Afoot & Afield: Tahoe-Reno: 201 Spectacular Outings in the Lake Tahoe Region
by Mike White (Wilderness Press)
© 2016 Mike White/Wilderness Press. All Rights Reserved.
A word of caution: drive THROUGH the park and down the dirt road until you can't drive any longer (about 3 or 4 miles on the other side of the park there is a dirt clearing near some railroad tracks...this is the 'parking lot' for the trail start. I walked from the park all the way down this dirt road just to get to the parking lot...wasting loads of time...Once there, however, it was nice and shaded by the spruce and pine typical of the Eastern Sierra. The climb is gradual with a few steep pitches, dusty, and dry until you finally break the tree line up the granite. There was still a decent bit of snow at the peak, but nothing that covered the trail. The view from the top was astounding! Beautiful! Although the start of the hike was a bit monotonous (walking through a 'tunnel' of trees, this hike is worthwhile if you ultimately want an eagle's vantage of the surrounding mountains.
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