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One of Reno-Tahoe's incomparable adventures: The unforgiving Flume trail

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Real Estate Agent with Chase International Real Estate 61032

 

"Ian,Joe Isn't Reno and Sparks all about the Slot machines, blackjacks, lucky 9's, strip clubs, casinos??" One might say to me. Mm mm. Nope. Much more than that. You have no idea my friend...  

I have never been the X-games type adrenaline junkie.  But I grew up in an environment of small adventures, whether it's an expedition to the 'uncharted' neighborhood or playing catch up (armed with my bicycle) with the neighborhood bullies- (dogs that most probably hasn't been injected with anti-rabies shots.) - the best times of my life.

Why was it fun? good question.

 Maybe because there was an element of danger that every boy, once in his life, craves for.  And in so many ways, it doesn't really go away.  Most of us men still look for that adventure whether in the office or somewhere else. It's there. It may have been dormant for years.  But trust me, it is there.

So my buddy Joel calls me Sunday night, inviting me to test our skills and strength.  The challenge: ascend the unforgiving 14 mile (depends on how far you want to go) bike ride famous for its picturesque view of Lake Tahoe: Flume Trail.

Arguably, the best view of a Lake anywhere in the world.  This is the place where once you've been there, you would wish that your ashes would be thrown there once you depart earth.

 

  Dsc00026_3 On our way to the trail. The first view of the Lake ( If you're going from 395 South, Mt Rose.) 

Dsc00042A brief stopover in Marilet lake. You will pass through this going to Flume Trail.

Dsc00032 That's where we are going.(the light brown Mountain)

Dsc00027 Flume trail has been named(by one of the top adventure magazines) as one of the Top 40 mountain bike trails in the United States. I have no qualms that it is.

Dsc00045 A quick peak .(on top of the boulders...)

Dsc00049and here she is...captivating indeed

Dsc00050The only bad part here is you can't look at the view too long (if you are riding a bike like me. It's dangerous to look down when the only thing that is holding you from falling from the cliff is 5 feet of rough road)

Here's a quote from Howard Macy that kept on popping up in my head while I was there drowning in the beauty God created just for you and me..

' The spiritual life cannot be made suburban.  It is always frontier, and we who live in it must accept and even rejoice that it remains untamed. '

More information about Flume Trail:

 

For more of my adventures and secret places in Reno-Sparks-Tahoe that tend to escape the eyes of the average visitor : Reno Home Blog,(there's far more to Reno than just Casinos and new constructions)

Final notes: if you are in town and need some help with anything. You know who to call.

Ian:775-338-7649

Joe: 775-338-7653

 We do accept fruit tarts as payments

 

 

 

Richard Perkins
R PERKINS REALTY - Stockton, CA
Great pictures and thanks for the info always looking for a good spot
Oct 12, 2007 09:28 AM
Joe Salcedo
Chase International Real Estate - Reno, NV
Reno Real Estate

Richard,

Your welcome sir

Oct 12, 2007 09:47 AM
Daniel Smith
First Priority Financial - Spanaway, WA
PROUDGAY
Great photos - the next time my wife and I are in the area I'll make sure to pack fruit tarts.
Oct 12, 2007 09:57 AM
Joe Salcedo
Chase International Real Estate - Reno, NV
Reno Real Estate

Daniel,

   Nice once. Right. Forget everything but the tarts.=)

Oct 12, 2007 10:31 AM
Mike Mueller
Tech and Social Media Consultant - Walnut Creek, CA

Joe - I used to do the Flume every year.  Max is a great guy!  Nothing like it anywhere else! 

For a real treat try staying in one of the cabins in the middle of winter.  We cross country skied in, snow shoed out.  That was a real treat!

 


 

Oct 12, 2007 10:33 AM
Lola Audu
Lola Audu~Audu Real Estate~Grand Rapids, MI Real Estate - Grand Rapids, MI
Audu Real Estate~Grand Rapids, MI ~Welcome Home!
Loved reading this post and taking a vicarious bike ride! :)
Oct 12, 2007 10:36 AM
Joe Salcedo
Chase International Real Estate - Reno, NV
Reno Real Estate

Mike,

   Whow! thats awesome... I know I heard about the cabins.. sounds like a romantic adventure. Hopefully no invited bear guests. I hope to try cross-skiing this winter. Can't wait. I don't think i've met Max, but was really intrigued when i read about him in the website.

Oct 12, 2007 10:43 AM
Joe Salcedo
Chase International Real Estate - Reno, NV
Reno Real Estate

Lola,

      Glad you enjoyed it Lola.. you should try riding it.=)

Oct 12, 2007 10:45 AM
Gary Bolen
McCall Realty - South Lake Tahoe, CA
CRS - Lake Tahoe Real Estate Information
Joe, we just posted some coverage of the lake too. Thanks for yours... and hope you are having a good year down there.
Oct 12, 2007 01:38 PM
Joe Salcedo
Chase International Real Estate - Reno, NV
Reno Real Estate

Gary,

     Where can i find it? Hanging in there.... its a great year for growth('this market separates the men from the boys')

Oct 12, 2007 04:02 PM
Bob & Carolin Benjamin
Benjamin Realty LLC - Gold Canyon, AZ
East Phoenix Arizona Homes
Nice photos. Nice view. Nice area. Nice fruit tarts. Thanks for the post.
Oct 12, 2007 05:07 PM
Robert Kerr
Kerr Financial - Warwick, RI

Isn't Reno and Sparks all about the Slot machines, blackjacks, lucky 9's, strip clubs, casinos?

Don't forget the brothels, the biker gangs and the meth labs!

 

Oct 12, 2007 05:13 PM
Kris Wales
Keller Williams Realty - Lakeside Market Center - Macomb, MI
Real Estate Blog & Homes for Sale search site, Macomb County MI
Hands down one of the best "local" posts I've seen yet.   Awesome pictures and real life descriptions.  I was "there" with you.  Thank you!
Oct 12, 2007 09:54 PM
Darleen McCullen
Raleigh, NC
Broker - Raleigh, NC Real Estate
What great pictures! They make me want to pack my bags and head out West!! Wow. Thanks for sharing.
Oct 13, 2007 03:04 PM
Joe Salcedo
Chase International Real Estate - Reno, NV
Reno Real Estate

Bob and Caroline- You should try the fruit tarts.  I didn't know that sweet thing existed before.

 

Robert- Never seen the biker gangs. Wish the ground could just eat all the meth labs. 

 

Kris- hey, I appreciate the very kind comment..definitely, you were with me!

 

Darleen- I know huh? go west indeed.. Your welcome 

 

 

Oct 17, 2007 06:35 PM