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Trip Date:  01/01/2013

Distance
: 4.3 Miles

Vertical Gain: 1000'

Group Size: 4

Hike Rating:  Easy   Moderate    Hard    Strenuous
Becker Peak Route     
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Becker Peak Elevation Profile
Start Coordinates:   N 38 49.403, W 120 02.047     End Coordinates:   Same as Start Coordinates  
Car Shuttle Req'd:   No Parking Directions:   Take Highway 50 to the turnoff (Lincoln Highway) toward Echo Lakes.  Turn right into the snow park parking area at the coordinates listed.  Be sure to have a winter snow park parking permit for your vehicle to avoid a hefty fine during the winter.
Hazards of Note:   None. Crowd Factor:   Moderate.  This entire area, including Echo Lakes and Becker Peak are popular snowshoe destinations.
General Notes:
From the parking area head back up toward Echo Summit road, and hike up Porcupine Road until you reach the turnoff to head up to Becker Peak (Forest Road 11N02.)  Follow previous tracks to the peak, or make your own after a recent snowfall.

Greg all ready to go on his first snowshoe trip ever. Parking spot on Highway 50
Greg, Phil and William near the start of the adventure. Greg Phil and William near the start
Looking toward Lake Tahoe on the way up the trail. Looking toward Lake Tahoe on the way up
Looking down at a frozen Echo Lake, with some adventurers apparently braving the thickness of the ice. Looking down at the frozen Echo Lake
Talking Mountain further up past Becker Peak. Talking Mountain from Becker Peak
Looking south toward Scout Peak and Steven's Peak in the distance. Looking south from Becker Peak
Phil at the peak on a 17 degree day. Phil at the top
Phil and Julia enjoying the view into Desolation Wilderness from Becker Peak. Phil and Julia taking in the views
Looking at Freel Peak far in the distance. Freel Peak in the distance
Dustin taking a quick break at the top of the mountain. GPS Track of the hike