Continuing a fine tradition of doing the occasional hike, Spencer and I set out to climb Ellis Peak yesterday. Once we got through the traffic (OMG! could there have been any more things happening around Tahoe yesterday? I think not!) and actually found the turnoff for the trailhead everything was great. The weather was perfect - sunny, breezy, and not too hot. The hike was a wee bit steep and there were even large downhill chunks on the way to the top (!!!!) so I'm feeling it a bit today. But the 360 view of the Sierras (including Lake Tahoe) from the top make every heavy breath worth it!