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Tuesday, September 6, 2016

South Lake Tahoe - Spooner Lake - Tahoe Rim TrailLake

Spooner Lake


Wednesday August 10, 2016: Day 3 Summer 2016 RV Trip
South Lake Tahoe - Spooner Lake - Tahoe Rim Trail

Lake Tahoe

The Water be Cold!

Quack!

No -that wasn't us; but I have (in Hawaii)
From Mono Lake, we drove north up the 395, but stopped nearly right away in Antelope Valley.  No, not the one in Los Angeles County, but a small turnoff where the "Walker River Runs Through It".  The troop exercised on the equipment and then we rolled nonstop into South Lake Tahoe.

Such a touristy town!  Split in half by Cali and Nevada, the Casino side gave way to Restaurants.  It was pretty neat but not exactly what I was expecting.  With the Ski lifts in the distance, this was surly a winter wonderland, in the cold winter that is.
 
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We danced around the water for a bit but did not partake in any water sports.  We ate some lunch and then rolled on out.  It was my first visit to this lake.  Rumor has it that the north end may be more up my wilderness alley..

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HIKE 3.58 MI ON 8/10/2016

DISTANCE

3.58
miles
CLIMB 

225 ft
AVAIL. POINTS
BEGINS IN:
Indian Hills, NV, United States
CREATED BY:
Jeremy Jacobus Best Time: 1:34:45
DESCRIPTION:
This is a 3.58 mi route in Indian Hills, NV, United States. The route has a total ascent of 225.73 ft and has a maximum elevation of 7,199.61 ft. 


Map Options
Map data ©2016 Google
200 m 
    
ELEVATION (ft)00.721.432.152.873.5869006969703871077176
START ELEVATION
7194 FT
MAX ELEVATION
7199 FT
GAIN
225 FT







Heading out of Tahoe along Hwy 50, we passed a turn off and felt the need for a hike.  We learned here about the Tahoe Rim Trail which travels North to South to the East of Lake Tahoe.  We intersected this trail at a fortunate point, to loop around Spooner Lake.  Lucky find - a much more doable loop compared to the ginormous liquid to the left...

Perhaps next time...
















This was an enjoyable easy walk.  Although, near the end, it did feel longer than it should have, like - are we going around this lake twice somehow?  Little Donnie was not too happy about the 200 foot climb at the end - wah!

The day is still young - off to Carson City and Reno!!!

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