TR: Arrowhead Lake snow camp, March 19-20, 2016

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TR: Arrowhead Lake snow camp, March 19-20, 2016

Post by jimmeans » Sun Feb 26, 2017 3:53 pm

I decided to catchup on my trip reports for 2016 as I'm dreaming about trips for 2017.

In 2016 for our yearly spring snow camping trip we chose something in the Mammoth Lakes region. We (Cloudlesssky, Blackfoot, and I) stopped at the Mammoth ranger station to get our permit, and found that the only person working didn't know how to issue a permit. On top of that it took a long search and several phone calls before she could even find the permit book. Next time we head into this area we'll call ahead and warn them that some crazies are going snow camping and will need a permit.

Cloudlesssky has already posted a TR on this trip, so I'll be brief. We started at the Lake Mary road closure and snowshoed past Lake Mary to the Duck Pass trail. We originally wanted to go to Skelton Lake, but we stopped at the south end of Arrowhead Lake and camped there instead. We got up the next morning and had a nice leisurely stroll back to the truck.
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Re: TR: Arrowhead Lake snow camp, March 19-20, 2016

Post by dougieb » Fri Mar 24, 2017 9:32 am

Looks like fun! I'm looking forward to some snow camping this year - probably toward Lassen and then outside of Bridgeport as well. What choice do we have with a winter like this!?

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