Friday Solo Hike: Galena Falls
Updated: Jan 23, 2021
An absolutely beautiful Friday in Tahoe. Perfect day for a hike. Hmmm... where shall I go? Up the highway from us is Mt. Rose. I haven't hiked to the little waterfall in a while. I wonder if it still has water? It's not a particularly difficult hike to the waterfall, but if I hike it fast, that can be my challenge. Ha!
Apparently, a few other people had the same idea as I did today. I counted over 50 hikers on my way to the waterfall. With the current social distancing in place, my hike was slowed down substantially as I made time to allow oncoming hikers to pass with ample distance.
When I arrived at the waterfall, I was thrilled that it was still flowing. I also found lots of wildflowers in bloom around it. I climbed over the top of the falls rock face and found a nice sunny spot next to the water to sit and have my snack.
Mountain pride wildflowers.
Indian paintbrush and purple lupine.
A very jungly area.
Purple lupine looking on Tamarack Peak in the background.
Galena Falls with Mt. Rose in the background.
A baby cloud over Carson Valley.
Can you see the heart around Tahoe?