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Lake Tahoe

Is it the most beautiful place in America, or is it just the beautiful friendly people who make it seem that way.

by Anonymousreply 3406/18/2013

I don't think Lake Tahoe is that blue anymore.

by Anonymousreply 105/17/2013

The blue of the lake depends on how blue the sky is that day. I spent many a summer there in my youth. Lucky me.

When my dad came back from World War II - a POW in Nazi Germany for a year - he spent a month there in a cabin down at the lake. He has seen some and experienced some horrific things. He says the lake saved him. It has always been a special place for us. We always had a photo of Lake Tahoe in our house. But it always was "the lake" not Lake Tahoe.

The development that was allowed there though is a shame. And there's a real problem with run off.

by Anonymousreply 205/17/2013

yes it is R1

by Anonymousreply 305/17/2013

That's good to know, R3. I lived away from CA for many years but recall much talk about its problems when I left in the late '80s. I returned a few years ago. I kept seeing "Keep Lake Tahoe Blue" bumper stickers in my area and thought there were still ongoing problems. I'll take them as indication of positive impact instead.

by Anonymousreply 405/17/2013

I rented a cabin up there for a few years during the ski season. I like Lake Tahoe but it's kind of a lonely place if you're by yourself, which I was. Beautiful though. The drive up is very nice. The lake is too cold to ever go swimming or water skiing. In the springtime it is ringed by snow-capped mountains.

by Anonymousreply 505/17/2013

I've lived there (Zephyr Cove) for years. It's just about the most beautiful place I've ever been. You can still see the bottom of the lake, when it's calm, for about 200 yards out. Only thing that sucks is the water is sooo cold for too long. Great tho if you have a boat.

by Anonymousreply 605/17/2013

Larry Ellison's compound is for sale for a mere $28.5 million.

by Anonymousreply 705/17/2013

It's a shame they didn't make more of it into protected park land. WAY too much development there.

by Anonymousreply 805/17/2013

I'm bluer and way better looking.

by Anonymousreply 905/17/2013

R9 And a National Park.

by Anonymousreply 1005/17/2013

r4 then why make the statement when you didn't personally see it yourself? You relied on bumpers stickers?

by Anonymousreply 1105/17/2013

I'm the cleanest lake in America. And I'm a Finger Lake.

by Anonymousreply 1205/17/2013

If people are still fighting the fight, R11, one might reasonably conclude that there are issues still.

by Anonymousreply 1305/17/2013

There is or was a little nude beach called Secret Cove on the Nevada side down a long descending trail. I used to spend every Monday up there (my day off) when I lived in Reno in the 90s. It was heaven on earth.

by Anonymousreply 1405/17/2013

Doesn't make sense to me r13. I don't comment on the physical beauty or personal aspects of something unless I have been there to see for myself.

by Anonymousreply 1505/17/2013

R12 Don't the Finger Lakes cause congenital deformities?

by Anonymousreply 1605/17/2013

Waldo is one of the purest lakes in the world. It has no permanent inlet to bring nutrients into the lake for plant growth. The lack of plant life contributes to its purity.

by Anonymousreply 1705/17/2013

What are you talking about R16?

by Anonymousreply 1805/17/2013

meh.. Lake Louise is prettier.

by Anonymousreply 1905/17/2013

Lake Louise is prettier because it has such a heavy load of silt, giving it a green color.

by Anonymousreply 2005/17/2013

Tahoe is very beautiful as long as you're not looking at the ugly over-development.

by Anonymousreply 2105/17/2013

I alway wanted to take a lake tour so I could see the site where they filmed Michael Corleone's compound.

Sadly, they told me those tours were halted for 'privacy'. Pfft, I still wanted to see it.

by Anonymousreply 2205/17/2013

I was thinking of backpacking the Tahoe Rim Trail this summer.

by Anonymousreply 2305/17/2013

I was thinking of rimming the backpacker on the Tahoe Trail this summer.

by Anonymousreply 2405/17/2013

Haven't been for many years.

I miss it so.

by Anonymousreply 2505/17/2013

Well, thanks R11/15 for taking the effort to let me know how you feel.

by Anonymousreply 2605/17/2013

Probably not.

by Anonymousreply 2705/17/2013

Did someone say blue?

by Anonymousreply 2805/17/2013

LOL R27

I hope you hike the trail, you'll love it.

by Anonymousreply 2905/17/2013

Beautiful lake, surrounded by serious mountains, hiking, skiing, and casinos. I visit several times a year, but I wouldn't call the most beautiful place in the US, or even in the Sierras.

Boating and fishing enthusiasts may differ.

by Anonymousreply 3005/18/2013

What bothers me are those people that are glued to their slot machines at the casino for 48 hours and never look out the window to that beautiful lake!

by Anonymousreply 3105/18/2013

Tahoe is meh at best and poor people are not beautiful. I'm guessing you were on a Stevie wonder tour for the recently sightless?

by Anonymousreply 3205/18/2013

The area away from the lake is beautiful too, or at least it was in 1976. I need to return to that area.

by Anonymousreply 3305/18/2013

Yes there are other small lakes that are a little higher. Great trails to hike up to them

by Anonymousreply 3406/18/2013
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