As we see the temperatures rise, Up Country elevations may become more appealing. Higher elevation trails in the Eldorado National Forest offer beautiful wildflower viewing. Caples Creek Trail near Kyburz, Lyons Creek Trail off Wrights Road/Hwy 50, and Thunder Mountain Trail near Kirkwood – all feature wildflower viewing in June. With Thunder Mountain Trail starting at 8,000 feet, it might be late June. When you go, be prepared for the affects of higher elevations. Also check out the Tahoe Rim Trail website for upcoming free hikes throughout the summer, including another wildflower walk on July 3rd.
Many of our nearby campgrounds have opened over the Memorial Day Weekend. A few of them are: Big Meadows, Dru Barner, Hell Hole, Loon Lake, Ponderosa Cove, Stumpy Meadows and Wrights Lake. A complete list of campgrounds can be found at the Forest Service website for Eldorado National Forest. Dru Barner, Loon Lake and Wrights Lake, all accommodate horses.