Apples and Mt. Tallac
Apples are ripe and hanging from various trees in the area
The Unofficial Alpine Meadows Ski Report
Produced by Andy Wertheim
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Apples are ripe and hanging from various trees in the area. This is the time of year to think of a trip to the foothills near Placerville to pick apples at the various farms in the Apple Hill area. If your timing is right, and you know where to go, you can find a tree or two filled with apples in the Sierra Valley area. I was in the area a few days ago and came back with a nice bag full of apples.
Yesterday, after a couple of windy days, and a couple of days with smoke hanging in the air, we took our annual trip to the top of Mt. Tallac. We parked just passed the fire station at the west end of Fallen Leaf Lake walking to the Glen Alpine trailhead from the car. We park at this location because our route always involves a loop hike and this makes the return to the car after hiking 13 miles shorter. If you were hiking an out and back on the Glen Alpine Trail, then you might as well park at the trailhead. Other than a chilly wind that was blowing at our short stop on the shore of Gilmore Lake, the day was perfect. Cool air, not really cold at all, made hiking up the 3300 foot elevation gain to the top enjoyable and less stressful than at other times when the air has been hot. Very little wind was blowing as we sat for an extended lunch on the boulder filled top of Mt. Tallac, overlooking a very deep blue Lake Tahoe. Fallen Leaf, Cascade, Aloha, Gilmore, Heather, Middle Velma, and Fontanillis Lakes all were lying peacefully far below us. After lunch we hiked down to Fallen Leaf Lake ending at the north end of the Stanford Camp property. As usual the trail down is a rocky road that can make your feet sore, but the views are worth the agony. Orange, red, and yellow are the colors showing themselves these days we begin to move through the fall season.
Looking for an excellent price on a home in Alpine Meadows. I just listed a custom designed home in the lower valley of Alpine. This is a 3 bedroom plus loft home with 2 baths. Open beam cathedral ceilings, concrete hydronic heated floors, and stainless steel kitchen, are just some of the features of this home constructed in 2000. The house is approximately 2300 sq.ft. with plenty of paved parking and good winter access. You can ski through the backcountry from Lakeview Chair to the house or jump on your mountain bike and ride to Page Meadows from the front door. A warm outdoor spa is included in the price. Aggressively price at $799,000. The seller will also consider selling a ½ interest for $450,000.
Enjoy your day. Andy