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I've done the Con once many moons ago and am getting my rig(s) setup to take advantage since the trail is ~35 miles from my door step:grinpimp:

One of things I was curious about is from the Loon Lake damn/slabs, what is the expected distance to various landmarks? For example, Gate Keeper, Buck Island, Spider Lake, Little Sluice, etc.

I've looked at a couple of maps but was hoping for experienced trail runners to set me straight on distance/time. Usual rig will be full bodied on 35s(see attached)

My goal is to figure out reasonable in/out day runs.
 

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I've done the Con once many moons ago and am getting my rig(s) setup to take advantage since the trail is ~35 miles from my door step:grinpimp:

One of things I was curious about is from the Loon Lake damn/slabs, what is the expected distance to various landmarks? For example, Gate Keeper, Buck Island, Spider Lake, Little Sluice, etc.

I've looked at a couple of maps but was hoping for experienced trail runners to set me straight on distance/time. Usual rig will be full bodied on 35s(see attached)

My goal is to figure out reasonable in/out day runs.
The whole trail can be done in a day :flipoff2:
 

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Well the 55 run used to camp at loon and run into Soup Bowl & Little Sluice then back to Loon for dinner. You could scoot into Buck and back but that could turn into a long day or an overnighter. Depends on how fast you are moving but just bumping along the Soup Bowl/ LS area is only a couple hours each way to Loon, sure you can do it faster but just trail riding it is not bad. There's even bathrooms periodically now & then may not have been there when you last went thru.
 

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The whole trail can be done in a day :flipoff2:
How much of the rig is left? And if it is run in one day, that strands you in Tahoe :p
Try the rtf maps?
I'll take a look at rtf maps. I've got some forest service maps and old 'trail' maps. I'm just not sure I trust trying to map out a trail and then guess how long ;)

Loon lake dam. Damn!:flipoff2:
Some of the parking made me say damn:laughing:

Well the 55 run used to camp at loon and run into Soup Bowl & Little Sluice then back to Loon for dinner. You could scoot into Buck and back but that could turn into a long day or an overnighter. Depends on how fast you are moving but just bumping along the Soup Bowl/ LS area is only a couple hours each way to Loon, sure you can do it faster but just trail riding it is not bad. There's even bathrooms periodically now & then may not have been there when you last went thru.
I was looking at very small group/solo with no stupid stuff on weekdays. Basically a slow even pace with hopefully no trail boulders in the way :p
 

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Loon to little sluice, hike to spider for lunch is super easy to do in a day. Leaves plenty of time to stop at Uncle Toms on way home.
Loon to Buck can easily be done in a day with the right group and conditions.
I usually play day trips out by ear.
 

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I see you're gonna make it challenging by not running a front driveline. Good on ya:laughing:
Isn't that THE way to run it? Plus no locker in the rear and 3.08 gearing:evil:

It actually has a front driveshaft now:homer:
 
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