Alright guys, with all the interest to Eagle Lakes i figured i would make it official.
October 9, 10, and 11
The Eagle Lakes Trail is a scenic four wheel drive tour through rocky terrain and dense forests. Early in the spring the trail can be very wet making for quite a challenge in some spots.
Take highway 80 east towards Reno. Exit at Eagle Lakes road near Donner Summit. Go north under the freeway and follow the road around to the west. Turn north across the road from the Indian Springs campground. Follow the trail a short distance to the staging area.
Get gas in Cisco Grove.
Trailhead: N39° 19.895 W120° 34.363
What to expect:
Beautiful views, Great trails, Camping, Fishing, Campfire
You must be a 4x4 to run this trail. With a stock vehicle you can make it through with some careful spotting. Rock sliders are not needed but will help with a few sections. Be sure to bring the proper recovery gear as we will be out there for a few days and if your sh*t breaks, have the tools to fix it.
The trails is generally easy with a few obstacles to negotiate.
There is a bypass at this section if you dont want to face the "Driveshaft Hill"
Depending on time of year and snowmelt, the river may be too deep to cross.
There are a few ledges along the way, but nothing a stock vehicle couldn't handle.
Going in from the staging area, the left fork will take you down to the river and to some excellent camping spots.
We can figure out all the final details like if we want to do a pot luck or what time we will meet up saturday later... Post up if your coming! Going to be an awesome time!
Official List: Red: Confirmed
stroM- (Jason) + The Pops - Camping Saturday & Sunday
JLee (Jerry) + GF maybe - Only for the day Saturday
senna (Troy) - Just Saturday and some of Sunday
w3tw0rks (Alvin) - Camping Saturday & Sunday
FJ4 Tahoe (John) - NorCalFJ's - Only for the day Saturday
sierrahsky (Josh) + GF, Brother-in-Law & Sister