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cab76
10-02-2009, 01:25 PM
Going up to the Truckee area with the family tomorrow. We were planning to spend some time at a local lake, but it sound like it's gonna be COLD (figures it was in the 80s last weekend). So, we're thinking about switching plans and doing some off-roading from the warm confines of the Jeep! We're looking to do a relatively short, moderate trail in the Eagle Lakes area - I was thinking about the Signal Peak trail. For those that have run this trail (if I remember correctly this was a side trip after the Fordyce run in May?), about how long do you think it will take to run the trail round trip? Of course, if anyone will be in the area, they're welcome to join us. I'll update with more details if there's any interest.

JeepThing
10-03-2009, 09:04 PM
Sorry cab, I didn't see this until tonight. Hope you had a good time, did you run signal peak? When we did it earlier this year, we were only able to get as far as the meadow, before we ran into snow and had to turn around.

cab76
10-04-2009, 06:36 PM
Sorry cab, I didn't see this until tonight. Hope you had a good time, did you run signal peak? When we did it earlier this year, we were only able to get as far as the meadow, before we ran into snow and had to turn around.

Yeah - we had a great time! It took us about 3 hours for the whole trail running it from west to east. 2 or 3 difficult (for me) obstacles near the beginning of the trail - rest was pretty easy. The view from the top was amazing and there's an old hut at the top that was used to alert trains to avalanches on the tracks. Didn't take that many pics, but I'll post a few up as soon as I get them downloaded.

rubirobv
10-04-2009, 07:07 PM
I thought I posted up here. weird.

Anyway, I'm glad to see you had a good time. Hope to go back and make it to the top.

cab76
11-12-2009, 10:06 PM
Just realized I never posted up pics of this run - better late than never I guess. Actually I didn't get many pics and none of the harder sections, although there were only 2-3 moderately tough spots (for me) on the first part of the trail - rest was very mild but very scenic! Total time up and down the mountain was about 2 1/2 hours taking my time - makes a good quick trip just off I-80.


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At the top there is an old hut where they would signal trains of avalanches across the tracks - it's worth the trip just to check it out!

JeepThing
11-12-2009, 11:01 PM
That trail just keeps climbing and climbing, doesn't it! Awesome views from the top!