Tuesday, September 25, 2007

LAKE TAHOE


This is beautiful Lake Tahoe which is the second deepest lake in the United States. Its located along the border between Nevada and California in the Sierra Nevada Mountains. You are looking at the Nevada side of the Lake.
The Lake's average depth is 989 feet (301m) and the maximum depth is 12 miles (501m). That's what gives the Lake its amazing clarity and vast shades of blue. Its elevation is 6,229 feet (1899m) and is 22 miles long (35km) and 12 miles wide (19km).
Now I've given you all the facts and the best one is that its just a 2 hour drive from our home.
I grew up camping at this Lake and never tire of its serenity in all seasons.
Over the next few weeks I will share some pictures from our last visit and some wonderful Fall shots as the season changes its garments.
The posted picture doesn't do the Lake justice you really need to click on the photo to enlarge and see all the detail and color.

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19 comments:

Still said...

What a beautiful light on this lake8 Serene image!

barkfoot said...

That's beautiful. Especially when you look at the picture full scale. Do you ever go out on the water?

John Roberts said...

This would be a good one for one of those series where you photograph the same scene in each season. I'll bet this is pretty in the winter too!

Anonymous said...

very cool



jel

J. Andrew Lockhart said...

the water and the sky -- don't know which is more beautiful.

Anna said...

I would love to go there....HI SUE! :)

Ex-Shammickite said...

Wanna go for a canoe ride?

Olivier said...

Magnifique (en grand c'est superbe, un poster) tu nous fais rever, merci


Splendid (in large it is superb, a poster) you make us dream, thank you

ruth said...

My comment didn't go through yesterday, I guess. I was wondering if you saw any sign of the fires from earlier this year?

Tahoe looks like such a beautiful place.

MedaM said...

I like this photo and this beautiful large lake; its blue water and that blue sky.

lv2scpbk said...

Beautiful. Looks like a great place to go boating.

Beverly said...

Gorgeous! It's amazing what enlarging the photo brings, isn't it. Those colors are beautiful.

CG said...

So lovely. I want to go back!

Pequete said...

You are right, this is worth looking at in the large version. It is an amazing lake, looks just like the sea. And I enjoyed learning all the facts about it.

Moi said...

i have always wanted to do Lake Tahoe....soon, very soon :)

Lovely myriad shades of blue here, Sue :)

bluemountainmama said...

gorgeous! i am a lake girl, myself..growing up in the lake region of kentucky. that's one thing i miss in the mountains.... we only have little bitty lakes and they are FREEZING!!!!

dr. filomena said...

Truly beautiful. Thank you for sharing!
Greetings from Slovenia

JAM said...

Absolutely stunning. I've never been there, but it's on my "before I die" list.

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