Archive for the 'LOCAL AREA PHOTOS' Category
Over the past week notices have been going up regarding the road project in the Highlands. On Friday the resurfacing was completed on Watson Drive and it looks great.
A couple of days ago we took a hike on the Tahoe Rim Trail. The trail head is located on Fairway Drive near the Chevron Station as you enter Tahoe City. Go up Fairway Drive, pass the golf course and look for a spot to park. This portion of the Tahoe Rim Trail is great for an afternoon hike. It can either be a short or a long one. You might want to grab a map at the trail head before you head out.
For a good portion of the hike there is a great view of Lake Tahoe and the Truckee River.
As we neared the end of our hike, a Rubber Boa was crossing our path. It may not look like it, but was about 2 feet long.
If you have already taken this hike, please comment below.
Lake Tahoe Concours D’Elegance 2011
Today I’m having an open house at my listing at 4990 North Lake Blvd. Carnelian Bay. (This property has since closed escrow)
If you would like to stop by you can also visit the wooden boat show just down the street at Sierra Boat Company.
I walked down to the boat show and took a couple photos, it seemed to be a good turnout. Lots of boats and lots of vendors.
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Flight from KTRK Truckee Tahoe to O22 Columbia Airport
Last Thursday we flew down to Columbia Airport O22 to photograph the Cal Fire Fleet.
On the way down we flew over Lake Tahoe along the west shore, what a view! The water was crystal clear and we had a slight tail wind which made for a quick smooth ride. Shortly after our arrival at Columbia Airport, Cal Fire was returning from a call, so we watched the fleet as each plane made a flawless landing. The airport also has a grass strip. We saw a tail dragger come in for a not so flawless landing. A Cal Fire crew member greeted us as we approached their fleet and escorted us around as I took photos. He also answered several of our questions and we talked about what their jobs entailed.
After our visit, we prepared for our departure in the run-up area at the same time as Cal Fire. We waited and watched the whole fleet depart, first the spotter, then both tankers and a helicopter, quite impressive. Once we were in the air we could see the fire that they were heading to.
On the flight home we flew over Echo Lakes, it was amazing to see the amount of snow that is still in that area.
The Truckee Tahoe Airport KTRK, is conveniently located near Lake Tahoe. This is a great place for a pilot to own a vacation home.
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We have been hearing about all the water in Shirley Canyon, so yesterday we decided to see it for ourselves.
We couldn’t believe how much water there was, the sound of it rushing was almost deafening.
There were several people taking advantage of the awesome weather to hike in.
All the snow this past winter has sure paid off. If you have an opportunity, I encourage you to come to Lake Tahoe and enjoy all the incredible outdoor activities there are to do.