June 24 - Ever Up
Everyone's got to have a goal, and one of the one's for today was to gain some elevation out of the Lake Tahoe Basin on 431, part of the series of walks from the California coast to the Nevada border, and now beyond. Where will it end? Evidently probably farther than
Birdie Road, the end-up point on the walk for today.
The day begins with more composition, orchestration, and pdf'ing, including Psalm 99 (page 2) with The Decameron - Second Day (19) and Double Piano Concerto ("Fellow Travellers") (24), Violin Concerto ("Ticklish") (61) and pdf of San Timoteo Can[yon]tata (5) -- before heading across the Sacramento Valley,
past Bear River Valley,
over Yuba Gap and
Donner Grade into
into the Tahoe Basin.
Beyond Brockway and
the way begins at the 28 / 431 junction,
with an ascent in view of the
to the aforementioned
Back in the car,
cannot resist a drive further north to the haripin and
then further afield to
taking in the
signage and the
tempting trailhead to the actual Peak, which we hope to accomplish sometime later in the season. Following this, the long journey back via 395 north and 80 west.