Monday, August 18, 2014

Tahoe Rim Trail: Week 10

Week 10: Ward Canyon to Tahoe City

This is the shortest run we will have in our Tahoe Rim Trail adventure with an expected milage of 5 miles.  We can have an easy week, it is good because Katie T. is working out some bad feelings in her lower legs.  We meet bright and early and head to Tahoe City as we shuttle ourselves this week.  One car at the end in Tahoe City and another to the start of the trail at Ward Creek Boulevard where we left the trail last week.  

Quickly the trail heads up a gentle incline into the thick forest.  Before we even get warmed up we have made it to the well known Page Meadows.  The trail opens up as we run through the grass that is showing it's golden fall colors.  Back in the distance we can see the mountains we climbed last week. 

From here the trail was perfect.  Soft, relatively flat and tacky as we wind through trees and even past  a few smaller meadows.

Then we start to head downhill and come to a fork just as the ankle breakers get really bad.  We stop to make sure we stay on the Tahoe Rim Trail… yes, this is the way.  

We stop to appreciate the beautiful trees and life around us.  

Then down a few switchbacks to the Truckee River.  What a great end to a short, easy day on the trail…. Too bad it's only 9am and not quite hot enough yet to jump in! 

We will proudly be sending a check to the Tahoe Safe Alliance in celebration of another section of the Tahoe Rim Trail completed! Thank you for all the work you do for those in need in the Tahoe area.  

Next week we will be running from Tahoe City to Watson Lake.  We will be running for the Truckee Trails Foundation.  With our love of running, real estate and being outdoors we support the Truckee Trails vision for trails and an interconnected community and appreciate the work that goes into making this vision a reality for our community.

Katie Tyler

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