Lake Tahoe - Mark Venner Photography

Location/Hike: Lake Tahoe Start Park, Nevada

Overall Rating: I would like to spend some more time in the park prior to giving a final rating, but after 4-5 days in the park I was blown away with the natural beauty and I'm sure there is just more and more of that to go around.  Based on that, and it's very easy access, I would rate it an 8 out of 10.

Preparation Matrix:  There is not much to do to prepare other than gas up the car and don't forget your camera gear!  I guess I would also advise checking the road conditions and weather to ensure you don't run in to ice when you come over the mountains.

General Description:  This state park is located on the northeastern shore of Lake Tahoe.  There are miles of rocky coastline to explore, most of which I haven't had the opportunity to explore yet myself (but fully intend to).  The sunrises and sunsets are gorgeous, the water is crystal clear and the glacier carved granite boulders are breathtaking.

Permitting Requirements:  There are no advanced permits required, but paying the entry fee is always advised if you park in one of the main access areas.

Recommended Camera Equipment:  Tripod and polarizing lens.  

Recommended Other Equipment: Good hiking shoes that stick to rock even if it's wet.  

Final Caution:  Watch your step!  The rock can be slick and the consequences of slipping can be broken and wet camera gear.

Sand Cove Reflections

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