“Finally, we’re off to visit Tom and Laurel!” exclaimed Jean as we climbed westward toward Truckee, California. “I can’t believe it’s been four years since we’ve seen them!”
Among our most treasured friends, the Lipperts live near Lake Tahoe in the crook of California’s elbow. It’s a desolate 13-hour drive from Flagstaff to Truckee; though both communities float on cool-and-wooded mountain “sky islands,” they’re separated by 500 miles of harsh desert. But the Flying Carpet would deliver us there in just 3½ hours…
Continue reading Greg’s November column, “Sky Islands,” here. (Please allow a moment for the file to load.)
Photo: Lake Tahoe levitates 2,000 feet above the Nevada desert near Carson City. This perspective you can only see from an airplane! See additional photos here.
©2010 Gregory N. Brown
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