Have you ever lived in a place for a long time and found out there was something really cool there that you didn't even know about? I have lived in Reno for more than 6 years now. This morning I went to the Galena State Park (about 15 minutes from home) and was blown away. I live in a desert, so basically in sage brush and dirt. And yet just a few miles from my home here is a pine forest with streams and a pond and hiking trails that is absolutely beautiful! It felt more like I was back in Bend, Oregon. I can already tell I will be spending a lot more time in this forest over the summer.
After hiking around in Galena we drove up to Lake Tahoe and wandered around there for a while (and got coffee!). I can't believe there's still a little snow up there. I would have thought it would have melted by now. Anyway, all of the pictures below are from Galena expect the lake (of course).