Tahoe In Ten

The funny thing is, I found Lake Tahoe “by accident.” I was supposed to take a right to the Squaw Valley ski resort, but instead took a left. Damn that roundabout.

But this is a story of silver linings: Lake Tahoe is one of those geological jewels the you are always happy to find when you find it. I could tarry, there was a schedule to keep, but here are ten pictures I snapped off when the beauty got to be so much that I stopped the car and took in the view (and then turned around):

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Lake Tahoe: The last time I saw this shade of blue, I was in the tropics.
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Ok. Now I see what all the fuss is about. Lesson learned. And JESUS.
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Really. Blue. Water.
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No filter, swear to god. Lake Tahoe really does look this good.
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The usual “Tahoe shot” is a panorama over the lake. But the shore is worth a the limelight, too.
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Lake Tahoe: I’m a fan!
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I was pretty much stuck to the east shore of Lake Tahoe. Not that I am complaining.
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I was lucky: In the same hour I managed to get the lake at first placid, and then rough when the wind picked up.
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Formed two million years ago, Lake Tahoe had plenty of time to smooth its shores.
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This Tahoe pic is actually taken from High Camp at the Squaw Valley ski resort. Still pretty blue…