Sunrise over Lake Tahoe, Emerald Bay and the top of Eagle Falls.
Things have gone silent on Hike Mt Shasta for most of the first half of June. I have had a number of posts planned but all those were put on hold since I took my family on a camping trip down to Yosemite, Lake Tahoe and other parts of the Sierra Nevada. For reasons beyond our control, it was a challenging trip but we persevered through the difficulties and it ended up being a great trip through some of the most beautiful places in the world.
It was especially gratifying to see my kids getting a chance to have experiences in Yosemite and beyond, like I did when I was their ages. While I have deep personal connections to Yosemite through my family history, I want my kids to know more about the Sierra Nevada beyond that fabled park so we are making it a point that they become familiar with many parts of that most superlative mountain range. The Hike Mt Shasta kids loved it and had a grand time in spite of the challenges. We even had time to visit the Western Pacific Railway Museum in Portola on the way home, where my youngest son (3), the self-proclaimed “choo-choo boy” was in absolute heaven. It was a great experience for all of them and I am proud of how they did despite some unexpected adversity!
I am including a gallery of some of the stuff they did. Hopefully this weekend I will be able to put a few summer-oriented posts up too!