Winter Wildlife Survival Snowshoe Trek w/ TINS

Incline Village, NV

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10:00 am - 1:00 pm
April 1st, 2020
Mt. Rose Trailhead

Hike Details:

We are teaming up with our dear friends at the Tahoe Institute for Natural Science (TINS) to bring their backcountry expertise and teach the hidden wonders of the forest. This educational snowshoe trek begins at the Mt. Rose Trailhead at an elevation of approximately 8,900’. Snowshoers will be treated to impressive scenery throughout this trek with the first westerly mile skirting ~600’ above Tahoe Meadows offering expansive views of Lake Tahoe and the open meadow below through this wide open slope. The trail then turns north and continues to climb through the peaceful stillness of a snow covered forest full of quaking aspens, and ponderosa, sugar, Jeffrey, whitebark, and lodgepole pines. After a little over mile 3, your destination awaits at 9,380′. Frog Pond, also known as Snow Pond, ices over and becomes strong enough to stand on its beauty. The first part of the hike is a steady ascent and not for beginners or participants affected by altitude. Physical fitness is a must. Hike distance: 5.5 miles



What to Bring:

  • LUNCH!
  • Water (minimum one liter per person)
  • Snacks
  • 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+)
  • Sunscreen
  • Sunglasses
  • Hat
  • Camera (optional)
  • Personal Medications/Epi Pen*
  • *Be sure to communicate any medical issues in a private conversation with your guides before the hike begins.