Sometimes it is hard for us, who live in the desert, to realize that other places have winter for 6 months of the year. This point was recently brought home to me when we stopped by one of the lakes, Rock Creek Lake, in the Sierras. It is right off Highway 395, near Tom's Place, north of Bishop, CA. We had not traveled this road before and so hubby and I headed up the road this past weekend, Memorial Day. The road was closed due to this past week's snowfall and lingering LONG WINTER!!! Spring has been slowly coming to the Sierras this year and even long-timers were complaining about the cold days. We found them a welcome relief, as it hit 100 degrees here in the desert while we were gone and it is expected to climb to 110 this weekend. ACK! Time to turn on the air conditioner! Anyway, Rock Creek Lake was still frozen, as you can see from these photos. June Lake was free of snow and the Silver Lake Resort was up and running. Outdoor Wednesday for June 2, 2010.