On this adventure, we will be hiking with snowshoes, immersing ourselves in the forest on a homemade secluded winter trail. Starting, we will spend 1 hour of hiking up 800’ in elevation at a relaxed and enjoyable pace. Up the mountain, we go through uninterrupted Tahoe National Forest. Guiding through the alpine scenery I’ll be sharing stories of the area, history, as well as local flora and fauna. Roughly halfway, we reach one of the highlights of the hike and the scenic reward of Pauly’s Point, an outcropping of rocks, and our highest point of the adventure. From here, world-renowned ski resorts of Alpine Meadows and Squaw Valley are in full view as they nestle into the Sierra Nevada mountains. Breathtaking scenery surrounds us as we take a break for a snack. On our way down, we will take roughly an hour to meander our way back down the mountain through a variety of high alpine meadows, finishing a loop as we reach the end. Due to the seclusion, seeing another person is highly unlikely. So step off the beaten path and allow me to show you a true mountain outing you won’t surely forget. This hike is suitable for all ability levels. However, due to the elevation gain, uneven surfaces, and ever-changing snow conditions. This hike is considered intermediate- moderate in difficulty so be ready to break a little sweat. All who attend will be rewarded greatly by the experience.
I have been a professional guide for 14 years, leading trips all over the western United States and through South America’s Patagonia. For most of my guiding career I have been a river guide, hosting guests down local rivers with my family owned rafting company Tahoe Whitewater Tours. When not running the family rafting company, I tend to guide weeklong multi-sport expeditions in Patagonia. Taking guests river rafting, kayaking, horseback riding, canyoneering, and glacier hiking. Growing up in Lake Tahoe allowed me to find my passion for the outdoors as well as give me a career in guiding guests to special outdoor areas.
Trail bars, Fruit, Chocolate, and variations of snacks will be available on the hike.
SNOWSHOES-- A snowshoe is a piece of equipment that attaches to footwear and used for walking over snow. HIKING POLES-- …
This adventure takes place out of the backyard of my family's private property. Located only minutes from Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows. From private access, we follow a personal trail through the woods to one of my all-time favorite viewpoints. Throughout the hike Iconic scenery of Alpine Meadows, Squaw Valley and the Sierra Crest can be enjoyed in this sparsely populated zone, allowing for an uninterrupted immersive experience
10歳以上の方6名まで参加できます。 The hike is intermediate to moderate in difficulty with 800' elevation gain. We will be hiking at a relaxed comfortable pace, but do be ready to break a sweat.
Snowboots or Warm waterproof active shoes
Eat, Hydrate, and use the restroom prior to the hike. No restroom is available at our meeting location. Make sure to have proper footwear for walking through snow for up to 3 hours. A water bottle or camelback is highly recommended for the hike.
Snowshoe Hike, Minutes from Squaw Valley