Day hike to Shealor Lake

Shealor Lake

On our way home from Lake Tahoe, we drove on Highway 88 with plans to stop at Wood’s Lake and hike up to Winnemucca Lake. Unfortunately, we couldn’t even get to the trailhead at Wood’s Lake because of snow, so we drove down past Silver Lake to the trailhead for Shealor Lake, a […]

Attempted hike to Susie Lake

Upper Glen Alpine Falls

The trailhead for Susie Lake is the Glen Alpine Springs trail, at the bottom end of Fallen Leaf Lake. Glen Alpine Springs is an interesting historical resort that is being preserved. The soda springs were especially interesting because with all the extra snow melt water around, we could see gas escaping […]

Tahoe, 2011

To satisfy my craving for experiencing the eastern Sierra, we headed up to the Lake Tahoe area. I had wanted to go to Mammoth, but all of the hikes we were interested in were still under feet of snow. I started checking for places to stay (motels, condos, etc) and ran across a last minute […]