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Day 1—Tahoe Rim w/ NatGeo Cartographer

Day 1—Tahoe Rim w/ NatGeo Cartographer

Duration:10 hours total
Includes:Food and Equipment
Languages:Offered in English

About your host

Cartographer / Geographer at National Geographic Maps Ever since I can remember, I've been studying place, maps, and geography. Location Location Location Over the past 4 months, I made the Tahoe Rim Trail map guide. My job is to create topographic maps, guides, and books—as the essential outdoor resource. I graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Geography / Cartography from the Univ. of…

About %{non_profit_name}

The mission of the Tahoe Rim Trail Association is to maintain and enhance the Tahoe Rim Trail system and practice and inspire stewardship of the Lake Tahoe region. The 171 mile trail is open to hiking, equestrians, and mountain biking (in most areas). It circumnavigates the Lake Tahoe Basin, 4 National Forests, 3 wilderness areas, 2 states and 1 state park.
This is a social impact experience where 100% of what you pay for this experience goes to %{organizationName}. .

What we’ll do

You'll be joining me on the first day/section of the TRT. Starting from the 64 Acres Parking Lot in Tahoe City, you'll embark on a day-hike towards Watson Lake (13.8 miles away). I will describe the process in which topographic maps are made, and the distinct geography and landscape that forms Lake Tahoe. Within the first 3 miles of the hike, there are two scenic viewpoints of Lake Tahoe — and…

What else you should know

• Dogs OK • Bear Safety and Awareness • Carpool—Parking is Limited • Leave No Trace Ethics

What I’ll provide

Snacks and Other
TRAIL CLASS. ***ATTENTION*** For outdoor spirits that aren't afraid of getting dirty. This is a Class 1–2 level hike.. Food, water, shelter, clothes, and sleeping system/shelter is your requirement. Your safety is YOUR responsibility.
MAPS Lake Tahoe Basin Trails Illustrated Map and Tahoe Rim Trail Topographic Map Book by National Geographic ~ Retail price $26.95

What to bring

Wilderness Permits (if applicable)
Other Personal Items for Hiking/Backpacking

Where you'll be

We’ll go up the Tahoe Rim Trail to Thunder Cliff, a superb ridge and cliff line that dances above the Truckee River. The half-day hiker group will summit out at 7,668 feet before returning down the trail. The rest of the full-day hikers will continue with me towards Deer Creek road and Forest Road 73 above Burton Creek State Park. The return down to Tahoe City is beautiful and serene in the afternoon through Burton Creek State Park.

Things to keep in mind

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase.

Communication policy

Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside the Airbnb website or app.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 18 and up can attend.

Government ID

You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.


This experience includes alcohol. Only guests who meet the legal drinking age will be served alcoholic beverages.

More tips

• Dogs OK • Bear Safety and Awareness • Carpool—Parking is Limited • Leave No Trace Ethics
Day 1—Tahoe Rim w/ NatGeo Cartographer
New experience
£82 / person
New experience
£82 / person