We passed this awesome waterfall (which I took several pictures of because I have this fascination with moving water- well, all water really, but I'm only posting one here- if you want to see more, just ask and I'll happily show you the whole slideshow!),
and then the most awesome little lapping stream- just the kind I could have sat next to all day as a child building little fairy people and castles on the shore out of leaves and acorns, small stones and twigs. And don't forget the leaf boats setting sail on an exciting journey down the mighty river! I think what I liked the most was how the sunlight twinkled off the rippling rivulets, and how clear the water was with the little pebbles at the bottom... Sorry- I get stuck in my head sometimes... (No, I am not standing in the stream, but on a little rock bridge crossing- couldn't resist this shot!)
Then a quarter turn to the left, and here is Lake Tahoe (Westish).
Then another quarter turn to the left, and here is the shaley rock we sheltered from the wind behind eating our lunch (it was quite chilly, and there were clouds of these skinny little bugs flying everywhere). (Southish):And then another quarter turn to the left and there is Reno! If you can see it through the haze, that is. (Eastish)