Yesterday I met up with my niece Shannon & friends Gary & Brad to ride one of my all time favorite rides anywhere. This ride is filled with stunning views & all kinds of spectacular riding the whole way. It is mostly single track except the last 3 mile high speed downhill on the Tunnel Creek fire road to the shore of Lake Tahoe. Beginning at the top of the Mt. Rose Hwy., we ride 9 miles of rolling, mostly downhill to begin the climb to Marlette Pk.. From there it is downhill again to Marlette lake for a short snack break. Once we are riding again it is around the lake to the beginning of the Flume trail. The Flume is a 1% grade 1000' above lake Tahoe. At the end of the Flume we head downhill to finish our 28 mile ride.
Looking back at Mt. Rose where Splitter does a lot of his BC skiing in winter.
From the top of Marlette overlook, SW w/Marlette lake & Tahoe in the background.
Leaving from the Overlook.
Looking back at the peak from Marlette lake.
Out on the Flume.
Looking down at Sand harbor.
JF through the slot looking SW
Brad, Shannon & Gary enjoying the view.
Last look before the final DH. Squaw Valley in the background.
Thanks for looking,