At 6:00am we headed off into the dark. By then the sky was beginning to get light but for about thirty minutes I was glad I had my headlamp. The first 4 miles is a gentle climb of about 1,100 ft. so I alternated walking and running. We reached Marlette Lake and the trail circled around the South end of the lake before starting the climb up to Hobart aid station at mile 6.
Right after Hobart we crossed the first two snow fields as we circled around Marlette Peak a couple of hundred feet below the summit. Normally, this is one of the best views on the course. We were 1000 feet above Marlette Lake and Lake Tahoe is 2,500 feet below us. Unfortunately the view was mostly obscured by thin clouds so I got few pictures the first morning. Here is a shot I took on the way up before ascending into the clouds.
front of me taking his video (Linked to below) and James Plant about to run over me at the end.
Here is Part 2 of Joey's Tahoe Rim Trail 100. It starts with the Red House Loop and ends with the climb up from the Diamond Peak Resort Aid Station to the top of Diamond Peak. At the top you can see Bull Wheel aid station down the hill.