Took the Tahoe Rim Trail from Snow Valley Peak over to Herlan. Memorial Day weekend and saw 1 hiker the entire day. Winds never stopped. I took a direct line down to the east side of Marlette Lake to try to cut me time down to get back to family. Bushwacked along the lake edge and saw many LARGE paw prints leading down to the lake. Caught the road back to the trail, I believe roughly 16 miles total, it was a 7 hour day car to car.
A really nice area.
Led a large group up to this area (13 of us), primarily to the Sand Harbor Overlook. As far as I know, I was the only one of the 13 to actually go to the summit. They were busy checking out the awesome views. Snow was absent, despite a snow storm 10 days earlier.