The TYT, PCT, and TRT in the Lake Tahoe Basin
Starting from Meeks Bay our Tahoe to Yosemite Trail hikes the next 41.32 miles down the Sierra Crestline wrapping around the Western and Southwestern Shore of the Lake Tahoe Basin.
11.5 miles South out of the Meeks Bay Trailhead our Tahoe to Yosemite Trail intersects with the Pacific Crest and Tahoe Rim Trails. These trails hike together South through Desolation Wilderness above the West Shore of Tahoe down into the Meiss Country Roadless Area wedged into the Southwestern corner of the Tahoe Basin.
The TYT and PCT continue South together to exit the Tahoe Basin through the Carson Gap. The TRT turns Northeast at Meiss Cabin, remaining in the Tahoe Basin to hike up into the Carson Range along the Eastern Shore of the Tahoe Basin via the Big Meadow Trailhead.
Note the red dots scattered along the black-dotted marked trail route on all the maps. These dots are links to the trail guide page entries for those locations. The black dots marking the trail routes on the 30 minute maps link to the detailed 7.5 minute maps for that area. Check out the labels on the maps for links to the maps North and South, as well as for more information about the trails.
There are also links to the forum, where you can add your comments and experiences to the trail guide citation for each location marked by a red dot on the topo hiking maps.
Each trail Guide page provides specific information about that particular location, including mileage and elevation information, nearby features, lots of pictures, some videos, a written description, and a link to the Trails Forum for that location.
for you to add your input, hiking ideas, comments, questions and favorite hiking plans and places in that area.
The goal of the trail guide is to give you a basic familiarity with Sierra Terrain that you can build on as you hike, and allow you to share the information and experiences, the insights you develop, as well as gaining some insights from this backpacking trail guide.
When you "find yourself" in the mountains you can make note of this wonderful transition on the guide and forum.
Many perspectives and experiences about a trail builds much better understanding that a singular perspective. The comments links on each page lead to the forum for that specific location. Add your perspective.
Your addition of side trips, loops, scrambles, and just basic advice and shared experience about the places you are familiar makes for a better trail guide.