I recently spent a week in the Tahoe National Forest. First with my family in North Lake Tahoe, and then two days with my friend in Echo Lake. The effects of the California drought were staggering. The Truckee River was lower than I’ve ever seen it. The mountains were more gray then green, beautiful in its own, eerie way. We adventured into the mountains to find the spring the fed our house and spent some time being one with nature.