TRT Day 11

⇽ day 10  •  TRT home  •  day 12 ⇾

Watson Lake to Ridge near Mud Lake
2014 july 11

Total distance: 18.65 mi
Max elevation: 9318 ft
Min elevation: 6978 ft
Total climbing: 3947 ft

Being ahead of schedule meant that we had the luxury of eating one of our dinners for breakfast.  

TRT Day 10

⇽ day 9  •  TRT home  •  day 11 ⇾

Page Meadows to Watson Lake
2014 july 10

Total distance: 18.29 mi
Max elevation: 7913 ft
Min elevation: 6306 ft
Total climbing: 3140 ft

We slept in until 6:45 this morning, but after finally getting up, we packed up camp quickly and set on our way to Tahoe City and the promise of a big breakfast.  

TRT Day 9

⇽ day 8  •  TRT home  •  day 10 ⇾

Richardson Lake to Page Meadows
2014 july 9

Total distance: 20.16 mi
Max elevation: 8438 ft
Min elevation: 6348 ft
Total climbing: 3947 ft

Once more, wonky elevation at 17.6 miles due to gps tracking my bath in the creek.  

TRT Day 8

⇽ day 7  •  TRT home  •  day 9 ⇾

Susie Lake to Richardson Lake
2014 july 8

Total distance: 18.63 mi
Max elevation: 9288 ft
Min elevation: 6161 ft
Total climbing: 7618 ft

(again, wonky elevation due to gps tracking while swimming)

From our creekside campsite we started the upward trek toward Dicks Pass.  

TRT Day 7

⇽ day 6  •  TRT home  •  day 8 ⇾

Ridge above Echo Summit – Susie Lake
2014 july 7

Total distance: 14.98 mi
Max elevation: 8438 ft
Min elevation: 7405 ft
Total climbing: 2372 ft

We broke down camp on the ledge and then made the trek down the hill toward Echo Lake.  

TRT Day 6

⇽ day 5  •  TRT home  •  day 7 ⇾

Dardanelles Lake to Ridge above Echo Summit
2014 july 6

Total distance: 13.83 mi
Max elevation: 8934 ft
Min elevation: 7694 ft
Total climbing: 2585 ft

During breakfast, Carlos passed us a couple of delicious avocados that we held onto for the next couple of lunches.  

TRT Day 5

⇽ day 4  •  TRT home  •  day 6 ⇾

Saxon Creek to Dardanelles Lake
2014 july 5

Total distance: 11.91 mi
Max elevation: 9091 ft
Min elevation: 6860 ft
Total climbing: 6965 ft

(altitude goes wonky at the end because I’d left my gps tracking while swimming in the lake)

The trail was an easy descent all morning until hitting the 89 and the Big Meadow trailhead parking lot where Carlos had left his car.  

TRT Day 4

⇽ day 3  •  TRT home  •  day 5 ⇾

Mott Canyon to Saxon Creek
2014 july 4

Total distance: 16.49 mi
Max elevation: 9367 ft
Min elevation: 8054 ft
Total climbing: 3258 ft

Carlos’ magical bag produced its first goodies this morning: boiled eggs for breakfast!  

TRT Day 3

⇽ day 2  •  TRT home  •  day 4 ⇾

South Camp Peak to Mott Canyon
2014 july 3

Total distance: 16.84 mi
Max elevation: 8839 ft
Min elevation: 7241 ft
Total climbing: 2877 ft

Today we had extra motivation—not only were we meeting up with friends later, but we were planning on lunch at the Fox and Hound pub in Kingsbury where we’d stop for our resupply.  

TRT Day 2

⇽ day 1  •  TRT home  •  day 3 ⇾

Marlette Peak Camp to South Camp Peak
2014 july 2

Total distance: 16.17 mi
Max elevation: 9035 ft
Min elevation: 7129 ft
Total climbing: 3524 ft

After leaving Marlette Peak camp, the trail navigates through the woods, and then opens out to an open ridge looking east over Nevada.