Recreation Briefs: Tahoe 200 Endurance Run underway, hike to Sand Harbor Overlook with Nevada State Parks | TahoeDailyTribune.com

Recreation Briefs: Tahoe 200 Endurance Run underway, hike to Sand Harbor Overlook with Nevada State Parks

TAHOE 200 ENDURANCE RUN UNDERWAY, CONTINUES THROUGH TUESDAY

The third annual Tahoe 200 Endurance Run kicked off at Homewood Mountain Resort this Friday, Sept. 9. The 200-mile, single-loop mountain race — the only such race in the United States — started Friday and will run until Tuesday, Sept. 13.

The route circumnavigates Lake Tahoe from the Tahoe Rim Trail, occasionally detouring to explore aspen meadows, rock gardens, canopied forests and long ridge lines with stunning views.

According to race officials, this year’s Tahoe 200 will feature an international field of some of the most elite runners and adventure athletes in the world. Participants are given 100 hours to complete the challenging course. Visit http://www.tahoe200.com to learn more.

— Sierra Sun staff report

HIKE WITH A RANGER TO SAND HARBOR OVERLOOK ON THE TAHOE RIM TRAIL

Join Nevada State Parks for a ranger-led hike to the Sand Harbor Overlook of the Tahoe Rim Trail on Saturday, Sept. 17. The magnificent views from the top stretch across the sparkling waters of Lake Tahoe and jagged peaks of the Sierra — and limited spots are still available.

Hikers will meet at Spooner Lake at 8:45 a.m. and carpool to the Marlette Peak Campground. From there the hike is two miles to the overlook.

This is a moderate hike (four miles total) so come prepared with sturdy boots, sunscreen, lunch, drinks or snacks and dress for the forecasted weather. Children eight years of age and older are welcome.

Four-wheel drive is necessary and reservations are required by calling 775-831-0494. To minimize the number of vehicles, please indicate if you’re willing to take other passengers. The hike is free, but park entry fees apply per vehicle and any donations to the park are greatly appreciated.