Lake Tahoe is just about an hour's drive from Oak Creek Ranch. We live on the western slope of the Sierra Nevada mountains. Lake Tahoe is located east of us, at 6,200 feet, on the California/Nevada border. To get there we climbed higher into the Sierras, to about 8,000 feet, and then dropped down into the Tahoe basin.
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The Sierras are rugged granite and towering pines. The road, at one point, traveled across a huge slab of granite with steep drops on either side. It gave us the willies.
Lake Tahoe is the second deepest lake in the United States with a surface area of 191 square miles -- it's huge. The water is very cold, very deep and very blue.