Hiking with Holly

Lake of the Woods: Day 2

Itโ€™s 7:30 am when I finally decide to emerge from the tent. Gannon barely slept (as usual) and has been up for a couple of hours. He has started my water boiling and I proceed to make some pour-over coffee. We have converted to pour-over in the RV, so when I found some disposable pre-made… Continue reading Lake of the Woods: Day 2

Hiking with Holly

Lake of the Woods: Day 1

Our destination is Lake of the Woods in the Desolation Wilderness area of the Tahoe Lakes Basin.  It is situated off the Tahoe Rim Trail and Pacific Crest Trail just south of Lake Aloha.  Previously hiking by Lake Aloha in 2015, we have high expectations for this small lake nestled right by it.  It is… Continue reading Lake of the Woods: Day 1

Hiking with Holly

Getting Back Out on the Trail Again

I cannot believe that it has been almost 3 years since our last backpacking trip. Life on the road, having an elderly dog (who has since passed), Covid, and the CA/NV wildfires had disrupted something that we really loved doing. I was excited when I found a last minute/walk-up permit in Desolation Wilderness. It was… Continue reading Getting Back Out on the Trail Again