It was a beautiful trail even though we did not have views of Lake Tahoe. The trail stayed within the Granite Cliffs Wilderness except for one small piece which was on private land. There are 5 (maybe even 6) small alpine lakes 2.5 miles from the trailhead after a 1000 feet elevation gain. At the area of the lakes we were within a half mile of the Pacific Crest Trail.
We stopped for lunch at the first lake. Still mostly covered in snow, it was an inviting setting for lunch. We found a log in a sunny spot just a few feet from the lake. The warm sun had melted the snow around the log so we had a relatively dry place to sit.
|View from our lunch spot|
With the hike and the long drive to and from the trailhead, I didn’t have any time today to work with my photos on the Apple. That is my number one priority for tomorrow. Well, right after a couple loads of laundry and a quick trip to the grocery.