Friday, July 2, 2010

Alpine County, California: Carson Pass

Head south out of Lake Tahoe, and you'll find all the open space and scenery you could ever want. There are only a couple of people per square mile in this area, according to the tour book, and that's easy to believe.

Carson Pass is the way through the mountains toward the coast on Route 88. It's 8,673 feet above sea level. The area has a visitors' center, open in the summer (meaning we missed it), and a small momument to Kit Carson.

As the picture shows, there's a lot of snow up there ... even in June. Looks like you can only hike up there for only a few months a year.

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