Lake Tahoe is a large freshwater lake in the Sierra Nevada mountain range ... straddling the
northern borders of California and Nevada between Sacramento, CA and Carson
This amazingly, beautiful body of water lies at 6,225 feet ...
and is the largest alpine lake in North America trailing only the five Great
Lakes as the largest by volume in the United States. Lake Tahoe's is 1,645 feet
deep and is the second deepest in the United States after Crater Lake.
Formed about 2 million years ago, Lake Tahoe is known for the clarity of its
water and the majestic panorama of surrounding mountains on all its sides ...
that can be experienced with a leisurely drive around it ... including during
the winter ... when breaks between snowfall allow clearing of the main route.