In June 2006 we used our timeshare to visit the "Real"
Lake Tahoe, California. We may live on Lake Tahoe in Texas but there is
NO comparison. We stayed at the Kingsbury Tahoe on the Nevada side. The
weather was exceptional allowing us to put miles on the car and our legs
as we checked the area out. Lots to see and do including gambling at the
Nevada casinos, eating at the variety of restaurants, shopping galore,
hiking the nearby trails, riding the tram/ski lift to the mountain top
and enjoying the pristine views of the Lake itself. Mike was using his
new video cam so I was in charge of the camera and didn't take near
Travelers Kathie and Mike. Downtown Tahoe.
Mike on the main street.
The casinos on the Nevada side offer good eating deals.
Bear totem pole in city center
View near city center
The Cal Va Rado motel sits on the state line.
**Notice the street sign**
We eat lunch at this Pub
Mike and a Bear.
The city was having some type of Bear contest.
Each business had an artistic bear displayed (all
using the same basic bear body). Mike thought
I was silly for wanting to take pictures of them so
I just got a few.
River rushing beside the trail.
This moderately easy trail is well marked and begins at Eagle Picnic
Area, across Highway 89 from Emerald Bay. It's only about a third of a
mile to the steel footbridge overlooking the falls and 2 miles
round-trip (1 1/2-2 hr.) to Eagle Lake.
Eagle Lake is in sight ahead.
Mike on huge granite boulder.
Eagle Lake. BEAUTIFUL!!!
Another view of Eagle Lake
We take another hike....
Mike on trail as we head UP.
Offering magnificent views of Emerald Bay and Lake Tahoe, this steep
trail leads you up the side of Maggie's Peak into Desolation Wilderness
which is the most heavily used wilderness area per acre in the
United States. It contain 63,475 acres of sub-Alpine forests, granite
peaks and glacial lakes and valleys. Portions of the Pacific Crest
National Scenic Trail and Tahoe Rim Trail pass through this area.