Tahoe in Ten

The funny thing is, I found Lake Tahoe “by accident.” I was supposed to be heading to Squaw Valley, about 11 miles from the lake. But damn that roundabout where I ended up taking a left rather than the right. I found myself on the eastern shores of Tahoe.

But this is a story of silver linings: Lake Tahoe is one of those geological jewels you are always happy to find. I couldn’t tarry, there was a schedule to keep, but here are 10 pics I managed to snap off before turning the car around:

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The last time I saw water this blue, I was in the tropics.
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I think I am beginning to see what all the the fuss over this lake is about…
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Really. Blue. Water.
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At two million years old, Lake Tahoe had plenty of time to pound its shores smooth.
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What I remember the most was how damn clear the the air was.
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Yeah, that is the life.
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The usual “Tahoe pic” is a panorama, but shoreline closeups are cool, too.
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I saw two different souls of Lake Tahoe in the hour I was there: first placid, and then rough when the wind picked up.
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OK, so I used a filter on this one. It was a great vista, but the original was a bit overexposed. Thanks, Instagram!
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Made it to Squaw Valley in time! And from High Camp you can still see Lake Tahoe and all its azure goodness.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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