Monday, May 26, 2008

Memorial Day weekend in Markleeville, Ca: 5/2008

Rick and I were in a quandry about whether to go to Markleeville for elevation/cycle training. Sue B. Mumford passed away Fri. at 1130, May 23rd in her sleep. With the weather predictions being rain all over, we decided to go away for a mini vacation. We left Sat. morning, enroute rain/snow as we drove further into the Sierra's. Post Carson Pass, dry weather: no signs of moisture. We opted to check out Lake Tahoe. After exploring and hiking the Emerald Bay area, we ate at a locale restruant. The locales said weather is unbelievable. Ebbits Pass closed once again. Sun., we cycled from Woodfords Inn to the top of Monitor Pass. Our plan was to do both sides but as we were climbing the front side, we cycled in snow. It was magical with the large snow flakes. Once we arrived at the top, we decided to return to the hotel as we were freezing. Later that day, we drove the back side of Monitor. I wanted to get a mental imagery again of what needs to be accomplished and the front of Ebbits to the closure part. We spent time at Wolf Creek Bar/Restaurant and then, driving thru the Nevada valley. Today, we bailed on riding as so cold, raining and wanted to beat the traffic home.

Enjoy the slide show.

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