I love nature for many reasons, but the first and foremost is that it never ceases to amaze me. Example A: Lake Tahoe. More specifically, desolation wilderness.
Located just before the actual lake, desolation wilderness is perfect for almost any activity. On this particular sunny day, we went on a day hike. Since desolation wildnerness is fairly small, we almost hiked to the center of it and it was only 8 miles round trip. But in those 8 miles, we saw picturesque mountains with full lakes and the greenest grass.
The actual hike wasn’t too hard. After a steady incline, and adjusting to a higher elevation, we made it to above the forest and saw a gorgeous view.
Once we got through the initial forest (about 2 miles in), we hiked on these giant granite slabs to the lakes. I was in love with the tree tops against the blue sky.
After seeing the forest, we continued our climb to twin lakes, our final destination. The whole hike was absolutely beautiful!
Ta-da! The lake! You can see a bit of the reflection in the water, but these lakes were the blue-est I have ever seen. It was honestly worth dealing with the elevation change and the warm sun on our backs. I can see why some people just want to live in nature and nowhere near any cities. Desolation wilderness is so pretty, with a peaceful air, and full of nature!
After crossing one lake, we went to the divide of twin lakes. They almost look like one, except for this small divide. We ended up having lunch on this rock and it felt like we were actually in the middle of the lake!
I honestly never wanted to leave this rock. Desolation wilderness made me want to forget school, forget my responsibilities, and just live outside forever. It was absolutely breathtaking.
So if you’re in the mood for some nature, go!