Riding the Rim Trail and Flume Trail
Fantastic fall weather and slowly turning Aspen leaves are keeping us outdoors this week in Tahoe.
The Unofficial Alpine Meadows Ski Report
Produced by Andy Wertheim
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Fantastic fall weather and slowly turning Aspen leaves are keeping us outdoors this week in Tahoe. Yesterday I tried to keep up with one of my friends riding the Tahoe Rim Trail from Tahoe Meadows along the Mt. Rose Highway to Marlette Lake, and then onto the Flume Trail. The cool air made for great riding conditions for this 23 mile ride. Trail conditions, with the exception of a few sections along the way where the ground is sandy, were pretty good yesterday. I dismounted a few too many times where granite rocks create steps between Tahoe Meadows and Tunnel Creek Road, and sucked oxygen too deeply into my lungs on the climb to Marlette Peak (lack of uphill conditioning), but the views of Marlette Lake, Lake Tahoe, and Washoe Lake on the east side of the range, made up for the pain. We did not stop often on this ride, but we did take in the view from the top of Marlette Peak and a spot along the way where Marlette Lake appears to be part of Lake Tahoe. This was the first time that I have seen people fishing in Marlette Lake in all the years that I have been riding the Flume Trail. We road around the west side of Marlette Lake after dropping down from Marlette Peak and hooked on to the Flume Trail. Tahoe lay below us as still as I can remember viewing it.
The Flume Trail should be ridden one more time this year, perhaps in a week or two when all the Aspens have turned color.
Enjoy your day. Andy