We went to Lake Tahoe at the end of January. For about 21 hours. We didn’t really have time for a trip, but we wanted to look at snow for a minute since it was supposed to be relatively nearby (snow is a pretty exotic concept for Texans, and “weather” in general doesn’t really seem to happen in San Francisco).
Nero saw snow for the first time, and we were all very, very cold. Noses (at least human ones) were red. Paws had to be frequently de-iced. Clothing choices were regretted. The check engine light came on in protest.
We drove through Donner Pass with the late afternoon sun low in the sky, which was beautiful. It would be an especially devastating place to resort to eating human flesh for survival.
Like many posts, this is old news. I’d apologize, but you’re used to it, right?
If you’re wondering: we stayed at this Airbnb in Carnelian Bay, and it was great. It also cost us about a sixth of the going rate for a hotel room in the area.