Monday, September 18, 2006

Lake Tahoe

Lake Tahoe Area069Today I drove west of Reno to Truckee and then south to see Lake Tahoe. It was pretty warm in Reno, about 83. Around Lake Tahoe it was a comfortable 72 and in the mountains driving back to Reno it cooled to 63. The highest point was about 8000ft. It is a beautiful area. There are a lot of evergreen trees - a mix of fir, pine and cedar. Every time I got out of the car, there was a lovely pine scent in the air. But judging from the road signs, I think the winters would be tough. There were quite a few places where the road was marked to pull off and install tire chains, and the reflecting posts marking the edge of the road that are usually about 4ft. high are about 12ft. high on the road over the mountains from Tahoe to Reno. That, and the bear crossing signs, made me wonder. Click here to see the entire set of photos that I took around the Lake Tahoe area.

1 comment:

Jacob Kearns said...

I linked you, but couldn't get the silly blogger link thing to work as I wanted:

IMO, Lake Tahoe is better in the summer than the winter, see more pictures from Earl World.

http://calphotos.blogspot.com/2006/11/lake-tahoe-emerald-bay.html