Thursday, June 26, 2014

June 30, 2014 (Monday) Fallen Leaf Lake Paint-Out

Date:          June 30, 2014
Time:          9:00 am
Place:          Fallen Leaf Lake
Meeting Place:          Pull off at the beginning of Fallen Leaf Lake Road and we will discuss the different locations to paint.
Amenities:          Close to Taylor Creek Visitor Center - ranger station, shop, restrooms.  Also, at the end of Fallen Leaf Lake Road is a snack shack, gift shop and restrooms

Locations to park 'n paint:    

The first meadow you come to on the right.  Pull off to the side of the road.  You can see a meadow, aspen grove and Mt. Tallac.  If you hike a short distance down the dirt service road (1212) you will come to the top photo of buildings the Forest Service uses.  If there are no signs instructing no admittance, you can paint there.
The end of Fallen Leaf Lake Road is the boat launch and snack shack and gift shop.  Parking is limited.  But the view is lovely.
What to bring:

  • camera
  • art gear
  • art umbrella, hat, sunglasses, sunscreen
  • bug spray
  • good walking shoes
  • drinking water and snack/lunch
  • swim suit?  Will we be at 100 degrees?
Directions:    From downtown Reno, allow 1 hr and 20 min.  Also, there may be road work in South Lake Tahoe, so be prepared for a little delay.

From Reno:  Take 580 south to Carson City, take the Fairview Exit to old 395.  Turn Left at old 395/Carson Blvd.  Turn right at Highway 50 to South Lake Tahoe.  Continue through South Lake Tahoe to the "Y".  Turn Right on 89/Emerald Bay Road.  Go 3 miles.  Turn Left on Fallen Leaf Lake Road and pull over to the side to meet us.  

Bathrooms and drinking water at Taylor Creek Visitor Center:  Before you turn left on Fallen Leaf Lake Road, go a little further (about 1/4 mile) and turn right into the Taylor Creek Visitor Center.


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