Sierras - starting at the top, with Tahoe:

 I've joined a mountaineering club for two reasons: expanding my photography & improving my health. Nevermind the fact that I love geography & traveling. And nevermind the fact that I was born & raised in Alaska.

So before the club starts, I decided to book it up to Tahoe to see what all the fuss is about........... because.... (Drumroll please) I HAD NEVER BEEN!!!

Here's a little bit of my perspective: 

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 Emerald Bay: Future car shoot for sure.

  here it is in color 

here it is in color 

  actual emerald bay

actual emerald bay

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sledding TOWARDS the water at South Shore. Genius

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snow is so pretty, isn't it?  The last time I was in the snow, was the freak snow storm from 2011 in October in NYC. Remember that East coasters? It was halloween, and we were up to our necks in fresh snow. 

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stopped me in my tracks

  sequoias 

sequoias 

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one of my favorite things that seems unique to the area are the round boulders. So cool!!

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this concept seems strange to me... Gated boardwalk that you can just jump on anyway...  

I am excited to go back & get some quality exploring done. For now, I've learned the basic lay of the land, and I'm no longer a Tahoe Virgin. WHEW! 

 

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 (one more boulder pic for the road.)