Tahoe Rim Trail 2023 – Back to where the passion started!

I have been asked a lot what adventures I have planned for next year. And to be honest it took me a bit mentally to go there after Vermont. I needed to process, appreciate what I did, and start looking forward. So I have 2 big ones. But one at a time!! Tahoe Rim Trail aka The Jewel in the Sky!! This one is actually the one that got me interested in long distance backpacking a few years ago. For the simple reason that I have ran so much of it during ultramarathons in the area that I wanted to slow it down and appreciate it. I wanted to camp out under the stars….as I had seen the sunset over the lake during races, I wanted to sit and watch the sun come up as I had seen it come up during races….I wanted to give it the respect and attention this trail deserves! 

So a little about this trail. The Tahoe Rim Trail is located in California/Nevada and is a 174.5 mile loop around Lake Tahoe.  The fact it is a loop makes it way easier to plan logistically then let’s say the Vermont Long Trail (that kept me up at nights trying to plan) The starting elevation is around 6,500 feet (2000 m+) and tops out over 10,300 feet (3100 m+).  So quite different than Vermont Long Trail!!  What is truly exciting to me is that it shares over 50 miles of the Pacific Crest Trail. There is still much to do for planning this epic adventure but it has called me for a long time!! I have not been back since  prior to Covid so it is time!! The mountains are calling, and I must go!! #tahoerimtrail #californiadreaming #sierranevadas #tahoelake #longdistancebackpacking #backpacking #adventure #explore #getoutside #bewild #thetrekblogger #womenwhoexplore #livingmybestlife #gofarfeelgood 

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