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Backpacking Meiss Country Roadless. Not quite a Wilderness, but the Meiss area is as close as you can get.

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Video IIa: Spring Snow Backpacking trip, Round Lake to Showers Lake, June 6, 2010

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Spring in the Sierras 

Rifts great and small are opening up in the snow cover. Intense streams have cut fantastic shapes through their snow covers as they hurry down the mountain, while the meadow snows are suffering a different fate.

Run off from the mountains surrounding Meiss Meadow is flowing under the great sheets of snow covering the meadow, first undercutting, then collapsing the snow on the meadow.

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Video I: Spring Snow Backpacking trip, South Upper Truckee to Round Lake, June 5, 2010

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 This video takes us from the snow free trail head on South Upper Truckee Road up to Round Lake on June 5, 2010.. Round Lake sits about 5 miles South of the trail head at 8000 feet.

We ran into trails running like streams about a mile and a half up from the trail head, and hit the snow line about two miles past the trail head.

The Snow is heavier, at lower elevations, and persisting later into Spring than typical.

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Spring Backpacking Scouting Trip: Meiss Country Roadless Area: June 6 through 11, 2010

Part I: The Eastern Sierras

After the first leg of our June Scouting Trip from Walker Ca, through the Little Antelope Pack Station trailhead at Rodriquez Flat, to Sonora Pass was truncated by the heavy runoff through Murry Creek at Falls Meadow on the East Fork of the Carson River, we turned around and worked our way back to the Eastern Sierra trailhead where we had begun.

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Video Three: Food, Part Two, Determining your daily Snacks to achieve 3000 calories per Day

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Now that we've determined the calorie count of our 4 daily set meals, we need to make up the difference between that amount and our goal of 3000 calories per day with snacks.

In our last page in this series, we determined that the of calories from our 4 set meals is around 2155 calories. This leaves 845 calories per day we must get from our snack selection to reach our goal of 3000 calories per day.

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Video Two: Food, Part One, Determining your daily Calories and Menu

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This video is the first of two parts covering how to establish a proper diet by creating a healthy menu of a reasonable weight that is thick with calories and nutrition. The first thing to do is to establish your daily set meals.

The Daily Set Meals

In my case I plan on four daily set meals, consisting of Breakfast, Lunch #1, Lunch #2, and Dinner.

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Anatomy of a Snow Trip II: Looks Like a Spring Backpacking Trip in the High Sierras!

Note: Alex is out of the city between March 18 and 22, maybe the 23rd.

The Winter is drawing to a close, and I have still not put the snow shoes to backpacking use this Winter. I tried to get it together in mid January, after that big storm came across the Sierras. But that did not work, as financial considerations controlled my behavior.

But that's over now, and I am shortly departing from Berkeley to South Lake Tahoe. Thursday the 18th of March looks like the day of departure.

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Backpacking Showers Lake to the Meiss Cabin, Meiss Country Roadless Area

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