anyone. Thinking of hitting it on the 4th..any takers..
Poke around or search, someone said they rode it a few days ago and there was a lot of snow on the trail. By the 4th? Certainly there will be less but it's hard to say how much.jrm said:
Hi zorg,zorg said:Why don't you hit the DLRT instead?
Zorg,zorg said:I only rode it once, so I'm hardly an expert. You can check out those threads:
There are 3 access points that I know of (there might be more):
- Tahoe Donner. I haven't tried it but Trailseeker did. You can ping him for more details.
- off of I80, donner lake exit. Park on north side of 80, and pedal up the fireroad.
- near Boreal: I don't know how to get there from Boreal, since we did the HITG backward and ended our HITG ride by taking the DLRT. However, I believe that it's fairly easy to find.
One way to ride it (see Bigtrees ride) is to park a car off of 80 at the bottom, and drive back up to Boreal to basically shuttle the DLRT. It's mostly down with some ups along the way. i'm guessing that it's 80% single track, some of which is downright awesome. Enjoy.
A minor quibble, but it is definitely not downhill to your car at the finish. The trail dumps you out onto fireroad, which quickly turns into a series of uphill fireroad before you get back onto up/down singletrack back to the car.Fairfaxian said:I . This way, when you finish its all downhill to your car.
Bring your snowshoes.
That's usually the last place on the trail where the snow melts out.ATBScott said:After the main climb up to the ridge/viewpoint, does anyone know how much snow is on the trail down those switchbacks and in the meadows below? That rocky stretch is one of my favorite parts of HITG and the meadows were a bit swampy when we did it late in the summer last time. I was thinking they could still be frozen/really mushy!
though I won't be joining y'all for the 4th, as I have to go to Whistler (!!)ATBScott said:yeah Brah, that's what I was kinda thinking... Maybe we start at Soda Springs and do and out-and-back... (Up those darn stairs...?) Either that or I bring a BOG box of screws and we start makin' snow tires while we're driinking one night up there!
Isn't it better to go up Western States to Watson Lake and then take the trail made of shale (don't know the name) that drops you right back in town?Brah said:though I won't be joining y'all for the 4th, as I have to go to Whistler (!!)
You guys could do an out-and-back on the from Tahoe Donner on the Donner Lake Rim Trail to HITG. Also, you'll be able to ride from Total Downer to the Emigrant Trail on singletrack as well.
What you guys should really do is the TRT from Tahoe Meadows (mt rose), and work in the Flume. That section of TRT is my one of my all-time favorites.
Last Weekend, we did TRT from Brockway Summit (267) to Bridgetender in Tahoe City... 19+ miles of classic Sierra singletrack. Better yet to take that section of the TRT to Watson Lake, then hook up to Missing Link and Western States, which then drops you on the Truckee River Bike Trail btw Squaw and Alpine -- and then you're still only a few minutes away from beers at the Bridgetender in Tahoe City
The trail made of shale is the TRTzorg said:Isn't it better to go up Western States to Watson Lake and then take the trail made of shale (don't know the name) that drops you right back in town?
which some may find painful, but we found it a lot of fun.TahoeBC said:The trail made of shale is the TRT
Brockway to Tahoe City or missing link is the fun way with a net loss of elevation when done as a point to point, add another 4 miles of downhill if you start at Martis Peak :thumbsup: