To begin 2009 right, I went with Trukee friends to their cabin for some snowshoeing and Donner Party BBQ sauce.
The statue at Donner Park - the snow was up to their feet (the feet of the statues that is) at the time the Donner Party was stuck up there at Donner Pass.
It started as a gorgeous day for snowshoeing, and FlyBoy and I tested the hill-climbing capabilities of our shoes by scrambling up some short, but nearly impossible inclines.
Then, as a storm approached, we reached this pond for a spectacular view of the mountains (Sugarbowl?), clouds, and my frightening "fashion sense" - I'm not sure how else to refer to my outfit there...
Later that week we approached a sea of Elvi at Mt Rose - and giggled ourselves silly.
After soaking in our fill of Elvi, we went for a jaunt near Lake Tahoe - and while it was flat, the 8600 ft elevation was surprisingly breathtaking. Hmmm... worth jumping anyway though!