Wednesday, December 05, 2007

T is for Tahoe on ABC Wednesday

Lake Tahoe
This area is typically just called Tahoe and it's known for its ski resorts and gambling casinos.


Model of Lake Tahoe
2nd deepest lake in the United States at a depth of 1645 feet and 22 miles x 12 miles wide. It has been rumored that a 60-foot long serpent-like monster named "Tahoe Tessie" lives at the bottom of the lake.


Squaw Valley
2nd largest ski resort in the Tahoe area and site of the 1960 Winter Olympics


- AV

33 comments:

Fénix (Bostonscapes DP) said...

Nice choice for the letter T. The scenery in your top photo is so appealing. It looks so warm, too! (It's freezing here.)

Lilli & Nevada said...

It has been a couple of yrs since we were in Tahoe and have to say we didn't recognize any of it, as it has grown so much. wonder when they put that monument up for the lake.
Great T post

Lara said...

I guess each lake must have its monster... :). great photos!

mrsnesbitt said...

The Olympics! I think something is going on in UK for future Olympics. So far it is way way way over budget and behind schedule. Still if it is not finished I guess they can come over to Squaw Valley! LOL!

Ackworth Born said...

looks a lovely place and indeed evrye lake should have its own monster

Mike said...

I've been to lake Tahoe twice for skiing. I absolutely love the place and can't wait to revisit.

Kate Isis said...

Tahoe looks alot like my river escape over here. I can see why its such a popular and well mentioned place.

Andrea said...

Beautiful pictures of Lake Tahoe.

kml said...

Beautiful photos of the lake!

Neva said...

I had not heard about Lake Tahoe's monster....very pretty photos. thanks for sharing.

Jim Baker said...

hey!

I'm brand new to the whole ABC Wednesday thing so I'm trying to introduce myself to everyone involved... I'm realizing this is a much bigger task than I would have thought. I'm Jim Baker and you can see my first ABC post here.

You've got a great eye, I enjoyed looking through all of your photographs on your first page. What kind of gear are you using?

jim baker

dot said...

It's a beautiful place but I sure wouldn't want to meet up with that Tessie!

Digital Flower Pictures said...

Thanks it has been awhile since I have been there.

photowannabe said...

Love Lake Tahoe. I never get tired of taking pictures of it.
Good T post.

AVCR8TEUR said...

Fenix, I took these pictures in the summer so I hope it brought you some warmth to Boston.

AVCR8TEUR said...

Lilli & Nevada, Not sure when they put this monument of the lake up. I was taken to this area by a tour bus and it's the first time I have actually toured the northern part of the lake.

AVCR8TEUR said...

Lara, since the lake is so deep, I guess they have to have a story about a monster.

AVCR8TEUR said...

Denise, I heard something about the UK hosting a future Olympics. I think Squaw Valley is too small now for that.

AVCR8TEUR said...

Ackworth, according to the story, Jacque Cousteau did a dive down the lake and was shocked at what he saw, but he never told the public what it was. Perhaps that's when people started making up the story.

AVCR8TEUR said...

Mike, I've skied Tahoe twice myself, but haven't been back skiing in almost 20 years.

AVCR8TEUR said...

Kate Isis, it is an extremely popular place, but I hate driving there because of the mountainous roads. During the winter, it's not for the faint of heart.

AVCR8TEUR said...

Thanks Andrea. It is beautiful and a great place for a getaway.

AVCR8TEUR said...

Thanks kml. The photos don't do it justice. The view is beautiful and the air is fresh & clean.

AVCR8TEUR said...

Neva, you probably haven't heard much about Tahoe Tessie because it doesn't surface very often. :)

AVCR8TEUR said...

Welcome Jim to ABC Wednesday. I'll add you to my blogroll. I'll drop by your blog soon and check out your photos.

AVCR8TEUR said...

Dot, I've taken a paddlewheeler cruise on the lake twice, but never saw the monster. I think it is safe. There even used to be a Tahoe Tessie Museum until it closed down.

AVCR8TEUR said...

Digital Flower, you've got to come visit again. I'm sure it has changed for the better.

AVCR8TEUR said...

Photowannabe, you're right. Tahoe is so different from winter and summer. It's like taking pictures of 2 different places.

hpy said...

Thanks for putting me on the ABC list. I should do something about my blogroll, but haven't the time I need. You'll be there right away, anyhow.

TheModernGoddess said...

Lovely photos.

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AVCR8TEUR said...

Thanks Modern Goddess for visiting. I'll add you to my ABC Wednesday blogroll too.

Web-OJ said...

The lake model is really fab.

AVCR8TEUR said...

Web-OJ, without the model, we wouldn't have a concept of its shape and depth.