Nor Cal / by Travis Barron

Aloha Lakes was my first campsite in the Northern California region of the PCT. Lake Tahoe, with a diameter of about 22 miles, was very impressive, but nothing beats waking up next to a giant mirror reflecting the morning sky. The landscape is changing dramatically. Have been spending the past few days walking through moss-covered trees, spacious ridgelines, and more wildflowers than I have seen in my entire life. I also recently got a shiny new pair of shoes. Woo!