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2019 October TD News - Above Lake Tahoe

Dean Eppley  | Published on 10/9/2019

Genoa Peak

The fifth annual Sierra Trails and Ales event shared Bear Valley OHV route secrets with the participants who experienced Winch Hill and the Rock Garden along with other challenging obstacles.  Everyone made it safely through.  Tahoe Donner Catering provided a delicious BBQ dinner with beer from Fiftyfifty.   4-Wheel Parts and Lithia Jeep generously donated goods for the silent auction.  Lithia brought a new Gladiator for us to see.  Thanks to all for supporting the event!

Later in September we explored Genoa Peak Road between Glenbrook and Kingsbury Grade on Tahoe’s east side.  The route is a unmaintained dirt road up to the 9150’ Genoa Peak where we were rewarded with beautiful panoramic views of Lake Tahoe.  It was an interesting perspective seeing the west shore of Lake Tahoe from the perch at Genoa Peak – the glaciation origins where clearly visible in Emerald Bay and Fallen Leaf Lake.  A short scramble up the scree to the communication towers on the summit provided views of Nevada’s Washoe Lake and surrounding areas.  It was well worth the climb.  

In October we’re helping the TD Forestry Department do fire prevention clean-up in Euer Valley.  We also have an encore trip to Pole Creek - Tinker’s Knob – Cabin Creek to experience the beauty of this special area (provided there isn’t too much early snow).  In November we’re exploring  Death Valley and the Ancient Bristlecone Forest in the White Mountains.  Please check out the club website at TD4wheelers.org for more information on joining us.