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    Tahoe Rim Trail Run 7/15-16

    Just a PSA that this weekend is the TRT 100 mile running race. It'll be on many trails on the East Shore between Mt Rose and Spooner: TRT, N Canyon, Red House, Tyrolian, Incline Flume (not THE Flume) etc. The trails are open but there could be some traffic.

    Tahoe Rim Trail Endurance Runs | A glimpse of heaven … a taste of hell.


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    I drove past one of the trailheads for the Rim Trail today on my way from Mammoth to Sacramento via Monitor Pass. I was jealous of all the shade.

    I've never been to Lake Tahoe except a small area near Heavenly where the casinos are. I was surprised at how much more dense the trees are than in Mammoth. Elevation I guess. On the flipside though... it was much hotter than Mammoth :-/.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OffTheTop View Post
    I drove past one of the trailheads for the Rim Trail today on my way from Mammoth to Sacramento via Monitor Pass. I was jealous of all the shade.

    I've never been to Lake Tahoe except a small area near Heavenly where the casinos are. I was surprised at how much more dense the trees are than in Mammoth. Elevation I guess. On the flipside though... it was much hotter than Mammoth :-/.
    Ironically, those dense trees are the result of logging decades ago. Most of the forest surrounding Tahoe is not in a natural state.

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    Isn't there still some snow up there?

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    There's still snow on the north facing slopes at high elevation. Most of the lower trails are open now though. And most of the very high elevation trails still under snow are hikes rather than rides anyway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cohenfive View Post
    Isn't there still some snow up there?
    I talked to a buddy in Incline who said the first 2 miles from the meadows are still holding a lot of snow. Coming in from Tunnel Creek makes for a good out and back.

    I also talked to some thru-hikers who said the race volunteers were cutting steps in the snow on the steeper sections to make it easier for the runners.

    Yes that's two pieces of info that are prefaced with "I talked to someone who said...." so take them with a grain of salt.


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    Thanks. My rides on TRT start at Mt Rose...sounds like the trail isn't ready yet. Hopefully it is sometime before it starts snowing again!

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    TRT from Spooner to Kingsbury is open and snow free right now (aside from a few small drifts). The Flume Trail is also open. Tried the Incline Flume trail about 3 weeks ago and it still had too much snow on it, but it's melting fast. Mt. Rose is gonna be a while... I'm heading up on Saturday for a hike so I'll take a look.

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    Yikes, endurance run in snow, with steps. That's a recipe for disaster.

    I've run enough snow to know that you can get injured multiple ways
    - Slipping
    - Believing you are going to slip, not slipping, and overcompensating
    - Punching through
    - Believing you are going to punch through and not punching through
    - Etc.

    Steps will get rounded off, and very firm and slick over time. Hope they have people out with salt and sand maintaining these areas.

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