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Jan 18, 2013
Leading the eponymous pitch.
As much as I'm looking forward to the splitter weather at Cookie and Arch Rock this weekend, I'm also stoked for next weekend, when I'm taking a date to go snowshoeing around Tahoe. Only problem is that I need beta - does anyone have a recommendation for a good trail, on either the north or south side of the lake? I've heard that Castle Peak near Boreal is good, but it'd be nice to be up near Eagle Lake Cliff or somewhere similar, where we could get a view of the lake and Emerald Bay. A distance of between 5 & 10mi would be ideal, probably no more than 1000' of gain. Mr. Yefferson
Joined Oct 19, 2011
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Jan 18, 2013
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Castle Peak is awesome. I highly recommend. AdamB
From Chattanooga, TN
Joined Jul 17, 2008
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Jan 18, 2013
You don't need snowshoes to walk on either of those trails right now. They are packed solid. If you wanted to get off the trail, you'll need them. Otherwise hiking boots and maybe a trekking pole is sufficient.

Maybe check out a segment of the Tahoe Rim Trail? An easy peak?
bergbryce
From California
Joined Aug 23, 2009
112 points
Jan 18, 2013
Carson Pass, past the west side of Elephant's Back, south/southwest to Round Top Peak, 10,380' (I think). Nice view of Lake Tahoe from a beautiful summit if clear. Little bit of work, kind of a long day, but worth the trouble. It's good to be in shape for this one, but eminently doable. One of the best.

If you drop a car at Kirkwood, or bum a ride from Kirkwood back to the summit, you can make a long day trip from Round Top to Kirkwood and avoid the out-and-back.

Don't forget your friggin' SnoPark Pass!
TWK
Joined Sep 15, 2012
164 points
Jan 23, 2013
Leading the eponymous pitch.
Thanks, all, for the suggestions. I was also considering that Mt. Ralston or another trail around Desolation Wilderness could be a good option. Any thoughts?

AdamB - I'm willing to bet the snowshoeing in NC isn't that good. But I imagine the friction is delightful.
Mr. Yefferson
Joined Oct 19, 2011
10 points
Jan 23, 2013
The West Desert...it's not just for climbing, suck...
I think the Tahoe Rim Trail is also a good idea. Not too hard but you get views down both sides of the Sierra Crest: Tahoe to the west and Carson Valley to the east.

Here is a pic I took snowshoeing this trail two years ago:

Speaks for itself  January 2011
Speaks for itself

January 2011
Aerili
From Salt Lake City, UT
Joined Mar 5, 2007
2,516 points
Jan 24, 2013
Black Boulder Problem, sent after a generous skin ...
haven't had a chance to explore the snowshoeing yet, but yes, the friction is stupendous. AdamB
From Chattanooga, TN
Joined Jul 17, 2008
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