Snowshoe Routes: Northern California Guide Book

by Marc J. Soares (The Mountaineers Books)
Snowshoe Routes Northern California  by Marc J. Soares

240pp/photos/maps
ISBN: 089886853X

Snowshoeing is fun, easy, low-impact, and a great way to get in shape or stay in shape. It's also the perfect way to keep hiking throughout the winter months. This complete guide takes you to the best snowshoe routes in Northern California, in destinations renowned for their scenic beauty – Mount Shasta, Lassen Peak, Lake Tahoe, Yosemite, and the Northern and Eastern Sierras. Includes: 66 snowshoe routes throughout Northern California; destinations easily accessible from San Francisco, Sacramento, Oakland, and San Jose via I-5 and major highways; clear directions to the trailheads; trail difficulty ranges from easy to strenuous; and the at-a-glance Trail Index shows which routes are recommended for family outings, gorgeous views, meadows, rock formations, bird watching, and more.

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Trails from the "Snowshoe Routes: Northern California" Guide Book
Displaying trails 1 to 20 of 66.
... Preview: Little-known Andesite Peak is a snowshoer’s paradise, featuring solitude and superb views of the northern realm of the Lake Tahoe region. Your photos are likely to turn out just as good as those taken ... From the guidebook "Snowshoe Routes: Northern California"
Soda Springs, CA - Snowshoeing - Trail Length: 3.6
... Preview: What a difference some snow makes. Experience firsthand the calm, wild, and remote Angora Lakes when decked out with pure white flakes, as opposed to summertime, when throngs of tourists guzzle sodas ... From the guidebook "Snowshoe Routes: Northern California"
South Lake Tahoe, CA - Snowshoeing - Trail Length: 7.5
... Preview: See the photogenic Yosemite Valley in a special way that only a few souls get to experience—from atop Glacier Point when it’s hooded with snow. The thousands of tourists who drive to this popular vant ... From the guidebook "Snowshoe Routes: Northern California"
Yosemite, CA - Cross-Country Skiing,Snowshoeing - Trail Length: 21
... Preview: Much of the volcanic landscape just northeast of Lassen Park is flat, adorned with youthful forests where many plots of conifers began life together, are stunted in cinder, or both. The terrain is gen ... From the guidebook "Snowshoe Routes: Northern California"
Hat Creek, CA - Cross-Country Skiing,Snowshoeing - Trail Length: 7
... Preview: Little-known Becker Peak is an ideally situated hub offering a vantage point for admiring several Desolation Wilderness place names from a refreshingly unique viewpoint. From this impressive conglomer ... From the guidebook "Snowshoe Routes: Northern California"
South Lake Tahoe, CA - Hiking,Snowshoeing - Trail Length: 3.4
... Preview: Cradled under the imposing cliffs of the volcanic Dardanelles, snow-clad Round Lake is pure and rapturous in winter. It’s a prime destination after snowshoeing through an expansive meadow where the St ... From the guidebook "Snowshoe Routes: Northern California"
Woodfords, CA - Snowshoeing - Trail Length: 5.6
... Preview: Visit a large grove of quaking aspens, explore scenic Blackwood Creek, and earn Barker Pass, which offers grand views of Tahoe area peaks. The easy-to-negotiate route follows an old, snow-covered road ... From the guidebook "Snowshoe Routes: Northern California"
Tahoe City, CA - Cross-Country Skiing,Snowshoeing - Trail Length: 14
... Preview: Mount Dana and Mount Gibbs, two of Yosemite National Park’s most-noticed tall mountains, are prominently displayed throughout most of this route through a variety of eastern Sierra environments. View ... From the guidebook "Snowshoe Routes: Northern California"
Lee Vining, CA - Cross-Country Skiing,Snowshoeing - Trail Length: 6
... Preview: Snowshoe peacefully in a sacred land that at least metaphysically still belongs to the Modoc Indians. They were massacred here in a terrible war in 1872, but their memories and spirits seem to linger ... From the guidebook "Snowshoe Routes: Northern California"
Edgewood, CA - Cross-Country Skiing,Snowshoeing - Trail Length: 7.2
... Preview: Rarely do two lakes on one snowshoe journey vary so much. Hat-shaped Caples Lake, which you stroll the shores of for more than 2 miles, is huge, often populated with cross-country skiers, and often pa ... From the guidebook "Snowshoe Routes: Northern California"
Kyburz, CA - Snowshoeing - Trail Length: 9
... Preview: Think of Cascade Gulch as sort of an unofficial, backdoor entry to the flanks of Mount Shasta, an ideal access to isolated backcountry that few folks know. Ah, but herein lies the true beauty of this ... From the guidebook "Snowshoe Routes: Northern California"
Mount Shasta, CA - Snowshoeing - Trail Length: 5
... Preview: It doesn’t happen often, but when bustling Castle Creek’s boulders become billowy snow pillows, a snowshoer is in for a special treat. Here’s a wild yet peaceful route far from the hurried crowds, wit ... From the guidebook "Snowshoe Routes: Northern California"
Castella, CA - Cross-Country Skiing,Snowshoeing - Trail Length: 14
... Preview: During the usually lengthy snow season at Castle Lake, activity is brisk and varied and the scenery is splendid. Besides the rugged and remote beauty of this 47-acre alpine lake, snowshoers are apt to ... From the guidebook "Snowshoe Routes: Northern California"
Azalea, CA - Cross-Country Skiing,Snowshoeing - Trail Length: 3
... Preview: Mostly flat-topped, chunky-looking Castle Peak is wild and remote country, where a snowshoeing soul can savor top-of-the-world views and spend quality hang time exploring this extensive summit. This r ... From the guidebook "Snowshoe Routes: Northern California"
Soda Springs, CA - Snowshoeing - Trail Length: 6.6
... Preview: Fittingly named Round Valley and Castle Valley undergo a major transformation when blessed with pure white snow in the winter, which usually lasts through mid-spring. What was typical and blasé in the ... From the guidebook "Snowshoe Routes: Northern California"
Soda Springs, CA - Cross-Country Skiing,Snowshoeing - Trail Length: 5.5
... Preview: The large lakes, acres of rock piles, and snowy miniature hills that surround Cinder Cone make for a fairy tale setting so surreal that it’s like visiting an alien world. You get to snowshoe by it and ... From the guidebook "Snowshoe Routes: Northern California"
Old Station, CA - Snowshoeing - Trail Length: 5
... Preview: An easy yet remote climb leads to Crane Flat Lookout, where an enticing panorama of Yosemite National Park’s upper reaches and other Sierra Nevada await. Still manned during times of high fire danger, ... From the guidebook "Snowshoe Routes: Northern California"
El Portal, CA - Cross-Country Skiing,Snowshoeing - Trail Length: 3.2
... Preview: Crater Lake is tucked in a sensational cirque basin, offering dramatic views of Hope Valley and featuring ultra privacy. As you traipse undiscovered on the steep and direct route to this small circula ... From the guidebook "Snowshoe Routes: Northern California"
Woodfords, CA - Snowshoeing - Trail Length: 3
... Preview: Especially on a clear winter’s day, the tranquil waters of Crystal and Baum Lakes dramatically reflect the snowy visages of Burney Mountain to the west and Mount Shasta to the north. It’s a placid pla ... From the guidebook "Snowshoe Routes: Northern California"
Burney, CA - Cross-Country Skiing,Snowshoeing - Trail Length: 5
... Preview: Linger atop two notable peaks offering exquisite views of Donner Lake and high Sierra Nevada in an area laden with history. This is the land of the illfated Donner Party of 1847’s extraordinarily snow ... From the guidebook "Snowshoe Routes: Northern California"
Donner, CA - Snowshoeing - Trail Length: 5