On the second day of our Tahoe vacation, we embarked on a mission to drive around the lake. It is after all only 72 miles round trip and some people online say it took them about 3 hours. Three hours sounded doable. And that would give us plenty of time to stop at points that we would find interesting.
Know what? We never got to circle the lake. Why? There were so many beautiful distractions, many road side spots that needed to be explored. Add the fact that in many parts, traffic was barely moving. Many people found the mountains the place to be on a long weekend, just like we did.
There is a beach that beckoned a pull over on our part.
The drive is pretty spectacular.
We skipped few roadside spots, but we couldn't miss this one. There was a parking fee, but it's all worth it. This has got to be the best sight around these parts. Pretty incredible.
And from here, we saw a waterfalls that could be accessed from the main road. I have not seen many waterfalls, but this is the first that I saw where people are on the top of the waterfalls not below it.
We could not skip the falls especially if it was only a few minutes' walk away. Parking spots were a premium and many people parked on the side of the road where the sign clearly said, NO PARKING. We took a picture of the tickets they received.
We got to the falls.
Set up the tripod and posed for posterity.
When we were done here, we crossed the road and went on a short hike. We spent so much time in the area that we never got to circle the lake. In the end we continued our drive only until we reached the south end, stopped, walked around Heavenly, entered one of the casinos, played the penny machine and drove the same way back to our little cabin in the north side. There are suggestions online on what to do on a driving tour around the lake. I haven't checked all of them, but Frommer's has a good one here.
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