Saturday, August 23, 2014

Barbie’s Adventures: Lake Tahoe




Barbie recently visited one of the most beautiful lakes in the Unites states; Lake Tahoe. It is the 2nd deepest lake (1645 feet deep) in the United States, with Oregon’s Crater Lake being the deepest (1945 feet deep).  




It is the 10th deepest lake in the world.  It measures 22 miles long and 12 miles wide.  It is also the highest alpine lake in the United States with a surface elevation of 6,225 feet above sea level. Lake Tahoe is split between two states, with the northern portion in California, and the southern portion in Nevada.  

 

An over view of the surroundings


Fannette Island, located in Emerald Bay State park (west shore), is the only island in Lake Tahoe.  From overlooks one can view the remains of the tea house, a little stone building on the top of the island and part of Vikingsholm, a 38 room summer home that is located on the shore of Emerald bay.  It was owned by the adventurous Lora Josephine Knight.


Fannette Island


Vikingsholm (with a little renovation going on)



Emerald Bay

For the outdoor enthusiast, Lake Tahoe has just about everything!  In the winter; skiing, snowboarding, snowmobiling, snowshoeing, and even sleigh rides.  And in the summer; hiking, boating, jet skiing, horseback riding, fishing, camping, biking, whitewater rafting, and swimming.  There is always something to do!  And after a long day experiencing the awesomeness of nature, several casinos dot the lakeside offering games of chance.


 

Another way to see the lake is to take the 72 mile drive around it.  It takes a minimum of three hours along narrow, winding roads, and that’s if you don’t plan to stop to look at the many beautiful vistas, waterfalls, and other places of interest. 


A stop at one of the many vistas

 
Barbie enjoyed her visit to Lake Tahoe, and hopes you get to visit too!

Happy exploring!

3 comments:

  1. Hello from Spain: fabulous photos. Great trip .. keep in touch

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  2. I love the pics. For more Barbie Doll collection look at https://www.facebook.com/barbieberdandan

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  3. Thanks Marta, you are always so kind!

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