On the way back home, I suggested taking Kersey somewhere for a hike. We thought about Jenkinson Lake which is very close but the water level is so low that it looks more like a puddle than a lake. Our favorite lake for kayaking is Wrights Lake, halfway between us and Lake Tahoe. We decided to go there. Brett called the ranger station to make sure the road was still open. The ranger told him that the lake is closed to camping and boating for the season, but hiking is still allowed. He said that there was some patchy snow but it was not enough to be a barrier to a hike.
Ten miles from the lake we hit patchy snow. Soon the road looked like this.
We parked outside the barricaded road and Kersey immediately starting doing donuts in the snow. We followed the road to Dark Lake, where we snapped the leash onto Kersey. She wanted to swim. And it was 35F.
Then we walked through a deserted campground to the boat launch at Wrights Lake. We walked on the road because the snow was too deep to find a trail. Patchy, my foot.
We got home just in time for evening chores. Albondigas soup is on the menu for dinner. It was a great day.
|You can see ice on the lake, behind Brett's head.|