Posted on July 21, 2013
One of my goals for this summer is to circumnavigate Lake Tahoe by kayak with a friend of mine. It is about 72 miles and something many people do every year either by camping along the shores or breaking into multi-day segments. My plan is to split the adventure into at least six (maybe seven) day trips and share it with you through my camera.
If you would like to know more about Lake Tahoe and the water trails, access points, etc, please click HERE for more information.
You may also notice a Tahoe Keeper sticker on my kayak in many of the photos and videos. Lake Tahoe’s water brags a 99% clarity and one the best ways to maintain that is to keep invasive aquatic species out of the water. All boats are inspected prior to launch in Tahoe and even kayaks can spread pollutants. Please click HERE for information on the Tahoe Keeper program and how you can get a sticker for free, too.
This is one of my favorite pictures that shows almost all of Lake Tahoe so you can see the full lake. I took this last summer from the Tahoe Rim Trail and hiked 14 miles to see the view. This is from Snow Peak facing West and shows the full beauty of the mountains in the Sierra.
Now, for some kayaking … we put in our boats at Sand Harbor State Park and paddled north through Incline Village, Crystal Bay, Stateline Point and the day’s destination, Kings Beach. It was a peak Saturday with temperatures in the high 90s at the lake so it was a busy beach day.
When I’m done with my trip around the lake, I am going to put together a video with snippets from the paddle trip and post it all together. What do you think so far?