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Snowshoe – Martis Peak Fire Lookout

May 24, 2023 @ 9:15 am - 4:00 pm

Event: Martis Peak Fire Lookout

When: Wednesday, May 24, 2023 @ 09:15 AM – 04:00 PM

Event Leader(s); Instructor(s):
     Barnett, Harry @ 949-357-5750; harrybarnett@hotmail.com

Ride Sharing: North West Kohl’s Parking Lot @ 08:30 AM. Directions: 5150 Mae Anne Ave in Ridgeview Plaza

Starting Location: Martis Peak Road TH. Directions: Follow I-80 W to CA-267 E in Truckee. Continue on 267 past the turnoff for the Northstar Ski Resort for 2.5 miles. The entrance to Martis Peak Rd will be on your left. There is no signage. If your reach Brockway Summit, you have gone too far.

Description: This challenging snowshoe climbs for the first 4.2 miles, gaining 1700 feet in elevation before topping out at the Martis Peak Fire Lookout. The rewards are spectacular views of Truckee, Donner Pass, the Sierra Buttes and Lake Tahoe to the south.

Distance(s): 8.5     Route Type: Out-and-Back     Elevation Gain: 1,700 (feet)     

What to Bring: Snowshoes, Poles, Water, Snacks, Sunscreen, Sunglasses, Dress in layers.

Click any link to see a Google Map; Please arrive at least 15 minutes before stated times


May 24, 2023
9:15 am - 4:00 pm
Event Category:


Harry Barnett


Martis Peak Road TH
39.26741, -120.0744 + Google Map

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