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Ralston Peak Summit View

Trail Guide: Hiking Lake Tahoe’s Ralston Peak via Camp Sacramento (~2,800′ / ~6 miles / 5+ hours)

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Every time I reach the top of one of the peaks around Lake Tahoe, I feel like I spot a dozen more that I need to explore, it’s an endless adventure! For that reason (and some misunderstood advice), it took me almost a year to get to hike Ralston Peak so let me spare you from my mistake and say this: you want to do this trail, it’s truly one of the best! Ralston may not be the highest mountain…

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Me on the summit of Tallac

Trail Review: Hiking Tahoe’s Mount Tallac Trail (3,300′ / 10 miles / 5-8 hours)

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There are trails that are popular because of hype and trails that earn their crowds and Mount Tallac is definitely in the later group. Hiking Mount Tallac was my first adventure in the Lake Tahoe area when I moved to California and while others have added to my love of the area, there’s a reason why I’m glad to return to it at any time. Why is that you ask? Well, there’s just so much to make Mt. Tallac worth…

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Trail Guide: Winter Hiking to Lake Tahoe’s Round Top Mountain (~2,000 / 8 miles / 4-6 hours)

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One of the reasons I’m drawn to big mountains is of course those summit views: the further up you go, the less is in the way and all. While getting above everything else often requires a lot of effort, sometimes we luck out and find an amazing view that’s a lot closer to the road (or at least a lot less uphill.) That brings me to Round Top Mountain, a Tahoe Area hike that tops out at over 10,000′. A…

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