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I Found Snow and it Tried to Get Me Lost: Day Hiking From Tahoe to Truckee

Thursday, April 16th, 2015

This post comes from Rachel McCullough, an avid hiker, mountain biker, rock climber, yogi, skier and photographer living in Truckee, CA. Follow @rachelmcphotos on Instagram for stunning images of beautiful Sierra scenery. When Rachel isn’t enjoying her free time in the outdoors, she’s teaching skiing at Northstar California or building and marketing websites for her clients at McCullough Web Services.

Who: Rachel, Adam
What: Hiking
Where: From Tahoe City to Truckee, along the Tahoe Rim Trail and the 06 Forest Road
When: April 2015

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Photo: Rachel McCullough

“Did you do an idiot check?” I asked Adam as we left our rest spot. [The idiot check is the last glance back to make sure that you actually packed everything that you came with, so you don’t feel like an idiot later when you realize you left your water bottle sitting on a log.] Never having heard that phrase, he asked if I was checking for him since he was an idiot for coming along on one of my crazy hikes! Unfortunately, I am not sure he is the first to have that thought cross his mind while hiking with me. While we had hiked together many times since we met in college, I have pushed myself towards what some would call the extreme, while he has been enjoying hiking like most people, five to ten miles at a time. But, he can out ride me any day, so I figured what’s a few extra miles?

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Summer Skiing

Tuesday, September 30th, 2008
So the cooler weather and chance of snow in the forecast got me thinking about the last time I had skis on my feet and I thought I’d post a few pictures from my last time skiing back on June 7th. I had been staring at the little ribbon of snow left over in avalanche gully every time I drove to my house for several weeks before I finally went for it one day.
The Objective

The Objective

After a little route finding adventure, we made the top in decent time.

Looks a Little Bony

Looks a Little Bony

 The chute was pretty sun cupped and had a few rocks poking through but the snow was not too sloppy considering how warm it was. All in all it was a fun way to wrap up the season.

Not Bad Snow for June

Not Bad Snow for June

I finsished skiing by 1:00pm and went and rafted the Boca to Floriston section of the Truckee river the same day! Days like this are what make living and playing in Tahoe so amazing. Keep checking back here for reviews on the latest gear, company news, and trip reports all winter long!

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