The Tahoe Rim Trail officially opened in September 2001, after 17 years and thousands of labor hours. Here's the definitive guide to this magnificent new route. Endorsed by the Tahoe Rim Trail Association and written by longtime Tahoe resident and guide Tim Hauserman, it will tell you about: Weather, water, and when to go, Ways to enjoy the trail (hike, mountain bike, or ride a horse), Great trips with kids, Colorful local legends and human history, Wildflowers and wild critters. Eight manageable sections of the trail are presented in detailed prose and clear maps. Pick a day-hike or plan longer backcountry excursions. There are also a number of sidetrips to choose from along the trail or in the surrounding area. If breathtaking views of alpine peaks and clear Sierra lakes appeal to you, this book will help you find them.