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Granite Chief Wilderness

California, United States
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Granite Chief/PCT/Squaw
by justbob on Sep 05, 2008
Squaw Valley, California, United States
8.8 miles
Went out with Andy to do some geocaching up the Granite Chief  and Pacific Crest Trails. After finding the 2 caches we headed to High Camp and took the tram down. Officially, you are  supposed to pay $10 for the trip down. But if you don't hesitate just walk onto the tram. Keeping a phone to your ear might help. There are at least 4 caches along this route.The last section on...
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Western States/Tahoe Rim Trail
by justbob on Oct 25, 2008
Tahoe City, California, United States
17.4 miles
Andy and I headed out for a little mountain biking and geocaching. We started at Alpine Meadows and rode north along the Truckee River Trail. At the bridge veer right off the paved trail to the Western States Trail. Turn left at the top of the Western States and take the road to The Wall. At the top one can follow out route on the Tahoe Rim Trail (TRT) to Painted Rock, or...
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Granite Chief
by helfrich on Oct 19, 2008
Truckee, California, United States
12.5 miles
HIke from Heavenly Valley to the top of Granite Chief.  Beautiful day and views.
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Ludlow hut - new years 2010 Photo
Ludlow hut return
by mattleonard on Dec 31, 2010
Rubicon Springs (historical), California, United States
5.3 miles
New Years Eve 2009/2010 trip. 2 of us on snowshoes, 1 on skis. Too us about 4 hours to arrive at Ludlow Hut, 3 hours to get out the next morning. We parked near the Rubicon OHV trailhead, asking neighbors if it was ok to park on their property. Otherwise - parking is a few miles further at the state park, or supposedly at Homewood ski resort (and using their free shuttle)Pretty...
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Skiing at Squaw Valley
by chris on Jan 02, 2010
Alpine Meadows, California, United States
16.9 miles
I almost got a full day of skiing over New Year's weekend but I took a bad spill that involved my left leg staying behind while the rest of me was too eager to get futher down the mountain.  An hour or so later my leg had tightened up to the point where left turns were pretty painful, and i decided it wouldn't be a great idea to only rely on my...
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Squaw Valley
by npobfuscator on Aug 06, 2006
Squaw Valley, California, United States
7.3 miles
Took the cable car up to the top of the mountain, then walked to the highest peak. then walked back down the complete mountain back to the car park.
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Tahoe National Forest
by ilya_ktsn on Dec 23, 2007
Alpine Meadows, California, United States
9.5 miles
Trip to Tahoe National Forest a couple of days before Christmas of 2007.
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Sugar Pine Point State Park - Yellow and Orange snowshoe trails
by Vaudesir on Jan 01, 2010
Glenridge Park, California, United States
4.3 miles
I like being able to hike on New Year's Day. This year, I was in Tahoe, and snowshoeing was the way to go. After Meeks Creek the day before, I decided to explore a small part of the Sugar Pine Point SP. Reading the "Tahoe Snowshoe Trails" guide book, it seemed that I would be able to hike both the Yellow and Orange trails.It was snowing (the wet kind of snow) when...
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A Squaw Backcountry Alternative
by deuberhome on Feb 22, 2009
South Berkeley, California, United States
4.3 miles
Here's a good one if you want to do a quick 2-3 hour tour.  In our case, we needed to be back to Squaw by 12:00 to pick up Yuri after his ski class was over.
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Meeks Creek Snowshoeing
by Vaudesir on Dec 31, 2009
Meeks Bay, California, United States
3.6 miles
This was my first snowshoe hike. Phil (macridge) recommended this trail. I also found the description in the "Tahoe Snowshoe Trails" guidebook.It's short, flat, and doesn't present any technical difficulties.The trailhead, along Hwy 89, is also an access point to the Desolation Wilderness. Since I wasn't planning on entering it, I didn't fill out a permit form and I started hiking along the Forest Service Road.The trail was easy to follow and...

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