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Incline Peak

Intermediate

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1.4 mile 2.2 kilometer point to point
Ascent
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 1,141' 348 m
Descent: -55' -17 m
High: 9,472' 2,887 m
Low: 8,340' 2,542 m

Grade

Avg Slope: 16% (9°)
Max Slope: 49% (26°)
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Trail shared by Tim Varner

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This is a short skin up to an awesome vista of Lake Tahoe.

Tim Varner
Type: Backcountry or Sidecountry

Description

Start off with a skin slide down a bank to the lake/meadow. There's usually a nice skin track across some rolling flats into the bowl that you can see from the road. At this point, some people choose to skin up the descent line, but I prefer to traverse up to the ridge and ride that up. The skin up to the peak can get close to as steep as the gut, but at least you're not in a terrain trap and can make decisions about the safety of upcoming descents. From the summit, you get amazing views of sunrises over Carson Valley and sunsets over Lake Tahoe.

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Dec 26, 2015
Casey Owen

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  4.0 from 3 votes

#5

in Lake Tahoe

#137

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Photos

Brief rest in the skin track up toward Incline Peak
Mar 2, 2018 near Incline…, NV
View of Lake Tahoe from Incline Peak's Summit
Mar 2, 2018 near Incline…, NV
Skin track up to Incline Peak looking at Incline Peak approach side
Mar 11, 2019 near Incline…, NV
Looking towards Rose Knob i.e. Tahoe Rim Trail from the summit of Incline Peak
Mar 11, 2019 near Incline…, NV
Summit of Incline Peak looking south east at 431 mt. Rose highway.  A fun line
Mar 11, 2019 near Incline…, NV

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