Spring is in full swing in Tahoe...finally. Yesterday Conor, my brother, and I hiked up peak 9,195 for some spectacular views and fun turns. The temperature was in the high 50's and the sky was bright blue all day. Shade was our friend.This is one of the many reasons I live in Lake Tahoe! Getting closer to the top, the terrain beyond the mountains immediately surrounding the lake come into view (not pictured above) and my imagination starts to go wild about future adventures. We were a little late for the snow, but there were moments of smooth buttery spring conditions that are all time. Conor and my brother, Johnny, about to make some figure eights on the way down in the sticky sun baked slush (still fun). So happy the sun is finally out!
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