After returning from Canada with a 19 hour drive to make it to work on time I needed some rest. So, my first weekend back I went on a 3 day solo (just the dog) backpacking trip into Desolation Wilderness (west of Tahoe). It was amazing and perfect to recharge the mental battery. Physically carrying a pack for 3 days probably wasn't the best, but I loved it anyway.
I found this sweet little camp spot above the lake. It was on a little ledge overlooking the lake. Kona loved her new found freedom in the day, but nights were a different story. She sat in alert the entire time growling at every bump in the night.
The view from the climb up to the campsite from Lake Tahoe.
On day 2 we did a 14 mile hike to the top of Talac for the views.
There was one particularly bold chipmunk that decided to torment Kona. It kept running around Kona's legs. She'd stand perfectly still and hold her breath. After about 15 minutes of this Kona couldn't take it any more and half heartedly chased the chipmunk away.
The stare down.
We are about 1500 feet above the lake here. We camped at the one that is further away.