Still South Lake Tahoe, CA. Now 8:24pm.
Serotonin level is high right now. They usually are when I’m close to water or mountains. Right now I’m close to both. Lake Tahoe is ridiculously beautiful. I mean RIDICULOUS. I just smiled like someone out of a Colgate commercial (I don’t have a Colgate smile) the whole ride down from Spooner Peak to the lake. We were pretty much just laughing at how pretty it was.
On the way up from Carson City to Spooner Summit Daniel and I met a really cool couple named Dave and Jean. They had ridden from Portland, Oregon, through a bunch of states I can’t remember to Utah and then west to western Nevada. They were going to a wedding west of Lake Tahoe, and then another wedding in San Francisco. After that, they were flying to their OWN wedding on the east coast. They had quite a trip planned and were a cool damn couple. Here they are, stoked on just cresting Spooner Summit:
Then Daniel got jealous at not being in any pictures.
But let’s take a few steps back. Before all this shit, we were in Carson City, Nevada. We hit a cool ass Puppet show in the city park. It was us and a whole bunch of kiddos. I guess that means it was all kids.
After that we hit up our regular spot. The spot we hit in every single town that has one. The Walmart Supercenter. Just by pure luck, we ended up setting up a little lunch camp right where the store’s employees took their smoke breaks. These guys were cool as SHIT. I’ve never been so impressed by Walmart. They were super chatty and wanted to know everything about the trip. This one guy Jesse who I talked to for a long time came back about a half hour after we’d talked. With him, he had a packet of cereal bars that he wanted me to have on the trip. He’d obviously paid for them with his own hard earned money. Unbelievably sweet guy. Here he is:
Then we started climbing up to Spooner Summit (I’m doing this backward for some strange reason).
Daniel was killing it!!! Look at him go in his yellow tee!
Finally – after a lot of climbing – we got to Spooner Summit and then started descending towards Lake Tahoe. IT WAS SICK!!!
This is hiiigh up in the mountains!! You know what’s crazy though? Lake Tahoe is the third deepest lake in America, and the bottom is 95 feet LOWER than Carson City where we started. It took us an hour and a half to climb to the lake. That’s baller.
“Look dawg, there ain’t no snow like there used to be.”
High on lakes and altitude!
YEEEES! God damn I loved that sign. I wanted to kiss it but it was 30 feet up.
Daniel enjoying the South Lake Tahoe scene. People love his style here. Especially the dudes at Sports LTD. They were vibing off Daniel hardcore.
And this is pretty much where we’re at right now. Loving it. When I get rich off my Anti-fracking work I might have a second home in Aspen and a third one in South Lake Tahoe. Yeah, that’s about right.
Have an awesome weekend peeps! Big love from CALIFORNIA!