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.
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 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!
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