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22 days ago

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1 month ago

Beautiful hike! It was hard to find especially in the snow (October 21, 2017) but is a relatively easy hike. Park at the Tahoe meadow trail head parking lot off of Mt rose high way and County Road 340. Follow the signs for the Tahoe Meadows hike and when you get to the bridge you’ll see a sign for Ophir. We saw a few signs after that but made our own trail a little bit due to the snow. We used the all trail map to get back on the trail. After that it was an easier trail to follow. Mostly flat and downhill on the way out but had some step areas on the way back. We didn’t make it all the way to the lake because there was a large stream that we would have gotten very wet if we crossed. All in all a good hike. The pups loved it and the meadow allowed them to run around a lot!

Was planning to do the Ophir Creek Loop, but due to bad signage and incongruences between signs and the various maps in the park, we ended up getting lost and going all the way to Upper Lake. We were not prepared for the extra end of the trail we accidentally added one. Better signage would be extremely helpful for those of us who are directionally challenged.

hiking
2 months ago

We started at Tahoe Meadows trailhead and hiked down to Price Lake. Total hike was 8 miles (via Fitbit) and I would say moderate level for sure. After we hiked about 2 miles in we didn't see anyone until we started to head back which was very nice. When we got to the lake we had a picnic and had the lake all to ourselves. The lake is not swimmable but they had a nice campsite with a fire pit that would be fun to camp at. Nice waterfall to see when you get close to the lake. Definitely a workout but a very nice hike!

hiking
2 months ago

I did the South Loop and GPS'd it at 20.75 miles.

hiking
3 months ago

Hiked this trail today but instead of going to Relay I turned a half mile before and took the trail to Mt Houghton which is .75 to top. This a wonderfully designed trail to Houghton with terrific low growing flowers and lichen cover rock. Majestic views in all directions. For the ambitious hiker you can do three 10000' peaks in one hike: Mt Rose, Mt Houghton, and Relay. Check out today's photos

hiking
3 months ago

on Relay Peak Trail

hiking
4 months ago

This was a great trail that my wife and I spontaneously hiked. Bring water!
We went at the end of July 2017 and the wildflowers were every where. Just amazing! This is wide fire road hike until you get to the snow line below Relay Peak. We hiked all the way to the building at the summit. We didn't hike the the last half mile to the peak because we hit our cut off time to meet our kids. But, my wife put the peak on our bucket list.