Category Archives: West Shore

hikes near the West Shore of Lake Tahoe

Ward Creek Blvd to Twin Peaks – Tahoe Rim Trail

This hike was, except for a short section on a use trail, along the Tahoe Rim Trail segment between Tahoe City and Barker Pass.  It was an out-and-back day hike, 12.4 miles total, starting from a trailhead on Ward Creek … Continue reading

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Training can be fun! (reprise)

During the Memorial Day weekend at Lake Tahoe, I decided to reprise a training walk I’d done two years ago on the Lake Tahoe bikeway from Tahoe City south to Homewood and back, about 12 miles round trip.  I knew … Continue reading

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Meek’s Bay to Tahoe Rim Trail via Lake Genevieve and General Creek Trail

This out-and-back hike started at Meek’s Bay and went up to the Pacific Crest Trail / Tahoe Rim Trail.  I had previously hiked the first half of the route, as well as the section on the PCT/TRT, but I had … Continue reading

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Tahoe City bike path to Skylandia Park

I am tempted to title this post “Training Can Be Fun (Revisited)” because, in a way, it is a continuation of a training walk I did last August starting from the same place just west of Tahoe City on CA-89.  … Continue reading

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Rubicon Trail (northern portion)

The fact that this hike happened was a kind of serendipity.  Unlike the previous winter, which featured abundant snowfall starting before Thanksgiving, the current snow season is – unfortunately – very dry.  About a week into January I received an … Continue reading

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Stanford Rock Loop

This was a loop hike from Ward Creek Blvd, which takes off from CA-89 a few miles south of Tahoe City, past Stanford Rock and back to the road a short distance uphill from the start point.  For orientation, the … Continue reading

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Ellis Peak and Ellis Lake

The day of this hike I wanted to do a moderately short hike with some, but not too much, climbing.  The main reason was that it was only 3 days before I would walk a half marathon in the Bay … Continue reading

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