So Bored!

31 August 2022 Brockway Summit to Tahoe City (19 miles, +2,500/-3,600 feet). Ack! It happened again. Yesterday was so nice, and today I was really looking forward to a shower, food, beer, and bed in Tahoe City. But now I just feel SO bored! I usually really like hiking this time of year, when trails…

Back to the Tahoe Rim

30 August 2022 Mount Rose Summit to Brockway Summit (19 miles, +2,800/4,400 feet). A few years ago I tried to thru-hike the Tahoe Rim Trail. But the trail was completely covered in snow, making travel more difficult and water sources harder to access than I expected. I got completely dehydrated by the end of the…

Dehydration Before Desolation

Marlette Peak Campground to Kingsbury (25 miles, +3,000/-4,000 feet). Well, I did it again.  I’m leaving the trail today because I went too fast. On these solo trips I am always in such a hurry.  Eight days is a long time to be away from my family, so there is no way I want to…

Lost in the Snow

Mount Rose to Marlette Peak Campground (15 miles, +1,700/-1,600 feet). Today I started a solo attempt of the Tahoe Rim Trail, 165 miles of beautiful ups and downs that encircle Lake Tahoe.  My plan is to try to finish in about 8 days. I drove up from San Diego this morning, leaving at 2am (as…