Fri, Aug 25|
Chevron Gas Station, Topaz Lake
Desert Creek to Bridgeport Campout
The beauty of the Easter Sierras, camping at 10,500 feet, driving your rig onto the summit at 11,400 feet, some ghost towns, and prospecting cabins too.
Time & Location
Aug 25, 10:00 AM – Aug 27, 6:00 PM
Chevron Gas Station, Topaz Lake, 1979 US-395 S, Gardnerville, NV 89410, USA
About the Event
What: Club campout at Mt. Patterson
When: See the schedule above
What to Bring: Food for dinner, breakfast, lunch, and snacks, camping supplies including stuff to keep you warm in freezing temps, camp chairs, ham radio.
Frequencies: Trail coms - 146.460 (Alt. 146.500), local repeaters Leviathan Peak - 146.655 / 131.8 (tone), alt Conway Summit - 146.880 / 131.8 (tone)
Trail Rating: 5 - Road surfaces are rutted, rocky, and sandy with steps not exceeding 14", with considerable slick rocky surfaces. Water not exceeding 12" with some mud possible. Good vehicle approach and departure angles are helpful. Tall tires (33" plus) and traction aid devices (lockers, limited slips, A-TRAC) are recommended, but not required. Above-average driving skills are recommended.
Some of the most stunning wilderness in the region! This is one of my favorite areas in the Eastern Sierras. The trail rating is normally a 4, I boosted it to a 5 due to the heavy snow and rains we had last winter. While the trailhead is in Nevada at Desert Creek (38.717078, -119.320780), we will do most of our trail time in California. None of us have attempted the southern descent to Bridgeport off Mt. Patterson, so there are some unknowns to explore. We will hop over to Chemung ghost town on our way into Bridgeport, and head home via Hwy 395. Some of us will have dinner at Mountain View Barbeque in Coleville on the way home.
Here are the planned routes with GPX download options:
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