Summer in the Sierra (Part 1)

What are your favorite things to do in the summer?

Hiking Trail to Winnemucca Lake, Mokelumne Wilderness
Hiking Trail to Winnemucca Lake, Mokelumne Wilderness

My summers are for hiking in search of wildflowers, biking early in the day when it’s still cool outside, camping with friends and cooking our meals on the campfire, and lounging at the beach with a book (and by a book, I mean a beer, and by lounging I mean sitting on a rock in Lake Tahoe).

Camping at Sonora Bridge.
Camping at Sonora Bridge.

This is the 9th summer that Matt and I have lived in northern Nevada.  We live in a beautiful part of the country and we’ve explored the area quite a bit, but there is still so much more to see (I’m kind of embarrassed to say… I haven’t been to Yosemite yet.).  Of the places I have been, here are some of my favorite spots to be in the summer –  in no particular order.  Who wants to come visit?

Somewhere on the east shore of Lake Tahoe.
Somewhere on the east shore of Lake Tahoe.

 

Oh yes! We always find time to pickle and to visit the local farmers market.
Oh yes! We always find time to visit the local farmers market and make pickles.
Near Hobart Resevoir, Carson City, Nevada
Near Hobart Reservoir
KDickinson Photography - Reno
Reno
Somewhere on the Eldorado National Forest (maybe?).
Somewhere on the Eldorado National Forest.
KDickinson Photography
Wildflowers on the Carson Pass to Showers Lake Trail.
Camping near Markleeville, California
Camping near Markleeville, California
Nevada Beach, Lake Tahoe
Nevada Beach, Lake Tahoe
Lake Aloha, Desolation Wilderness
Lake Aloha, Desolation Wilderness
Carson River Hot Springs
Carson River Hot Springs
KDickinson Photography - Mono Lake
Mono Lake
The Summit of Lassen Peak
The Summit of Lassen Peak
KDickinson Photography - Caples Lake
Caples Lake
Backpacking in the Carson Iceberg Wilderness
Backpacking in the Carson Iceberg Wilderness
Backpacking in the Carson Iceberg Wilderness
Carson Iceberg Wilderness
Shooting Star near Sonora Pass
Shooting Star, Sonora Pass

More photos next week!

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