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Celebrating in Lake Tahoe

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Celebrating in Lake Tahoe

Celebrating our 6th year anniversary this September. Wanting to do some hiking and kayaking as well. We got married over looking Emerald Bay, any good trails to hike and rent some kayaks?

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1. Re: Celebrating in Lake Tahoe

Congratulations. Our anniversary is in Sept too and we spend most of them at tahoe.

Here are some good hikes:

From the Bayview campground trailhead at Emerald Bay head out to Cascade Falls. Easy hike with tremendous views of the lake Tahoe and Cascade Lake.

Angora Lake: Drive south 4.6 miles from Hwy... 89 on Fallen Leaf Road. Park at the Marina parking lot. Walk along the shore and frontage road until you come to the church . See directions in the text for Angora Lakes parking lot.

Take the Heavenly Gondola and hike around at the top.

Romantic restaurnats:

Evans American Gourmet: http://www.evanstahoe.com/

Cafe Fiore: http://www.cafefiore.com/

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2. Re: Celebrating in Lake Tahoe

The hike to the summit of Mt Tallac is challenging and offers a great view. Leave early in the morning to give yourself enough time to do it, and of course, take your compass and map. It is an easy enough trail, but it is not a beginner's hike. There are various trailheads. The one that goes by Floating Island Lake is the shortest at 9.2 miles RT. Here is a website that shows the views: http://kevingong.com/Hiking/Tallac.html

A favorite picnic spot for me is on an island all to ourselves on Upper Echo Lake. Rent a boat from Echo Chalet: http://www.echochalet.com/ Upper Echo has a number of small islands, where it's fun to park the boat and have an island all to yourself with trees and a sunny spot for a dip in the lake.

Upper Echo Lake is also a trailhead to the Desolation Wilderness where there are a number of lakes within just a few miles of each other. Take the shuttle to avoid the hike around Echo Lakes.

Bring your mountain bike, or if a high quality rental can be found, to bike the Flume Trail, and take the shuttle back. (I don't know if its possible to find a high quality rental. I never have.)