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Five Things Friday

Kayaking at Sand Harbor, Lake Tahoe

The five little things that made my week…

1. Starting my six-day weekend with a paddle at Sand Harbor, home of the bluest water I’ve ever seen.

The first mule ears in spring

2. Spotting the first mule ears out of the ground… the first signs of spring in the Eastern Sierra!

Setting up camp on the East Fork Carson

3. Setting up camp on the East Fork Carson.

Hot spring on the Carson River

4. Our own personal hot spring on the river.

Camping in the snow

5. Going from 80°F and sunning on the river to 30°F and camping in the snow — all in a span of 12 hours. California never ceases to amaze.

Linda Ly About Author

I'm a plant lover, passionate road-tripper, and cookbook author whose expert advice and bestselling books have been featured in TIME, Outside, HGTV, and Food & Wine. The No-Waste Vegetable Cookbook is my latest book. Garden Betty is where I write about modern homesteading, farm-to-table cooking, and outdoor adventuring — all that encompass a life well-lived outdoors. After all, the secret to a good life is... Read more »


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    May 29, 2013 at 11:25 am

    That hot spring looks so cool! How random haha

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    May 18, 2013 at 11:50 am

    I LOVE your life <3

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    Aimee Fahey
    May 17, 2013 at 7:07 pm

    NICE! I think you can go ahead and call that a week rather than a weekend 🙂

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    May 17, 2013 at 6:14 am

    Those are dreamy photos! What fun to find a hot spring!


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