It was the perfect day with mild temperatures at the start and not too much wind at the peak, which made for a comfortable day long adventure. The sky and lake were as blue as I've ever seen them so it made for a perfect day atop the 9,738' peak.
I recommend this hike for anyone looking for a challenging workout, with a BIG payoff! The trail head is just past Camp Richardson.
Then on Friday, my husband and I took our mountain bikes to the infamous Flume Trail. I have only done this ride twice before so was excited to go back for the challenge and excitement of the most beautiful ride in America!
The ride begins at Spooner Lake and climbs North Canyon Road for approximately 5 miles. This segment of the ride is a wide open service road through aspen groves and challenging climbing to Marlette Lake. Once you get to Marlette Lake, it's a beautiful place to rest, eat and visit the pit toilet.
Once around the west side of Marlette Lake you navigate through a short, technical single track which almost immediately opens into expansive views of Lake Tahoe.