August 27th, 2009

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Lake Tahoe

GD took the two flights (St.Louis to Phoenix, and Phoenix to Reno) very well, and was, in fact, quite playful on the plane:


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As usual the view from the window was just fantastic, as we flew over the deserts of Arizona and Nevada, and saw parts of the Grand Canyon once again. Here's a lovely blue river in the sandy wastes:

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I came back, hoping that we had some plans of hiking, and found KM in the sunshine, framed in the window, cooing away with GD:

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We did go to Emerald Bay and a short hike up to Eagle Falls....but that's the next post!
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Emerald Bay,Eagle Falls Trail, and Inspiration Point 190809

We did, finally, manage to drive out for a bit of exploration; first, in the Lake Tahoe Basin


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we went to see the Inspiration Point:


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But the trail wasn't really suitable for walking with The Biddles, so we decided to just look at Emerald Bay and see if other trails would be easier. But Emerald Bay itself was quite breathtaking....

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We left the Eagle Falls trail only at sunset...


sunset at eagle falls trailhead


The next day, we went to Falling Leaf Lake, and to Glen Falls...watch out to see what KM called the former!