Friday, July 2, 2010

Lake Tahoe, California: Emerald Bay

The drive to this spot on the southwest corner of Lake Tahoe is a little scary. It's a two-lane road, with no guardrails and big drop-offs on either side. But, it's really worth it.

Emerald Bay is one of the few inlets in Lake Tahoe, carved out by glaciers so that it just missed being a separate lake of its own. Inspiration Point overlooks the bay from the south side. As you can guess by the photo, it's one of the most popular places in the area.

Here's a friendly tip -- go here either early in the day or late in the day. There isn't much parking in the vicinity, and the lots can fill up quickly. You'll want to take your time enjoying the scenery.

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