Winter Hiking at Sky Meadows State Park, Virginia

Mid February, 2021, the last of the season’s snow fell in the mid-Atlantic region. I’d seen quite enough snow this winter, but since it’s weekend, I still decided to take on some hiking in the wild. This time, I picked Sky Meadows State Park in Virginia.

Fields

Fields

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Winter Hiking to Cascade Falls, Patapsco Valley State Park

Snow seemed to frequent mid-Atlantic region a lot more often for the winter of 2020-21. After some snowfall early February, I was again allured by nature covered in white. This time, I headed for Patapsco Valley State Park outside Baltimore.

Cascade Falls

Cascade Falls

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Flight Log of Alaska Airlines Flight 2555 and 6 from Reno to Washington DC via Los Angeles

The last day of my 2020 Lake Tahoe trip as I would be flying back from Reno to Washington DC, with a connection in Los Angeles.

Sunset Glow

Sunset Glow

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Day 6 of 2020 Lake Tahoe Trip, Hunter Creek Trail and National Automobile Museum

Sixth and final day of my Lake Tahoe trip. With most roads into Lake Tahoe still covered in snow, I confined my activities to the city of Reno for the day. I hiked a popular trail, Hunter Creek, in the morning and visited National Automobile Museum in the afternoon.

Waterfall

Hunter Creek Falls

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Day 5 of 2020 Lake Tahoe Trip, North Lake Tahoe, Donner Pass and Downtown Reno

Fifth day of my Lake Tahoe trip. Weather forecast indicated a storm was coming to Lake Tahoe region. Before that storm hit, I visited North Lake Tahoe and Donner Pass, before checking into another hotel in Reno for my final two nights.

Stacked Tunnels

Stacked Tunnels at Donner PassTunnel #7 in front, the longer Tunnel #6 (Summit Tunnel) in the back.

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Day 4 of 2020 Lake Tahoe Trip, Snowshoing to Mount Rose

Fourth day of my Lake Tahoe trip. I would be snowshoeing to the summit of Mount Rose today. At 3285m elevation, it’s the highest mountain near Lake Tahoe in Nevada (third highest overall). It ended up being a grueling day hike from dawn to dusk, but I made it.

Lake Tahoe from Mount Rose

Lake Tahoe from Mount Rose

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Day 3 of 2020 Lake Tahoe Trip, Snowshoing to Rose Knob Peak and Pats Knob in Mount Rose Wilderness

Third day of my Lake Tahoe trip. I decided to snowshoe to Rose Knob Peak on the Nevada side of the lake today.

Overlooking Lake Tahoe

Overlooking Lake Tahoe

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Day 2 of 2020 Lake Tahoe Trip, Snowshoing to Maggies Peak in Desolation Wilderness

The second day of my 2021 Lake Tahoe trip, I ended up snowshoeing to Maggies Peak, followed by a brief tour of Emerald Bay State Park.

Lake Tahoe beyond Emerald Bay

Lake Tahoe beyond Emerald BaySnow Valley Peak in the background.

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Day 1 of 2020 Lake Tahoe Trip, Snowshoing to Roundtop in Eldorado National Forest

The first day of my 2020 Lake Tahoe trip, I chose to snowshoe to Roundtop Peak from Kit Carson Pass. While I had hoped this to be a warmup for the next few days of exploration, it turned out to be much more physically demanding.

Drifting Snow

Drifting Snow

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Flight Log of American Airlines Flight 2707 and 2188 from Washington Dulles to Reno via Dallas Fort Worth

Christmas 2020. I decided to spend a few days snowshoeing in the mountains around Lake Tahoe. This is the outbound flight segments where I flew American from Dulles to Reno.

Sunset

Sunset over Lake Tahoe

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