A weekend around Lake Tahoe

by | Oct 30, 2011 | Travel, USA Travel

In mid-October I spent 10 days at a conference in Davis, CA. With a free weekend I drove out to explore South Lake Tahoe, and wow, was I impressed at the landscape. Over several hikes I saw nine waterfalls, spawning salmon, and some amazingly scenic views. Proof:

Cascade Falls
Cascade Falls- getting this photo required bushwhacking up a creek, then a ~600′ scramble up a rock slide to get back to the parking lot…

spawning salmon
spawning Kokanee salmon in Taylor Creek

Emerald Bay
View of Emerald Bay looking toward Lake Tahoe and Nevada

Glen Alpine Falls
Glen Alpine Falls

marsh on Upper Truckee River
marsh on Upper Truckee River

Mt. Tallac across Taylor Creek
Mt. Tallac across Taylor Creek

I loved the views in Tahoe and there are plenty of remaining hikes I would like to try. Leandra wasn’t with me on this trip so we have a good excuse to return in the near future! Check out the rest of the photos on E&L Gallery.

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