Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays. No gifts, no hallmark rules, and no hype. Just friends, family, football, adventure, and food.
Today Libby and I woke up early to do a little hike. The hike ended up being anything but little (almost 12 miles roundtrip). However, the destination of the hike was all time.
We hiked from Markleeville, CA to the East Carson Hot Springs. It turns out there are only two ways to get to these hot springs, by foot or raft. The directions we followed were less than stellar. It turns out there are a lot of “big trees”, and “rock piles” where we should’ve gone left instead of right, or straight up a mountain. When we did find the trail though it was smooth sailing to our own private pools of natural hot springs.
After the hike we hurried back to Tahoe for a Thanksgiving dinner fit for kings! My co-worker Arica pulled out all the stops and made an incredible meal. Huge thanks to Arica for hosting us and all the delicious food.