After landing in Reno to visit with @Amelia and do some backpacking in the Sierras, we have learned that the huge snow year is going to make things difficult for us. We have decided to attempt something with (hopefully) less snow: a short section of the Tahoe Rim Trail. This trip will be a four day out-and-back (two days each way) along the north-east section of the rim.
Be sure to look at the map to see photo locations, and a the GPS track for each day we hiked.
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Day 4 The 10 miles back to camp yesterday were over way too quickly. We ended-up arriving in camp at around 1pm. Because this was a State Park, with designated camping areas, there was nowhere else for us to camp for the day, and so we couldn't extend our hiking any further.
We decided to eat supper and go to bed early, then get up at 3am and attempt to hike the ridge back during the sunrise hours. In this photo, @brienne is getting her water ready for the early morning hike.
Day 3 Today we turned back, as this is an out-and-back trip. To keep things interesting, we decided to take the North Canyon Trail back to Marlette Peak Campground instead of the Tahoe Rim Trail. The North Canyon Trail follows a creek up to Marlette Lake, before turning and heading further up to the campground. The section of trail along the creek was the only area where we encountered significant bugs.