The Lake Trail, Lake Tahoe

Discussion in 'Bikepacking' started by mike, Aug 13, 2018.



  1. mike

    mike iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Western US
    Name:
    Mike O
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    GG Smash
    Right on, Ev. Yes, they are working with USFS on the routing/trail. The word I get is that it could take a year or many to finish the trail, and I don't know what factors weigh in that.

    LOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    His vision is for this route to be patterned after some of the European through-trails that are user friendly to all, and include frequent enough resupply stops for hikers and not spending a lot of time off the trail. So yes, the present raw nature of it seems like a temporary developmental thing. Chris has spent a lot of time on his moto and researching ways to link it up. So many crafty little alternates to the TRT, and, it's amazing how expansive is the network of passages around a place like Tahoe.

    I'm hopeful for an incredible final product. Meanwhile, the less refined among us can get all the rawness they can handle without too much remote commitment. I can see this becoming one of the standards. I'll share more as possible...

    Thanks, Luis! I would have taken longer if I had stuck more to the route. Like maybe a week!

    No Stanford Rock climb. It stays down low through there all the way to Meeks Bay.

    Holler if/when you coming up :thumbsup:
     
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  2. 406

    406 Member

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    San Diego
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    Brian
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    Ripmo
    Nice!
     
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  3. mike

    mike iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Western US
    Name:
    Mike O
    Current Bike:
    GG Smash
    I can see a spammer not wanting to invest unnecessary effort trying to appear like a normal user, wasting time on trivialities like reading the posted content.
     
  4. MrGreedom

    MrGreedom Well-Known Member

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    Los Angeles
    Name:
    Ryan
    Current Bike:
    BH Lynx6
    But these algorithms for them are getting much more interesting.
     
  5. mike

    mike iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Western US
    Name:
    Mike O
    Current Bike:
    GG Smash
    A timely bump, I guess. :geek:

    The Lake Trail, or some permutation of it, is on my summer to-do list, around August. I love solo, but if some ‘core freak was amped for loaded mileage binging... 3-4 days with a guide and re-supply points would make it pretty sane.

    If you’re a mountain biker (even one from Ukraine) with a bent for technical XC, winging it, primitive camping and laughing at HAB, you need to do this. It’s an unforgettable way to see Lake Tahoe, and it’s loaded with world-class ST.
     
  6. mike

    mike iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Western US
    Name:
    Mike O
    Current Bike:
    GG Smash
    These guys keep refining this ride; beta v5 looks like it got tighter to the Lake in the (obviously) incomplete/troublesome spots. The SW area is where it hugs the Lake to avoid a big swath of yet-to-be-developed trail. Queues added as well.

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    Repeating: If ST bikepacking and some HAB on world-class tech terrain in a most incredible yet uncommitted location/setting sounds fun to you, put it on your to-do list.

    Better still, if you can gut out ~40 miles a day and have a handful of days off and a raging attitude, load your bags and get up here. You few and proud know who you are. What ya need, a fuking red carpet or something...I did it last year, and will have access to vehicle support. This destined-to-be-classic going to slip by you again??? I'm going no matter what, no schedule yet but late Sept is ideal. PM if you want it bad.
     
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