Lake Tahoe, CA

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.

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Plant swap in San Leandro.

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High school friends reunited!

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Ian with his homemade pizza oven.

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Looking down at Donner Lake from School Rock on Donner Summit.

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A foggy morning on Donner Pass.

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Boris waiting for the day to warm us up so we could go climb at the Snowshed Wall.

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Donner Summit, the same mountain pass that the infamous Donner party got stuck attempting to cross.

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This looks like a dare, although it was definitely not the coldest water we have swam in this trip.

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Lake Tahoe swimming.

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Look at that farmer’s tan!

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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.

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Phantom Spires

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Joanna leads the thin first pitch of It’s Better with Bacon (5.8).

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Ian and Joanna hanging out at the Pitch #3 belay on It’s Better with Bacon (5.8).

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Ian on Pitch #4 of his first multipitch climb, It’s Better with Bacon.

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Lover’s Leap

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Steve and Ian follow Pitch #2 of Corrugation Corner (5.7).

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The horizontal dikes which makes Lover’s Leap so unique.

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Steve topping out of the Leap.

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Post climb peanut butter wrap time.

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