Lake Tahoe

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North Tahoe, Sand Harbor
Lake Tahoe is considered the second deepest lake in the United States and the tenth deepest in the world. The maximum measured depth of the lake is 501 meters (1,645 ft). Lake Tahoe is about 35 km long and 19 kilometers wide; the floor of the lake sits at an elevation of 1369 meters. According to the US Geological Survey, the lake was form by a fault 2 to 3 million years ago. Snow, rain, and streams filled the southern and lowest part of the basin.
Modern Lake Tahoe was shaped and landscaped by the scouring glaciers during the Ice Age (the Great Ice Age began a million or more years ago). Many streams flow into Lake Tahoe, but the lake is drained only by the Truckee River, which flows northeast through Reno and into Pyramid Lake in Nevada.
Flying Over the lake


Lake Tahoe is a major tourist attraction for both winter and summer activities. There are many sky resorts on the Sierra Nevada Mountains surrounding the lake. Snow and skiing are a significant part of the area's economy and reputation. The Mountains and lake scenery are attractions throughout the year. Lake Tahoe is divided by the California-Nevada state line and both states have large casinos and many other touristic attractions.

During winter time, thousands of people from Nevada, California, and many other states hit the slopes for some of the best skiing and snowboarding in the world. The ski resorts around the lake offer a panoramic beauty. Some of the major ski resorts Heavenly Mountain Resort the largest ski area in California and Nevada, located near Stateline, Squaw Valley the second largest ski area, known for its hosting of the 1960 Winter Olympics, located near Tahoe City, Alpine Meadows a medium sized ski area on the north shore only a few miles from Squaw Valley, Diamond Peak a small ski area located in Incline Village, Nevada, Northstar at Tahoe a popular north shore ski area, Kirkwood Mountain Resort, a south shore ski area which gets more snow than any other ski area in Tahoe, Sierra at Tahoe, a small south shore ski area, and many others.
Emerald Bay


The majority of the ski resorts in the Lake Tahoe region are on the northern end of the lake. Scattered throughout Tahoe are public and private sled parks. Many ski areas around Tahoe also have snow tubing, such as Squaw Valley. Snow tubing is popular among people who are interested in alternative sports. Throughout Tahoe, cross country skiing, snowmobile riding, and snowshoeing are also popular, thus there are many trails for them.

During spring and early fall, water sports and beach activities are popular around the lake. The cities known by tourist are South Lake Tahoe, California, Tahoe City, California, and Kings Beach California.

During the Summer time, boating is a popular activity. Around the lake, there are many restaurants equipped with docks and buoys.
Emerald Bay
Many events are held at the lake during summer such as boating events, sailboat racing, firework shows over the lake, guided cruises, etc. As an interstate waterway, Lake Tahoe is subject to the United States Coast Guard.

SCUBA diving is popular at Lake Tahoe, with some dive sites offering dramatic drop-offs or wall dives. Diving at Lake Tahoe is considered advanced due to the increased risk of decompression (DCS) while diving at such a high altitude.

There are hundreds of hiking and mountain biking trails all around the lake. They range in length, difficulty, and popularity. One of the most famous of Tahoe's trails is the Tahoe Rim Trail, a 165 mile (270 km) trail that circumnavigates the lake. Directly to the west of the lake is the Granite Chief Wilderness, which provides great hiking and wilderness camping.
Flight over the lake
Also, to the southwest is the very popular Desolation Wilderness. One of the most popular trailheads is the Eagle Lake Trailhead. There are also several paved off-road bicycle paths.

Gambling is legal on the Nevada side of Lake Tahoe. Casinos, each with a variety of slot machines and table games, are located on the South Shore in Stateline, and on the North Shore in Crystal Bay and Incline Village.
dreamflyer says:
it's home, so I get to see it everyday :)
Posted on: Sep 15, 2009
maannisa says:
How beautifull can it be???? I want to go there too !!!!
Posted on: Sep 14, 2009
Hadapr76 says:
No me gusta el frio, jajajaja.
Posted on: Jun 16, 2009
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North Tahoe, Sand Harbor
North Tahoe, Sand Harbor
Flying Over the lake
Flying Over the lake
Emerald Bay
Emerald Bay
Emerald Bay
Emerald Bay
Flight over the lake
Flight over the lake
Eagle Falls
Eagle Falls
part of the lake from up high
part of the lake from up high
Sunset
Sunset
Eagle falls
Eagle falls
Eagle Falls
Eagle Falls
Ferry at Emerald Bay
Ferry at Emerald Bay
Ferry at Emerald Bay
Ferry at Emerald Bay
Sunset
Sunset
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