Snow camping pics!
I'll be posting these in batches along with each day's write-up. Below the fold is a selection of thumbnails/links of Day 1 photos from the snow camping photo gallery. (There are even more of them there, so make with the clicky.)
As a special bonus, included in this post is a panoramic view of Lake Tahoe from the ridge above our base camp. (The gallery has much larger versions if you're interested in downloading one as wallpaper or such.)
And the panorama! From left, Mt. Tallac, Cathedral Peak, Lake Tahoe, and the slopes of Angora Peak, as seen from eastern Keiths Dome. Stitched together by hand from three exposures, and it was a darn good job, if I do say so myself. (Click the thumbnail -- this tiny version does it no justice, but does save the page from horizontal scrolling death.)
Tahoe panorama - small