I'm taking a break from working on my "Digger Bot" project this week. I am enjoying a visit from my Mother-in-Law, and will be spending time with family. So I thought I'd share a few more images from my recent trip out to Lake Tahoe and Yosemite National Park. Some of them are composite panaramas that combine several shots. Hope you can make a trip out there...photos just don't do it justice. The first few are of Yosemite.
Jen was on this trail to show us the tents where she and Brad lived when they worked summers at Yosemite. Moments after this, we met "Ranger Charlie" who let us know that we'd be fined $1,500 if we continued up that trail, since it was closed due to rock fall in the camp. It would have been nice if there had been any signs telling us that first!
Here's an industrious young fellow creating a pile of rocks at Tanaya Lake. These are similar to markers called "cairns" in the world of climbers and hikers...they indicate direction of a trail in a treeless area (thanks to Brad for that little bit of info).
This is a composite of Mono Lake in California...very high in alkaline and mineral salts.
A dried up hot spring source, in Sierra Nevada.
And this little trickle is the new source.
The valley view as we got closer to Lake Tahoe...
A very windy and cold day at Lake Tahoe...a bit too much to fully enjoy the song Brad played for Jen and I on the mandolin. But we both appreciated his efforts!
Here's my one and only trip to a casino. This little horse race game is a favorite of Jen and Brad's. Brad won $6 that night!! I had way more fun later that evening at an "all you can eat" sushi restaurant.
And speaking of gambling...here's Las Vegas!! (from the airport anyway...)
That's it for this trip!