Blackwood Canyon is my favorite "off the main road" place at Lake Tahoe. Not that many non-locals get to appreciate it. When I first lived here in 1971 the road was just a dirt track. My first winter here I cut 10 cords of firewood from dead lodgepole pines and hauled them home in the trunk and backseat of my old beat up Chevy Two. You cannot do that anymore. Things have changed dramatically. Now it is paved all the 7 miles to Barker Pass. I decided to place this power trail of caches to show off our beautiful canyon.
As usual for power trail caches, cut and paste logs are welcome. Please, however, do write something interesting about your time in the canyon.
These are not simple film can under a rock hides, though they are all tree hangers. Some may be a bit difficult to locate, but I tried not to make them too hard, and I tried to estimate the difficulty on the high side. They should all be available with up to a 5 foot snow pack. There are 29 to start with. These will take you half way to the top. I'll try to get you all the way up there next summer. Enjoy the scenery. It is some of the best the area has to offer.
While you are in the canyon, do not miss the opportunty to take the short easy walk to the "Sunken Meadow" cache. The beauty of the power trail pales in comparison to what you will see on the way there. The trail to Sunken Meadow starts at #30 of the power trail.