Sometimes we drive up Highway 50, Echo Summit area...this is looking at Lover's Leap, a popular climbing spot.
Winding down Highway 50 towards South Lake Tahoe.
Now on Luther Pass, Highway 89.
Passing through Hope Valley towards Carson Pass, Highway 88/89 junction, in route to Kirkwood. This is definitely the LONG WAY!
And, we made it! Time to play in the SNOW!
Or, see where I can dig to!
Camping lot...not too pretty, but convenient and often folks bring barbecues, put up pop-up tents, sometimes watch outdoor movies...or just stay cozy inside.
Morning views out in the meadow.
Looking towards the front side ski runs. Masters Competition staging area. These folks are amazing to watch coming down the mountain....
In the photo below...this is what competitors are navigating! It's called The Cirque, and is off-limits to the general public, but gets opened for some of the more professional comps. Anyway, not for me, thank you.