Saturday, October 20, 2018

Tahoe Rim Trail

Back to Tahoe! what's not to love ? The goal of this trip was to ride the Tahoe Rim Trail. I had done a section of it before, on the previous trip I learned there was a shuttle up to the trail head, which makes it doable for the family.

Always a bit of an adventure, taking a trailer bike on a trail I haven't ridden myself before, but the length and reviews made it sound doable, but with a challenge factor.

The scenery is outstanding and worth it alone. Check the video, and ride along with us for a sample.

Washoe Lake on the east side of the Carson range. McClellan directly across the lake.

Maddy is getting bored of the ride to school and is ready to got back, even though it's now under about 24 feet of snow (at time of writing this).

Always good to end a ride with a hot tub :) Aaaaaaaaahhh

Sunday, October 7, 2018

Maddy Rides the Marlette flume trail.

Tahoe is one of the first places I visited when I moved to the US. The first impression of WOW hasn't faded one bit.

The water clarity is stunning, and there is so much more. Saturdays plan was to ride the famous flume trail.

We started the trail after riding the shuttle up to Spooner lake from . Max provides an excellent and friendly service there.

From Spooner there is about a 2.5 Mile climb ~1000ft to the saddle, and back down to Marlette Lake.  

I don't think there is an ugly lake in the vicinity of Tahoe... 

Even in the hail and sleet it was still beautiful.

The old log flume started right here.

And this is where the trail gets absolutely spectacular.

There might be better views of the lake :)

The trail itself is surprisingly smooth, and almost perfectly flat.

The rock formations are dramatic too.

The view does not get old.

Moss in the trees.

Changing Aspen.

And just like that we were done and next to Tunnel Creek cafe with lots of yummy food.

Time to relax.