I had once visited Lake Tahoe in my early 20's. It was a short brief stay & I was there to enjoy the Jet Ski for a half day. Back then, I had not developed this appreciation for the Nature & never got to appreciate the beauty it offers. So I guess I could say that it is my official 1st trip to Lake Tahoe.
Left Los Angeles early in the morning & by the time, I had arrived in Lake Tahoe, it was 4pm in the afternoon. So I checked into my room & I went to Lakeview Commons. The impression that I got was how vast the lake is. With its beach & water being the Emerald Blue, it could be mistaken as an ocean. Looking at the water & the mountain ranges surrounding the lake made me feel peaceful & calm. There was a few restaurants near & I had myself a snack & a few beers..... & just enjoyed the view.
Sunrise captured in Bayview Trail.
Next morning, I headed out to Bayview trail near the Emerald Bay. Sun comes up pretty early in Lake Tahoe. It was around 7 in the morning & somewhere along the trail, I was able to capture this image. The bright sun & its reflection on the lake was a sight to remember. It just feels so peaceful in the morning in Lake Tahoe.
About 20 mins into the Bayview trail, there is a little creek where the fresh water falls into the lake & this is where most of visitors take a rest & turn back. I had all day & I decided to explore a bit further up. Along the way, there was this giant rock & thought I take a photo of the Falcon 2.
I went almost near the Peak of the mountain till it got too steep. The view around the lake at the peak was breathetaking & luckily there was a big flat boulder that provided a shade by trees near by. I had one of the sweetest nap.
By the time, I finished the Hike, it was around 1 & I was tired & hungry. After a short lunch break, I drove around the lake. It was such a pleasurable drive.
On Sunday morning, after a delicious breakfast in a small cafe near Meeks Bay, I was on a short trail near the bay. Everywhere you go, you get this amazing view of the lake & mountain ranges.
2 days simply is not enough to enjoy the Lake Tahoe. I did most of my hiking in California or West side of Lake Tahoe & a few have suggested that I try the Eastern side / Nevada side of the lake. As I was hiking, I was imagining what it would be like in Winter where all those surrounding mountain ranges covered in snow.
I am definitely coming back to Lake Tahoe & this Journal will continue soon.
- To be continued -