Lake Tahoe

Trip Start Jun 23, 2010
Trip End Jul 27, 2010

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Flag of United States  , Nevada
Saturday, July 3, 2010

Lake Tahoe is a very interesting dichotomy. It is so scenic, so serene, and so freakin packed with people!!! This place would be great if everyone but us just went the hell home. Perhaps it is the fact that it is 4th of July weekend. It is like a combination of spring break, a girls gone wild  video shoot, and a post card for the nature conservatory. We did manage to escape the crowds for a bit and do a little hiking at Emerald Bay. This was probably one of the top three vistas that I had ever seen. We are hoping to put the Kayak's in tommorow and paddle over there to get a different vantage point.  After we battled the traffic returning home  from Emerald Bay, we were just settling in at the camper when we heard a very loud series of crashes on the road in front of the park. I ran out to check it out and found the drunk driver responsible for the crash running straight at me with security from a local bar providing chase. I thought to myself "hell no, I am not getting involved while on vacation" Luckily the driver was tackled by the security guards before the driver reached me. The chaos that followed was nuts. One of the other drivers tried to fight the drunk driver, other people were screaming and running all over the place.There were at least 5 cars involved. Withing minutes the story made it's way through the campground. The story was that there was 1 fatality and the guy's face was ripped off. I think that it was a bit of the game of telephone. I really don't think anyone's face came off nor do I believe that anyone died. It was however a grim reminder of the consequnces of drinking and driving.
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gennie on

We were at that campground on the same night! Saw the same chaos. Truth is, that guy running through the crowd was not a driver. He was getting arrested for fighting and when the accident happened, he took the opportunity to run! He was not at all connected to the accident. The driver who did cause the accident, did bolt from the scene, and did leave a bloody handprint on the dashboard. Hopefully the police did catch the culprit. We heard that there were no known major injuries, but then again, it was all what we heard through the grapevine!

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