This was taken on our last snowy hike through Sequoia National Park. In the Giant Forest, just past where the Congress Trail and the Alta Trail intersect, is The House. Some other hikers passed just in time to help me capture the magnitude of these amazing trees.
We’re no strangers to bacon, but I don’t consider us bacon-crazy. The smoky, salty flavor of a good piece definitely has its place. It can balance a sugary stack of pancakes and add flavor to slow cooked beans. So bacon fans, yes, but bacon-crazy, not quite.
For that reason, I hesitated a bit when offered a media pass to The Beer and Bacon Classic in San Jose, Calif. last fall. I’d seen it advertised the year before, and as much as we love craft beer, I wasn’t sure that I wanted an evening filled with bacon. But with a generous offer to bring a guest, I thought what the heck and we attended.
We arrived in Tahoe the second weekend in October and we got lucky. Little did we know that the Aspens would be at their peak for the fall.
Seeing these trees in all their golden glory was unlike any fall foliage I’ve experienced. The trees in the East are beautiful, no doubt. All those dots of red, orange and gold across the landscape is gorgeous, but there is something about seeing the the expanding blocks of yellow, of seeing the yellow shimmer on the trees as the breeze drifts through, that is nothing short of jaw-dropping.