It was the colours of Lake Tahoe that I found most fascinating. We first spotted the Lake from the mountain roads that led to South Lake Tahoe. The lake was several miles away but we could see a bluish green surface from the distance. However, when we were finally driving through Lake Tahoe Boulevard, we found that the blue and green were much more distinct than just the bluish-green colour we saw from afar. From there we could see that it was green towards the banks and blue in the middle.
|Lake Tahoe from Lake Tahoe Boulevard|
Later when we were actually by its banks, we found that its colours and shades were even more interesting. There was a little brown at the beach and then it got green. A little further away the lake became blue and got bluer towards the middle till it turned white, probably due to the sandy beach on the far bank on the other side. Completing this scene was the snowy mountain range that bordered this lake. Picture perfect!
Just look at this:
Lovely Lake Tahoe, which lies in the Sierra Nevada is the largest of Alpine lakes (lakes above 5000 ft) in the whole of North America and the second deepest in the United States of America. The water here is so clear that you can see the sandy bottom where it is shallow. Check out the picture on the right and you will believe me.
They say this lake is as clear as it is, because of the extremely low temperatures here. Thanks to the coldness of the water in this high-altitude lake, the growth of algae is completely ruled out, keeping Lake Tahoe blue and pristine.
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