Aug 25, 2013 at 1:56 pm #1306929
174 miles in 5.5 days and I didn't get ANYWHERE!
Tahoe Rim Trail is the ultimate example of journey > destination…
Well. I am sure Wonderland or Great Western Loop qualify…
Suddenly I am of the impression that the PCT is not as well graded as I thought… Compared to the Tahoe Rim Trail, some of it is downright steep!
I started Friday the 9th of August in Tahoe City and started walking northwest out of town. Ever wonder how to get on top of the bluffs above the Truckee River? It is the TRT! Mileage on easily graded trail came easily. It is possible to mountain bike well over half of the route, and I certainly saw a lot of cyclists!
It was a fantastic journey, and dry! I didn't expect to have to carry water for 20 plus miles! A full journal can be found on trail journals.
Tahoe Rim Trail Journal
Please check out the video I made, not just photos, but real live video!
Tahoe Rim Trail Video
Help me out and subscribe too! Lots of other videos! Long Trail, Sierra High Route, etc…Aug 25, 2013 at 5:31 pm #2018560
Eugene SmithBPL Member
@eugeneiusLocale: Nuevo Mexico
I always enjoy your videos Gabriel, thanks for sharing.Aug 25, 2013 at 5:40 pm #2018562
Thanks for watching! It's fun making them! You can tell I'm a folk music dork though. Had enough fiddle tunes?
Might be a couple more videos coming this fall. Heading down to the Sierras for some climbing for the next couple weeks.Aug 25, 2013 at 5:55 pm #2018567
Ken T.BPL Member
I always worry about breaking teeth with the harp. Excellent video. great trip. Thanks.Aug 26, 2013 at 6:26 am #2018679
Jake DBPL Member
Nice, that looks like a fun trip to do. I liked the Long Trail videos too since I did that last year NOBO… i'm not sure I could leave Starks Nest into the rain like that haha..Aug 26, 2013 at 7:55 am #2018691
Kate MagillBPL Member
[Thread drift, but…]
When I end-to-ended the Long Trail, I too soldiered on from Stark's Nest in lashing rain. Moreover, there was a dayhiker at the shelter who offered to give me the keys to her car if I wanted to go into town for a resupply, as long as I brought it back to the trailhead in an hour or so. I passed up the offer because it seemed, well, complicated, and I had plenty of food. But I did kick myself later. I was new to the concept of trail magic. :)
Thanks so much for the TRT journal and vid…we're hoping to be up there next month!Sep 5, 2013 at 2:58 pm #2022186
No worries on the thread drift. thanks for watching the Long Trail vid! it actually cleared up nicely that day. Became rather sultry and humid… I'm a nice guy and all, but I don't know if I would offer my keys to some random stinky thru hiker! Hah! Quite the trail magic indeed! Though I would probably pass on it as well.
Long Trail and Tahoe Rim are both great! Good for a shorter hike. This is a great time for both. And the Rim fire is finally subsiding a bit so it will be less smoky as well. Maybe we'll even get some rain at some point… hard to bet on in Tahoe until November… It is just so dern mild here in fall! Sheesh!Sep 6, 2013 at 2:54 pm #2022470
I sub your YouTube channel and have previously watched the video. Well done man!Sep 9, 2013 at 8:43 am #2023314
Thanks for watching! I do appreciate it and hope people get some enjoyment or ideas.
Might not be many backpacking videos left this year. Just climbing, so a little less relevant, but czech em out anyway!Sep 9, 2013 at 9:07 am #2023321
Tom ClarkBPL Member
@tomclarkLocale: East Coast
Nice video. It looked like a great trip since I couldn't feel the heat or dust as you were hiking up that dirt road.
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