Scott's Lake NF
During our second week boondocking up here in the Sierra Nevada, just south of Lake Tahoe, we did some geocaching, relaxing and more hiking.
There was a guardian under the cache. A big frog.
And we found it! Under a pine tree across the river.
Some days we just relaxed all day, worked on the blog and played fetch in the meadow.
Hurley enjoyed chasing the sticks I threw for him.
Playing fetch is pretty exhausting, but someone has to do it.
This was a great place to spend Labor Day weekend. While we had a few more people join us, like these horses, it was very quiet overall.
Here was a cache hidden right on the border of California and Nevada. Pretty fun.
After the movie we went to Applebee's for some cheap eats and drinks.
Over the weekend we did a couple of hikes. The first one was easy and took us to a cave where Snowshoe Thompson would hold up when the snow was particularly bad while delivering mail during the winter when the Pony Express could not ride.
You had to cross over a log-type bridge to get through the muddy creek.
Above is the cave in summer, below, with some snow around it.
The California Trail is an emigrant trail of about 3,000 miles across the western half of the continent from Missouri to California. The cave is along this route.
The smallest trickles he would lay down in to cool off and get a nice drink of water.
Once the creek was accessible, he jump in and lay down and play. We made sure he got plenty of time to rest too.
These bluffs looked so far from the bottom, but now they are getting closer!
"Are we there yet?!!"
I loved the colors of the lichen on the rocks. So bright!
I liked the almost perfect square shape of this boulder.
A little tunnel of Aspens.
We hiked down pretty quickly compared to climbing up.
It was another great week. We've had so much fun that we decided to stay another week.
I connect with this so deeply.