- Wind breaker/ warm jacket
- Waterproof pants
- Extra layers
- Winter hat and gloves
- Winter boots
- Extra pair of dry socks
- Snowshoes (let us know if you need to
borrow a pair)
- Hiking poles (optional but let us know if you
need to borrow a pair)
- Lip Balm (≥ SPF 15+)
- Camera (optional)
- Personal Medications/Epi Pen*
- *Be sure to communicate any medical issues in a private conversation with your guides before the hike begins.