Le Hawk

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hawk 2. photo by bruce czopek

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At first I thought this hawk was perched on top of the telephone pole in the late afternoon surveying the field and ponds below for a meal. But when I downloaded the photo I noticed what looks like some feathers on his beak. I now suspect he was digesting his last meal and maybe thinking about some dessert from the variety of birds that were coming and going below him in our little corner of Washoe Valley. Hey, a guy’s gotta eat.   Click on the photo to enlarge.

The Ghost In The Forest

Three and half miles above a  small subdivision in the southern half of Washoe Valley is a ghost.  At least according to the sign in front of it. To me it looks a lot like a misplaced submarine from the Civil War.  You make of it what you will. Regardless, I enjoyed the hike immensely and checking out the “ghost” was just an encouraging  goal  to keep  improving my post surgery hiking distances. The ghost lives in the pine forest of the Lake Tahoe Nevada State Park. Keep walking along the trail and in five more miles you will come to Marlette Lake, just above Lake Tahoe.

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            sawmill sign

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sawmill signage

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saw mill remains

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sawmill 3

Front torpedo tubes?

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Washoe Lake

On the way up and down there is a great view of Washoe Lake. Not as full as in years past but indeed making  a comeback from the drought.

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Slide and Mt

Slide Mountain with Mt. Rose behind it. Reno and Washoe Valley to the right, Lake Tahoe to the left.

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