the price of gas up there.
the lodge had an outdated restaurant & business.
View from the car of Nevada
From the road, this is a 1200' climb in ~ 2.2 miles (average 10% grade - thats not the grade going straight up the mountain!) The weather started decent, at the top, well...
Picketts Peak and Hawkins Peak
The lake's up there
Soon after this photo, the wind and snow picked up. I should have gotton a photo of that, but if you stare at a piece of paper you'll get the idea.
Our tracks disapeared very quickly (less than an hour later)
A rather easier trip to Burnside lake - but there were too many trees to see the lake. Sunny skies and good view though.
Views of Creater Lake and Carson Pass
Hawkins creek in the right image
Looking north to Luther Pass
Sierra Crest Trail - Carson Pass to Meiss Lake
The Sierra Crest Trail intersects HWY 88 just west of Carson Pass. While the ranger said the trail was blazed (by himself, in 1802), we, nor the other skiers, not the snowshoers, nor... could find any blazes. That resulted in a few times of backtracking, at least the maps were accurate!
From the parking lot
That's Lake Tahoe out there - this photo killed my batteries, the the reminaing 1.5 miles, the cabins, the cornice, are all left to your imagination.