Anybody up for a Rubicon trail run memorial weekend ? Could be cold but fun.
Memorial Day is pretty early. You would prolly be slogging through a lot of snow on the Tahoe side. I can take a ride up to the Tahoe trailhead closer to that date and check it out. It's about 45 minutes from me.
I have belonged to the Lake Tahoe Hi-Lo's for 20 years and we used to be the only club maintaining the trail from the Lake to the Springs. Now that the trail is so popular it became too big a chore and we have help from Friends of the Rubicon (a great outfit, check em out). We had to work extra hard when folks would go through while the the trail was snowy/muddy. And early wheeling is becoming a land use issue here at the Lake due to the sediment making it's way into the Lake. So now the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency is starting to apply pressure to Eldorado & Placer counties to mitigate the erosion issues. And USFS is getting involved as well.
So please be careful when you go in early, it has more implications than you might be aware of. Or go from Loon to the springs and then back out to Loon again, as the snow usually melts on that side earlier than on the Tahoe side.
But if we don't get any more big dumps Memorial day might find a dry trail but we all better hope not!
Lake Tahoe Hi-Lo's
S. Lake Tahoe, CA
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