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August 6-9, 2015
Loon Lake / Crystal Basin - Summer Retreat
Sacramento County
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Loon Lake / Crystal Basin - Summer Retreat
August 6-9, 2015

The Place


Loon Lake is located in The Crystal Basin Recreation Area of the Eldorado National Forest. The area is a gateway to the northwest corner of Desolation Wilderness. Vistas of Sierra Nevada Peaks and exposed granite dotted with pine forests, and clear blue mountain lakes stretch as far as you can see.


Friday's hike will take us to 8,872' Tells Peak. From the top, Lake Tahoe is visible to the East. This hike will require about a 45 minute drive to the trail head. Saturday's hike offers two hike level options. Both options have an opportunity for a swim at the turnaround spot. This hike starts from camp. Bring something to share at Saturday night's Hungry Hiker Potluck.


After a long hike, a swim in Loon Lake is refreshing. Or bring something to float on. At night, the star filled sky is simply breathtaking. We will be camped at Loon Lake Group Camp 2 just yards from the lake shore. It is its own loop with 7 camp spurs and can accommodate up to 35 people and 10 vehicles. Overflow parking is close by.

Walking the Walk

Thursday: Set-up camp & take a swim, then a short hike on Loon Lake Trail - Level: 2.5 - Miles: 4.5 - Elevation: 400’

Friday: Van Vleck Trail Head to Forni Lake & Tells Peak / Desolation Wilderness - Level: 4 - Miles: 11.6 - Elev Gain: 2,350'

Saturday: Rubicon Trail to Pleasant Lake - Level: 3.5 - Miles: 7 .5 - Elev Gain: 700’

or to Rockbound Lake - Level: 4.5 - Miles: 13.75 - Elev Gain: 1,500’

Hosts: Troy and Amy H.

Know Before You Go:

Drive Time: 4 hours – Camping Fee: $15 Contact Troy to RSVP at (925)785-2238 or troyamy907@aol.com Leashed Dogs OK in Campground and on Hikes.

Notes: The last fuel is off US-50 at Fresh Pond approx. 4 miles past Pollock Pines and 5 miles before the turn onto Ice Hose Road. The closest store is at Ice House Resort which is an approx. 45 minute drive from camp.

Directions:

Take I-680 north to I-80 east to US-50 east. Continue approx. 64 miles on US-50 (Note: the last fuel is at Fresh Pond approx. 4 miles past Pollock Pines) and turn left on Ice House Road. Continue on Ice House Road. In approx. 24 miles at the junction of Wentworth Springs Rd turn right to stay on Ice House Rd. Go another 4.5 miles and turn right to go to Loon Lake Campgrounds. Proceed to the end of the road. Turn right before the boat ramp/day use area and go to Group Camp 2.



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