So Many Roads

"So many roads, to ease my soul...so many roads"

The first time I heard those words was the last time the Grateful Dead played together with Jerry Garcia on July 9, 1995, and they've resonated with me ever since. To cap off my trip to Lake Tahoe, I decided to go for a big hike last night - 10 miles round trip and well over 3,000 feet in elevation gain. Seeing as I reside just a few hundred feet above sea level, the lack of oxygen at 9,000 feet was noticeable. Nevertheless, it was an enjoyable and strenuous finish to my journey. I was literally chasing the light up the mountain, trying to get to a vantage point to photograph the sunset before it was gone. I stopped at this spot, where the setting sun and the scene seemed to translate Jerry's lyrics perfectly.