Archive for the 'PLACES TO SEE' Category
Today I decided to take a hike to Eagle Lake on the West Shore of Lake Tahoe.
On the way to the trail head I stopped at Alpenglow Sports in Tahoe City and bought a new pair of boots for the hike. The sales people are great, they helped me find the perfect pair of boots and had me out the door in less than 30 minutes.
The trail is about a twenty minute drive from Tahoe City and located above Emerald Bay. I brought two companions along for the hike; Toni my wife and Cindy my neighbor. There is a parking lot at the trail head but it fills up early and we did not arrive until about 3:00pm. Fortunately there is street parking and we found a spot about a quarter mile up the road. Read the rest of this entry »
Angora Lakes are located near Fallen Leaf Lake in South Lake Tahoe.
A friend at work lent me a book about mountain bike trails at Lake Tahoe. As I read through it I noticed a trail up to Angora Lakes. That evening I drove to Fallen Leaf Lake with some friends to give the trail a try. We arrived at the trail head parking area and and saw an area map. The map showed the lakes were only a mile away. Read the rest of this entry »
Packer Lake located in the Sierra Buttes
Packer Lake is about an hour and fifteen minute scenic drive from Tahoe City. For such a small lake, there sure is a lot to do there. Read the rest of this entry »
Granite Chief Wilderness area
Toni and I left the trail head at 5:30pm. The trail head is located near Bear Creek Road, in Alpine Meadows. It may have been a little late to start the hike but it was a warm day and the sun was just above the first ridge, which allowed for a cooler hike. The views on this hike are of the granite peeks that surround Read the rest of this entry »
Independence Lake is the second lake in my series of 10 Lakes Near Lake Tahoe. The first lake was Sardine Lake.
A few days ago a friend sent me an email with an article about Independence Lake now open to the public. I thought this would be a great opportunity to share another blog with all of you. My wife Toni and I decided to take a drive out to the lake and do some exploring. Without knowing what the lake would have as far as activities, we packed up a Read the rest of this entry »