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... for us. With blue to our left and black to our right, we found a gray friendly sky above us, and beautiful scenery around us when we reached the top.
From 10,800 ft up we were able to see Reno, a tiny little city of in the distance. We saw all the mountains around us, all shorter than we stood now. And we saw the massive yet delicate lake Tahoe not far away. We caught our breath, took some pictures and relaxed a bit before pounding our way down the mountain.
4 miles to go ...
... rocks around the beach it is very beautiful. Mum, Madi, Cal and Sybella had a little swim but it was really really cold. Cal and Daddy spent a lot of time skimming stones across the water, Daddy got one to go 13 times, Cal was amazed. Then we lost Bella after she decided to go for a walk without anyone so it was time to go!
We were back in the car for the long boring road to the bright lights of Reno.
From The Simsons
... we hope they got out okay.
After the very long drive it was late by the time we got to Lake Tahoe and we could only just see the lake which is huge the town is busy all year as they play on the lake during summer and then ski in winter, we passed some very big houses.
We were looking forward to waking in the morning and seeing the lake.
From The Simsons
... with hail that big. Travis had his go-pro camera out shooting the action and his wide smile really set the mood.
Once the barrage stopped, we were back on the trail, marching south between 7,000 and 9,000 feet above mean sea level. Day 1 ended ~10 miles in at a nice flat clearing near a small lake. We managed to get our clothes dry and hit the hay knowing that tomorrow's hike needed to be longer in order to finish the trip on Sunday as planned.
... 8221; experience! I’ll try to post pictures. Several times I was clutching the arm of my door saying, “Slow down, slow down”. (pretty tight turns) Oh, the adventures!
We also had another “Dear Lord” experience. This time it was fuel-related. Troy felt confident we could make it to the next Pilot for fuel. He checked the gauge on the truck and said, “We’re good.” …not anticipating the mountain that was ahead. ...