Wednesday, February 19, 2014

February 25, 2014 (Tuesday) Eagle Falls, Lake Tahoe

Eagle Creek (google search image)


Date:          February 25, 2014 (TUESDAY)
Time:          11:00 am
Place:          Eagle Falls parking lot, near Emerald Bay, Lake Tahoe
Amenities:    Bathrooms at Eagle Falls and Emerald Bay turn-off, but it is unknown at this time if they are open
Meeting Place:      Eagle Falls free parking area outside of the fee parking lot.
Free parking outside of Eagle Falls Trailhead parkinglot (google search image)

Sorry - I haven't been there to scope it out at this time of year.  Since it is a dry winter, the likelihood of parking is good since there was less snow to move away.  Also, there is more likelihood that many areas are easier to walk to for good photos and/or painting.

Forecast:  At this time they are talking partly cloudy and mild temps for the lake

What to bring:

  1. camera
  2. painting gear
  3. drinking water and snack or lunch
  4. Money for paid parking area if that is all there is available
  5. cell phone
  6. chains for your car?  Maybe not necessary, but you should have in car
  7. winter clothes and layers, gloves, waterproof snow boots or hiking boots, warm hat
  8. brim hat for sun, sunglasses, sunscreen
  9. Snow shoes and poles?????
Hazards:  In shaded areas there will be ice!  Please tread carefully.

What you will see to paint:
picture from google search

  • views of Emerald Bay - check out the other parking pull-offs
  • Views of snow around Lower Eagle Falls and maybe it will be frozen (?)
  • Views of snow covered mountains
  • Possibly Vikingsholm - people do hike/snowshoe/cross-country ski down the trail to Vikingsholm
Picture from google search
From Reno:  take 580 south to Carson City, at the end of the freeway take Fairview Exit and turn Right onto Fairview.  Turn Left at old 395 So Carson Street, turn Right on Highway 50.  Stay on 50 going through South Lake Tahoe for a total of 27 miles.  Turn Right on CA-89/Emerald Bay Road.  Go 8.5 miles.  Trailhead and parking is on your Left.

If you are new or want me to look for you, please email me at


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