Wednesday, October 8, 2014

October 13, 2014 (Monday) Paint-Out Changed to Tamarack Lake

Tamarack Lake in summer colors - I look forward to seeing them now

The aspens at higher elevations are peaking - so we changed this paint-out location to Tamarack Lake!

Date:          October 13, 2014 (Monday)
Time:          9:30 am (we will wait a little longer if they are stopping traffic)
Place:          Tamarack Lake
Meet at:       Meet at the summit of Mt. Rose Hwy at the parking lot for the Mt. Rose hiking trailhead.  Those of us who drove from Reno will have passed the paved pull-out parking area for Tamarack Lake (which is one mile east of the meeting place of the summit).  If it is clear, we will all head back to this area which will be on your right-hand side while traveling east.  
Parking:      Parking for Tamarack Lake is one mile east of the Mt. Rose Summit Parking lot.  It is a paved pull-out on the east side of the highway.  There is room for 15 or so cars.
Trail to Tamarack Lake:    We will walk across the highway to the west side.  There is a sign saying no motorized vehicles.  The trail is unmarked but it is there.
Trail:          About a 10 minute walk uphill.  Hiking shoes and backpacks are advised.  I would say it is "Moderate" in climb.

What to bring:

  • camera
  • painting gear
  • bug spray
  • sunscreen, hat, sunglasses
  • light layers
  • food/drink
  • backpack or tote bags, large wheeled cart may work
  • hiking shoes
  • cell phone
*NOTE*  They are still doing roadwork on Mt. Rose Hwy on the Reno side and say there may be a 30 min. delay.  If the Tamarack parking area is unavailable for our use due to roadwork, we will go to Tahoe Meadows (the meadows at the top of Mt. Rose) to paint.
This is the trail and sign across the highway where you start your hike

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