Sunday, September 15, 2013

DAY 17

Day 17 Friday September 13, 2013
Today we visited Lake Tahoe. Diann and Paul took us on a circumnavigation of the lake stopping at at all the great photo op places and treated us to a picnic lunch on the North Shore of the lake, another beautiful day with my family in the Sierra Nevada’s.
Here are a few facts from Wikipedia; Lake Tahoe is a large freshwater lake in the Sierra Nevada of the United States. At a surface elevation of 6,225 ft, it is located along the border between California and Nevada, west of Carson City. Lake Tahoe is the largest alpine lake in North America. its depth is 1,645 ft, making it the second-deepest in the United States (the deepest is Crater Lake in Oregon at 1,945 ft, 300 ft . Additionally, Lake Tahoe is listed as the 27th largest lake by volume in the world at 122,160,280 acre·ft.The lake was formed about 2 million years ago and is a part of the Lake Tahoe Basin with the modern lake being shaped during the ice ages. It is known for the clarity of its water and the panorama of surrounding mountains on all sides. The area surrounding the lake is also referred to as Lake Tahoe, or simply Tahoe.Lake Tahoe is a major tourist attraction in both Nevada and California. It is home to a number of ski resorts, summer outdoor recreation, and tourist attractions. Snow and skiing are a significant part of the area's economy and reputation. Mountain and lake scenery are attractions throughout the year. The Nevada side also includes large casinos. Highways provide year-round access from Reno, Carson City, and Sacramento.
There are a few facts, here are a few photos.


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