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We intended to hike from Mt. Rose Hwy Summit to Relay Peak, but fled the cold wind up there to do this hike through sheltered forest. Followed the Tahoe Rim Trail from the Hwy 267 trailhead northeast, then the spur to the Martis Peak Lookout. Nice fields of mule ears along the trail. Took the paved Martis Peak Road for part of the return hike.

 

Statistics:
9.72 mi (4.21 mi uphill, 4.42 mi downhill, 1.00 mi flat)
1600 ft total ascent  – 12.5 % uphill grade, 201.2 % downhill grade
5:01:09 total time (4:03:17 moving, 0:57:52 stopped)
0:25:01 pace (2.4 mph average speed, 47.6 mph max speed)
14.6 difficulty, 30.8 effort