”The Sierra sky is God’s canvas; he paints Tahoe daily’ †
Our Washoe Native American’s discovered it and named it ‘da ow’ (//; Washo: dáʔaw) edge of the lake. Mark Twain wrote about it and Teddy Roosevelt raved about it. The California/Nevada gold rush took all of the trees they could cut from around it to build the mines and old ghosts towns you see now. Swells from San Francisco moved in and brought their big wooden boats, and built grandiose “vacation mansions” around it. A new generation (or two) of pines have grown and the lake is a national gem enjoyed by throngs of visitors from around the world.
Lake Tahoe is the largest alpine lake in North America. And is being considered as the 8th wonder of the world . . .