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D.L. Bliss State Park

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We kicked off the first week of summer by spending a few days at my favorite place in the whole world – Lake Tahoe.

Due to our unusually cool spring and summer, it was waaay too cold to spend any time on the beach, so one day we took a hike at D.L. Bliss state park.  The lake’s shades of sapphire, turquoise and deep blue took my breath away and I couldn’t help but take a few photos to share with all of you.

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For much of the hike you’re skirting the cliff, about 100 feet above the lake with nothing but a sheer drop-off should you lose your footing.

And yes, there’s the occasional landslide, as evidenced by the massive stone blocking our pathway.GreenBar

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Some of the granite rock formations were crazy!

One giant stone had a little stone ‘necklace’ around its middle, another has a stone balanced on top of it, and one is even shaped like a heart.GreenBar

 

And thanks to serious conservation efforts, bald eagles are making a comeback!

If you read my blog at all, you know how I love to take action shots of birds, so you can imagine how it killed me when I just missed an eagle flying out of this nest!!GreenBar

 

At least at the end of the hike a little bird posed long enough for me to take his picture.

Definitely not an eagle, but lovely just the same!

 

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  • I love Lake Tahoe!!! We went for the first time this past January and I am in love! So incredible. I wondered what it was like in the summer and we have talked about running out there this summer. Thanks for sharing!

    • Katherine – you definitely need to go back again and experience it in the late summer or fall. My favorite month is October – the crowds are gone and the aspens are brilliant yellow. Summer’s nice, too, but there’s way too many people.

    • I thought you might like these pics, Greenwords! 😉

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