The Blue Lake Inn @ Heavenly Village
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This weekend my hosts have taken me to their second home, on the North Shore of the beautiful Lake Tahoe.
Lake Tahoe is in two states- Cali and Nevada. The Nevadan side suffers from gambling.
We travelled to the North- Dollar Point. It is about a 2-hour drive from Sacramento. They have a wonderful alpine style cabin although don't be fooled- it is ginormous.
Bears and eagles ...
... have had a few overuse injury scares which I take very seriously, because at this point the only thing I see taking me off the trail is an injury. Luckily though with a couple lighter days they have gone away. The realization that I have come so far but still have even farther left to go is a struggle as well. I'm working to go back to taking the whole thing day by day and not thinking about the big picture.
The people I meet continue ...
... on the bank of the Kern River. (716.5)
We entered Sequoia National Forest and were greeted by a river and a bounty of trees. So much better than that crowded general store on a holiday weekend. We are now at nearly 11k ft. This elevation is tough considering all the extra pack weight we gained to handle the bears and mountains. The trees here truly are beautiful. A great inspiration.
Day 51 - 5/27/2014
16 miles to 9.5k ft (732.5)
We hung our first bear ...
... replacement car but I'd lose out on the gas I'd bought) we decided to take the new sat nav and hightail out. Perhaps S Fran would be better. Here in Nevada, the roads were busier and either side we could see the high rises of the hotels and gambling resorts. Eventually we left the maelstrom as the winding road took us to Lake Tahoe. Surrounded by pine trees and luxurious houses, the lake was another sight ...
Woke up today to find out it had only snowed a disappointing 2 inches. Even before we started skiing, I knew the mountain needed a lot more since it hadn't snowed for about 2 weeks. Once again, I seem to always get bad conditions (or I don't get super powdery days). However, today must have been so much better than yesterday so I'm thankful for that. At least it was carve-able.
The new skis were quite different in feel. The ...