Spring thunderstorms the past couple of weeks may have felled this tree blocking the path. According to other footprints, it's not a problem -- simply go around, till the forest service has a chance to cut it away, which we did.
We saw the beaver in this pond last year when we hiked the trail with my sister, Nannie. Obviously, the beaver is still active, but we didn't see it this year.
Because we wandered further on the path toward the reservoir than previously, we saw this cement foundation of an old sheepherder's place, now overgrown with Aspens and sage. We hadn't been this far before. Apparently this area (Truckee) was once teeming with sheep. The herders picked some fantastic spots to live.
Oh, I almost forgot to include a photo of Pussy Paws (Calyptridium), the last picture of the day. The flowers are soft and they feel like and remind me of chenille. This one is for you, Nannie!
When we returned to Tergel, sitting pretty in her own right on the Truckee River, we showered and got tidied up, so we could drive into town for a PIZZA. Figured we deserved pizza after the miles we put on our feet today. We ordered two medium pizzas (one for me and one for Jimmy) at Pizza Bar and polished off most of both. Mine was half Mixed/half Herbavore, and Jimmy always orders the Meatlovers. They were delicious, and we brought home enough pizza for tomorrow night! Aw, heck, sorry I forgot to take a Food Picture!