Tahoe is magical. A couple of years ago, Christian and I were looking for a place to camp that allowed dogs and we found a campsite at Meeks Bay on Lake Tahoe. We booked in early June and spent a very hot weekend running into the Desolation Wildnerness, playing backgammon and splashing around at the beach. We’ve been back to Tahoe every summer since.
This year we went in May and stayed in a little cabin at Zephyr Cove. The trip was a celebratory get away following the completion of C’s paper on his research (and the months of long hours and weekends he had spent in lab). We arrived just before it started to pour rain. A thunder storm and moody sunset followed. While it stormed outside, we stayed cozy inside with whiskey cocktails and shrimp tacos cooked up in the cabin’s kitchen and a couple episodes of Bloodline on Netflix.
The next morning we got up and did a trail run along a section of the Tahoe Rim Trail. We ran over rocks and snow, up and down hills, under tall trees, and along ledges with views of the lake and surrounding mountains. The run was exhausting but worth the huffing and puffing (and let’s face it: a bit of pretty slow shuffling). The storm had passed; it was a blue bird day.
That afternoon we went on a drive and ended up in Kings Beach where we wandered around and got sandwiches from a local deli (which we ate at a picnic table with a view). On the drive back to our cabin, we pulled into a small parking lot and hiked down to a secluded cove beach. The rest of the day was spent back at Zephyr Cove Resort and filled with rounds of Citadels, a walk to the dog friendly end of the resort beach, a dinner of lamb sausages and loaded baked potatoes, and some solid sunset watching.
On Sunday morning we woke up and took a short run around the local neighborhood before heading back in the direction of home. We ended our Tahoe trip with melty It’s It ice cream sandwiches and a hike up to Horse Tail Falls. It was a very good weekend.
A mix of iPhone and DSLR photos from our trip:
* Photos 1, 3, 6, 11, 12, 20 & 21 captured by Christian.