Sunday, June 14, 2009
Two thousand feet above Lake Tahoe at the Echo summit entrance to the Desolation Wilderness, the colors are more subtle. My hike past the Echo lakes was literally shrouded by looming clouds. Would I get out before hail and lightening struck? Yes -- just barely.
As always, the harsh beauty of the Sierra Nevada granite is breathtaking -- and a little frightening.
It's a wonderful place to go to allow the mind to wander while the legs plod on and the heart is calmed by impassive grandeur.