Everyone had heard of Lake Tahoe. But, have any of you heard of Fallen Leaf Lake?! This is one of several dozen tributaries that feed Lake Tahoe it’s massive water supply. There are more tributaries more significant than others feeding Lake Tahoe. Fallen Leaf Lake, and the Little Truckee River are the top 2 biggest contributors. This section of Lake Tahoe’s watershed doesn’t start here. There are about a dozen smaller lakes above Fallen Leaf Lake. This lake is the biggest lake that feeds Lake Tahoe among all the hundred plus smaller lakes in the Tahoe watershed. You all know I was at Lake Tahoe over the weekend celebrating a birthday. On our way home, we still wanted to see more. We found a really bumpy and windy one lane road that brought us here. This is the second time I’ve been to this lake. The hiking trail up to Mount Tallac also passes by Fallen Leaf Lake. If you scroll down to summer of 2015 on my Instagram you’ll find a few images of Fallen Leaf Lake on my climb up Mount Tallac. For all of you that visit Lake Tahoe, I highly recommend you check out Fallen Leaf Lake as well. It is a big contributor of the Tahoe watershed and important to keeping Lake Tahoe blue. We plan to come back to Lake Tahoe in January. We have a reservation at the Big Pines Mountain House in South Lake Tahoe, CA. I can’t wait to see snow covering everything you see right now. #fallenleaflake#laketahoe#tahoetributaries#sierranevadamountains#sierra#mountainadventures#mounttallac#fallenleaflaketahoe#questforamillionmiles#travelcalifornia#norcal#norcaladventures#northerncalifornia#laketahoelife#keeptahoeblue
Rae Lakes - one of my absolute favorite parts of the whole PCT, so glad to revisit it. We’ve had damn cold nights (-5c/22f) but the peaks are lightly dusted with snow like icing sugar and it’s stunning.
Climbed two passes around 12,000ft today - Glen and Kearsage. The elevation kicked my butt - all of a sudden I felt unfit and struggling for breath, plodding up and up. But when I got to the top... I ate a Snickers and smiled. 😊