The Tahoe Area Sierra Club has several outings planned for August, including this weekend:
Aug. 18, Sat. Mt. Lola Hike
Mt Lola is the highest mountain in the Sierra Nevada north of Lake Tahoe. This is a strenuous hike of 10 miles and 3,000 ft elevation gain. You can see Mt. Lassen and on a very clear day a possible glimpse of Mt. Shasta. Dogs OK. Meet at Truckee Ranger Station at 8:30 a.m. to ride to the trail head.
Leader Glenn Polochko (775) 477-3947 days; (530) 587-5906 evenings; or gpolochko@ yahoo.com
Aug 19, Sun. Tahoe Rim Trail Hike #3
This is the continuation of a series of hikes around the Tahoe Rim Trail. This hike will be a 16 mile section on Lake Tahoe’s South shore from the Echo Summit trailhead south to Big Meadows. Call or e-mail for details. Dogs OK Leader: Bryan Holzbauer (775-265-1586) or firstname.lastname@example.org
August 19, Sun. Hike from Meeks Bay to Emerald Bay
This is a nice long hike (about 15 miles) with a small amount of elevation gain and loss. We will go by Crag, Stony Ridge, and the Velma Lakes There will be a spring ski tour offered through Desolation in April (depending on conditions) So, this is bit of a scout for the later tour to become familiar with the route. Bring two lunches, three liters of water and the ability to walk the day. Elevation gain and loss will be about 3,000 feet on a well-maintained trail. Call to reserve. We will meet at 7 a.m. in Emerald Bay, with a return time before dark. Limited to 8. Leader, Jon Taylor (775-265-2496) or jontaylor@ nanosecond.com.
Aug. 25, Sat. Hole in the Ground Bike
High intermediate mountain bike ride of I7 miles and 2800 ft elevation gain with some loose, sandy, rocky down hill. We will snack at Sand Ridge Lake and lunch at Lola Montes Lake. Swimming at both lakes is pleasurable. No Dogs. Meet at Castle Peak exit on 180 north side at 9:30 am. Leader Glenn Polochko (775-407-3947) days, (530-587-5906) eve or gpolochko@yahoo .com
Aug. 25, Sat. Desolation Wilderness Grand Tour
This moderate paced but strenuous loop hike through the heart of Desolation Wilderness will pass its most beautiful lakes. 2000 ft elevation gain: 13 miles, Very steep descent. Bring 3 quarts of water, big lunch, sun screen, hat, jacket. Limit 10 people. Call AFTER June 1 for meeting time and place. Leader Lucy DuPertius (530-573-0965)
Aug 26, Sun. Tahoe Rim Trail Bike #4
This is the continuation of an series of hikes around the Tahoe Rim Trail. This hike will be a 21 mile section the East side of Lake Tahoe from the Spooner Summit trail head North to Tahoe Meadows. Call or e-mail for details. Dogs OK. Leader: Bryan Holzbauer (775-265-1586) or email@example.com.
August 26, Sun. Hike from Emerald Bay to Fallen Leaf Lake
This is a continuation of the hike on the I9th, we will be go in a Emerald Bay and come out at Fallen Leaf Lake at the Glen Alpine Trailhead. We will be going over Dicks Pass so elevation gain and loss will be about 6,000 feet, on a well-maintained trail. Bring two lunches and 3 liters of water. Again this is a “scout’ for a possible spring ski tour through Desolation in April, so be prepared to walk the entire rim. Call to reserve. Limit 8 people. We will meet at 7AM at Emerald Bay with a return time before dark.
Leader Jon Taylor (775-265-2496) or firstname.lastname@example.org
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