Google Doc for attendees
Ok, this is the official trip thread and registration for our upcoming 5th Annual Shaver Lake - Bald Mountain Snow Run February 10-12 (Fri.-Sun.), 2012. If you are attending please be familiar with all of the information contained below. We want to have a fun and safe trip while being prepared as possible. I will PM my cell to everyone before the trip, and will need yours as well.
Trip Leader: Brenton Corns (Disco2Guy)
Trail Leader: Brenton Corns (Disco2Guy), Colin Brown (Ciwhamc)
Camp Edison Current Weather Conditions at Shaver Lake
42696 Tollhouse Rd.
Shaver Lake, CA. 93664
Map & GPS of Area:
Camp Edison 37° 7'19.64"N 119°18'53.75"W
Shaver Lake Snow Run Trail Head 37° 4'6.56"N 119°10'52.67"W
Bald Mountain Trail Head 37° 6'5.17"N 119°10'11.50"W
Expected Trail conditions:
Expect deep snow (if it ever starts to rain!), stay on the trial at all times or you will get very stuck very quickly
Open, high clearance 4x4 and stock vehicles can get to Shaver Lake. Stock vehicles (without chains) may want to consider parking and riding shot-gun on Bald Mountain if not wanting to wheel their vehicle, depending on trail conditions.
Required Safety & Recovery Equipment:
Snow tires (and chains if needed), fire extinguisher, CB (channel 7) or FRS (channel 7) for communication
Strong recovery points front and rear, recovery strap, Hi-Lift and/or X-Jack (at least one vehicle carry one), winch (every other vehicle is optimal)
Metal shovel (shovel snow), first aid kit, repair tools and spares to suit your vehicle, tire gauge and tire pump
Snow/winter clothing: layer with base clothing that wicks sweat, polar fleece, wind/water repellant shell jacket or winter jacket; winter gloves, hat or beanie, and snow boots
Food / Meals:
Meal plans: BYO. Saturday night we’ll stop for pizza after the run at the local shop in Shaver Lake.
Shaver Lake is located at the 5,500 ft. elevation, one hour northeast of Fresno in central California. The area is known for abundant outdoor activities: snow skiing, snowmobiling, water skiing, fishing, and backpacking, horseback riding, 4-wheeling and camping.
Camp Edison has heated bathrooms with shower facilities (tokens can be purchased with quarters on the way in), and electrical outlets for each campsite. The breakers can trip easily, so please talk to your camp mates about any heaters or equipment with high power needs you may be using.
Each campsite can hold four trucks, or two with trailers, or 8 people max. One person per site needs to make the reservation in their name, and pay the site fee. Winter Rates for November 1- May 14 will be $35.00/night flat fee, no charge for extras. All prices are subject to change. Other people who stay at the site can pay their share of the site fee, and the person who made the reservation will get their deposit back after the trip. I’m confirmed for site #227 (same we’ve used in the past) and the next three people going can put their names in the available slots. When it’s full the next person reserves a site (#226, #229, #230, #231) and continues until everyone has a space. If you are not interested in snow camping there are rooms and cabins available.
Shaver Lake Village Hotel
Camp Edison Reservation Guidelines
Camp Edison site map
Camp site details
Friday, February 10th
8am - leave Bay Area, arrive at Camp Edison mid-afternoon, or stay in Cabin @ Shaver Lake
Afternoon – Do a pre-run to check for trail and snow conditions. A max of 5 trucks should go. Maybe try to coordinate HAM’s on the trail and at camp.
Saturday, February 11th
8am (early group) - Leave for Bald Mountain trail head
9am (later group) - Leave for Bald Mountain trail head
2pm –Turn around point, otherwise we may return much later like 2007’s Stuckfest
6pm – Pizza dinner, return to camp, get warm and share stories around the fire
Sunday, February 12th
Early am breakfast, break camp
Check-out and head back home
Bring your camera and extra batteries, winter tent/sleeping bag if camping, extra garbage bags, emergency food/supplies for overnight in vehicle, sunscreen, GPS unit, certainly map of the area and compass, drinking water, nights are cold - bring extra blanket and warm clothing, fire wood, full size spare tire repair kit
California Department of Forestry & Fire Protection (559) 841-3360
Local Sheriff (559) 855-2369 or 800-522-0086
Local road conditions (800) 427-7623
Eagle Towing (559) 841-2727
Gas station ~1 mile away from Camp Edison on HWY 168 & Dinkey Creek Rd.
Eastside Mobile Locksmith (559) 299-6484
Ken's Clothing & Gifts (559) 841-3242
Shaver Lake Auto Center and Repairs (559) 841-3810
Gilroy Rendezvous Point (meet @ 9:30am)
Vieira’s Shell Gas Station
101 South exit 356, to 10th St/ CA-152 E
850 Pacheco Pass Hwy
Gilroy, CA. 95020
C) Madera Rendezvous Point (meet @11:30am)
Valero Gas Station
I-5 South exit 403A, to CA-152 E/CA-33 S to Los Banos/Fresno
1502 E. Yosemite Ave.
Madera, CA. 93638
Directions to Camp Edison
1. CA-152 E
2. Exit to CA-99 S
3. Exit 154 to Central Madera
4. Turn left at N I St.
5. Take 3rd left onto W Yosemite Ave.
6. Continue onto E. Yosemite Ave.
7. Arrive at Valero 1502 E. Yosemite Ave.
8. Cut thru town via E. Yosemite Ave. which turns into 145E
9. Continue on 145E
10. Right on 206 11. Left on Millerton (Shell Gas Station)
12. Left on Auberry (Gas Station/Biker Bar on left)
13. Left on 168
14. Continue on Hwy 168 East to Shaver Lake
15. Camp Edison is 1 mile past Ken's Market on the right
Directions to Trail Head:
From Camp Edison head south on Hwy 168
Turn left on Dinkey Creek Rd.
Head east 9.1 miles
Turn left on Rocky Creek Rd.
Edited by Disco2Guy, 06 January 2012 - 11:58 AM.