Spring at Lake Tahoe

posted by Sharon June 11, 2017 36 Comments
Lake Tahoe

Spring at Lake Tahoe this year invites you to enjoy nature at her best. After one of the highest amounts of snowfall in its history — 249 inches — the drought is over and the lake is at its ideal level once again. Lake Tahoe is 72 miles around and is about 1,000 feet deep. And it’s definitely too cold for swimming right now. But its beauty is breathtaking.  Lake Tahoe

Our first day here we set out to hike at one of our favorite places, Mt. Rose at the north end of the lake. We didn’t realize the amount of snow still standing in the mountains. People drove up and got out of their cars and put on their skis. No hiking here this spring! Lake TahoeLake Tahoe

So we headed south to a lower elevation and hiked around Spooner Lake. This lovely little lake provides home for geese and other wildlife and a flat place for a pleasant hike. Lake Tahoe

Aspen trees sporting brand new leaves rustle in the wind here. They grow alongside the ever-present pines. Lake TahoeLake TahoeLake Tahoe

The weather warmed up in the last couple of weeks and is now perfect for a bike ride and a picnic along the shores of Lake Tahoe. Lake Tahoe

Lake TahoeThe ski resort at Homewood has turned from winter white to spring green. Lake Tahoe

Lake Tahoe has only one outlet, the Truckee River. In recent years, the riverbed was completely dry. This year, the river is tumbling out of the dam gates. What a fine sight to see all this life-giving water! Lake Tahoe

The only swimmers we met were dogs. This handsome guy name Reef loves the water. Lake Tahoe

Very few flowers are blooming. It’s mostly green on green trees in the landscape this spring. I did spot a few wildflowers, and I found a rare lilac bush. Lake TahoeLake Tahoe

With the mix of snow-covered mountains and sun on the water, Lake Tahoe is the perfect place for a spring getaway.  Lake TahoeLake TahoeLake Tahoe

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36 Comments

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Anne (Cornucopia) June 11, 2017 at 4:17 pm

Wonderful photos.

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Tamar Strauss-Benjamin June 12, 2017 at 9:05 am

That water is so blue!

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Carol June 12, 2017 at 5:14 pm

Beautiful post Sharon. Love the blue water, flowers, and sky.

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Jesh StG June 12, 2017 at 7:34 pm

Tahoe is about 3 hours away, but still haven’t gone, since we lived here. So beautiful – many thanks for sharing it with All Seasons!Can imagine- they had predicted that one could ski till the 4th of July! Have the same feeling when I see previously dry riverbeds, now full with water, so refreshing. Is this your dog, Sharon. This kind with the floppy ears always want me to have a dog, and have to repeat within myself, no, no, no, I am never home, not fair to the dog.

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Lydia C. Lee June 12, 2017 at 8:36 pm

What lovely shots, especially wiht the snow in the background

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Photo Cache June 12, 2017 at 10:38 pm

I love, love, love Lake Tahoe in spring.

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image-in-ing: weekly photo linky June 13, 2017 at 12:59 am

So glad you shared at https://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2017/06/pretty-view-in-ladies-loo.html – hope to see you each week!

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Victoria June 13, 2017 at 1:32 am

Beautiful photos, so wonderful to see water in the Truckee River again!

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Jim, Sydney, Australia June 13, 2017 at 1:42 am

Beautiful captures.

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Rhonda Albom June 13, 2017 at 10:31 am

The shoreline of Lake Tahoe is always beautiful. The clear water, air, and the varying depths make for a variety of shades of blue and green.

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Alycia C June 13, 2017 at 1:01 pm

Beautiful! Reef is so handsome!!

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Lady Fi June 13, 2017 at 1:39 pm

Such lovely spring shots.

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Ruth | Tanama Tales June 14, 2017 at 1:28 am

I have never been to Tahoe and I am not actually happy to say that. I know it is one of the most magical places in California. Hope to make it soon. I know it got pretty full from the rain, so, hopefully this year.

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bettyl - NZ June 14, 2017 at 11:30 am

Your photos are just wonderful! What a variety of scenes. The dog is adorable.

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Buckeroomama June 15, 2017 at 9:41 am

Beautiful clear, blue skies, lush greens, and the lovely lake… I can almost smell the fresh, clean air!

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Vanessa Brune June 15, 2017 at 3:59 pm

So gorgeous!! And I love that there’s still patches of snow – it’s like Northern Norway 🙂

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Erin Gustafson June 15, 2017 at 5:19 pm

Oh Tahoe! It’s so beautiful there! We have friends who have a home up there and they had snow last week! Crazy! Thanks for sharing this beautiful bit of California/Nevada with #FarawayFiles, Erin

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Kit Graham June 15, 2017 at 5:24 pm

What a great place to spend time outdoors – and that dog is way too cute!

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Ruth | Tanama Tales June 16, 2017 at 5:33 am

Hi Sharon, stopping once again to thank you for linking to #TPThursday.

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budget jan June 16, 2017 at 11:17 am

New Zealand is a country whose colours are vibrant. The blue of Lake Tahoe is stunning. I’ve been blown away before by the blues, but the greens in your photos are gorgeous too!

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April | Minivan Adventures June 16, 2017 at 11:24 am

Beautiful photos! The water there is such a lovely color, and the flowers are so pretty. And OMGosh, Reef the dog is adorable! Great post!

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Ava Meena June 16, 2017 at 3:44 pm

Looks like it was a lovely spring day to explore the Lake! Less so the trails, but the snow is also pretty.

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Mitzi - MiasBliss™ June 16, 2017 at 3:57 pm

It’s been so long since I was at Lake Tahoe, you have captured its essence so wonderfully!

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Kelly & Dusty June 16, 2017 at 8:19 pm

Sharon, this looks absolutely beautiful! Hope to visit some day

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Hilary June 17, 2017 at 1:29 am

Funny enough, even though I lived in the Bay Area for 8 years I never made it to Tahoe… These pictures, are making me regret that decision. #farawayfiles

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Anisa June 17, 2017 at 3:11 am

I love Lake Tahoe. Funny I have visited in Summer and Fall. I need to go in the spring! The flowers look so pretty. Thanks for sharing on #TheWeeklyPostcard.

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Julz June 17, 2017 at 4:19 am

so pretty pretty pictures!!! The nature is so beautiful TheWeeklyPostcard

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Lolo June 17, 2017 at 8:14 am

Ahh soo many memories from my childhood during the summers! I used to go for a week every summer to Camp Sac not far from Lake Tahoe and Truckee and we’d always do a day trip to Lake Tahoe! Would love to bring my German husband here one day! Thanks for linking up with #TheWeeklyPostcard!

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Katy June 17, 2017 at 7:21 pm

Wonderful photos Sharon. I especially like the geese and Reef the swimming dog. We visited Tahoe in the summer when I was a teenager. Mountain places look so different throughout the seasons but always beautiful #FarawayFiles

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islandrambles June 18, 2017 at 2:45 am

Really lovely photo! I like all the colors in each photo and the lovely doggie photo also.It is such a wonderful place, we went there years ago. Have a great weekend. cheers

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Anda June 18, 2017 at 6:33 am

We usually visit Lake Tahoe in winter, for our yearly ski trip, but it seems in spring is equally beautiful #TheWeeklyPostcard

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jill June 18, 2017 at 10:27 pm

I visted Tahoe for my first time last fall – right before the record-breaking snowfall.And it was perfect weather! Beautiful area and beautiful photos!

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Amanda Bowers June 19, 2017 at 3:15 am

Ohhh ohhh..I was there! I was there!! Took my very first trip ever to California, to the west for that matter,from May 18-28th and the tail end included two days in Lake Tahoe!! It was FABULOUS!!! The pics just don’t do it justice, do they?? As was the case in just about every place we went, we wish we had more time there, but we certainly enjoyed what time we had. I’ll post about it in a few weeks as I am still writing about our Coastal adventures in California. Thanks for sharing!!

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Clare (Suitcases and Sandcastles) June 19, 2017 at 1:58 pm

Beautiful photos as always, Sharon. Lake Tahoe is somewhere I’d love to visit next time I come to the US. It always looks so peaceful – and great for kayaking and hiking in the local area. Thanks for sharing on #FarawayFiles

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Leigh | Campfires & Concierges June 19, 2017 at 8:42 pm

I can’t wait to visit Lake Tahoe later this year on a big road trip – I love the mountains, so it’s odd that I haven’t been there yet! Your photos are gorgeous!
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Edith & Juan June 20, 2017 at 8:30 pm

These pictures are beautiful! We’ve been wanting to make a trip to Tahoe since living in Southern California but haven’t made it there. Hopefully soon! You’re post inspires me to go sooner than later!

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