Vacation Lake Tahoe in California and Nevada USA

Lake Tahoe ~

Lake Tahoe, Emerald Bay and Fannette Island
Lake Tahoe, Emerald Bay and Fannette Island | Source

Beautiful Lake Tahoe ~

What could be better than camping in the great outdoors, or living in a rustic cabin where pine wood forest meets the beach? How about cruising over deep blue waters under a wide open sky while having dinner and champagne? Maybe spend the evening in a fabulous resort watching a great show or testing your luck in an exciting casino? A good guess is there is not anything quite so relaxing and beautiful as a vacation in Lake Tahoe, California and Nevada, USA. It is a popular destination for vacationers from around the world.

Lake Tahoe has it all. From fabulous resorts, beautiful casinos on the Nevada side, restaurants galore, high rated hotels, motels, water sports and other outdoor activities, dinner cruises on the lake aboard authentic paddle wheel boats, historical sights, adventurous hiking trails like the historical Tahoe Rim Trail, cabin rentals and camping at any level from tent to RV camping. There are so many fine places to camp around Lake Tahoe. And winter sports at beautiful resorts are a favorite time for skiers.

Beautiful Ski Slopes ~

Ski slope overlooking Lake Tahoe
Ski slope overlooking Lake Tahoe | Source

Hiking and Bicycle trails ~

Hikers and mountain bikers will be pleased to find some of the best trails all around the lake, where bicyclists will find paved off-road bicycle paths to enjoy. Then there are the rugged bike trails for mountain bikers.

Eagle Falls Trail Head in Emerald Bay State Park, just a few miles north of Camp Richardson on California State Route 89, provides access to the Tahoe Rim Trail, Granite Chief Wilderness (great wilderness camping and hiking), Desolation Wilderness and numerous trails.

On the east shore of the lake is Flume Trail, which has been featured in Mountain Biking Magazine's Top Ten Trails in the U.S.

On the Tahoe Rim Trail (TRT), serious hikers can circle around the entire lake and enjoy some awesome views,and one might even see some eagles. The entire trail is 165 miles of glorious Nature. The elevation is 6,240 feet and ranges up to 10,338 feet at Relay Peak in Nevada. About 50 miles of the trail, above the west shore of Lake Tahoe, is part of the Pacific Crest Trail, which is 2,663 miles long. It stretches from the border of the U.S. and Mexico, to the U.S. - Canadian border. The trail runs through California, Oregon, and Washington.

The TRT is open year round and all but a small portion in the north is open to equestrians.

Eagle Falls ~

On the Eagle Falls trail, El Dorado National Forest, in the Sierra Nevada
On the Eagle Falls trail, El Dorado National Forest, in the Sierra Nevada | Source

Tahoe Rim Trail ~

Looking north at Lake Tahoe from the TRT
Looking north at Lake Tahoe from the TRT | Source

Cruise the Lake on authentic paddle wheel boats ~

Taking a cruise on the Tahoe Queen or the M.S. Dixie II is a unique way to spend the early evening on a dinner cruise, or sightseeing during the day with optional lunch. Being out on the beautiful alpine lake and breathing the fresh mountain air is invigorating and is so far away from the daily tasks and stress of everyday life. It is so magical and romantic.

This is a great opportunity for taking wonderful photographs to remember your cruise.

It is a lovely and relaxing way to see the lake, the surrounding shoreline, have a romantic dinner with your beloved and maybe listen to the Captain tell of the legends and history of the area. Both the Tahoe Queen and the M.S. Dixie II are authentic paddle wheel boats that bring back the nostalgic days on the Mississippi with the experience and romance of a different era.

You might imagine people in the fashion of yesteryear strolling the decks, or even see Mark Twain who once piloted a similar boat on the Mississippi River in another time. Wonderful things can happen with the imagination when on a paddle wheeler surrounded by such beauty of Nature.

A sailboat on Lake Tahoe ~

Beautiful Lake Tahoe
Beautiful Lake Tahoe | Source

Water sports at the lake are very popular. Sailing, jet ski and paddle sport rentals, parasailing, and kayaking are increasingly popular.

Every August the Lake Tahoe Concours d'Elegance is considered one of the most esteemed wooden boat shows in the USA. The lake is huge and because it is an interstate waterway, is subject to the United States Coast Guard and maritime law enforcement.

SCUBA diving is allowed at the lake and has become very popular due to some dramatic under water drop-offs -- however, this is for advanced divers because of the high altitude of the lake, which increases the risk of decompression sickness.

Cave Rock where Tessie lives far below ~

Cave Rock at Lake Tahoe
Cave Rock at Lake Tahoe | Source

Tahoe Tessie and other legends ~

Many popular lakes around the world has a legendary lake monster -- Lake Tahoe is not to be left out of these legends. Tahoe Tessie has been sighted by many over the years. According to the early Paiute and Washoe tribes, indigenous to Northern Nevada, Tessie was first sighted in the mid 1800s. The serpentine creature lives in a tunnel far under the water, beneath Cave Rock on the southeastern shore of Lake Tahoe.

Reports from people who have sighted Tessie say she is anywhere from ten feet to eighty feet long. She has serpentine-like features, but the skin is smooth. She is supposedly jet black, but sometimes a brilliant turquoise is seen on her -- maybe picking up reflections of the water which ranges from light blue to deep blue, with patches of turquoise here and there.

Another local legend is that of the bodies of executed mob victims wearing cement shoes being sunk in the deep waters in South Shore Lake Tahoe during the 1920s and 1930s. Where these bodies are supposed to be is over 900 feet down in water that is close to freezing. The deepest depth of the lake is 1600 feet, where the temperature is 4c. According to the local lore, there seems to be hundreds of bodies down there, in a somewhat preserved state due to the very cold water. There is one story that Jacques Cousteau, in the 1970s, who had an experience down deep in the waters that he would not expound on. Credited to Cousteau is the quote:

"The world isn’t ready for what was down there."

What did he mean by that? Was it Tessie, or maybe some mob victims Cousteau had a brush with? Maybe he was right and we are not ready for whatever is down there.

A showgirl, who supposedly committed suicide in the Tahoe Biltmore, still lingers and roams the casino area.

Marilyn Monroe evidently loves to haunt guests in the Cal-Neva, by turning hall lights on and off. Frank Sinatra once owned the Cal-Neva, where Miss Monroe was a frequent guest.

Park Rangers have reported sightings of a ghost over at the Ehrman Mansion at Sugar Pine Point State Park.

Old Indian legends tell of a bird that lived at the bottom of the lake and gobbled up children -- now, that could have been to keep the children out of the lake, for the Washoe tribe believed it was bad luck to go out onto the lake.

Other Lake Monsters, Do you recognize any of these names and places?

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Pierce Arrow Cabin ~

Camp Richardson Cabin, Pierce Arrow
Camp Richardson Cabin, Pierce Arrow | Source

Overland Cabin ~

Camp Richardson Cabin, Overland
Camp Richardson Cabin, Overland | Source

Camp Richardson Memories ~

When my kids were little, Camp Richardson was our favorite summer vacation. There are many memories of the little old cabin we rented for one week every August. When my son was seven he got his first fishing pole and learned from his Dad how to fish. He caught six large trout one day in the lake. We barbecued them with lemon, butter and pepper that same evening for supper. When my daughter was eleven months old, she took her first steps in the cabin.

Breakfast, cooked in the kitchen on a very old little stove was always special and we took our time enjoying it. The kitchen was tiny yet cheerful, with a window that let in the early morning sun. It was fully stocked with pots, pans, dishes, glasses, cups, an old-fashioned coffee pot I had to set on the stove to brew, and silverware. A small, very old, refrigerator was sufficient enough for all the food we needed. We arrived on Sunday, would unpack everything, get organized, then I went into town to shop for the week. Putting groceries away in the tiny kitchen was fun. I had to bend over a bit to use the little stove, which had a warmer shelf above the burners to keep the plates warm and a small oven just large enough for a pot of beans, or six baking potatoes, or a casserole. There was a little pyramid shaped antique wire toaster that held two slices of bread that I had to place over one of the gas burners on low heat. Yet, the lack of convenience was like living in times past and I enjoyed every minute I spent in that kitchen.

The cabins at Camp Richardson are all very old and quaint with nice covered porches where one can sit and relax while watching the kids, chat with other vacationers who walk by, and gaze out to the lake. They are 1920s-1930s era style, quite rustic, yet quite comfortable and charming. Each cabin is named after a car model. We stayed in Pierce Arrow each August, and one year stayed in the Overland. It was hard to decide which cabin was our favorite. Pierce Arrow was right in the center of a fork in the old dirt road, where we met a lot of new friends as they passed by each day on their way to the lake. Overland was more secluded and quiet. We loved both cabins in their unique settings.

Rustic cabins ~

There are several size cabins -- some small for two people and some large enough to accommodate eight people. Bedding and firewood is supplied by the camp staff. Each cabin has a wood burning stove for heat. Even in the summer, late night and early mornings can be quite chilly because of all the pine trees that shade the whole area and the breeze that came off the very cold lake which fills with snow melt from the surrounding mountains.

We would start a small fire after supper just before we took showers, then another fire about 5:00 in the morning. We woke up early, because of the loud thunk on the porch that we heard every morning when the firewood was dropped into the wood box by one of the maintenance men -- that was our alarm clock, which started our day off early with excitement for all the things we would do.

After the kids were bedded down for the night, we sat at the old round table with friends, playing cards sometimes for a few hours and talking about our day.

It has been many years since we stayed in the cabin -- kitchen appliances might have been updated since then and I am sure the old wood box is still on the porch, but the scent of the pine forest and sense of nostalgic living in a different, slower time is still there. And memories linger.

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Camp Richardson location map ~

California (white) and Nevada (tan), USA. Location of Camp Richardson
California (white) and Nevada (tan), USA. Location of Camp Richardson | Source

Daytime Activities ~

Day time activities for us were walking, tennis, badminton, croquet, sun bathing on the lovely beach, playing with the kids in the water, swimming, and visiting the old original store for an ice cream or other treats.

Up by the store is the old lodge that has never lost its charm and welcoming warmth. The rooms are quite comfortable, each with a private bathroom. The lounge area (Great Room) is very old fashion and comfortable to relax in, read, watch television, play board games, or just to sit and chat with friends.

Across the road from the main area are campgrounds for RVs or tents. There are stables with several horses that can be rented for riding through the forest with a guide. Hiking trails around the lake can be accessed from a designated parking lot just a few miles north of Camp Richardson.

There is a really nice restaurant now down by the water and they serve excellent food. Paddle boats can be rented by the hour. There is a roped off area for swimming. Although the water is quite cold, one gets used to it quickly. Going in for a swim after sunbathing is very enjoyable. I spent most of my time on the beach with my aunt as we played scrabble while the kids played in the sand near us.

Snowmobiling in Lake Tahoe ~

Tallac Historic Site and Vikingsholm Castle ~

Two memorable places to visit at South Shore is the Tallac Historic Site and Vikingsholm Castle

Right next door to the Camp Richardson property is the Tallac Historic Site Where the restored buildings of Baldwin Estate, the Pope Estate and Valhalla are open for tours, weddings, art and music festivals and other events.

A few miles north of Camp Richardson is Vikingsholm Castle, a 'must see' if you are in the area. It can be seen from one of the paddle wheel boat cruises, or can be walked down to from a parking lot above the castle. The walk down and back up is very steep and quite long, but well worth the effort for those who are healthy and able to take on the hike.

Another way to arrive at the castle is from a trail off the TRT, which is ten miles of easy hiking. A guided tour through the interior of the castle is very interesting.

Vikingsholm Castle ~

Vikingsholm Castle in Emerald Bay
Vikingsholm Castle in Emerald Bay | Source

Cruising the lake on a paddle wheeler ~

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Note from author ~

It has been many years since we stayed in the cabin at Camp Richardson, but the memories are as bright and wonderful as ever. There have been some changes in the cabins as Diana Evans, Marketing for Camp Richardson has told me about and that I am happy to update you on:

Camp Richardson Resort has refurbished the majority of their cabins and also offer a historic hotel, among other lodging options. They have kept the look & feel authentically Tahoe, but now have modern amenities and furnishings. The Resort is open year-round for visitors. Visit CampRichardson.com for more information. I sure miss that little old stove, though -- it was so nostalgic. I wonder if they still have it somewhere and maybe I could buy it from them, just for old times sake.

I have not received any compensation for writing about Camp Richardson, Vikingsholm Castle, Tallac Historic Site or any other mention of Lake Tahoe opportunities for vacationers. I have visited Lake Tahoe and the surrounding areas at least once a year for the last forty years or so and am very familiar with it. I wrote about Lake Tahoe because it is my favorite place to vacation.

Thank you for reading my article. Your opinions are important to me and let me know your interests. This helps me to offer more of your favorite subjects to read about. Your time and interest are very much appreciated. I hope to hear from you in the comments section below.

I write on several different subjects, all evergreen articles. You can read more about me and see more articles I wrote by clicking on my name by the small picture of me at the top right of this page.

Blessings and may you always walk in peace and harmony, softly upon Mother Earth.

Phyllis Doyle Burns - Lantern Carrie, Spiritual Mentor
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billybuc 2 years ago from Olympia, WA

I have been to Tahoe and it is everything you said it was. A beautiful vacation spot for sure.


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Phyllis Doyle 2 years ago from High desert of Nevada. Author

Wellll -- billybuc -- is there any place you have not been? I just thought about an old CW song I used to love hearing, can't remember who sang it, other than my cowboy singer brother, but, the title was "I've Been Everywhere", was it Johnny Cash? I always appreciate your visits and comments. Thank you so much for dropping by.


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Marie Flint 2 years ago from Jacksonville, FL

During the 24 years I lived in California, I never visited the lake. I did enjoy Muir Woods and the Sivananda Center in Grass Valley (California). The picture of the lake looks beautiful. I would enjoy the hiking, but would have little interest in the high rated hotels, dinner cruises, and any gourmet restaurants. I would tolerate the water sports with a friend. Historical sites are a plus, in moderation. Voted Beautiful, Useful.


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Phyllis Doyle 2 years ago from High desert of Nevada. Author

Hi Marie. I like simple and easy when I vacation. The rustic cabin with my own cooking was perfect and the quiet life (for one week) rejuvenated me for the whole year. I love Lake Tahoe. Muir Woods is lovely and Grass Valley was a lot of fun when we went to the Bluegrass Festival. Thanks for the visit, reading and commenting.


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Jackie Lynnley 2 years ago from The Beautiful South

Really beautiful and informative! Thanks for sharing.


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Phyllis Doyle 2 years ago from High desert of Nevada. Author

Thanks for that very nice compliment, Jackie. I appreciate your time for reading and commenting.


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Frank Atanacio 2 years ago from Shelton

whpa Phyllis what an informative travel packet..LOL very informative and the pic pack a punch great share


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DDE 2 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

Great place. I like to stay in a cabin for a day and mostly would like to stay in a hotel.Adventures are great to live on and experiences for at least once in your life.


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Phyllis Doyle 2 years ago from High desert of Nevada. Author

Hi Frank. Thank you so much for your very nice compliment. Hope all is well with you. Thanks for reading and commenting. Take care.


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Phyllis Doyle 2 years ago from High desert of Nevada. Author

Hi Devika. I am glad you enjoyed the my article. I agree with you -- adventures are great. I love camping and especially that little cabin we stayed in. Some day, I will go back there. Thank you so much for stopping by, reading and commenting.


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always exploring 2 years ago from Southern Illinois

I have never been to Lake Tahoe. I would love to see all the beautiful places you described. I especially liked the idea of paddle wheeling. I enjoyed reading your article. BTW very informative. Well done..


sheilamyers 2 years ago

This sounds like my kind of place to visit. I'll have to add it to my list of vacation destinations.


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Phyllis Doyle 2 years ago from High desert of Nevada. Author

Hi Ruby. The paddle wheel boats are fabulous -- a very unique adventure. The cabins I stayed in are small, with only the necessities for life, I could happily live in one of them forever, for I love simplicity in life and the beauty of Nature that Tahoe is blessed with.. Thank you so much for visiting, reading and commenting.


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Phyllis Doyle 2 years ago from High desert of Nevada. Author

Hi Sheila. Thank you very much for reading and commenting. I believe you would really like the Lake Tahoe area. It is magical and breathing the clean mountain air is invigorating. Thanks again.


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Genna East 2 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

“Lake Tahoe has it all.” It certainly does, as does this beautifully written hub. Gorgeous photography and interesting descriptions of the topography, sports and legends. If I had not seen Tahoe before, I would certainly want to take a trip there after reading this hub.


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Phyllis Doyle 2 years ago from High desert of Nevada. Author

Hi Genna -- such a wonderful comment you send me, thank you so much. After writing the hub I want so much to go visit the area again. It is only about a little over an hour to drive there from my area. Since I do not have a car of my own, I will have to talk my brother into at least a day trip so I can walk around Camp Richardson, reminisce, and have lunch with him at the restaurant on the lake. Thanks again for stopping by, reading and commenting.


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teaches12345 2 years ago

I would love to go camping here in an RV. The paddle boat idea sounds like one my family would really enjoy. Looks like there are lots of options to enjoy when visiting this place. Your article is informative and very well done.


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Phyllis Doyle 2 years ago from High desert of Nevada. Author

Thank you so much, Dianna. I appreciate your kind words and visit. Lake Tahoe is certainly a breath of fresh air, any time of year.


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torrilynn 2 years ago

I love the beautiful photos that you have put into this article. I think that sometimes it is best to get away and visit the great outdoors in order to unwind and to clear one's mind from the fast paced that is our lives.


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Phyllis Doyle 2 years ago from High desert of Nevada. Author

Hi torilynn, good to see you. I love Lake Tahoe in all its natural beauty. Staying there, for me, is like entering into a different life style. It was the cabin and pine forest so close to the lake that really relaxed me. Thank you so much for stopping by, reading and commenting.


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Alastar Packer 2 years ago from North Carolina

OMG but is this a fantastic hub on Lake Tahoe. Your making a dream vacation come true here, Phyllis. Just a beautiful area with so much info I had no idea about, a little bit of everything. It really is the stuff that dreams are made of. Is the Cal-Neva lodge still around? So much history from that place with the Rat Pack legends and all? Thanks for this wonder my friend, great reading about your memories too!


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Phyllis Doyle 2 years ago from High desert of Nevada. Author

Hi Alastar. Thank you so much for such a gracious comment -- Wow! I cannot give enough praise to Lake Tahoe and all that is there. Yes, the Cal Neva is definitely still there along with other great Hotel-Spa-Casinos, like Harvey's, Harrah's, Hyatt Regency and several others. It is a paradise for those who love the energetic casino fun and entertainment. http://www.tripadvisor.com/SmartDeals-g45961-Lake_... hmmmm..... I am beginning to sound like a travel agent, hahaha. The year round opportunities for vacation fun is phenomenal. Thanks again for reading and commenting, Alastar.


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Vellur 2 years ago from Dubai

I would love to visit Lake Tahoe after reading your hub, thank you for the great tour. Enjoyed reading and voted up!


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Phyllis Doyle 2 years ago from High desert of Nevada. Author

Hi Vellur. You are most welcome -- thank you for reading and commenting, and for the vote. So glad you enjoyed reading.


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Nell Rose 2 years ago from England

What an amazing trip! I would also love to know what Jacques Cousteau meant! I would imagine he meant the concrete guys! i actually think that your tessie and our nessie over here are probably those big sea serpents, they grow really huge, wouldn't surprise me! along with all the other sites, this is definitely somewhere I would love to visit! voted up and shared! nell


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Phyllis Doyle 2 years ago from High desert of Nevada. Author

Hi Nell. I am sure you would love Lake Tahoe and the quaintness of Camp Richardson -- for, from your hubs, I know you appreciate beauty of nature and unique places. I wish I knew what Jacques Cousteau saw down there. it had to be amazing for saying what he did. Thanks so much for the valuable votes and sharing, for reading and commenting. I really appreciate it. Take care.


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CelebrateUSA 2 years ago from Chicago, Illinois

I have a new business associate who extolled the many delights of this area. What a terrific hub! Voted up! Thank you!


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LaThing 2 years ago from From a World Within, USA

Very interesting hub..... Wonderful details and pictures. Really enjoyed taking a trip with you :)

Voting up and awesome! Thanks for sharing.


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Phyllis Doyle 2 years ago from High desert of Nevada. Author

Hi CelebrateUSA. Thank you very much for reading and commenting. And thanks for the votes, I so appreciate.


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Phyllis Doyle 2 years ago from High desert of Nevada. Author

Hi LaThing. You are most welcome. Thank you for the valuable votes and reading/commenting. I appreciate that.


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daborn7 2 years ago from California

Lake Tahoe looks beautiful. I have family that have been there, in fact I have some relatives that live close by. Unfortunately, I have never been :( The next best thing though, is reading about it in your hub :) Thanks for sharing!


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Phyllis Doyle 2 years ago from High desert of Nevada. Author

Hi daborn7. Yes, it is beautiful year round. I am glad you enjoyed reading this hub. Hope you get to go there some day. Thank you so much for reading and the nice comment.


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Whirlwindinmyhead 2 years ago

Now I see why the hype about lake tahoe off late! It was totally worth reading about it. Thanks for the hub!


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Phyllis Doyle 2 years ago from High desert of Nevada. Author

You are most welcome, WW. Thank you for reading and commenting.


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jhamann 2 years ago from Reno NV

I went to Boyscout Camp at Camp Richardson. A very informative and enjoyable read. Jamie


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Phyllis Doyle 2 years ago from High desert of Nevada. Author

Hi Jamie, nice to see you. I bet that was a fun camp. I used to see Boyscout troops there and they always seemed to be having a good time learning and enjoying Nature. I met one troop while hiking the Tahoe Rim Trail. Thanks for reading and commenting.


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vocalcoach 2 years ago from Nashville Tn.

I lived just an hour away from Lake Tahoe a few years ago. Your hub reflects this beautiful and interesting area perfectly. Emerald Bay is one of my favorite places.

I enjoyed reading about Tahoe Tessie and Other Legends and the Camp Richardson map is really something! Thank you Phyllis and will do plenty of sharing.


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Phyllis Doyle 2 years ago from High desert of Nevada. Author

Hi Audrey. Thank you so much for such a lovely comment and sharing. Emerald Bay is gorgeous and Vikingsholm Castle is one of my favorite places to visit. I could easily live there. Camp Richardson holds a lot of memories for me. I am so grateful that the marketing department gave me permission for that map and other images. Thanks again, Audrey -- you are a gem.


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janderson99 2 years ago from Australia on Planet Water

Nice photos


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Phyllis Doyle 2 years ago from High desert of Nevada. Author

Thank you, janderson


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Peggy W 2 years ago from Houston, Texas

I have never been to Lake Tahoe and after reading this is is high up on my bucket list of places that I hope to see someday. Your memories are warm and wonderful! Thanks for sharing them with us. Giving this a tweet, G+ and sharing with my followers.


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missolive 2 years ago from Texas

This area has been on my 'Destination Bucket List' for quite some time. I look forward to taking in the beauty of areas like Emerald Bay with my own two eyes. You did a beautiful job on this.

Voted up and pinning to my Destinations board and sharing - great hub!


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missolive 2 years ago from Texas

The Pinterest pin is not available for this hub, did you opt out of pinning? I won't pin if you don't want me too.


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Phyllis Doyle 2 years ago from High desert of Nevada. Author

Hi Peggy. I am sure you will love the area. There is so much to do and see there. Thank you for reading, commenting and sharing on you social pages.


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Phyllis Doyle 2 years ago from High desert of Nevada. Author

Hi missolive. Emerald Bay is so lovely and peaceful. Lora Josephine Knight had a gazebo built on the top of Fannette Island and often had special teas served out there. Thanks for reading , commenting, and the votes.


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Phyllis Doyle 2 years ago from High desert of Nevada. Author

Yes, I did opt out of Pinterest a long time ago. Thanks for asking.


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missolive 2 years ago from Texas

No problem, glad I asked.


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rebeccamealey 2 years ago from Northeastern Georgia, USA

I've been to Lake Tahoe once. I would love to go back. You did it justice. Good hub!


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Phyllis Doyle 2 years ago from High desert of Nevada. Author

Hi Rebecca. Lake Tahoe is very lovely and memorable -- once you have been there, the longing to go back is strong. When I first started going there, my biggest joy was to go into all the little Indian jewelry shops I bought turquoise and coral rings and bracelets. The little shops are gone now, replaced by resorts and residential beach properties, but the memories of those little shops are still with me. I do love the resorts though, the atmosphere is much different than Reno or Vegas. My best memories, though, are of Camp Richardson and the forest so near the Lake. Thank you so much for reading and commenting, Rebecca.

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