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    Francesca Orvis reviewed Mount Rose Trail

    about 2 years ago

    I have now done this trail twice. This time, we started our hike right when the sun was starting to rise and so the first hour was just incredibly beautiful as we walked along the sunrise. The trail got harder with more incline, but we made it to the summit without needing to take any breaks. It took us 2 hours and 15 minutes to summit. The top is very cold and windy, but we celebrated with a picnic breakfast involving mimosas and scones. It was such a beautiful view and a wonderful way to spend a morning.

    Francesca Orvis completed Mount Rose Trail

    about 2 years ago

    Francesca Orvis saved Jobs Peak

    about 2 years ago

    Francesca Orvis reviewed Freel Peak Trail

    about 2 years ago

    We had a very hard time finding the trailhead. We passed it and went into Big Meadows where we asked for help. They had us turn around and we went into an unmarked forest service road on our left hand side driving back towards Luther Pass. After a very rough road, (make sure you have an SUV or truck) we finally found the trailhead. Again, not marked. The trail was difficult, I would say, and we made it to the summit in three hours. Very sandy and rocky, but absolutely stunning. From the top, the view was incredibly breathtaking. From Freel, we then continued on to tackle Job's Sister, where we lost the trail but trudged and rock climbed our way up. From there, we basically sand surfed our way down to the saddle between Job's Sister and Job's Peak. From Job's peak we took the normal trail which eventually led us back to our car. It felt like a real adventure, and fifteen miles and three summits felt like a real accomplishment.

    Francesca Orvis completed Mount Tallac Trail

    about 2 years ago

    Francesca Orvis reviewed Mount Tallac Trail

    about 2 years ago

    It was a beautiful hike with beautiful views! Not too hard, not too easy, it made for a wonderful Sunday.

    Francesca Orvis saved Mount Tallac Trail

    about 2 years ago

    Francesca Orvis saved Five Lakes Trail

    about 2 years ago

    Francesca Orvis reviewed Half Dome Trail

    about 2 years ago

    This hike was certainly challenging but so rewarding. We got up at 3:30 in the morning so we could drive there and start by 5:30. The hike was tough but the views were incredible. The cables were scary for me, but as long as you are careful and use gloves you will be fine. We were so tired by the end of it that we ran back through the throng of tourists because we were so anxious to be back at the car.

    Francesca Orvis completed Half Dome Trail

    about 2 years ago

    Francesca Orvis reviewed Jobs Peak

    about 2 years ago

    I found this trail to be difficult going up, but the view was definitely worth it. The whole hike took us maybe 3 hours, if I am remembering correctly and was close enough for a lovely afternoon in the Potholes.

    Francesca Orvis completed Jobs Peak

    about 2 years ago

    Francesca Orvis saved Susie and Heather Lakes

    about 2 years ago

    Francesca Orvis saved Tahoe Donner Trails

    about 2 years ago

    Francesca Orvis saved Mount Rose

    about 2 years ago