Category ArchiveTahoe Rim Trail

09 Jun 2013 07:44 pm    Category: Tahoe Rim Trail    

Relay Peak

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Hike to Relay Peak (elev. 10338 ft), on the ridge west of Mt. Rose, from the Mt. Rose Summit trailhead on NV Hwy 431.  The route follows the bike trail and service road on the ascent, then descends via the new Tahoe Rim Trail back to the Galena Creek waterfall on the Mt. Rose trail. The new portion of the TRT is  routed through scenic areas with well-constructed, moderate grades.  Relay Peak via the TRT is a nice alternative to the very popular ascent of Mt. Rose, I only met a few people on the trail even though the trailhead parking lot was packed. The day started hot, 82 F at the trailhead at 11 a.m., but cooled off in the afternoon when a cold front came through with a little rain and (mostly) distant lightning.


10.41 mi (4.81 mi uphill, 3.81 mi downhill, 1.76 mi flat)
1600 ft total ascent – – 12.2 % uphill grade, 31.3 % downhill grade
4:49:46 total time (4:24:18 moving, 0:25:28 stopped)
0:25:22 pace (2.4 mph average speed, 5.2 mph max speed)
13.9 difficulty, 27.3 effort

06 Apr 2013 03:31 pm    Category: Tahoe Rim Trail    

Peak 7766 Tahoe Viewpoint

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Hike on a wintry Spring day to the Peak 7766 viewpoint spur trail from the Tahoe Rim Trail at the California Hwy 267 trailhead near Brockway Summit. I had intended to go snowshoeing near Mt. Rose, but the tantalizing patch of blue sky visible from Reno turned into fog with a cold brisk wind at the Mt. Rose highway summit–so I drove on to the TRT. This would be a good place to take visitors for a short hike with a Lake Tahoe view.

3.06 mi (1.43 mi uphill, 1.32 mi downhill, 0.30 mi flat)
700 ft total ascent (700 ft descent) – 13.0 % uphill grade, 38.4 % downhill grade
1:23:08 total time (1:17:52 moving, 0:05:16 stopped)
0:25:25 pace (2.4 mph average speed)
5.2 difficulty, 10.8 effort

01 Jul 2012 09:46 am    Category: Tahoe Rim Trail    

Tahoe Meadows to Peak 8777

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Hike from Tahoe Meadows to Peak 8777 via the Tahoe Rim Trail. There are several good viewpoints along this route for a lunch stop, at 1.2 miles, 2.4 miles, and 3.0 miles from the start.

7.88 mi (3.10 mi uphill, 3.15 mi downhill, 1.59 mi flat)
700 ft total ascent
3:30:10 total time (2:59:38 moving, 0:30:32 stopped)
0:22:47 pace (2.6 mph average speed)
8.9 difficulty, 19.4 effort

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