I’m only happy when it rains. -Garbage
Why oh why does that ’90s pop-alternative song keep playing over and over in my head? This is the east side of the Sierra, its not supposed to rain everyday..that only happens in Florida and the Rockies. Who mixed up the geography and screwed with Mother Nature? We left Colorado…after getting rained on everyday. We left Tahoe…after getting rained on everyday. There is some comfort in knowing that this weather is unseasonable. Some solace in the fact that the locals say they haven’t seen anything like this in years, decades. But the fact of the matter is that we’re tired of dealing with the weather. Seems we’re a little too early to an area and spring/summer is a little too late. There was a saying back home, “Don’t like the weather in Kentucky? Then wait five minutes!”. Seems everyone, everywhere uses that saying.
After all that complaining enjoy some pics from the few moments it didn’t precipitate on us…
Funky tufa in Mono Lake.
Jill doesn’t need a weatherman to tell her which way the wind blows. Hiking below Carson Peak above June Lake. (It hailed on us forcing a turnaround before we got to the alpine lake, our objective of the hike).
Clear and cold overnight wasn’t just a forecast, they were the stream conditions.
Beautiful Long Lake under sunny skies…
Beautiful Long Lake under snowy skies 30 minutes later.
A storm could erupt on this craglette at any moment.
Granite handjams, check. Funny hat, check. Cloudy skies, check.
Just another pretty alpine lake. This time the snow pack turned us around, post holing is no fun.
But at least our monkey learned how to build a snow cave.