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13 Apr 2014 05:12 pm    Category: Snowshoeing    

Tahoe Meadows to Chickadee Ridge

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Short hike over packed snow with microspikes, at Tahoe Meadows up to Chickadee Ridge. Not great snow, but a nice day.

Statistics:
2.20 mi (1.12 mi uphill, 0.81 mi downhill, 0.26 mi flat)
498 ft total ascent – 10.4 % uphill grade, 15.7 % downhill grade
1:19:45 total time (1:14:18 moving, 0:05:27 stopped)
0:33:49 pace (1.8 mph average speed, 4.3 mph max speed)
2.9 difficulty, 4.9 effort

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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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15 Dec 2013 06:49 pm    Category: Snowshoeing    

Tahoe Meadows

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First snowshoe hike of the season!  There is just enough snow at Tahoe Meadows from the recent snowstorms.  A very strong inversion—at 10 a.m. it was 26 degrees F in Reno at 4500 feet versus 49 degrees at the summit of the Mt Rose Highway at 8900 feet—made for spring-like snowshoeing. The air up there was clear with a bright blue sky, a welcome change from the dirty-looking trapped air in Reno (moderate pollution index today).

 

Statistics:

2.13 mi (0.91 mi uphill, 0.88 mi downhill, 0.31 mi flat)
380 ft total ascent (377 ft descent) – 9.9 % uphill grade, 10.1 % downhill grade
2:00:43 total time (1:06:16 moving, 0:54:27 stopped)
0:31:05 pace (1.9 mph average speed, 3.4 mph max speed)
2.1 difficulty, 3.8 effort

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