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17 Mar 2011 07:00 pm    Category: Skiing    

Tahoe Meadows

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Finally, a day with good weather and new snow, and it’s spring break. Went cross-country skiing at Tahoe Meadows, up to “Chickadee Ridge”, named for these birds, which are aggressive and wanting a handout. The snow was great, about 2 ft of fresh powder, tough for breaking trail but nice for downhill.

2.37 mi (0.87 mi uphill, 1.00 mi downhill, 0.47 mi flat)
400 ft total ascent – 14.7 % uphill grade, 82.4 % downhill grade
1:42:41 total time (1:30:48 moving, 0:11:53 stopped)
0:38:22 pace (1.6 mph average speed, 10.3 mph max speed)
3.9 difficulty, 6.2 effort

16 Dec 2010 01:00 pm    Category: Skiing    

Kyburz Flats – Sheep Camp Loop

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A great day for cross-country skiing at Kyburz Flats.  Except for a few bare spots on the first mile of Henness Pass Road from the highway (could have driven that), there was a perfect amount of snow: just enough to cover and ski on, but no effort to break a trail.  This route goes to the  Wheeler Sheep Camp (Basque shepherder oven exhibit), then around the Flats and up to a nice high meadow. The weather started out foggy, but turned sunny.


7.89 mi (2.67 mi uphill, 3.22 mi downhill, 1.97 mi flat)
500 ft total ascent – 9.1 % uphill grade, 92.4 % downhill grade
3:44:06 total time (3:32:25 moving, 0:11:41 stopped)
0:26:54 pace (2.2 mph average speed, 8.8 mph max speed)
5.5 difficulty, 9.3 effort

19 Feb 2007 11:59 pm    Category: Skiing    

Tahoe Meadows Cross-Country Ski

Went on a short cross-country ski run up to Tahoe Meadows with J. The snow was okay but not great, about 2 inches of new snow on top of hard-pack. Nice weather with views of Lake Tahoe, a little windy. Saw these traction kite skiers/snowboarders out in the meadows.

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2.22 mi (0.93 mi uphill, 0.93 mi downhill, 0.33 mi flat)
270 ft total ascent – 11.9 % uphill grade, 147.5 % downhill grade
1:20:48 total time (1:06:46 moving, 0:14:02 stopped)
0:30:05 pace (2.0 mph average speed, 9.7 mph max speed)
2.9 difficulty, 5.1 effort

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