The drive alone is breathtaking. The secret trail however — rocks.
TAHOE EAGLE CAMPGROUND
After parking at the entrance to Eagle Campground, which is just less than a mile from the Emerald Bay Lookout Point, my companion and I walked through the green gate and took the road to the right and admired all the boulders that seem to grow out of the mountain. These are perfect sites for families to enjoy during their stay at the campground … enough to provide shade, climbing adventures and games of hide-and-seek.
A little less than a half-mile, I took a newly-rolled gravel road to the right and followed it through the forest. I was presented with panoramic views of Emerald Bay and Lake Tahoe. This trail is about a quarter-mile long and I could see Lady Blue in all her glory, the sun dancing on the water and making the snow-capped mountains appear to be mirror images of fun to be had.
I turned around and hit the paved road again, continuing to the right about an eighth of a mile and found the trailhead at the outdoor amphitheater. This trail is 1.7 miles to Vikingsholm beach, but there is a more spectacular beach 1.5 miles down the trail. One mile into the hike I saw osprey and their nest in a tall, dead tree that overlooked the lake and more rocks. It’s the magical boulders and rocks that make this hike so special.
I looked down and saw the special beach with the many shapes and sizes of rocks, from the size of a melon to ones that could have a boat quaking in its own wake. I picked one up and tossed it into Lady Blue. It seemed quite content to be given a drink of water. The reflections of grey and slate rocks danced along the water’s edge. I had to climb one. This was the perfect lunch spot. I reflected on how lucky I was to have this haven to enjoy and share. You could say it rocked.
Lisa Woodstock contributed this article and is a Tahoe resident and outdoor enthusiast. She can be reached at [email protected].
The Chase Luxury Home Tour was a huge success last week. There were literally hundreds of folks who attended our Open House Event. I held one of the South Lake Tahoe luxury home’s open at Montgomery Estates. Over-the-top features and amenities were featured throughout this 7,386 SF masterpiece with extraordinary views of Mt. Tallac, Cathedral Peak and Lake Tahoe. The residence is listed at $3,795,000.
Heavenly Mountain Resort will continue Friday-through-Sunday operations until Memorial Day, reported 8 inches of new snow in 48 hours Friday morning. Squaw Valley which plans to move to weekend-only operations after Memorial Day, reported 18 inches in 48 hours Friday morning.
Mountain snow is expected to begin late Wednesday through Thursday night across the Sierra.
Most of the northern and central Sierra will see between 5 to 10 inches of snow fall by Friday morning, with as much as 20 inches possible locally at higher elevations.
Snow will fall above 6,000 feet, according to the NWS. Travel delays are likely on Highway 50 and Interstate 80, where snow could result in significant reduction to visibility near the summit. Chain controls are possible.
The NWS has issued a winter storm watch, in place from the start of Thursday to 6 a.m. Friday.
The public has another chance to speak to the South Tahoe Public Utility District about a proposed rate change during their board meeting on Thursday, May 16 at 2:00 p.m.
There have been several meetings and workshops about water and sewer rates in South Lake Tahoe since January.
At their March 21 meeting, the Board voted to start a required rate change process. They noticed all ratepayers, informing them there would be a rate increase of up to five percent for sewer rates and six percent for water rates. For more on the story visit this page.
Located at South Lake Tahoe, Gardner Mountain is loved by its residents due to its location to nearby shops, Raley’s grocery store and the proximity by bike to local trails, the beach and Fallen Leaf Lake. Lot sizes are also a bit larger and range up to 10,000 square feet. As of April 2019 the median sales price for this area is $370,000 – a 2.8% increase from this time last year. The area topographically rises gradually from the corner of Highway 50 at Lake Tahoe Blvd towards the back of the neighborhood at 13th St and Gardner St – adjacent to our High School.
- A presentation on how to use TRPA’s online tree removal application tool by Linda Allen, IT systems analyst for TRPA
- An overview of TRPA’s tree removal rules and regulations by Bruce Barr, forester for TRPA
- And a presentation on creating defensible space to help protect homes and businesses
- Those who have a mooring permitted by TRPA;
- have previously applied for a TRPA mooring permit; or
- have a mooring with a state or federal permit or lease;
- And those who have a mooring with no permit or lease but proof of its existence prior to 1972.
The Nevada East Shore had a 27% decline in sales volume as compared to last year at this time. The number of residential home sold declined 11% while condominium sales declined 25%. The current median price of residential homes sold increased 9% to $900,000 while condominium sales increased 6% to $420,000. It’s interesting to note that the number of residential home and condominium sales priced over $1,000,000 increased from this same time period last year.
For a copy of our 1st quarter report, including all of Lake Tahoe, Truckee, Reno and the Carson Valley contact Robert Stiles, Realtor® of Chase International at 530-314-0352 or [email protected]. RealEstateLakeTahoeStiles.com