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Meiss Country Roadless Area
Backpacking Meiss Country Roadless. Not quite a Wilderness, but the Meiss area is as close as you can get.
Now that we've checked out our Winter layering options, we now have to tailor our selections to the weather conditions we are anticipating from our route and weather conditions research and balance this with our own personal level of cold tolerance.
Then we have to throw in the extra layer necessary to deal with worse-case scenarios.
This incident happened about eight or nine years ago during a late-Winter snowshoe trip. I recount it now so you can avoid my stupid mistakes and learn from my errors. My experience may give you an extra option for self-rescue after breaking through the ice on a frozen lake.
This is your page for questions and comments on the Hiking Trip Plan for heading South out of the South Upper Truckee trailhead in Meyers to link up with the Pacific Crest and Tahoe to Yosemite trails at the trail junction near Meiss Cabin.
From the Meiss Cabin junction these famous trails are unified for a short distance South, until you reach the Carson Gap.
Bear encountered heading North into Meiss Meadow through Carson Gap. Video and pictures on Carson Gap page of the trail guide.
This is the place for your questions, comments, and experiences with the trail from Big Meadow that joins our trail .58 of a mile below Round Lake, and .28 of a mile above the Dardanelles Lake trail junction.
Your Questions-Comments-Experiences: The lower section of the South Upper Truckee Trail /South out of Meyers in the Lake Tahoe Basin. Register to post your own page in this forum about your experiences and advice for other hikers on this trail.
This page is the feedback page for the two trail guide pages between the lower South Upper Truckee trailhead and the Dardanelles trail junction pages on the trail guide.
Though I call out Showers Lake as the best campsite between Echo Summit and the Carson Gap in the Meiss Country Roadless Area, I want to hear about your favorite places to camp in Meiss Country.
Showers Lake Sunset, P. Skaff, 2009.
Comments and questions: Echo Summit to Carson Pass backpacking & Hiking Maps, Miles and Elevations.
Miles and Elevations
This page was constructed for backpackers and hikers feedback on the miles and elevations figures I give for the Tahoe to Yosemite and Pacific Crest trail mileages thorugh the Meiss Country Roadless Area: