Memories from July 4
Last night Butterfly, Turbo, and I had set our eyes on doing 25 to 27 miles today. They wanted to get a early start so I told them that I’d get up whenever I heard them getting up. They didn’t get up that early. To help the process I made hot oatmeal (for me) since my stove sounds like an engine.
Some views on the way up to Dick’s pass.
And the first look over the other side.
The trail after the pass wound down some snow covered switchbacks. I had a successful boot ski down a long steep patch which I’m particularly proud of. After passing a few small lakes, it passed through woods for most of the day largely without notable view. At least it was obvious which way to go.
You’ve seen woods before but just in case…
Every once in a while there was a particularly lush meadow.
I ended the day with Timo and Pebble overlooking Lake Tahoe from a distance near Barker Pass. We were able to see fireworks from across the lake and the the sky would light up when a big one went off at Tahoe City or South Lake Tahoe. Timo had packed out cans of Coke to share over fireworks.