Monday, December 21, 2009

South Lake Tahoe Marshland

Just before the 2009 Winter Solstice in South Lake Tahoe, California we rented a "pet friendly" two bedroom house in the Al Tahoe area of the city.

If you find a map of South Lake Tahoe, find El Dorado Road and Oakland Road.
From here are several entrances to this marshland. Dogs are officially to be on leash. We had the marsh to ourselves and tempted fate and went leashless.

Just to the west of this area is a wide open marsh area that this past weekend was as close to a perfect place on earth as I have ever come across.

The frozen creeks that run through this area and wide open fields of powder snow make great walking trails.

The snow covered mountains that surround Lake Tahoe were loaded with fresh snow from a major snow storm that came through the area a week before.

The weather cleared and with temperatures in the 40's. The dogs were in heaven.
This was my church for the weekend.

"Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take but the number of things that take our breath away."

Every few minutes as I looked around and as I watched the dogs happily bounding through the snow or slipping and sliding along the frozen creek did my heart good.

Over thirty years I have skied these mountains and never even noticed places like this. How these dogs have expand our lives.

1 comment:

Amanda said...

Very gorgeous- but it looks so cold! I'd be nervous to walk out on the water...