TAHOE FLUME TRAIL
Many things, those of importance and borne of
conviction, those that are of consequence, those
things that matter, they are difficult.
When it comes to these matters, instant
gratification has no place. Those who are fine
with complacency and who don’t value heavy
lifting, perseverance, and hard work – no, they
don’t have a place here. The hill may be steep and
challenging - nobody promises a walk in the park,
but it’s not how fast you get up there,
it’s the fact that you actually will get there.
The reward is only reserved for those who have
the courage, the determination, to those with a
sense of wild adventure and curiosity, those who
don’t mind being uncomfortable because it’s
worth it. Those who won’t find themselves ever
saying, “No, I’ll just stay down here.”
What awaits you when you arrive, will astonish
you. It will leave you breathless – that’s a
guarantee. But man, is it worth every single
panting breath, every racing heartbeat.
IF YOU GO
The Tahoe Flume Trail arguably offers one of the
most stunning 180 degree views of Lake Tahoe.
This is on the northeast side of Tahoe in Incline
Village. In the summer, this is a popular, if
challenging mountain bike/hiking/running trail.
Last summer, we mountain biked from Spooner
Lake to Marlette Lake to the Flume Trail and while
it was difficult as heck, it was also simultaneously
one of those things you feel privilege having
conquered because of that exact reason.
In the winter, and in a winter like this one, no less,
the trail is open to snowshoers and cross-country
skiers. Because of the amount of snow on the
ground, you have carte blanche to define your
trail should you choose to veer away from the
beaten path. You just have to make sure you
don't do anything reckless and stupid. The
higher up you get, the more stunning the
views are. Have fun!