After Yosemite, we headed north to the Lake Tahoe region. We also traveled west for a weekend to visit friends in the San Francisco bay area. Thanks for hosting us Dave and Sashont! We had a fun weekend back in civilization of plant swaps, bar time, and barbecuing. We also had an unplanned reunion with two of Steve’s friends from High School, Ian and Jarred.
Plant swap in San Leandro.
High school friends reunited!
Ian with his homemade pizza oven.
Looking down at Donner Lake from School Rock on Donner Summit.
A foggy morning on Donner Pass.
Boris waiting for the day to warm us up so we could go climb at the Snowshed Wall.
Donner Summit, the same mountain pass that the infamous Donner party got stuck attempting to cross.
This looks like a dare, although it was definitely not the coldest water we have swam in this trip.
Lake Tahoe swimming.
Look at that farmer’s tan!
Uh oh, Boris decides he does not want to start while we are stopped at Lake Tahoe. This is the beginning of some starter troubles.
Joanna leads the thin first pitch of It’s Better with Bacon (5.8).
Ian and Joanna hanging out at the Pitch #3 belay on It’s Better with Bacon (5.8).
Ian on Pitch #4 of his first multipitch climb, It’s Better with Bacon.
Steve and Ian follow Pitch #2 of Corrugation Corner (5.7).
The horizontal dikes which makes Lover’s Leap so unique.
Steve topping out of the Leap.
Post climb peanut butter wrap time.