171 miles around a lake? It doesn’t sound too challenging. Also, hiking on a rim with more or less constant views of the same lake day in, day out didn’t sound overly exciting to me at first. I did some proper looping around water reservoirs in the Thuringian Forests, and I got bored quickly. But, to start the story with the ending: It was a fantastic hike! After a long flight to Reno, we took a shuttle up to Tahoe City, where the trail officially starts and, as it is a loop, ends. After some chores in town, we were…