Tahoe Rim Trail…amazing hiking The Tahoe Rim Trail is a 165-mile long-distance hiking trail that forms a loop around the Lake Tahoe Basin in the Sierra Nevada and Carson ranges of California and Nevada in the United States.  

“A noble sheet of blue water,” Mark Twain wrote of Lake Tahoe in 1871, “As it lay there with the shadows of the mountains brilliantly photographed upon its still surface, I thought it must surely be the fairest picture the whole earth affords.”

Zephyr Cove Resort Beach is a popular location for weddings and receptions. Common trees found surrounding the shoreline include Jeffry Pine, Lodgepole Pine, White Fir and Quaking Aspen. Recreation opportunities nearby include the M.S. Dixie Mississippi-style sternwheeler cruises to Emerald Bay and horseback riding across the street at Zephyr Cove Stables.   Zephyr Cove Resort Beach is managed by a permittee, Aramark under a US Forest Service special use permit.  This is a full-service resort complex with restaurant, snack-shacks, and souvenir shops.

The Desolation Wilderness is a 63,960-acre federally protected wilderness area in the Eldorado National Forest and Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit, in El Dorado County, California.

Skunk Harbor This stretch of the Tahoe coast is a mile from the nearest highway. A hike or bike ride down an old fire road will take you to one main cove and several smaller coves. Though the area is popular as an anchorage for boats, weekdays can offer solitude. If other beachgoers are present, large boulders and small stretches of sand allow for some privacy. Secret Harbor Best known as Lake Tahoe’s premier nude beach, Secret Harbor is a stunningly beautiful East Shore cove….Continue Reading “Emerald Bay – Tahoe”

The Sierra Nevada and Carson range rise thousands of feet above the shores, framing the blue lake with a chain of deep green forest and jagged granite peaks.

Fannette is the only island to be found in all of Lake Tahoe. … The tea house has been vandalized in recent years and today only the stone shell …