Mt. Rose, located on the north shore of Lake Tahoe, at 10,776' is the second highest peak on the Tahoe Rim. It is big, beautiful and formidable.
The trailhead is located at the 8,811' summit of Hwy 431 connecting Incline Village and Reno. The 5 mile trail (one way) is rated strenuous with nearly 2,000' of elevation gain, mostly in the last 2 1/2 miles.
We took the Mt. Rose Summit Trail to the top of the mountain and diverted to the Tahoe Rim Trail (TRT), a portion of the Relay Peak Road, on the return leg.
The total distance of the hike was 11+ miles with about 2,400' of elevation gain as well as loss.
Dick Fraschetti, Frank Gerace and Rick Kallet joined me on today's fantastical hike.
To view hike album, click on "Mt. Rose Hike" below the photo:
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