King of the Mountain
On this section, you get the best view from the top of South Camp Peak. From here, you can see for miles around and you can also see Genoa Peak (9150') on the other side of the mountain range.
The views on this section are great. There are wonderful views of the lake, the mountain peaks around the lake, and lots of pine trees, young and old. I also came across what I think was an old copper mine with some warning signs on it.
Surprisingly, there were not too many hikers and bikers out on the trail. However, at one point the sounds of the chirping birds, gently moving trees, and other forest creatures was rudely interrupted when I was passed by a couple of guys on motorcycles (motor vehicles are not allowed on the TRT), tearing down the trail. It is a real pity that some people just don't care about all the hard work that has gone into bulding this beautiful trail!
On one of the final turns, Heavenly came into sight, signalling that I was close to the end of the trail. The TRT section map pointed out that this section is 12.2 miles long and my Forerunner measured it to be 12.1 from trailhead to trailhead, so that was pretty accurate.
- Spooner Summit to Kingsbury North
- Elevation Lowest: 7146' Highest 8800'
- Distance 12.2 Miles (Between Trailheads)
- Motion Based GPS Details [Link]
- GPX Track (you can load this into your GPS device) [Link]
- Elevation Profile for this section:
Check out my New GlobalMotion Article about this section:
Tahoe Rim Trail Section 4 Spooner Summit to Kingsbury North at GlobalMotion
Map created using GlobalMotion, the free location wiki
Next up, the Turkey Trot 10K (last race in the Gold Country Grand Prix) on Thursday!