A national treasure
Lake Tahoe is the largest Alpine lake in North America. It is 1,645 feet deep, 22 miles long and 12 miles wide. It is the second deepest lake in America, next to Crater Lake in Oregon. Its shoreline is 72 miles long.
“The sunrise lovely, calm, hushed. Yellow amber light touching the mountains of the western shore, tinting the purple lake yellow. … The flash and roar of the waves on the shore begins suddenly … a hundred voices stirred by the wind in the forest.”
— John Muir, sunrise journal entry while camping at Lake Tahoe, summer 1888.