Thursday, July 09, 2015

Sand Harbor

100 years ago, Sand Harbor was a place to load logs onto boats headed for the mill. Now it's the primary beach access for Nevada's Lake Tahoe State Park. The small bay is actually a pocket beach tucked into the north side of a bouldery point. There is a much broader beach on the south side of the point.  The orientation of the beaches at this northeast corner of the lake - here and just north in Incline Village - matches the large fetch across the 22-mile long lake.

I love the juxtaposition of the rounded boulders with the deep blue water. The beaches on the lake seem to range from white to pink - which I suppose reflects the variation in the granitic rocks from which they were eroded.

I made a mental note to come back sometime and spend a lot more time exploring the beaches around the rest of the lake. On this trip, I had to stick to a fairly tight schedule and to the east side.

No comments: