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    Michael Tanchek completed Alvord Lake Trail

    over 1 year ago

    Michael Tanchek reviewed Clark Trail

    almost 3 years ago

    Michael Tanchek reviewed Relay Peak Trail

    almost 3 years ago

    Took the road route in and up to the top and came out through Galena Creek and the Mt. Rose Trail. Good views in all directions. Hiked out with a couple of guys from New Brunswick who had just finished up the Western States 100...seriously hardcore...

    Michael Tanchek completed Relay Peak Trail

    almost 3 years ago

    Michael Tanchek completed Rush Creek Trail to Agnew Lake

    almost 3 years ago

    Michael Tanchek reviewed Parker Lake Trail

    almost 3 years ago

    Pleasant little hike. Great views of Mono Lake and Mono Craters on the way up.

    Michael Tanchek completed Parker Lake Trail

    almost 3 years ago

    Michael Tanchek completed Mount Tallac Trail

    almost 3 years ago

    Michael Tanchek completed Ellis Peak Trail

    almost 3 years ago

    Michael Tanchek reviewed Tahoe Rim Trail, Spooner Summit - Kingsbury Grade

    about 3 years ago

    Good little hike from Spooner to Kingsbury. The overlook at the "George Miller memorial Bench" on south Camp Peak is one of the best you'll find on the entire Rim Trail.

    Michael Tanchek reviewed Ash Canyon Road to Snow Valley Peak Trail

    about 3 years ago

    Didn't actually go all the way up to Snow Valley Peak from the Ash Canyon side because I was more interested in linking up with the Hobart Road above the Reservoir. The road can be four-wheeled up to the point where it forks to the Hobart Road to the north and Snow Valley Peak to the south, but I hiked it. The road is all uphill, but it gets pretty steep after about two and a half miles ("Landing 2".) There are new mileage markers along the road. Accordingly, It's five miles to the parking area on the connector road over to Hobart. Great views from the tops of Ash and Vicee Canyons.

    Michael Tanchek completed Hunter Creek Trail

    about 3 years ago

    Michael Tanchek reviewed Scotchman Peak

    over 3 years ago

    Climbed Scotchman Peak in the early 80s as a training hike with the David Thompson Search team...I'm pretty sure Lance Schelvan and dave radetich came along on that one...

    Michael Tanchek completed Scotchman Peak Trail

    over 3 years ago

    Michael Tanchek completed Little Spar Lake Trail

    over 3 years ago

    Michael Tanchek reviewed Little Spar Lake Trail

    over 3 years ago

    Wandered all over back when I lived in Troy...Little Spar is in the Scotchman Peak area and I took the trail in a couple of times back in the early 80s.

    Michael Tanchek completed Eagle Lake Trail

    over 3 years ago

    Michael Tanchek completed Young Lakes Trail Loop

    almost 4 years ago

    Michael Tanchek reviewed Caples Lake To Emigrant Lake

    almost 4 years ago

    Michael Tanchek completed Showers Lake

    almost 4 years ago

    Michael Tanchek reviewed Hwy 88 To Showers Lake

    almost 4 years ago

    Michael Tanchek reviewed Granite Chief Trail

    almost 4 years ago

    Hiked the Granite chief Trail with rick Hackman and Bill Vance on our way to the summit of Granite chief Mountain. The trail head is across the street from the west end of the Squaw village parking lot (really, it is; look for the sign that says "Trail" on the side of the building where they store the snow plowing equipment.) The trail climbs up Squaw Creek for about three miles to the junction with the PCT. Turn right (northish) to head for Donner Summit or left (southish) towards Granite Chief and Mexico. We went left. The trail follows the upper reaches of Squaw Creek with some great views of Lake Tahoe and Squaw Valley's High Camp. At about a mile and a half, there is a pass where the trail drops down into the Middle Fork of the American River. The ridgeline goes northwest to Granite Chief and southeast to Emigrant and Squaw Peaks. The route to the top of the Granite Chief is up about a quarter mile of sandy steep slope. Great views and geocache and summit registers on top. We went down by way of High Camp (the folks at Squaw Valley are nice enough to let you ride the tram down for no charge if you are crazy or ambitious enough to walk up.) The trail forks at the pass. The right hand is the PCT and takes you down to Whiskey Creek. The left fork is the Squaw Valley Connection Trail. A hundred yards or so down this trail, we found and followed a rough trail below the cliff face on Emigrant Peak towards High Camp. The trail goes about half way to the Shirley Lake Road and ski lift...the rest of the way is a scramble without a trail down a steep, rocky slope (not for beginners or the faint of heart...take the connection trail in that case.) Once you hit the road, follow it up to High Camp.

    Michael Tanchek followed Robert Tillotson

    almost 4 years ago

    Michael Tanchek completed Half Moon Lake

    almost 4 years ago

    Michael Tanchek completed Granite Chief Trail

    almost 4 years ago

    Michael Tanchek reviewed Glen Alpine Trail

    almost 4 years ago

    Beautiful little trail. Hiked in to Grass Lake...have to save Susie and Gilmore Lakes for another day...

    Michael Tanchek completed Glen Alpine Trail

    almost 4 years ago

    Michael Tanchek reviewed Tahoe Rim Trail (TRT): Ward Canyon to Paige Meadows

    almost 4 years ago

    Hiked from Tahoe City to Ward Creek and back, about 5 miles each way. The Tahoe Rim Trail follows the Truckee River for about a quarter mile or so, then starts climbing up the canyon above Granlibakken, passing just above the zipline course. The trail passes a trail junction (down to Granlibakken) and continues climbing. There is another trail junction at the two mile marker. At this point, the trail levels out for the next two miles. Page Meadows are in this two mile stretch. Just beyond Page meadows, the trail follows some logging roads down to Ward Canyon Road.

    Michael Tanchek reviewed Five Lakes

    almost 4 years ago

    Michael Tanchek completed Five Lakes

    almost 4 years ago

    Michael Tanchek reviewed Tahoe Rim Trail (TRT): Spooner Summit to Snow Valley Peak

    almost 4 years ago

    Nice hike on a beautiful blue sky day. The views from the top are worth the trip. Went in on the Rim trail and came out through North Canyon.

    Michael Tanchek reviewed Tahoe Rim Trail

    about 4 years ago

    Haven't completed the Tahoe Meadows to Spooner segment yet. I've been wandering around the whole section of the Carson Range between the Lake and Carson City-Carson City-Washoe Valley and Woodfords to I-80. I'll get it done eventually...

    Michael Tanchek completed Tahoe Rim Trail (TRT)

    about 4 years ago

    Michael Tanchek reviewed Jones/White's Creek Trail

    about 4 years ago

    Did the loop with Rick Hackman, Fred Buck and Rex Bosier. We went up Whte's Creek and came down Jones Creek with a side trip to Church's Pond (which is pretty low for this time of year...a drought does that.) Pretty strenuous and a good trail for getting or keeping in shape.

    Michael Tanchek completed Jones and Whites Creek Trail

    about 4 years ago

    Michael Tanchek reviewed Eagle Lake Trail

    about 4 years ago

    Short trail, not too tough and a nice way to spend an afternoon.

    Michael Tanchek completed Eagle Lake Trail

    about 4 years ago

    Michael Tanchek reviewed Marlette Lake Trail

    about 4 years ago

    Hiked in on the North Canyon Road and out on the Marlette Lake Trail (which parallells the road on the hillside to the west. It's a pleasant little trail and combining it with the road makes a nice little loop. Last week in April and most of the lake is still frozen.

    Michael Tanchek reviewed Vikingsholm Trail

    about 4 years ago

    More like a really steep mile long driveway from the parking lot to Vikingsholm, but some good views of the west end of Emerald Bay. Took the trail in order to get to the Rubicon Trail.