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Tag: desolation wilderness

Tahoe Rim Trail- Echo Summit to Barker Pass

The Tahoe Rim Trail (aka TRT) is a 165-mile trail that circumnavigates the Lake Tahoe Basin.  This is part two of our 8-part series showcasing each section of the 165-Mile Tahoe Rim Trail.  The TRT is commonly divided into eight sections (where the trail meets roads or access points).  While many people do the TRT… Read More ›

TahoePix- Aloha

One of my favorite lakes:  Aloha Lake in Desolation Wilderness.  To me, visually stunning in a way that no photo can capture.  Hundreds of granite islands and peninsulas and clear, cold water make for epic exploration.

TahoePix- Tents and tired paws

A twofer this week.  There’s something about tent pics that represents a bit of home in the outdoors. Home is where you pitch it. Daisy Trail dog- sacked out on the “trail couch” in the camp living room/kitchen.

OcSNOWber Surprise!

Daisy Snow Dog and I made our second attempt on Ellis Ridge trail.    This time armed with snowshoes and Daisy’s snow coat (that helps keep snowballs from packing up in her fur).  We lucked out and showed up just as the weather was clearing. Fresh tracks once again.  Despite a bunch of 4WD trucks driving… Read More ›

Why we hate Tahoe

So why “Tahoe Sux?”  Isn’t that a bit negative for a blog? Here’s a snapshot of a conversation we’ve been having for 6 years now. “Well this sucks, I’m missing General Hospital!” Me- “How’s the weather?” H- “Oh it sucks today.  Glassy lake, blue skies, 70s” Me- “Wow that does suck?” or H- “What did… Read More ›

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