Thursday, May 17, 2007
Yes, the Flume Trail is Open!
Yesterday, Amy and I rode the Flume Trail starting from Spooner Lake finishing up in Carson City. From Spooner we went up North Canyon to Marlette Lake. The trail was clear and all the snow had melted accept for just a couple of snow patches up by the lake.
Once we reached the Flume we literally ran into Jeff F. He rode with us a bit when we ran into Jeff P. and Max who had been clearing off the large tree trunks that had fallen and blocked the trail during the winter. They had little "bobs" that they pulled behind to carry the equipment needed to clear the trail. They were really cool!
We came to the Red Flume House road by way of Patti's 3 mile hill. This part of the trail had not been cleared yet and we had to walk over 5-6 trees. Then we climbed up Sawmill Road and made our way to lakeview. I missed Hobart Lake somehow, I must have been climbing so intently I went right passed it. It was funny, I actually asked Amy, "is that Hobart?" when I could see Washoe Lake.
What a beautiful trail! I stopped and took many pictures. I just couldn't believe at each turn the view was even more amazing than the previous one. The colors, the air, the views, wow! I can't wait to do it again. Next time maybe even exploring some of the rim trail. I am excited that it is the beginning of the season and I have already done the Flume. Too cool!
I took too many pictures to post here, but you can see the rest of the photos HERE.