Monday, January 28, 2013

Coco and Cattle Trucks

United States flagPublished: by Wyatt Olsen  North America » United States » Nevada » Lake Tahoe
January 28, 2013

After finally leaving California on May 30, we drove to Lake Tahoe. On the way, we stopped at a rest area for lunch where I proceeded to make roast beef sandwiches while Alan was cleaning the windshield. Ironically, two cattle-haulers pulled in and parked on either side of us. The cattle were mooing loudly and smelled a lot! We closed the windows, ate quickly, and left in a hurry!

Dan flew to Reno to spend a week with us, and we had a great time. We stayed at Zephyr Cove Marina & RV Park, in a lovely setting near the Heavenly Ski Area at South Lake Tahoe. Dan even saw a bear in our campground, which was just a tad unsettling, but exciting.

We took a couple of short hikes, one near Emerald Bay and one to Glen Alpine Springs near Falling Leaf Lake, just south of the big lake. The scenery was gorgeous, with gushing waterfalls and snow still in the mountains at the higher elevations.

We went out on a charter fishing boat one morning at 6:00 a.m. and returned at 11:00 a.m. with several large lake trout. We crossed the lake (20 some miles) from
Zephyr Cove
Zephyr Cove

Lake Tahoe as seen from our campground
south to north to find our fishing spot, in deep water (150 - 200 feet). Dan caught the biggest fish of the group, a 6 ¾ pound beauty. The deck hand cleaned and bagged our catch.

The weather was warm during the day but chilly at night. We had a couple of great campfires (courtesy of Eagle Scout Dan), and cooked out most nights. We had a very nice dinner out at Nephele’s restaurant in South Lake Tahoe, where we peeked at the Mavericks/Suns game over at the bar’s TV.

After Dan went home (still a few weeks shy of his 21st birthday), we hit Harrah’s Casino and came out in the plus column by about $125. Next drive is to Salt Lake City, where we pick up Alan’s Dad, JC, for a trip to the Grand Tetons and Yellowstone

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