Seven great hikes in the Lake Tahoe Basin
The Reno Gazette-Journal just published a brief rundown of some good hikes you can find around Lake Tahoe. Hiking in the Lake Tahoe Basin is a wonderful summertime activity. The temperatures are cool, the views are magnificent, and you might even run into some snow that remains from the winter storms.
The first one listed, Mt. Rose, sounds particularly intriguing:
Mount Rose. At 10,776 feet, Mount Rose is a must-do for any local hiker worth her boots. The summit offers views of the lake, the Truckee Meadows, Boca and Stampede reservoirs and the Martis Valley. On an exceptionally clear day, you may be able to glimpse Mount Lassen and even snowcapped Mount Shasta, which sits 186 miles to the northwest. Have some climbing energy left? Take the short scramble north to Mount Rose’s “other” peak, Church Peak, and leave a souvenir in the register container.