This post alternately titled “The Story of the Failed Hike.”
Have you ever been to Lake Tahoe?
If not, go. Like, right now. What are you waiting for?
Lake Tahoe sits along the border of Nevada and California, in the Sierra Nevada region, and can be accessed from either state. The water is the most gorgeous shade of blue (and in some spots, emerald green) and is as absolutely clear as can be. Forested hills and snow-capped mountains encircle the entire lake, making for excellent hiking in the summer and skiing in the winter. Not to mention, there are casinos scattered throughout the Nevada side. Seriously, this place is as magical as it sounds.