We had just left the lake the sun is going down the forest is starting to look thicker then what it should be. You can kind of see Lake Tahoe through the trees but light is very limited. We would head out towards an area called Bayview point it overlooks the lake and Emerald Bay below. The hike back from the lake is gentle descent I could barely even make that without having spasms or cramps. But once you see the lake through the trees you know you only have another mile to go to the trail head itself.