As we continued to make our way around the lake, it started to snow. I can count the times that I've experienced falling snow on one hand, so it's still a very magical experience for me. We saw signs for the Rubicon Trail and got very excited. One day, we hope to do the Jeep Jamboree Rubicon event. Our little rental car wouldn't have gotten far!
We found a pretty beach with loads of rocks.
The next morning, we checked out of the Hyatt Regency and drove towards the ski resorts behind Incline Village. The slopes were not open for skiers, but there were plenty of families playing in the snow. The views were stunning.
This is my favorite picture of the entire trip. Too bad that we didn't see any real bears, crossing or otherwise.
We continued to drive around the lake, in the same loop that we had taken the previous day. The sun was out and it was beautiful. The sun made the entire landscape look different, especially the shade of blue in the lake.
On our way back to the Sacramento International Airport, we spotted a creek and fall foliage. Like snow, fall colors are magical to me.
We stopped in Placerville (aka Hangtown) for a Starbucks and Baskin Robbins break. We saw more beautiful fall foliage.
We arrived in Sacramento a little early for our flight and it gave us about an hour to see our State Capital. We explored the riverwalk.
Our weekend was over far too fast and there are so many things to see in Northern California. I hope that a return trip is in our near future.