Hiking Stats as of 11/11/2019
Total Trips:
Total Distance:
Total Elevation Gain:
 3,891.68 miles
 1,060,050 feet

Oct 17, 2015 - Peak 8085


Partners: (None)

Distance: 7.25 miles

Elevation Gain: 1,500 feet

Trip Time: 2:45

Trip Report  |  Trip Photos  |  GPX: (1)
Peak 8085 ‑ Peakbagger
Maps and Stats:
I was in Tahoe for the weekend, but Saturday was a washout, with rain starting at 9 and continuing until after 3 PM. I had been able to walk Sierra in the morning before the rain, but Marcus was wronged, not getting a walk and letting me know about it all day. So when the weather broke I quickly took him out, and I don't think either of us cared all that much when it started raining again as I took Marcus to his favorite swimming hole. After dropping Marcus off back at home (he was NOT going with me to Peak 8085, as that was the hike where he decided he was not going to get the summit after some ankle high brush got the better of him) I drove to the Big Meadow TH off Highway 89. I was lucky for most of the hike as the rain stayed away, but everything was already drenched from the full day of rain. The trail in Big Meadow was covered in water, but the upside was that I had the place to myself. The route I followed was the same as my last trip, with the only things of note being the changing colors on the trees and reconnecting with the giant tree I had admired the last time I came out this way. It is about 4 miles one way to the peak, with 3.5 of that being on trail. The last cross country section was easy enough, and I had my summit 3 months after my defeat. I really enjoyed the views, made better by the weather. The high peaks, low clouds, rising fog and trees were a delight for the senses. As I was on top it started raining again, and I made a quick escape back to the trail and back down. It was nearly dark by the time I got back to the TH.

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