Just got back from the annual Tahoe vacation. I had a great time, this year, and found some new hiking trails from Spooner Lake up to Marlette Lake (on the east side of the lake), since the normal playground from Echo Lake up to Aloha was still buried under snow (and a whole lot of snow at that)
I got there a day early, so I got to hang out with the Hogges on Saturday night, going to a Sacramento River Cats minor-league game and off to Leatherbys for a late night snack. Kelsey was showing up with her new fiance at 3am, so we had to set a little trap for them (think of a bunch of cans stacked by the door). That’s what Evil Uncles are all about… 🙂
My brother came down with the whole family this year, so we all got to see Candice, Riley, Elle and Cameron. I’m pretty sure they had a great time, but as a single traveling consultant, there’s no way I can imagine the “travel day” thing with a large family like that. We all? headed up to the lake (pure chaos at checkin, something unusual must have been going on.
My normal hiking spot from Echo Lake up into Desolation Wilderness, was still under large amounts of snow, so when the Vachuska’s came up, we did a trip on the east side of the lake instead. We did a 9 mile loop from Spooner Lake up to Marlette Lake. In all these years, I never even knew Marlett lake existed. Funny how you can find new things even in locations you’ve been hundreds of times.
On Saturday, I went down to Doug and Peggy’s for the annual “Fourth of July get together (and birthday party). It was great seeing everybody again.
I didn’t get out the camera like I usually do, so I don’t have a lot of pictures, but the ones I took are below.