USA – A day drive to Lake Tahoe, California (1)

Today.. we took a drive out. For me, it was day rest from cycling (excuses only LOL!!) The journey took us about 4 hrs; a slow and scenic view.

Brief intro of Lake Tahoe. It is the large freshwater lake in Sierra Nevada and the largest alpine lake in North America, with a surface elevation of 1,897m . Located along the border between California and Nevada, west of Carson City. Its depth is 501 m, making it the second-deepest in the United States and is listed as the 26th largest lake by volume in the world at 150.68249 km3.

View along the way to Lake Tahoe.

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The place was dominated by a mixed conifer forest….

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Reaching at Lake Tahoe… it was more of a tourist attraction place in both Nevada and California. It has a number of ski resorts, summer outdoor recreation, and tourist attractions. The time I went was summer so no snow but just lots of sun. Close by was also lots of casinos but at the Nevada side which we did not head there.

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Ducks baking in the sun.

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Clear blue sky over Lake Tahoe.

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As the lake perimeter was huge, we took a drive along its perimeter.

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One of our stops was the Inspiration Point Vista (good place to come to get new ideas. HAHA!!)

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To be continued…….