This bowl just north of Showers Lake is probably one of the most beautiful sections of trail I have ever seen. I highly recommend it in the early to mid-summer when the wildflowers are going off.
From Summer of 2016
Sunrise over the Tahoe Basin
Taken from Showers Lake on the Tahoe Rim Trail
Showers Lake at sunset
A beautiful, but crowded lake along the PCT, South of Echo Summit.
Just strolling through another meadow
My friend Josh enjoying the southern end of one of the most beautiful meadows in the Tahoe area.
The PCT looking South with Round Top peeking up over the horizon.
The picture was taken just north of Carson Pass
From Summer of 2017
Round Top and The Sisters as seen from the PCT just north of Carson Pass
There is still so much snow left for July1! What a winter it was in the Sierras in 2017.
The late afternoon sun reflecting off of Elephant's Back, Round Top, and The Sisters
Taken from the PCT, just north of Carson Pass.
Elephant's Back, Round Top, and The Sisters
Taken from the ridge along the PCT just north of Carson Pass.
Cabins at Meiss Meadow
Taken from the junction of the PCT and TRT trails in Meiss Meadow.
Taken in Meiss Meadow near the junction of the TRT and the PCT.
Meiss Cabin and Ranch in Meiss Meadow
Taken just north of Carson Pass along the PCT where it joins up with the TRT.
Meiss Cabin- Vintage Version
Taken in Meiss Meadow near the junction of the TRT and the PCT. This version was edited with Topaz Texture Effects.
Meiss Cabin and Ranch in Meiss Meadow- Vintage Version
Taken just north of Carson Pass along the PCT where it joins up with the TRT. This version was treated with Topaz's Texture Effects Plugin
Meiss Lake in the early summer
Meiss Lake is located right off the TRT between Meiss Meadow and Showers Lake
The PCT and TRT crossing Meiss Meadow in the early summer
Taken just north of the Meiss Cabin and Ranch
One of the many meadows on the PCT between Carson Pass and Echo Summit
This particular one is a little bit South of Showers Lake.
South Lake Tahoe from Freel Peak
One of the best views in Tahoe from the basin's highest peak.
Lake Tahoe perched up above the Carson Basin
This view really gives perspective to how far above the valley floor Lake Tahoe sits. If it weren't for the Carson Range, it looks like it could just spill over into Nevada.
Round Top, Carson Pass, and Hope Valley
From Freel Peak
The Crystal Range (up close)
Zoomed in on the Crystal Range and my favorite local mountain, Pyramid Peak
The Crystal Range
Views across Meyers towards the Crystal Range.
Panoramic from Freel Peak
With Hope Valley in the distance
Hope Valley and my friend
Notice the chipmunk photo bomb here. This guy was so friendly he practically posed. I'm guessing he wanted food.
Wildflower Heaven Take 2
This take of this scene was edited during my Introduction to Aurora HDR Video Tutorial.