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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30 Nov 2013 09:56 pm    Category: Hiking     

Shortcut to Red Box Station

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Hike in the Angeles National Forest in the valley north of Mt. Wilson. Shortcut Trail to West Fork Trail to Red Box Station. Nice hike with a nice group.

Statistics:
9.59 mi (3.51 mi uphill, 4.01 mi downhill, 1.96 mi flat)
1520 ft total ascent (1710 ft descent) -
5:48:44 total time (4:26:35 moving, 1:22:09 stopped)
0:27:47 pace (2.2 mph average speed)
17.6 difficulty, 34.9 effort

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27 Nov 2013 08:20 pm    Category: Truckee Meadows     

Hoge North Loop

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Hike from the Hoge Road Trailhead on Peavine Peak. There are many possible loop routes in this area.  This route mostly follows single-track bike trails, starting on the Halo Trail, then to the Snowboard Bench, heading west and looping north on trail 21102 to “The Trees”. Return via the main dirt road and more single-track.

Statistics:
6.20 mi (2.60 mi uphill, 2.68 mi downhill, 0.92 mi flat)
920 ft total ascent – 12.7 % uphill grade, 48.8 % downhill grade
2:20:59 total time (2:13:22 moving, 0:07:37 stopped)
0:21:29 pace (2.8 mph average speed, 5.7 mph max speed)
8.3 difficulty, 17.6 effort

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