Posted by: Sandy Steinman | July 30, 2019

Carson Pass Trail Report 7/29/19

Carson Pass Information Station’s  TRAIL REPORT 7/29

The trails are starting to look good out there, the weather has been stellar, and the public has been out in force. Here are the latest trail conditions:

Salt Springs trail: dry tread, clear of brush and windfall to mouth of river

Devil’s lake trail: still some wet spots, clear of brush and windfall to the lake

Tanglefoot trail: dry tread, clear of brush and windfall to Shriner lake and 2 miles beyond Moraine lake

Shealor lake trail: dry tread, clear of brush and windfall to the lake.

Allen Camp trail: clear of brush and windfall to junction with Hidden Lake trail, 10% snow coverage from there to Allen Camp.

Granite lake to Hidden lake: some wet spots, clear of brush and windfall

Minkalo (Silver Lake)Trail: dry tread, only downed trees are at the Plasses end of the trail, clear of brush

Horse Canyon trail: dry and clear of brush and windfall 1.75 miles in, unknown after that

Munson Meadow, Beebe Lakes, Cole Creek lakes, Black Rock lake trails: all unknown, trails probably have up to 20% snow coverage, the road into Allen Camp may still have snow patches on it

Castle Point trail: dry tread, clear of brush and windfall

Thunder Mountain trail: clear of brush and windfall, 20% snow coverage after Sentinels trail junction

Margaret Lake trail: some wet spots, clear of brush and windfall to the lake

Emigrant Lake trail: clear of brush and windfall to the lake, 10% snow coverage after upper stream crossing, both stream crossings are a challenge

Lost Cabin Mine trail: 20% snow coverage after mile 1, trail is wet in many areas

Woods lake to Winnemucca lake: 10% snow coverage after mile 1.5, trail is wet in many areas

CP to Winnemucca lake; trail is clear to the lake, wildflowers have not peaked

Winnemucca lake to Round Top lake: 20% snow coverage, trail is wet in many areas

Round Top Lake to 4th of July lake: 20% snow coverage before the saddle, dry and clear of brush and windfall from saddle to 4th of July lake

Grouse and Evergreen trails: no road access, no report

Forestdale Divide to Summit City: no report, expect to find lots of brush, windfall, and washouts


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