From summers single-trail mountain bike trails to a winters blanketed white snow shoe trail, Tahoe Mountain Guides encompasses all seasons in beautiful Lake Tahoe. And we enjoy every moment! What a better way to spend a winters day; getting off the crowded ski slopes and enjoying natural uninterrupted fields of snow. The only sound you will hear is the squeaky snow underfoot, your breath and a trail guides knowledge of your surroundings.
Snow shoe tours are designed to give you a gentle aerobic workout. TMG offers terrain for the first time snow shoe enthusiast and families. Nothing strenuous about our tours! However, if you would like something more challenging, we have those trails, too. Each tour includes: snow shoes, poles, organic trail snacks and warm beverages. You should have warm shoes, a beanie, a warm jacket (and fleece layer) and gloves. TMG will provide the rest.
As you may have been guessing, we are still dealing with a lot of high elevation snow. The heat of this past week is melting to white nectar of our past record-breaking winter season fast; but, nonetheless, some of our favorite trails are still blanketed with snow. Tahoe Mountain Guides set-off on a tour this past Sunday to explore some of the trails everyone is aching to ride.
An ascent up the Western States trail from hwy 89 is a good test of one’s uphill ability level. Once at the top, another uphill climb known as the “Wall” is waiting to kick you back to all thoughts of being fit and in-shape. Still wanting more of a climb? Take the trail to the left once on top of the Wall towards Painted Rock on the Tahoe Rim Trail.
Now a fun, fast downhill descent drops off the back of Painted Rock towards the Fibreboard Freeway. At the bottom take the Tahoe Rim Trail across the road for a sweet singletrack experience leading again towards another section of the Fibreboard Freeway. Go up the Fibreboard until you reach Mt. Watson Road. Yes, another long uphill waits…and so does the snow at the top.
TMG cruised majority of the road leading to Mt. Watson Trail. However, the snow patches turned to snow fields with about 1/4 mile left to ride. Here I would post a picture, but I was too busy hiking and sliding through snow. So, we turned around and heading back the way we started. A fun epic ride for a Sunday afternoon and we will keep it up till we don’t have to turn around due to snow. Keep those warm thoughts and visit us in downtown historic Truckee at Cylepaths, and join Tahoe Mountain Guides for an introductory ride or an all day epic.