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Published on Sep 1, 2009
This trail starts north of Truckee, Ca. just outside of Independence Lake. This is an 11.5 mile out and back singletrack trail that climbs a relentless jeep road, then intersects the singletrack. The climb is about 6.5 miles, and climbs 2603 ft. The last 1/2 mile is hike a bike. It is steep and loose. Once on the top at 9143 ft. you have a spectacular view of everything around you including the back side of Castle Peak on Donner Pass, Interstate 80. The map does show a trail that connects Mt. Lola to Donner Pass, but don't believe it. I tried to connect it in 2008, and got to spend the night with Search & Rescue called on me the next morning. I got my self out, but it was an exciting experience.
Because people have asked, there is one place where I deviate from the trail. Please recognize that there are many hiker created trails that go to the edge to look over. I am on one of those hiker created trails. The camera bike is a Cannondale Rize 3. The bike in the very front is a Cannondale RZ 1, and the orange bike being followed is an Ellsworth Epiphany. For the free GPS Topo trail map for this trail and many others, go to: http://www.greatbasinbicycles.com Music provided by: John H. Clarke at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Up5qSO...
And special thanks to Susie Sutphin the young lady on theEllsworth Epiphany.