On Labor Day weekend, we decided to forgo Lyndsie & Jeff’s invite to go to wine country, and instead headed 3.5 hours away to Emigrant Wilderness, just North of Yosemite. If you’ve been following our posts, by now you’ve learned that we rarely get to the trail on time. On night one, we stayed at Powell Lake. Day two we headed to our destination, Chewing Gum Lake. Well, so did everyone else. It was like a Clif Bar commercial gone wrong. Families had hired pack mules to bring in their camping equipment, so instead of nice, serene lakeside camping it was packed! We made the decision to find a different place to stay the night and, after looking at the map, decided to go to Granite Lake. Sky found a “shortcut” to get us there sooner. A few cliff rapels, carrying of the dog, swashbuckling and horse pastures later, we arrived. The hike, aside from our off-trail escapades, was really easy and beautiful. Amazing meadows, wildflowers and trees. A few pics from our latest adventure.
After our wedding we went on a short “minimoon” to decompress. It was a top notch glamping expedition at CostaNoa eco resort on the coast. Deciding to truly embrace the area, we did all the touristy things: ate at some very bad restaurants (one even claimed to have won a James Beard award, which is a shocker…we have never felt more sick), ate at some overpriced restaurants, visited an awesome goat farm where Amy ate her weight in goat cheese samples, played with baby goats, got lost on backroads, visited some cool lighthouses and just enjoyed ourselves. Sky surfed and Amy was the ultimate sandbunny. Below are a few pics from the days right after our wedding.
For our last end of the season ski trip, and a week before our wedding, we headed to Eldorado National Forest. The weather was great the first two days and the second day it was gale force winds and sideways ice. In true Sky and Amy style we got on the trail a bit late and didn’t make it to our intended bivy site – for those who know us, this is no surprise, I think only once we’ve made it to our inteded site on day one. We started near Lily Lake and spent the first night on the ridge. Day two we headed to Gilmore Lake which was a welcome site and a fabulous place to have lunch and set up camp. The weather was sunny and warm and Schuyler embraced the locale. Later on day two after Sky dried off, we made it to the top of Tallac where we ran into a random crew, complete with a couple dogs, who had come up from the other side. Day three we had planned to leave Gilmore Lake early, ski and head back to North Tahoe so Amy could make it in time for her sales meeting at Sqauw. The weather didn’t agree with that. Climbing in helmets and goggles to stay warm and protect ourselves from the elements, we took a shortcut to make it back to the car early evening. A few of the many shots from that adventure.
We finally bought a grown-up bedroom set! (Schuyler was using a Rubbermaid container as a nightstand) We weren’t crazy about the headboard, so we’re still on the hunt for that. As you know we love clean, elegant design, and finding a set like this still together is a rarity! To make a very long story short so you will still keep reading, it was bought new about 40 -45 years ago by one family and stayed in the same room until we found it on CraigsList! We don’t have shots of the nightstands, but you get the idea. Check out our new furniture:
On July 4 weekend we figured what better way to celebrate than by chopping down a tree and removing the stump. After Amy chopped down the tree – with Sky’s help – our friend Jeff came over with a SawsAll and a hatchet for assistance. It took a lot longer than we expected, but after much hacking, we’re pretty sure it’s gone.
Last weekend we headed up to Seattle for a second wedding celebration and to a house warming at Barbara’s new house! Eric & Camie’s fantastic photographer, Jennifer, took some photos on the only sunny day we had!