Images of the lower mountain have taken on some earthy tones over the recent weeks as it appears our old friend H2O has once again begun adopting a slightly more liberated state of being.
Lake Cushing may have been better suited to host a hockey match than a pond skimming party back on the originally scheduled crossing date (May 29th), but the sight of bare earth at the base of the mountain would likely leave some doubting the decision to hold what is generally a spring competition so late into the dry season.
Fortunately for all those devoted Tahoe types who wouldn’t feel quite right about rounding third and charging headlong into the summer months without first checking off a few long held traditions from the winter do list, Squaw is stepping up to the plate to make it happen.
Squaw’s cats and loaders have been at work mining white gold from the large deposits still remaining at the upper elevations. 25 truck loads of snow a day for the past three days have been transported from the upper mountain down to the valley floor where the white(ish) carpet will be laid and the pond will be crossed!
This year’s crossing is going to happen Sunday July the 3rd at 2:00 pm. Don’t miss it!
Wax those water boards all you pond patrons! It’s gonna be a warm one.
Oh yeah, I almost forgot. I guess they’ve been grooming and snow farming some of the upper mountain too, Shirley and Links and stuff.
BUT DON’T MISS THE POND CROSSING!!!
For more info on what else not to miss at Squaw this weekend check out the link below.