From the front door of my home in Incline Village, NV, all the way back to my front door, this 176 mile, 8 day trek was fantastic. As the Tahoe Rim Trail Assoc. says, this trips touts endless spectacular views of Lake Tahoe and the surrounding High Sierra…
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Scott had recently been a voice actor in an NPR documentary about the Lewis & Clark Expedition…so that’s what we did…for 8 days!
Campfires every night!
Entering the Desolation Wilderness from the north.
Scott Coopwood, having just completed his role as lead actor in the 2006 Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival, on trail in the Desolation Wilderness below Agassis and Price Peaks.
Clyde Lake sunset; Desolation Wilderness
South Lake Tahoe; Mt. Tallac in the distance.
Freel Peak; Lake Tahoe’s highest peak at 10,881′.
Star Lake; below Job’s Sister, Lake Tahoe’s second highest peak at 10,823′.
A section of the TRT was through civilization (it has been re-routed since through backcountry). This is Stagecoach on the East side of Heavenly Ski Resort.
The East Side in Nevada. Lake Tahoe is largely in a transition zone between alpine and desert conditions, so the last several days were through semi-arid High Desert.
Lake Tahoe and Emerald Bay.
Dried, and still pretty, desert flowers.
The original pipe that brought water from the Tahoe Basin (Marlett Lake reservoir) to the Comstock mines (1859-1878) in Virginia City, NV.
North Lake Tahoe
Day 8: tired, dirty…and happy!