Donner Lake
July 1 - July 4, 2017




The grandparents up at Donner Lake with the kids




Our house for the July 4th weekend




Mommy and Pappy also arrived (Mommy back from London)




Kids' room




Starting our hike of the day




Creek crossing




Oma and Opa




Kids running to the first snow patch




Yay, snow!




Rare snow in July




Donner Lake view




Even more snow




Making snowballs and snowmen




Sliding down




Beautiful scenery




On top of the old train tunnel




Inside




Out again




A great hiking choice




Grandparents




Kids




Peter and Mommy walked over the tunnel




Snack stop on the ridge




Little man




Big brother




We keep climbing




They are climber boys




More fun in the snow




Sliding down to Donner Ski Ranch




To meet Oma and Opa who walked there through a tunnel




A great choice for lunch (down the lake is totally crowded)




Opa




Happy Birthday to Oma!




Cheers




The kids built a stone turtle in the shade




Heading back




Over the rocks




Someone reluctant to get in the picture :-)




Peter the photographer




Pappy




Oma and Opa




Mommy back at the cabin




Another day, another remote hike




Oma at the first lake




Little man




The brothers with Oma




Snack




Philip leading us




Passing another lake




And another one




More walking on the snow




Until we reach our destination




A beautiful remote lake




Happy boys




We can finally stop




And try to get in




Cold at the beginning




Pappy in




Mommy in




Philip in




Mommy and Pappy heading to the island




They made it




Oma and Opa




In the alpine mountain lake




Pappy back




The kids and Mommmy walked barefoot to the island




Passed some snow in swim suits




Exciting




And cold




Warming up their feet in the 'warm' snowmelt creek




Pappy brought us our shoes




Race to Oma and Opa who also joined




Refueling




Getting some energy before heading back




Last patch of snow




Leaning in




Passing the lakes again




Peter carrying a log for a while (he remembered we had to cross some creeks)




Almost back




Crossing #1




Building bridge #2




Second crossing




Back at the car




Done for the day :)

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