We had a hard time packing for this weekend, as we’d planned on bringing bikes but kept hearing snow reports. In the end, we brought everything. I’m famous for overpacking and this weekend we not only had all of our sports gear and clothing, but a mini food processor (to make pesto) a small sieve (to make dashi) and everything out of our fridge. We’re bringing most of it home with us and we still managed to do three grocery store runs over the weekend!
On Saturday we drove up and did a ride around Donner Lake. The altitude made it a little difficult but the ride is basically flat and under 10 miles.
Yesterday we (and the rest of the world) took the gondola to high camp at Squaw and skied the two runs that were open for a few hours before we braved the grill and bar crowd and hung out in the sunshine. On the way back down the mountain we decided to skip the gondola line and attempt to find a snow trail. We found ourselves on some tricky, slushy terrain and I decided that it was time for the California bikini skiing I’d always heard of!
Today we hopped on our bikes again and Team Diva plus my fiance rode from the Squaw to Lake Tahoe and around a few miles. My legs had a tough time getting going and I realized on the way back that it was easier because of tail wind and drafting off AC. Lucky me! It rained a bit but the temperature was perfect and we’re about to recover with some sushi before the drive home.
get up to the mountains and try whatever activities are available!
… 25 miles of cycling at altitude & a day of summer skiing