Monday, December 26, 2011

Hiking above 7000 ft

A word to the wise ain't necessary - it's the stupid ones that need the advice.
Bill Cosby

A stockbroker urged me to buy a stock that would triple its value every year. I told him, "At my age, I don't even buy green bananas." - Claude Pepper
I understand this one very well :-)

Perseverance is not a long race; it is many short races one after the other.... same as hiking up a mountain trail is a series of short walks and stops for taking fotos

Yesterday we went hiking in the High Sierras ... beginning at Spooner lake and heading on up to Marlette Lake. It was a great day to be out-of-doors enjoying the fresh air and sunshine. We hiked about 8 miles. Take a look at some of our views:

Kris & Baron at the beginning of the hike .... those coats will soon come off ... we all way overdressed.

The trail to Marlette Lake from Spooner Lake

There were numerous rest areas .. this one had a chair cut from a tree stump.

We came upon several aspen groves along the way.

Near the top of the trail we looked back .. those distant mountains are on the other side of Lake Tahoe

Higher up the trail we found some lovely meadows.

Along the trail were several crystal cleat mountain streams ... the higher ones had ice on the top ... thick ice ... but we could hear the water flowing underneath.

At the top of the trail, just before descending to Marlette Lake there was a convenient rest spot. The ol geezer parked on a log in the warm sun and ate his sandwich while the kids went on down partway to the lake side. the last mile was on a north slope and the trail was covered with ice and snow.

Here we see the appraoch to Marlette Saddle with the high ridge to the East.

This was our first peek at Marlette Lake

Had to take a closer look.... awesome.

Kris coming back up the trail from the lake.

Hope you enjoyed this short tour ... wish you had been with us.
Best to you all.

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