10 August 2008

Hi Sierra!

Saturday morning Janelle and I decided (on a whim) to drive to Lake Tahoe. We drove a scenic 300 mile loop of two lane highways through the High Sierra. Pull out your atlas and follow our trip...

The first overlook of the day! (highway 88: 3,000 - 4,000 ft above sea level, For reference...Sacramento is 25 ft)

Mountain lake on highway 88, the air is cool and smells like wood chips (4,000 - 5,000 ft)

I finally got to use my lay back move learned at REI with Matt & Andy.

This was kinda dangerous, but a great display of balance. The scenery has now changed from lush forests to a rocky landscape. (still on 88 but getting closer to Tahoe, 6,000 - 7,000 ft)

8,000 ft above sea level!

Kit Carson, CA (highway 88, 8,000 ft)

I have lost count of what scenic overlook this is, we were stopping almost every mile on the 100 mile trip to Tahoe. Off in the distance a waterfall.

We made it to Tahoe! The lake is beautiful and incredibly blue.

How are we going to get over/around this? (highway 50 on the way back to Sacramento)

9 hours later we made it back to Sacramento and down to sea level. Janelle and I had a day of amazing views and dozens of eardrum pops.


Leinfelder said...

Very nice form on the layback. What are you an expert now doing it without a harness? Isn't Tahoe amazing?

grandma v. said...

looks like beautiful country. grandpa is making me do all of this.grandma v.