I had heard of Lake Tahoe as a winter-sports and summer water-sports destination. I am not into any of the winter nor summer sports. Me, my husband and our friends (Elmer & Lizel) went there to visit the place for the first time.
Friday, we arrived at South Lake Tahoe about 4pm, after a long drive from Southern California. It’s the 4th of April, snow only at the peak of the mountains. Though the weather is still cool, from 60s during the day and 20s at night.
When I saw the lake, my first word was: “Wow!”
One of the things that I like about Lake Tahoe is its crystal clear waters and the mountain backdrop, it is so beautiful and relaxing.
Tired from our trip, we just stayed within the vicinity of resort, took some photos and enjoyed the view of the sunset and the moon rise.
Saturday, we drove to the Emerald Bay Vista Point, so sad we can’t drive down the bay. Emerald Bay was designated a National Natural Landmark in 1969 for its brilliant panorama of mountain-building processes and glacier carved granite. It is only accessible by foot from Vikingsholm Parking Lot (1 mile walk) or via the Rubicon Trail, some arrive by kayak or private boat.
My husband and our friend, Elmer hike down to see the Vikingsholm, along the shore of the Emerald Bay.
Emerald Bay State Park features Vikingsholms, one of the finest examples of Scandinavian architecture in the western hemisphere. Mrs. Lora Josephine Knight purchased the property surrounding the head of the Emerald Bay and Fannette Island in 1928 for $250,000.
Our next stop, the top of the Lower Eagle Falls. The way to get there is to climb down the rocks from the road side (opposite the parking lot) at the edge of the falls. This way is more difficult, but quicker and provides more views of the falls from up close.
From Eagle Falls, we drove through the narrow road of Fall Leaf Lake, just to take a look at the lake. Elmer wants to go fishing and we gave him his chance to do so. Fallen Lake is about one mile south of Lake Tahoe. It is just a small lake, and approximately 415 feet deep. The water is potable, and many homes along the shoreline run a pipe offshore to provide water during the winter when other water systems may be turned off.