Sunday, 12 August 2012

Lake Tahoe - an abundance of riches

Lake Tahoe is one of those places blessed with both winter and summer activities and lots of variety - no wonder it's thriving!   In addition hiking, we went swimming, and some of us - rock climbing.  And of course the casinos are an hour away in Nevada.  Riches indeed, in more ways than one.

There are some nice public beaches along the waterfront.  We went to King's Beach, a long sandy beach with mature trees so there was a choice of sun and shade.  It's also very shallow and only waist deep up to about 100 feet from shore, which also means there are no motor boats near where you can swim.

On a side trail off the main hiking trail to Eagle Lake is 90 ft Wall, a popular climb for rock climbing enthusiasts.  It can be climbed by different levels of climbers;  when we were there, there was a class from an outdoors survival camp as well as some pretty experienced climbers.  It's fun to watch too, except don't sit too close - you could end up with a stiff neck and possible rock fall on your head!

Donner Summit is another popular climbing location near the Lake

Where to stay?  The accommodation of choice would be a lakefront cottage.  But there are many other options, including B&B's, hotels, chalets, etc.   We rented this spacious chalet in North Lake Tahoe for three days and look at the view of the sunrise from the bedroom balcony

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