Up the mountain and down to the beach

Trip Start Jul 21, 2010
Trip End Aug 13, 2010

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Where I stayed
Days Inn S Lake Tahoe Casino

Flag of United States  , California
Saturday, August 7, 2010

Took the gondola up to the Heavenly Ski Resort (no snow though!). Quite a steep climb as you can see from the pics. Stopped off at the Observation Deck for some great views of the Lake before we went up to the mountain top where we crossed the California/Nevada stateline on a 1.5 mile trail to viewpoint over Nevada mountains and plains.

After lunch at Subway, we got in the car and headed west around the Lake in search of a beach. Unfortunately at 3pm all the sandy ones were packed (or at least the car parks were) so we had to settle for a stony beach at Sunnyside.

Headed back to hotel at 5.30pm, seeing lightning flashes on the way oin the mountains behind the main boulevard. Went out to dinner at the next door Brewery Pub just as the downpour began. Place was heaving and we had a 15 minute wait for a table but I spent that supping a home brewed Amber Ale so time passed quick. Food was excellent and the waitresses (in tight tops and hot pants) even better.

I took a detour to the marina for some snaps of the recently sunset behind Mount Tallac to the west.

Sorry - just one pic as the Wi-fi is so slow! Will post more when get to San Fran
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