Perseid Meteor Mountain Top Campout

August 12 - 13, 2011 (Closed)


On Friday, August 12th, Squaw Valley will host a High Camp event allowing people to camp above Solitude/Shirley Lake and observe the spectacular Perseid Meteor Shower which will peak that night.

Saga North member Fred Schein will lead a group of Saga North members to view the meteor shower at Squaw Valley. You can bring your own picnic dinner, or dinner can be purchased at High Camp restaurant. Telescopes will be provided and experts will be available to answer camper's questions. At 7am, everyone will be treated to a continental breakfast at High Camp.


To join, please make a reservation by calling Rich at Squaw Valley at (530) 452-4000. Please do this ASAP since this event fills up quickly. You will pay Squaw Valley directly. It is not necessary to associate your reservation with Saga North. The price is $75 for adults. This includes the Cable Car rides and the continental breakfast. Information can be found at Perseid Meteor Shower.

Send an email to trip leader Fred Schein, to let him know you will be joining the Saga North group, at .

You must bring your own camping equipment with a sleeping bag warm enough for the 8000' mountain-top elevation.

Saga members meet at the base of the Cable Car by 6:00pm on Friday, August 12th. As soon as everyone has arrived, we will all head up on the Cable Car. We must be on time; the Cable Car stops running at 6:30pm.

Optional Day Hike

Optionally, we may hike around Squaw Valley Saturday morning before riding the Cable Car down and returning home. Check these links for more information:
Hiking at Squaw
Hiking Trails
Squaw Valley Hiking Map


  • Friday, 1:30pm (or earlier)
    • leave the Bay Area, drive up to Squaw Valley
  • Friday, 6:00pm
    • Meet with the Saga North group at the base of the Cable Car
    • take the Cable Car to High Camp. The Cable Car stops at 6:30pm.
    • (optional) hike around High Camp
    • (optional) dinner at the mountain top cafe (not included in the Cable Car price)
    • experts provide briefing on using the telescopes
    • campfire activities
  • Friday, 10:00pm
    • the meteor shower viewing begins
  • Saturday, 7:00am
    • continental breakfast at High Camp
    • (optional) hiking around Squaw Valley
    • download on the Cable Car





Price: Don't pay SAGA North, but see costs below CLOSED (non-members welcome)
Please reserve by: 07/23/2011
Closed after: 08/05/2011
Reservation: Call Rich at (530)452-4000
Cable Car: TBA
Camping: bring tent, sleeping bag, towels
Dinner: at cost at High Camp (optional)
Dates: August 12 - 13, 2011

What's Included

Transportation: Car pool
Food: continental breakfast
Lodging: 1 night camping
Lift Tickets: 1 Cable Car ride

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