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Tahoe Rim Trial -Barker Pass to Tahoe City

Lessons Learned: A flat mattress weighs more than a patch kit. If you are smelly and dirty, you become invisible. Ice Cold Beer is proof God loves us!   Within minutes of bedding down, Paul’s mattress goes flat.  We search … Continue reading

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Tahoe Rim Trail – Fontanillis Lake to Barker Pass

Lessons Learned: PCT hikers (by this point) are walking machines! Often it is easier to get into a lake than out of one. The Desolation Wilderness is NOT desolate!   We awoke to find, pleasantly, that we had not been … Continue reading

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Tahoe Rim Trail – Echo Lake to Fontanillis Lake

Lessons Learned: As long as the scary sounds don’t come in the tent…everything will be fine. You can get used to icy cold water bathing. Going up a size and a half in shoe size would have been a better … Continue reading

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Tahoe Rim Trail – Big Meadows to Echo Lake

Lessons Learned:  You can walk faster than mosquitoes can fly…but they will eventually catch up  There is no such thing as “too much” food for one sitting…when thru-hiking.  Sometimes “rules” can’t help but be broken. We (Paul) set the alarm … Continue reading

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Tahoe Rim Trail – Monument Peak to Big Meadows

Lessons learned. 1.  Higher elevations are definitely cooler. 2.  There is no such thing as having a meadow to yourselves. 3.  Math is important. While the evening was definitely cooler than we had previously experienced, bedding down on a soft … Continue reading

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Tahoe Rim Trail – South Camp Peak to Monument Peak

Lesson(s) learned.  When hands and fingers are not completely sanitary, DO NOT rub your eyes (one, let alone both!).  Thusly I awoke this morning looking like I was the loser in a boxing match…simply FUGLY!  I could barely see. If … Continue reading

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Tahoe Rim Trail – Marlett Lake campground to Spooner Summit

Lessons Learned: 1.  Being smelly is good? 2.  Toilets are NOT over- rated. 3.  Water Bladders (internal and external) are not easy to regulate. The trail out of the Marlett Lake campground seemed to go on forever.  Luckily it wasn’t … Continue reading

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