Friday, July 24, 2015

August 3, 2015 (Monday) Carson Pass Paint-Out

Carson Pass is high country and big views.  If the meeting location doesn't inspire you, there are other parking spots nearby I can direct you to.

Date:          August 3, 2015 (Monday)
Time:         9:00 to 9:30 am arrival
Place:          Carson Pass parking lot on the north side of Hwy 89
Altitude:     about 8,000 plus feet
Amenities:   a pit toilet, paved parking lot with views, trail with old growth cedar trees and views
Cell phones:  don't work on much of 89 through Hope Valley and up here

What to bring:

  • food and drink
  • possible light jacket
  • good walking shoes
  • folding chair (I don't remember any picnic tables there)
  • art gear
  • art umbrella
  • bag for rocks to weight (possible breezes/wind)
  • hat, sunscreen
  • bug spray

Directions from Reno:
Take 580 to Carson City, then take 395 south to Minden
Turn right on Hwy 88 to Woodfords
At Woodfords, continue straight up the hill (it is now both 88 and 89) to Hope Valley
Stay straight at Picketts Junction and stay on 88 
Continue pass Red Lake
As you go up the pass there will be a parking area on the left that overlooks down onto Red Lake (one of the options), a little further up is a ranger station and parking and bathroom on the left (this is a second option) and just a little further up from that is the parking lot on the RIGHT (north) side --- and that will be our meeting place.  FYI, there is one more option - if you go further and down the pass on the other side there is Caples Lake camping and picnic area.  

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