Dave Bullock / eecue

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Waterhouse Peak in Lake Tahoe

After three nights of camping in Death Valley it was time for the second portion of our vacation: Lake Tahoe. Penelope found an amazing bed and breakfast called the Fireside Lodge. We will definitely be returning to stay here in the future.

On our first night we had dinner at a restaurant called Evan's, which is right across the street from the Fireside. Our waiter was really cool and he suggested a good place to go skiing or snow-shoeing that the locals love called Waterhouse peak in Luther Pass.

The next morning we drove up to Luther Pass, parked, put on our snowshoes and started up to the peak. The hike was several miles, but the fun part was the 1700 feet of elevation we gained. It was great, strenuous snowshoeing. It took two hours to reach the peak and an hour to make it down. Fun stuff!

View From Waterhouse Peak near South Lake Tahoe

The view from Waterhouse peak is stunning.

Penelope and Dave on Waterhouse Peak

Penelope and I embrace at the summit of Waterhouse Peak.

View of Lake Tahoe From Waterhouse Peak

Lake Tahoe as seen from Waterhouse peak.

Penelope on Waterhouse Peak

Penelope stands on Waterhouse peak wearing hear Search and Rescue Team jacket.

View From Waterhouse Peak near South Lake Tahoe

The view from Waterhouse peak was breathtaking.

Penelope and Dave on Waterhouse Peak

Penelope and I on the top of Waterhouse peak. Note that I have a water bottle in my jacket and I'm not actually inflated!

Penelope on Waterhouse Peak

Penelope on the top of Waterhouse peak.

View of Lake Tahoe From Waterhouse Peak

Lake Tahoe as seen from Waterhouse peak.