A Line in The Snow
Updated: Apr 6, 2020
We've spent the last couple of days skiing in some of the very best conditions, blue skies and sunshine. It always takes me a little while to find my legs each ski holiday, but once I'd got going I found myself able to relax and enjoy it more. Despite the sunny skies it was really windy today at the top of Mt. Rose, so mid -morning quite a few of the lifts were closed for the day. We carried on hitting the slopes till after lunch, but early afternoon the wind chill got to be a bit too much, so we headed back to the cabin to warm up.
Seeing as it was still lovely and bright we thought we'd get out and enjoy the sunset. We drove up as far as we could towards the Stateline Fire Lookout at the north of Lake Tahoe and then started our hike.
Half of Lake Tahoe is in California, and the other half is in Nevada. We are staying on the Nevada side, but find ourselves crossing the border almost daily (we even skied over it yesterday at Heavenly).
At the north of the lake there is an old forest fire lookout, which is now an excellent vantage point for stunning panoramic views of the lake and surrounding Sierra mountains.
I imagine in warmer months this path is a very easy stroll, but with the 60 inches of snowfall they've had here in the last few days it was a little harder going. Luckily my Sorel boots were well up to the job, they are by far my best winter investment and they're comfy as slippers!
But that just means we've earned an extra glass of Californian wine later! We had to be careful to stick to the track packed down by previous hikers, or you disappeared into waist height snow!
As we reached the state line a golden light broke through the trees and bathed the snow around us.
A golden sunset in the Golden State!