2,000 Ft. Snowshoe Ascent
Lake Tahoe › Mt. Rose Trailhead
Added by The Outbound Collective
- 11-mile round-trip climb to Tahoe Basin's 3rd largest peak
- Take in amazing views around the lake
- Do the base of Mt Rose for a great workout and views, push yourself to peak if you're looking for a little extra
- Duration: Half to Full-day
Ascending to the summit is best for more experienced snowshoers. The first half of the trek has a relatively mild grade and a descent leading into Galena Creek basin. The second half of the trek is where you really earn the views. The incline gets pretty steep and depending on recent storms, can have less than ideal snow conditions, not to mention challenging wind conditions as you approach 10,000 feet. If that sounds too daunting for you, stretching your legs on the first half and then heading back might be the best bet. Don't worry, you've still earned a couple beers for your efforts!
If at any point you get lost, head due east and you'll make your way back to the highway. Your car should be to the south.
Once you've made it back to the car and feel your stomach growling, head to Mellow Fellow Pub for over 40 beers on tap and some pub food.
- Waterproof boots
- Sunglasses / Goggles
- Snow Pants
- Avalanche beacon
- Trekking Poles
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