by Daniel Montero
When we have a day, we love to wander along Washoe Lake's shoreline. We have done it in many seasons and with many different water levels from bone dry to, well, see our kayaking videos! With a Saturday afternoon upon us, we decided to revisit it.
Even with this miserably dry winter, the levels are still astoundingly high! We walked on the lagoons behind the lake a little, and then along the dunes, but in most places there was almost no beach to stroll, just a narrow line of sand between the dunes and the water.
Washoe Lake. It is so familiar, and so foreign. Floating on the Black Rock, down the Quinn River, and on the upper meadows of Washoe Lake, ephemerality has been on my mind a lot. Walking on the shores of a brimming Washoe Lake in an otherwise dry looking snow year. Seeing wave wash along with the mountains mostly barren is a striking juxtaposition and powerful reminder that without replenishment, our waters will disappear, until the rain and snow refills us to overflowing.
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