Shaver Lake Travel Guide

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Shaver Lake Things to Do

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    by Yubert Written Oct 4, 2002

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    Hike around Upper Twin Lakes, the Central sierras.
    Fantastic scenery. Look at this snow covered meadow.

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Shaver Lake Hotels

  • Elliot House Bed & Breakfast

    42062 Tollhouse Road, Shaver Lake, California, 93664, United States

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

  • Drakeslanding Bed & Bites

    41317 Melody Lane, Shaver Lake, California, 93664, United States

    Good for: Families

Shaver Lake Restaurants

  • A whole lot of food for very little...

    Hearty cooking. From steaks, to chicken, and some of the best ribs on the West Coast this place has it all. Originaly founded in the early 1900's The Trading Post is the ultimate in mountain dining. Come hungry as you will be taking some home with you. Only open on Friday and Saturday nights. Recent new owner may change hours of...

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  • There's no restaurants in the...

    There's no restaurants in the Back Country. So if you don't want to starve, it's up to you to decide what to bring. Most people brought dehydrated foods because it's easy to make, just add hot water. and lighter than conventional foods.Freshly burned. Toasted marshmellows.

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Shaver Lake Nightlife

  • Upper Twin Lakes Campground

    Best thing to do at night is to build a big campfire to stay warm. Also the smoke keeps the mosquitos away . In Winter and Spring months wear warm clothing because it will get cold, below freezing!During Summer and Fall months, bring mosquito netting or plenty of Deet to keep away the mosquitos.

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  • At the campfire, telling tall...

    At the campfire, telling tall stories is the order of the evening.It's warm by the fire. Wear warm non-flamable clothes.

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Shaver Lake Local Customs

  • One of the philosophies in...

    One of the philosophies in backpacking is 'Leave No Trace' or 'Pack It In, Pack It Out'. What this means is that you should pack out all of your garbage.The black plastic bag strapped to the back of the blue backpack contains our garbage.

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  • If you spot someone taking...

    If you spot someone taking your picture, =like the group in this picture is doing. It's a nice idea to reciprocate and take their picture.

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Shaver Lake Warnings and Dangers

  • This furry creature and his...

    This furry creature and his friends were hanging near our campsite, waiting for us to leave so they could try to steal our food. But we hung our food in the trees so they couldn't get to it.

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  • There are Black bears that...

    There are Black bears that roam this area so it's adviseable to hang your food high up in a tree like in this picture.

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  • The snow can be slippery so...

    The snow can be slippery so watch your footing or else you'll fall down have to yell 'HELP! I've fallen down and can't get up!!'

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Shaver Lake Tourist Traps

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    by Yubert Written Oct 4, 2002

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    Here's a view of Lower Twin Lakes. Many people and entrapped by the view and never go to the REAL lake, located a few hundred yards up the trail.

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Shaver Lake What to Pack

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    Camping Should also mention one should always carry a whistle in case you are lost and need help. The sound can be heard for miles. Also a compass and a map of the area would he helpful things to have.the orange whistle strapped around Tony's neck contains a compass, magnifier glass and a thermometer.

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    Camping Our esteemed trip leader, Maureen is on the far left of this picture. Note the red colored leggings, they're actually called gators which are waterproof and designed to keep snow and water of out of your boots so your feet stay warm and dry.So it's a good idea to bring gators if it there's snow or rain. Also, a good idea to wear...

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    Camping Although the lake is fed from the snow melt, it's not adviseable to drink the water untreated.So bring along a water filer just to make sure you'll have plenty of drinking water.

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Shaver Lake Favorites

  • Yubert's General Tip

    View of our campsite the first morning. There was snow and frost on the ground becuase it was below freezing that night and all the other nights we stayed there!

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    And here we are at the end of our trip, exhausted but looking forward to eat some real food, pizza at a local restaurant!

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    We were the first group to pass thru Potter Pass this season as we made tracks in the virgin snow. I was told there's typically not this much snow at this time of the year.

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