Sierra Snow, Now

So I went out to the snow again in late February and it was the same snow I saw back in December. We didn’t get more than a couple of inches over the last 9 weeks. That said, it was a really nice, if cold, day out. Squaw is right in Tahoe and has great views in all directions, they held the Olympics here in the ’60’s.

I thought they could do better than just this promoting its history

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They have built and demolished two or three village areas since I was here as a kid, a little fru-fru, but this fountain was nice

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Interesting geology here too

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Random outcroppings like this were rare though

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The granite base of the Sierra Nevada’s is visible below

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And the lake views are incredible, this is Mt. Rose ski area and the north shore of the lake

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Middle lake

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And Heavenly on the south shore

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The trees showed which direction the wind usually blows

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This was easily a 500 year-old sugar pine, maybe 7 feet in diameter at the base

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A tree becomes a shrub flowing over the rock

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I’m pretty sure this was looking out west, with the snowy Trinity Alps in the distance

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This is the backside of Northstar

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And these are of the Desolation Wilderness

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Squaw creek and valley, generally protected from development

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It was epic, as this picture communicates well (enlarge by clicking on it)

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