Summer is in full swing
The air temperature has been cool all week, but
The Unofficial Alpine Meadows Ski Report
Produced by Andy Wertheim
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The air temperature has been cool all week, but it finally warmed up nicely Friday and the weekend looks good. Temperatures should soon climb into the high seventies and low eighties.
We hiked up to Five Lake a few days ago and found the trail to be in summer condition from the Alpine Meadows Road to the Granite Chief Wilderness Sign. From the sign to the lakes there was plenty of snow still covering the ground. We had to walk over snowfields to access the largest lake that was still covered with a thin layer of snow. The edges were clear of snow.
We hopped on our mountain bikes a couple of times this past week and found most trails to be clear of snow and in fine condition. There are a few trees down blocking certain sections of trails, so be a little careful speeding down hills. A few friends and I rode from the nordic center in Tahoe City (off Village Drive) at Dollar Hill, along the relatively level trails that wind through grassy meadows to the Great Race Trail and soon arrives at the Fiberboard Freeway. We rode up the Fiberboard to the backside of Northstar. On the return trip we tried a section of the Rim Trail that was in great shape and truly fun downhill cruising. This ride includes a good deal of uphill riding, but most of that is on paved road. The ride is about 14 miles round trip. Yesterday I rode the Western States/Three Bridges Trail over the Wall and down to the Fiberboard Freeway. From this point I road up the Fiberboard for awhile to Stump Meadows where I picked up a nice single track trail leading back down to the head of Anton Meadows. This ride leads around the north side of Anton Meadows and then follows dirt roads to the Rocky Ridge Condominium Development. I returned home on the bike path through Tahoe City and along the Truckee River. Rafting is in full swing. Tahoe is just about full. It is the season for boating and kayaking. Yesterday afternoon the lake was deep blue and relatively calm as a friend toured me along the west shore in her cute restored Chris Craft.
Summer is in full swing in Tahoe. Enjoy your day. Andy