Up early again to run but this time it was up Emigrant Peak from the Squaw Valley resort village, via the Shirley Canyon trail rather than the resort services roads. Shirley Canyon is just north of Squaw tram. Compared to the resort service roads I ran during Tuesday's run up Squaw Peak, Shirley Canyon is more challenging due to the 'bouldery' trail. Otherwise, both runs were similar in stats: just under eight miles round trip, and just under 3k vertical rise.
|Emigrant Peak from Shirley Lake. Look hard and you'll see the Solitude Chair lift base terminal.|
|"High Camp" at Squaw Valley is a rats nest of chair lifts, trams, gondolas, swimming pool and skating rink. And all 2,000 feet above the resort base.|
|Squaw Peak and the Palisades (ski runs through the cliffs) as seen from High Camp. The 1960 winter Olympics were held at Squaw Valley and the Men's Downhill started just right of the cliffs of Squaw Peak, the high point above.|
|This is the summit of Emigrant Peak, view south towards Squaw Peak, washed out in the early morning sunshine.|
|From summit of Emigrant Peak, view north towards Granite Chief Peak.|
|Shirley Lake reflecting Emigrant Peak (l) and Granite Chief (r).|
|One more reflection, but without the log.|