Joined: Fri Nov 19, 2004 8:41 pm Posts: 1619 Location: Santa Cruz, CA
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.
Here are some pics.
Probably gonna be doing a lot of splitbootin'
Ralston and some cool chute area lookers left of it
Lake Aloha, Pyramid Peak and Crystal Range, and crazy dogs
Joined: Wed May 14, 2008 2:39 pm Posts: 478 Location: Where the kids go to retire
did someone say splitbooting? 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.
Joined: Wed Oct 06, 2004 10:57 pm Posts: 5050 Location: California
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!