What a year in these parts! After one of the driest years on record and in midst of a drought...would my June turns even come to fruition?
It has almost become a yearly ritual in my household...come mid-June, to climb and ski around the Carson Pass area off of Round Top Peak at 10,381 ft and then continue up and the down the chutes of all the Sisters Peaks (10,153 ft) down to Round Top Lake.
The funny thing is that we actually found all the chutes not only to be skiable and holding glorious corn the entire day.
Woods Lake (8,232 ft) is my usual starting point because its a quick 45 mins up to the snow line at Winnemucca Lake. However, this year THAT snow line was a couple hundred feet higher. The temperatures were fairly warm and probably in the 50's but due to a sustained 30-40mph wind, the snow stayed completely the same for the duration of the day.
After a few days of boating and soaking up the sun on the shores of Lake Tahoe, we headed to the legendary Patch off HWY 88 to not only test the SUV but also to get some Father's Day fun in the snow. The kids made snowballs, my 5 year old took a few June laps, and dad got his carve on which ended up being a blast of a morning.
Bottom line...Tahoe delivers in even the worst of years and for that I am stoked.