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North Tahoe trails?

Discussion in 'Northern California' started by bmgreene, Jun 21, 2010.

  1. Jun 21, 2010 at 5:57 PM
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    bmgreene

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    Can anyone reccomed good pre-runner friendly trails around North Tahoe?

    Not looking to get too agressive since I'll likely be running alone (one truck anyway, but not just myself in it), although I do have a CB, a full toolkit and a hi-lift with winching gear (tree strap, 20ft recovery strap and 30ft chain plus the hi-lift winching kit with hooks) so I should be able to self-recover decently.

    I've found some listings showing trails which are described as fire roads, but was homing to maybe find some trails a little past that (but not as hardcore as rubicon).

    I'm fairly familiar with the area, but have been driving a sports car in previous years so this will be my first chance to get off-road around there.
     
  2. Aug 26, 2010 at 11:39 AM
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    That's quite a tuff one I've lived 5 mins a away from the rubicon for 18 years. And I've been on a lot of trails but most seem like there prerunner trails but end up turning into crawlin trails. But if you know where the town of truckee is ( most likely ) there's some good PR trails out there. Prosser, around Boca and Stampede lake. It's flater and not as many rocks trees and mountainous switch backs.
     
  3. Aug 26, 2010 at 2:11 PM
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    We were just camping up in the jackson meadows reservoir area and we went out on a great fire road that could easily be done with a prerunner. lots of wonderful views and little lakes.
     
  4. Aug 26, 2010 at 2:16 PM
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    X2 there is a lot of nice trails around Jackson meadows it's beautiful up there in' fact I'm heading up that way Labor day weekend.
     
  5. Aug 26, 2010 at 2:34 PM
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    thanks, I'll remember that for next year (I go up with friends every year around 4th of july).

    I did end up wandering around on some of the fire/logging roads that connect to the Mt Watson/Fiberboard road (felt a little less manly after taking a fire road up to pavement that I didn't know about an ended up passing a prius coming the other way) which connects to the highway in Truckee (I'm assuming at the Brockway pass exit?).

    I did wander up a "5" rated jeep trail which I think got me up near the Mt. Pluto summit which the pre-runner handled fine (downshifted to 2nd in a couple spots but never needed to engage the locker or bust out the recovery gear); I am glad that I didn't meet anyone coming the other way on that one since it was very narrow and lacked turnarounds except at the ends and would have sucked to have to travel in reverse for any significant distance.

    Just wish I had known that there's a USFS ranger station in Truckee before I took half a day to drive over to Nevada City (even usfs.gov claimed Nevada City as the only place to go to buy maps of Tahoe Natl Forest), and I should probably get on ordering a set for the Tahoe Basin area. Did get to see a for-real spot hailstorm coming back over the 267 through Truckee, which was nice since I haven't been in the mountains for much weather since moving to L.A. in '92.
     
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