07 Sep 2014 09:39 pm    Category: Backpacking     

Five Lakes Basin

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Overnight backpacking trip to Five Lakes Basin in the Grouse Ridge Recreation Area.  Parked at the trailhead near Grouse Ridge NFS campground (6-mile dirt road, rough in places).  We camped between three lakes, nearest the biggest one at 6992 ft.  Lovely area with lots of granite and Lakes and great Fall weather.

 

Statistics:
8.48 mi (3.48 mi uphill, 3.50 mi downhill, 1.39 mi flat)
1600 ft total ascent
1 day 0:08:16 total time (4:32:41 moving, 19:35:35 stopped)
0:32:09 pace (1.9 mph average speed)
15.6 difficulty, 27.6 effort

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31 Aug 2014 08:16 pm    Category: Truckee Meadows     

East Keystone Poedunk Loop

Labor Day weekend hike on Peavine Peak. On ascent followed new Poedunk Trail, the returned via the Evans Canyon tunnel under McCarran Blvd and Rancho San Rafael Park. Photo above: harvesting the pasture/dog run area in the park, in preparation for the Reno Balloon Race next weekend.

Statistics:

6.55 mi (2.89 mi uphill, 3.01 mi downhill, 0.63 mi flat)
1172 ft total ascent (1072 ft descent) – 9.2 % uphill grade, 17.4 % downhill grade
2:31:11 total time (2:22:32 moving, 0:08:39 stopped)
0:21:45 pace (2.8 mph average speed, 14.2 mph max speed)
5.6 difficulty, 11.7 effort


03 Aug 2014 08:28 pm    Category: Tahoe Rim Trail     

Dardanelles Lake

 

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Hike to Dardanelles Lake in the Eldorado Naitonal Forest from the Big Meadow Trailhead on CA Hwy 89 west of Luther Pass. Trail starts on the Tahoe Rim Trail.

Statistics:
8.35 mi (3.48 mi uphill, 3.40 mi downhill, 1.45 mi flat)
1400 ft total ascent – 13.0 % uphill grade, 43.7 % downhill grade
4:13:32 total time (3:36:14 moving, 0:37:18 stopped)
0:25:53 pace (2.3 mph average speed, 18.7 mph max speed)
12.2 difficulty, 24.8 effort


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