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Granite Lake and Cascade Falls

PostPosted: Mon Dec 17, 2012 7:51 am
by Vaca Russ
Yesterday "Sport" and I had a few hours to burn so we did a quick hike up the eastern side of Deso.

Sport TH.jpg


There was plenty of snow on the trail.

Lake Trail.jpg


The hike up to the lake was invigorating!

sport lake.jpg


lake Sport.jpg


We headed back down to the TH.

emerald.jpg


Tahoe Sport.jpg


We returned to the trailhead and then proceeded to hike to the falls.

Falls Trail.jpg


Sport Falls.jpg


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Well, we had a good workout!

Eric, I know this should be filed under the "Winter Sports" tab, but I wanted those interested to see the current conditions (I type as the snow falls :) :) )

I hope you enjoyed my report.

-Russ

Re: Granite Lake and Cascade Falls

PostPosted: Mon Dec 17, 2012 8:33 am
by Jason
Thanks for the report, looks like a good time.

My wife and I stopped there one summer to soak our feet and ended up having our feet swarmed and nibbled by tiny fish.

Re: Granite Lake and Cascade Falls

PostPosted: Mon Dec 17, 2012 9:27 am
by TahoeJeff
Raining here now at So Lake Tahoe, but it will get colder and more snow is forecast.

Granite Lake and Cascade Falls

PostPosted: Mon Jan 07, 2013 8:56 pm
by bheiser1
Those pics make me want to get up there to check it out. From the sounds of things there must be quite a bit more snow now...

Re: Granite Lake and Cascade Falls

PostPosted: Tue Jan 08, 2013 7:43 am
by ERIC
Nice one, Russ! The wife and I got out for the first time this past weekend with our 19mo daughter. Just a quick run around Wolverton with a kid carrier to see if the little one still liked the cold air ride on daddy's back. She liked it, but she's getting a little bit heavy for me to carry like that now. I've been doing some research on how to custom build a pulk out of a cheap plastic sled. Hoping that solves our problem and we can get out more with the kid this season; and some spots in the Tahoe area are on our to-do list for sure.

Re: Granite Lake and Cascade Falls

PostPosted: Fri Nov 13, 2015 10:55 am
by rlown
Eric, Did you ever build your pulk? I found this: http://www.pmags.com/build-a-gear-sled- ... bagger-way

Just starting to think about easing the weight on back for doing something this Winter. There were some custom pulk builds shown on Youtube as well.

The one improvement I saw in one video was to bolt two runners towards the rear of the sled (aluminum angle stock) to provide side grip so your sled doesn't slide from side to side or down a hill.

Just wondering,

Russ

Re: Granite Lake and Cascade Falls

PostPosted: Fri Nov 13, 2015 12:21 pm
by oldranger
Almost 30 years ago I built a pulk with a similar design. I used aluminum tubes though as I feared the pvc might be kind of brittle. Fit it with a backpack waist belt and even fitted aluminum runners on the bottom so it wouldn't slip sideways on a sideslope.

Mike

Re: Granite Lake and Cascade Falls

PostPosted: Fri Nov 13, 2015 6:05 pm
by rlown
Mike,

good that someone has.

Anyway.. If anyone has a good solution for building a ski sled, I'm all ears.

Russ

Re: Granite Lake and Cascade Falls

PostPosted: Sat Nov 14, 2015 10:49 am
by TahoeJeff
Here is my post, from 4 years ago to the day, showing my ice fishing gear.
The sled is 4 and 5 pictures down.
viewtopic.php?f=6&t=5642&p=36510&hilit=snow#p36510

Re: Granite Lake and Cascade Falls

PostPosted: Sat Nov 14, 2015 11:03 am
by ERIC
rlown wrote:Eric, Did you ever build your pulk?


I didn't. Have the sled and some of the parts. The drought bummed me out and I lost momentum. If this season lives up to the hype, I'm sure I'll get my motivation back. Kids are perfect size/age now to tow behind on a good hike.

Thanks for the link.