Martita and I at Lily Lake with Mount Tallac in the background
Today We met Rene and Martita for breakfast then left to drive the 73 miles around Lake Tahoe with stops at some favorite off-road places. First we visited the Rainbow Trail Stream Profile Chamber, a Forest Service project to study the amount of rainfall and snowmelt, the type of fish, the quantity of silt washed into the lake etc. A portion of the stream is diverted and from an underground chamber it is possible to view stream life and currents.
Next we stopped at Fallen Leaf Lake, Lily Falls and Lily Lake. Mount Tallac had fresh snow which added to the reflection in the water. We found a wonderful lunch place called Firesign Cafe and stayed longer than planned so we had to rush to show them Sand Harbor Beach before we had to return for the Pre-Race gathering in South Lake Tahoe. It was raining at Sand Harbor so we practically ran over the boardwalk clicking humidity-spotted photos as we went.
We arrived at Lakeland Village just in time for our meeting with the same 7 couples who have been meeting the second weekend in June for over 20 years. Some of our team's runners have been here for 35 years. This was my husband's 26th year to run in these relays.
The legs for the race were chosen: Jack, # 1; Fireman James, # 2; Larry, #3; Roy, Tony and Gary, #4, Rick #5; Rene, #6 and Bob, #7.
One of the runners, Tony, had brought two videos from 1990 and 1991. It was interesting to see all of us 14 and 15 years ago. The meeting broke up around 9:30 p.m. as we'd all be getting up at 6:00 a.m. the next morning for the start of the race at 7:00.