Tahoe - Print
I grew up on the North Shore of Lake Tahoe and this is the image I have in my mind of what the lake looks like from the North. More specifically from a spot known as "Trippy Rock" up in the mountains above the town. The Eastern shore of Tahoe is mostly National Forest land and there are not many buildings or houses. There are countless small coves and secluded beaches perfect for camping and wakeboarding. The shore is lined with huge granite boulders and pine trees right down to the water. Tahoe is very temperamental and in the morning the water will be smooth as butter, only to become 4 foot waves crashing into the shoreline by mid-afternoon as the wind picks up. At night however, the lake is almost always calm and reflective. The view here as the moon rises over the Eastern rim is always an amazing sight and easily my most vivid vision of Tahoe...one of the most unique and magical places in the world.