Ask them to pose for a photo, and they erupt in a hokey-pokey. sheesh!
Camping at DL Bliss, you have easy access to the Rubicon Trail, with vistas of the lake.
Still only Thursday night before the big holiday weekend, a lone boat skoots along.
Sparks fly. (all good)
Nest on the highest lookout. Seems exposed and vulnerable to me, but I suppose having a vantage against predators is more important.
We arrive at Emerald Point, the opening to Emerald Bay.
Environmental Monitoring Station - UCDavis
Larhee and Diane have been busy painting.
more dancing... you can't stop exuberance, I tried.
and we find tiny acorns along the trail.
Posing in a nice crag with an amazing view: Larry, Diane, Danita, LaRhee
Dawn. We try to get OTW before the sun clears the mountains, but missed it by "that much".
Only 7 am, and it's already blinding bright @ 6225' elevation.
A family of mergansers on a training paddle.
I never tire of this landscape.
Fannette Island, and the old teahouse.
The microphone looks like a native (King Kong reference)
LaRhee's view from Emerald Point.
Tahoe water and granite.
Balancing Rock. Looks like an alien.
The cast of characters. (minus the photographer)
There's a trail leading to the Rubicon Lighthouse, but we headed back to camp for dinner.
What would camping be, without fire?
Eroded granite all around.
And a nest... osprey or eagle?
Diane and I explore a small creek waterfall.
Danita going for high tea.
At the outfall for Eagle Creek, below Eagle Falls.
moss on a tree
A 40-minute watercolor.
LaRhee and the Romany.
At the "Y"... collection of oldies.
Granite formations look like little martians.
The trail back had an overhang perfect for a group shot. Diane, Larry, LaRhee, and Danita.
Cocktail hour, dinner simmering, conversation light.
They form nymphs and gnomes.
Diane, LaRhee, Larry, Danita at the same waterfall.
After launching at dawn, breakfast on the beach was in order.
Eagle on the south shore of Emerald Bay.
Diane headed to Emerald Point, to have some time to paint.
Post-paddle calorie splurge. who needs plates?