Yesterday in Tahoe City the sun was shinning and the sky was blue with just a few clouds. My wife Toni and I headed to the Truckee Tahoe Airport (KTRK) around noon and we were in the air within an hour.
There were several large jets at the airport but none of them were moving. The airport was pretty quiet with the exception of a couple planes in the pattern.
As soon as we climbed to about 7,500 feet I could see a real difference in the amount of snow since last week. We could sure use another set of storms.
Most of the lakes we flew over still look well frozen. I could see snowmobile tracks going over Prosser Reservoir.
When we arrived within 10 miles of Quincy, there was one plane taking off and one on down wind. That was all the traffic we saw. If you have never landed here, be sure to do some research. Landings can be a little tricky. On down wind the airport is hidden behind a mountain.
After landing we walked about a mile into town to a wonderful little cafe called Morning Thunder. They have a great healthy menu with plenty of items to choose from.
Then we did some site seeing around town and saw some great old buildings including the theater and the courthouse. Sunday may not be the best time to visit because we found most of the businesses were closed.
The flight home was spectacular. We circled the town on our way out and got some great pictures.
Within about 30 minutes we were landing back in Truckee.