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TR Snow Valley Peak and others Tahoe OGUL

Postby Gazelle » Fri Jan 16, 2015 10:12 am

1/14/2015 Peak 8992, Snow Valley Peak, and Peak 8728 12.5 miles 3000gain 7 hours
Started at The Tahoe rim Trail at Spooner Summit at 7:30. Hiked the trail on dirt for quite a ways then turned to off and on snow but people had been before me and it was compacted nice walking but cold morning. Lost the trail when everyone before me stopped only to find it again still did not need snowshoes, came to the saddle with a junction to the north campground trail, from there bushwacked up to peak 8992 (close enough could not resist!).
Snow Valley Peak far right from peak 8992

Went along the ridge should have put the snowshoes on as I was post holing but decided it was not that far in snow so didn't bother. Snow Valley peak is just a big mound with cell towers etc not very exciting but great views. Could not find a register but might have been under snow. Took pictures.
Back to peak 8992 from Snow Valley Peak

All the crap on top of SV peak

Carson valley from top

My next peak of the day was peak 8728 which is on the Lake Tahoe Sonora list (1 of the new lists I am working on, along with Desolation and Mokelumne lists).
Peak 8728 the one in the middle from Snow Valley Peak

Went straight down to the TRT and the road, where I put on snowshoes, someone had skied up the day before, down to the creek then up to peak 8728 it got steep and for some of the way every step I took I slide back probably 3/4 of it, frustrating to say the least just weird snow. Made it to the top to one of the best views WAY better than Snow Valley peak. No register. Highly recommend this peak!
Beautiful view of Marlette Lake towards Mt Rose, with Lake Tahoe!

Back to SV peak from Peak 8728

Towards Desolation

Went down towards Marlette Lake as it was not as steep, to the road and out to Spooner Lake back to the trailhead. Saw no one till Spooner Lake. Awesome day wish it would snow!
Spooner Lake

Only 1 more OGUL Ralston, hopefully next Tuesday after any crowds have left Tahoe and the weather is nice again!

The woman who follows the crowd will usually go no further than the crowd. The woman who walks alone is likely to find herself in places no one has ever been before. Albert Einstein

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