Sunday, October 18, 2009
This weekend our family did the annual trek to Apple Hill. So did a gazillion other people. After trying to look at and taste the samples of many different varieties of yummy apples and fighting the crowds to see the pumpkins we decided to have our picnic lunch and go a different direction.
We continued up the mountains to Lake Tahoe and went to Taylor Creek. There was just about an hour left of sunlight and we enjoyed a wonderful walk in the forest. The trees are just beginning to turn color and the air smelled so fresh and clean.
This is the start of the Kokone Salmon spawn. The salmon turn bright red as they make their way back up the Creek to lay their eggs at their birth spot. It is so fascinating watching them as they make their way against the current.
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