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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.
This is the last Forum page in the Forum Section covering the trail coming up from the South Upper Truckee trail head in Meyers to the Meiss Cabin.
The Carson Gap
The Carson Gap is a low point in the mountains along the Southeastern edge of the Lake Tahoe Rim. The Carson Gap makes up the Southern entrance and exit from the Tahoe Basin for Backpackers heading North and South on either the Tahoe to Yosemite or the Pacific Crest Trails.
Meiss Cabin to Carson Gap
This is the comments, questions, and extra information Forum Page for the trail guide pages between Meiss Cabin and the Carson Gap.
A little over two miles South of Round Lake on the trail we will encounter the Pacific Crest and Tahoe to Yosemite Trails. This junction is within sight of the Meiss Cabin and Barn in Meiss Meadow.
Three trail guide pages cover the section of trail heading South between Round Lake and Meiss Meadow, and that link will bring you to the Northernmost of them.
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.