Monday, October 01, 2007
I hope I am not boring you with all the pictures of the Lake Tahoe area. The place is so beautiful that one goes a bit camera crazy when seeing it.
This is looking down from the area of the last post. Its called Emerald Bay and is an inlet on the West side of the Lake. The Bay was made a National Landmark in 1969. It is home to Eagle Falls and Vikingsholm , which is down a steep one mile trail to lake leval. The home (Vikingsholm) is a 38 room mansion built in 1928 by Mrs. J. Knight as a summer home. She had a stone tea house built on that little island you can see in the middle of this picture. It is called Fannette Island.
The home is open to visitors now for a nominal fee and excursion boats come into the Bay to admire the wonderful Scandinavian workmanship.
Unfortunately we didn't have time to hike down to the mansion this time so I can't post any photos of it.
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