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smhodges7182 Getting into Shape Hikers & 1 already in shape  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 12, 2016
So you know the perspective this is being written. Two 'getting back into shape" hikers, ages 58 & 61 and one young, very much in shape 32 year old. So, first thing to note is that the map distances don't seem all that accurate. Tahoe Rim Trail from Spooner, to "the bench" according the map given to us by the ranger, should have been 5.5 miles. It was actually over 7 according to 3 different devices we had on us. Not a problem but did have us wondering if we had missed that cutoff. Fortunately my son did some wandering ahead and back to make sure we were on track. The views from the bench (you'll know it when you see it :) ) are stunning! From there we continued on until finding that cut-across to the genoa peak forest road. You can't miss Genoa Peak as the antenna array makes it quite obvious. Ok...so if you are not in shape and have one hiker not use to elevation that last bit up the hill might be less than fun on a hot day but we made it anyway! Since I had already heard that there didn't seem to be a cache of any kind we didn't spend to much time looking. My youngest son and I were always going to make this hike when he beat cancer but unfortunately that was not to be. So we memorialized him in our own way, took pics and enjoyed looking all the way from Washoe Valley to Carson Valley on the east. To Desolation Wilderness on the south and of course amazing views of all of Lake Tahoe and the Sierra's beyond. Next time we do this hike I'll bring along a geo-cache with a climbers log for you all to sign. Might be next year before I do that. I'll post again when I do. From there we hiked over to Kingsbury grade and were thrilled to be picked up promptly! That big old steak & salad we had that night were reallllly appreciated!! As my sister (with two really bad knees recently shot up with orthovisc) and I are in the inchworm category the entire hike took us about 8 hours to hike the approx. 13 miles :). This is a beautiful hike and would do again anytime!
Posted Jul 31, 2016 7:15 pm

trexkerryOGUL Roundup  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 18, 2015
From Spooner Summit, a fun hike which included the unworthy White Hill along with Duane Bliss, Genoa and South Camp peaks. Took the TRT until hooking up with Genoa Road, then followed that until striking off cross country up Genoa which was not as steep as Duane Bliss. TR is HERE.
Posted Apr 19, 2015 7:00 pm

JonodoSpooner Summit  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 25, 2013


Nice day hike along with Duane Bliss and South Camp peaks. Very cool at the start and still some nice fall color but fading fast.
Posted Oct 26, 2013 11:49 am

antonyw4wd ascent  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 7, 2007


Four wheeled up to this one and did the short hike to the top. Couldn't find the survey marker.


Posted Jul 14, 2012 12:01 pm

tednvnice day  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 7, 2012
side trip while hiking trt spooner to s kingsbury
great day, easy little peak
Posted Jul 7, 2012 10:20 pm

BCL4wd Road from Duane Bliss  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 3, 2011


Followed 4wd road from Duane Bliss with Dad.
Posted Jul 4, 2011 11:55 am

A BitFrom Spooner Summit  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 18, 2011

A Bit

Still a LOT of snow on the ground. Followed the tracks of a snow-cat up Genoa Peak Road after losing the TRT in the heavy snow.
Posted Jun 18, 2011 11:00 pm

Brian Kaletvia 4WD road from the west  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 28, 2008

Brian Kalet

With Captain Pomin Rock
Posted Jul 29, 2010 1:16 am

fedakGenoa Peak Road  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 8, 2010


Climbed this twice, Once in 2009 and once in 2010
Pics and trip report from the 2009 outing are here.
And the 2010 outing is here.

2010 had a bit more snow, and on the 2009 outing I dropped down to the TRT for the return leg
Posted Jun 21, 2010 1:51 am

hgrapidTough day  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 31, 2010


Getting up there was pretty easy from Spooner Summit. Getting down was a different matter. Snow conditions were very bad. It was very hard to follow the Tahoe Rim Trail; or the road.
Posted May 31, 2010 9:51 pm

Tracyvia 4WD road from the west  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 19, 1999


hiked the last section of the 4WD road to the top with a coworker, Greg Toth on a beautiful fall day.
Posted May 31, 2010 5:28 pm

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