Incline Flume is a hiking and biking trail in Incline Village-Crystal Bay, Nevada. It is within Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit and Lake Tahoe Nevada State Park Spooner Backcountry. It is 6.3 miles long and begins at 7,725 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 12.7 miles with a total elevation gain of 2,582 feet.
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"During the last half of the 19th century, the slopes of the Tahoe Basin were almost completely denuded of timber, primarily to provide lumber for the mines of the Comstock Lode and the town of Virginia City. Consequently, the trees that visitors see around the lake nowadays are almost always second-growth timber. While understanding that the forest around Lake Tahoe was the principal source of lumber for the region seems straightforward, the delivery system of that lumber to the Comstock, two mountain ranges and an intervening valley away, isn’t quite as obvious."
--Mike White, Afoot & Afield: Tahoe-Reno: 201 Spectacular Outings in the Lake Tahoe Region (Wilderness Press).
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