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 Post subject: Echo Boat Taxi
PostPosted: Tue Jun 10, 2008 2:16 pm 
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Anyone interested in using the echo lake boat taxi to try and get a few remaining turns in the tahoe region? I'd like to go in the next few days.

Hollar. :)


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 10, 2008 3:57 pm 
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Sounds fun. Buffy and I went out there on Sunday just to hike around. The shuttle is running all the way (i.e. through the channel), and the phone is there. It's $10 per person each way (plus $5 per dog each way)! So after $30 for a one way shuttle, we hiked on the return.

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Ralston and some cool chute area lookers left of it

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Lake Aloha, Pyramid Peak and Crystal Range, and crazy dogs

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The love tree :)

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I'd go Saturday if it is still worthy, but it seems you may be wanting to go before then.


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Thanks jimw! Couldn't ask for much better beta pics. 8)


KS, Sat might be good for me too. I'll let you know in he next couple days.


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did someone say splitbooting? :P i'm supposed to go to a buddy's birthday party on saturday, but frankly if you're over 12 why are you having birthday parties anyways, unless it's a BBQ/beerfest, which this isn't. i could be swayed into some splitbooting.


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What time is the first boat taxi Saturday morning?


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Usually between 7-8. I can call later...

Still looking like a go I reckon. Highland lakes road is open too off Ebbetts Pass but there may actually be more snow on the NF of ralston.


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paging liketoride, dishwasher dave, and anyone else. Any interest?


bigdood, you coming?


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What's the rundown? Leaving tonite or early tomorrow? Assume staying there Sat nite or no? Gimme the deets, I'm a n00b to these places.


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I forgot. ;)

Its just a day trip for me although there are places to camp if you want to spend the night out there. You need to be at Echo Lake which is at the top of Echo Summit Hwy 50 around 7:00-7:30 Sat morning. The boat taxi costs $10 each way and will ultimately save us 5miles of walking. From the upper boat drop off spot its about 1.3miles of most dry walking to Raston or Tamarack Lakes. From there we'll its about 1000-1200ft of vert up. The runs will probably be shorter depending on coverage. The ridding may or may not be good but its a fun spring time tradition nonetheless. Don't forget your shorts for hiking and sold coldies!


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90%+ sure I'm in. Will call if I can't make it. Otherwise will be there before 7:30am. Just a daytrip for me too.

Prolly gonna just bring my resort board and boot it. Do you think crampons/axe will be needed?

Matt


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Sounds like a good way to start off the summer. I'm 90% certain I'm in as well, just need to bail on this bday party and see if a buddy wants to roll to split the gas $.


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Oops, I can't go now. Forgot a promise I made. Could get out of it, but I shouldn't. Sorry.

Gonna try for the boat taxi at Saddlebag Lake next Saturday now I guess.


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