01 Feb 2014 09:32 pm    Category: Snowshoeing     

Lower Tahoe Meadows

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Just enough snow to snowshoe again after our recent weak snowstorm, the first in two months during the current drought. Snowshoe hike in the Tahoe Meadows area, from the lower parking area two miles southwest of the meadows. Snow depth 6″ to 2 feet. Good Lake Tahoe views on a clear cold day.

 

Statistics:
3.51 mi (1.56 mi uphill, 1.51 mi downhill, 0.40 mi flat)
600 ft total ascent – 13.3 % uphill grade, 185.5 % downhill grade
3:04:45 total time (2:39:58 moving, 0:24:47 stopped)
0:45:37 pace (1.3 mph average speed, 3.4 mph max speed)
6.7 difficulty, 10.5 effort

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19 Jan 2014 10:22 pm    Category: Truckee Meadows     

Airmail Arrow

From Air Mail Arrow 2014-01-19

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Hike to a concrete arrow on a hill south of the Mogul area of Reno, built as part of a navigation guide system for early U.S. Airmail pilots used in the 1920s and 1930s. The hiking route starts from the open space access point at Damselfly Drive & Riverflow Drive, follows single-track up to the Steamboat Ditch trail, takes the ditch trail to the Hole-in-the-Wall tunnel, then follows the pre-tunnel ditch route and uphill to the arrow. Found through this recent RGJ article.

 

Statistics:
3.58 mi (1.40 mi uphill, 1.40 mi downhill, 0.75 mi flat)
788 ft total ascent (746 ft descent) – 12.8 % uphill grade, 28.3 % downhill grade
1:48:54 total time (1:19:04 moving, 0:29:50 stopped)
0:22:02 pace (2.7 mph average speed, 4.9 mph max speed)
4.5 difficulty, 9.1 effort

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05 Jan 2014 07:59 pm    Category: Hiking     

Truckee River Inlet at Pyramid Lake

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A very nice excursion to Pyramid Lake with a hike to the Truckee River inlet at the south end of the lake.

 

Statistics:
4.00 mi (1.34 mi uphill, 1.38 mi downhill, 1.26 mi flat)
457 ft total ascent (454 ft descent) – 7.1 % uphill grade, 24.8 % downhill grade
2:08:16 total time (1:38:50 moving, 0:29:26 stopped)
0:24:42 pace (2.4 mph average speed, 3.4 mph max speed)
1.706 difficulty, 2.976 effort

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