When: Friday September 21, 2007
Time: 8:00 am to 2:00 pm including travel time
Starting Point: Mont Bleu Hotel
Travel: Vans will transport participants from Mont Bleu to the workshop location at Lake Tahoe Nevada State Park - Spooner Lake. The drive will take about one half hour each way. There will be hiking 10 miles round trip. There will be an elevation gain and loss of over 1,000 ft. The elevation of the hike will range from 6800 feet to nearly 8000 feet.
Workshop Description: From Spooner Lake State Park, you will hike the Marlette Lake Trail to beautiful Marlette Lake, a total of 10 miles round-trip. A beautiful view awaits you; stop at Rocky Point for a picnic lunch before heading back. For those wanting a bit more adventure, continue around Marlette Lake to the famous "Flume Trail" and hike out 1/2 mile to overlook Lake Tahoe before turning around and retracing your steps back. This would add 3 more miles to your total hike.
Less hardy souls, can choose to hike around Spooner Lake, an easy 2 1/2 mile trip through aspen groves and riparian wetlands.
Preparedness: You will need good hiking shoes and clothing, including gear for variable weather conditions. A small backpack to carry clothes, water, and snacks is strongly recommended. Don't forget the sunscreen and camera! Lunch will not be provided, but there is a snack area at Spooner to purchase trail food items.