Saturday, October 30, 2010

Mt Rose

We planed to hike to the top of Mt Rose which, at 10,776 feet (3'284m) above sea level, is the third highest peak in the Tahoe basin. Unfortunately, two days of heavy rain- and snowfalls forced us to change our plan.

We did not mind hiking in the snow, but we were worried that it might be too dangerous to drive in our small car on the steep and windy mountainous roads that surely would have became icy by the time we would have been coming back from the hike. Therefore, we decided to turn around and instead go hiking in the slightly lower mountains near Truckee.

Before we did that, we went for a short walk in the forest along the Mt Rose Highway, near the place we turned around: