Packer Lake Lodge
3901 Packer Lake Rd, Sierra City, CA 96125, USA
Summer Sierra SnowThe night before this photo was taken, we were in the warm outdoor pool at the Sierra Hot Springs [http://www.sierrahotsprings.org/] in Sierraville (about 30 minutes north of Truckee) when a light rain turned into a light snowfall. Back at Packer Lake Lodge [http://www.packerlakelodge.com/] in the Sierra Buttes Lakes Basin area, we awoke to this scene--an inch of powder under a clear blue sky. Later that morning, as the summer weather returned (it was actually the first weekend of October), I hiked to the top of the Buttes and encountered drifts of snow three and four inches deep on the trail.