Flowers create colorful path to Showers Lake
- Kathryn Reed (Originally published via LakeTahoeNews.net on July 3, 2014)
Kim and Susan arrived before us. A woman asked them if they minded nudity. Nope. And off she went for a skinny dip.
We had hiked in with Lisa and Ken, whom we unexpectedly ran into at the trailhead. Lisa likes the start of the hike because it doesn’t seem like the typical Tahoe trek because of the expansiveness, greenery and volcanic rock. Sue and I had to agree with her impression.
Showers Lake in the foreground, then Lake Tahoe.
Showers Lake is a popular overnight spot for PCT hikers.
There were plenty of wildflowers to gawk at on Saturday, though Lisa and Kim – two veterans of this hike – said what we were seeing was nothing compared to a non-drought year. After the last heavy snow year there were flowers reaching 6-feet into the air. Nothing was close to that this year. Continue reading on LakeTahoeNews.net.