Angel Island Hiking
Angel island is a nice little island in San Francisco Bay, located one mile south of the Tiburon Peninsula. Even though small, it actually has a lot of history. We have been thinking of visiting it for a while. However, because of the ferry schedule, one has to get up early to catch the 10:30 a.m. ferry and take the 3:50 p.m. back.
So we finally were able to reach the ferry around 10 a.m. on Saturday. Wile waiting for the ferry, we went to visit the sea lions. They were mostly sleeping that day, although sometimes you can see them playing "king of the hill" here and it is very entertaining.
Here is me holding the ticket, waiting in the line.
The Mount Livermore is not high at all, making the hiking trail a very easy one. The trail circles the island so you can see the other cities around it.
Here is one nice view of the half-island Tiburon.
It took us an hour to get to the top, where we found a nice spot to have our lunch.
A shot of Ayala Cove on our way back there to wait for the ferry back to the city.
Snowboarding at South Lake Tahoe
Finally I was able to have my first snowboarding trip for the season! As usual, I was able to find a buddy who was willing to go for just two days with long drives. So leaving on Saturday morning at 6 a.m. and we headed to South Lake Tahoe.Heavenly
Heavenly is one of my favorite snowboarding resorts. You would not be able to know why from this picture because at the time we reached here (11:30 a.m.) it was still snowing hard and blowing strong wind. But I was here and I was happy, even despite all the people! (Shouldn't they be home for super bowl weekend???)
Oh, yeah... Lots of snow and wind. Oh well, fresh powder!
By the afternoon, the sky cleared up! Hey I could really see where I was going.
And this is why I love heavenly. You can see the lake Tahoe almost everywhere from the resort. Unfortunately, the highest point of the resort was closed otherwise the scene would have been even better.Sierra at Tahoe
On the second day we decided to try out another resort near by, Sierra at Tahoe. It turned out to be great for me because with so few people and so wide slope, I could really practice on my turns.
You can also see the lake Tahoe from the peak. Although I paid dearly for this picture because the only way down was a black diamond run with bumps, lots and lots bumps.
Here is the view from most of the other runs. Trees and lots of snow mountains.
And I was finally tired, really really tired.