Category Archives: Sierra County

Pacific Crest Trail – Tahoe NF Rd 86 to NF Rd 07

The Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) in northern Nevada and southern Sierra Counties features wonderful views of the northern Sierras, with a mixture of mountain and lake views, beautiful forest, and open hillsides.  This point-to-point group hike covered 11.6 miles of … Continue reading

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Lacey Valley Trail: southern section

This is the second of two posts (see here for the first post) about a hike on the recently-opened Lacey Valley Trail.  The area around the trail is owned and managed by the Truckee Donner Land Trust.   The trail, located … Continue reading

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Lacey Valley Trail: northern section

The Lacey Valley Trail has recently opened to the public.  It is located off Forest Road 07, about 8 miles west of the Little Truckee Summit on CA-89, in the Tahoe National Forest in Sierra County.  The trail and surrounding … Continue reading

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PCT – Paradise Lake Trail to Tahoe NF Road 86

The Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) winds through the Tahoe National Forest for almost 40 miles in Nevada and Sierra Counties between I-80 and CA-49 near Sierra City.  For this hike I covered a little less than 8 miles of trail … Continue reading

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Early spring colors – Lake Tahoe area

Spring comes later to the Sierras than to the Bay Area, due to the elevation difference.  In this post I want to show some early spring colors in the Lake Tahoe area, mostly around 6500 feet elevation, during a visit … Continue reading

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