Today we decided to visit the little town of Genoa, which is on the east side of the mountains. But first we wanted to check out a couple of lakes that were marked on the map and/or mentioned in the series of Tahoe novels by Todd Borg that Carol and Chris are currently reading. So we headed up the east shore of Lake Tahoe, stopping whenever we felt like it to take photos, or just enjoy the day. Turns out both lakes were a considerable hike from the road (5 miles in one case) and unfortunately, that takes me out of the equation. So we just enjoyed the coastal scenery.
We drove as far as Incline Village, then turned around to head back to Highway 50 to cross over the ridge. Along the way we spotted a bright grove of aspens at Spooner Summit. Since we had the same sun and shadow problems we'd had on Sunday, Carol advised trying some up-close-and-personal shots. So I tried coming in close to the leaves which had fallen on aspen bark. I liked the geometry of this shot.
After finishing at Spooner Summit, we drove down the hill, turned south on 395, then west towards Genoa - population 250! We had a wonderful lunch at the Genoa Station Bar and Grill, then wandered through a couple of antique shops where we even managed to find a little souvenir to bring home.