Still being finalized.
Watch this space for details!
Fri. Evening, August 11
- 6 pm Dinner
- 7:30 Mixer with smores and brandy.
- 8:30 Clair Tappaan Lodge Report by Ernie
- 9 pm Movie: Monumental, David Brower's Fight for Wild America
- Backyard Campfire
Saturday, August 12
7:30 Lunch preparation
8 am Breakfast
9 am Hikes begin
Mountain Bike Trip
3 - 5 pm. Wine and Cheese
6 pm Dinner
7 pm Library - Music by Mountain Fire
- Story sharing around the campfire
- Dining Room 7:30 - Clair Tappaan slide and
videos by Peter
- Dining Room and then outdoors. 8:15.
"Climate and the Stars" by Alan Stahler
8 am Breakfast
- 9 am Hikes begin
Flora Lake Hike
Andesite Peak Hike
- 1 pm Early afternoon Barbecue
Sunday hikes and hike leaders
Hike: Karen Wiese, author of Sierra Nevada Wildflowers, has been guiding natural
history hikes for over 20 years. Brimming with enthusiasm, Karen will teach how to
identify flowers, scrubs and trees of the area, as well as the Native American uses of the
plants. Karen works for the Tahoe National Forest. This will be an easy hike to the
Castle Peak Trail. Co-leader Don McBride.
Lake Flora Hike: Peter
Lehmkuhl, CTL General Manager. will lead an outing to this secluded, granite
rimmed gem of a lake, perfect for swimming or wading. The hike begins right outside the
backdoor of Clair Tappaan, has approximately 600 feet of elevation gain and is 5 miles
Peak Hike: Led by Claudia Hilligoss. The summit
is reached from Castle Pass.This peak climb will be led CTL's Volunteer Coordinator.
The hike climbs approximately 1000 feet over 2.5 miles and tops out on Andesite Peak at
8,219 feet. From the top of Andesite Peak there are outstanding views of Basin Peak, Round
Valley, Castle Peak and the proposed Castle Peak Wilderness area.
Cost for the entire weekend including food and
lodging Friday and Saturday nights $200 ($60 for children 4-13.)
Saturday-Sunday (with one night stay): $150
If you choose to come only for the Saturday events
cost is $75 (children $25.)
And for only the Sunday events the cost is $30
Please contact Peter Lemkuhl, CTL Manager, to make your
reservation and choose the events you want to participate in (for head counts for the
Phone Peter at 530-426-3632 or 800-679-6775 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Information about Saturday
hikes and hike leaders
Geology Hike: Sterling Warr-Pryor, retired
geologist and former Sierra College instructor, will lead a hike designed to show
participants our Sierra Nevada's place in the grand picture of global plate tectonics.
Evidence of volcanism, magma sources and great variety in rock formations can all be seen
in the old Donner Pass area close to the Lodge. Jean Shannon, Attorney,
Nurse, and former Outings Chair for the Sierra Nevada Group is co-leader. Mt. Judah
loop, 1200-ft elevation change, 6 miles round trip.
Birding Hike: Don Rivenes, Sierra Foothills
Audubon Society Conservation Chair and field trip leader, will lead a hike to find high
Sierra birds around several scenic lakes nearby the Lodge. Hiking could be up to 4 miles
with some elevation gain - swimming is a happy possibility. Carolyn Hinshaw,
former Sierra Nevada Group Chair is the co-leader.
History Hike: co-leaders Phil Sexton (Big
Bend Ranger Station, Tahoe National Forest) and Claudia Hilligoss (CTL's
Volunteer Coordinator and a National Outings Leader). This will be an
easy one mile hike with 400 ft elevation change to Donner pass. Petroglyphs!
Bike Trip: Glenn Polochko has
been leading hikes, bike trips, snowshoe and X-country ski trips, and backpacking trips
for ten years. The ride will be 19 miles (round trip) to the Rainbow Lodge for
Coffee with about 1000-ft elevation gain.