Within approximately one hour’s drive, we have two significant and accessible trails; the Pacific Crest Trail and the Tahoe Rim Trail. The PCT stretches 2600 miles from Canada to Mexico, passing over or through the Mojave Desert, Mt. Shasta, Mt. Hood, Crater Lake, the Columbia River Gorge, and Mt. Rainer. There are roughly 300 attempts to hike the entire length of the trail each year. Oddly enough, fewer people have hiked the entire Trail than have climbed Mt. Everest. The website, www.pcta.org, provides a wealth of information, including planning tips for equestrians. The 165 mile Tahoe Rim Trail overlaps 49 miles of the Pacific Crest Trail. It is a multi-use trail, however mountain bikes are excluded in the wilderness areas. A free guided hike is offered October 8th. To register for this, or learn more about this nearby trail, refer to www.tahoerimtrail.org.
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