Bubble in the desert

A blog I started whilst on a GE "Bubble" assignment in Nevada. I'm back in Cambridge (UK) now but still miss the desert and my friends out there.

Saturday, October 28, 2006

Tahoe Rim Trail Section Hike / Run - Day 5 - Tahoe City to Barker Pass - 16.7 miles/32,061 steps/5h30

Today was supposed to be a bit of a rest day.

Breakfast was much as usual with Natalle and Adam up and about early in running gear and Pete and I looking a bit bleary eyed.

We were joined by Julie and Pete for this section. Looking at the map we could see it would be a bit up and down, starting at 6,300ft and going up to around 8,500ft.

The day started with a bit of a climb for about 2 miles and then things flattened off for another 5 which we could run. Then we had a bit of a break, some jelly belly jelly beans and an energy bar.

The next section started with a climb of 2,000ft over a couple of miles to twin peaks and some nice views. This point marked HALF WAY around the whole Rime Trail for us - only 82 miles to go.

We ran on the flat for a bit, then zig zagged down for a couple of miles across some scree covered paths. Then we headed up a way to Barker Summit before dropping over the ridge and back to the car.

On the way back we headed for The Brewery in South Lake Tahoe for dinner.

Overall the day didn't feel too hard. We managed to beat 3 miles and hour including our breaks. Tomorrow is the 32 mile section, so we have an early start and have to push it. I hope we make it!


At 4:57 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Carl (and the gang)!

I have really enjoyed reading about this grand adventure. Glad the udder cream came in handy.
Scott and I hope to meet Adam and Natale upon your return. Any plans at this point?
Stay warm and bear free.


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