Summertime

Tahoe Tramping – Elephant’s Back

“Doubly happy … is the man to whom lofty mountain tops are within reach …”        John Muir
One of the more prominent landmarks in the Carson Pass area is Elephant’s Back, a large, volcanic mountain of stratified cobble breccia conglomerate that reaches a height of 9,580′.  There no trails up to the

Tahoe Tramping – Showers Lake

“How lavish is nature … ever changing, ever beautiful.” – John Muir
The moderate trail to Showers Lake is a 10.2 mile (out-and-back) hike through some of the best Sierra scenery in the Carson Pass area located south of Lake Tahoe.  To reach the trailhead for this hike, you will drive south on Hwy 89