Because it was the July 4th Holidays, the planned trip to the Mount Rose summit trail was once again postponed! By the time we arrived at the summit parking lot (before 8am) it was jam packed. We opted to take the easy trail less traveled...The Tahoe Meadows Interpretive Loop Trail, a meandering 1.2 mile loop. To increase the mileage we continued on the North end to the campsites and also veered off the trail in some spots (but you didn't hear that from me) where you could get a bit of heart pumping climbs.
The trail is filled with wild flowers. It's beginning to sound like a broken record, but this year the flowers in the forest and meadows are especially abundant! I would almost classify this as a WALK instead of a hike....a beautiful walk in the woods and so close to home. This Tahoe trail is educational and one of the best starting points for a high altitude jaunt at over 8800ft.
We've hiked this trail many times however, with the change of the seasons and the ever changing snow pack amount totals from year to year, the scenery never disappoints.
Stay tunes for the next hike to Marlette Lake area and in a later post
our hiking adventures in Yellowstone and Jackson Hole, Wyoming!