We will start on the Tahoe Rim Trail (TRT) at elevation 8300 headed East toward the Mount Rose Wilderness. After about 1 mile of rolling hills, we will start climbing, reaching 9000 feet just before the 3-mile point. Along the way we will have brief views of the California side including NorthStar, Donner Lake and Prosser Creek Reservoir. Mt. Baldy (el 9271) will be on our left at 3.1 miles. We may be able to see the upper half of Lassen Peak (el 10,460) at a distance of about 120 miles if there is no haze. (There will be an option to return from Baldy.) From Baldy, the grade continues up, and we will break out above the tree line to spectacular views of the entire expanse of Lake Tahoe to the south. At 4.2 miles we will be at an elevation of 9300 feet. Rifle Peak (el 9490) will be ahead on our left. There will be an option to summit Rifle Peak for those inclined. We will then head back down to the beginning trailhead. Miles 3 – 6 will be above 9000 feet. Bring a lunch and plenty of water.