Velma and I celebrated our birthdays last weekend near Tahoe at beautiful Fallen Leaf Lake. Our birthdays are ten days apart, so we usually celebrate them together with a weekend getaway.
We had won/rented a weekend stay in a cabin on the lake, having participated in a charity auction last year for Committee for Green Foothills, the nonprofit where Velma used to work (and whose logo and website I designed). It turned out to be an absolutely beautiful, large vacation home, just a hundred yards or so from the lake, right next to the Desolation Wilderness.
There was still snow on the peaks not too far above our ~6,370 elevation, and the lake was a bit too frigid to swim in (I got in to my thighs, but I was practically losing feeling in my feet), but the days were fairly warm and the walks and views were astounding. Glen Alpine Creek, which flows into the lake near the Fallen Leaf community, features at least two big, beautiful falls.
Thanks to Denice, Alex, and Jason for joining us. To those who couldn’t make it this time, I hope you can join us at some future birthday getaway!