(22nd December 2015 – 9th January 2016 )
After taking the mountain pass east of Lake Tahoe everything suddenly changed. We almost couldn’t believe the drastic changes that unfolded in front of us. Not only did the landscape change from the deep green of Pines to an aired desert-like landscape we suddenly found ourselves under a clear blue sky with at most a few little clouds scattered in the distance. Our depressed mood lifted slightly and we were even a bit hopeful that things might just be different for us on this side of the mountains.