Today was our first day on the Tahoe Rim Trail, and our first visit back to the Sierra since a short vacation in 2019. The mountains are still calling, and who are we to not go?
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We don’t start hiking the Tahoe Rim Trail until tomorrow, but that made today quite busy: we needed to get from home in Maryland to Reno, Nevada, an intermediate destination on the way to Tahoe City, California, to start our hike.
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Every trail requires at least a little preparation, and the Tahoe Rim Trail is no different. Fortunately, with several trails worth of experience under our belts, we were able to plan this hike in record time.
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No thru-hike is complete without a gear list! This is the list of equipment I’m taking with me on my hike of the Tahoe Rim Trail. This is an evolution of the gear from my Appalachian Trail, Long Trail, Pacific Crest Trail, Benton MacKaye Trail, and Tuscarora Trail thru-hikes.
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With summer approaching, so too does my next thru-hike: The 171-mile Tahoe Rim Trail, located in the mountains surrounding Lake Tahoe, in California and Nevada.
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