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Protect Tahoe

๐‡๐ข๐ ๐ก ๐ฎ๐ฉ ๐ข๐ง ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐ฆ๐จ๐ฎ๐ง๐ญ๐š๐ข๐ง๐ฌ ๐จ๐Ÿ ๐‚๐š๐ฅ๐ข๐Ÿ๐จ๐ซ๐ง๐ข๐š ๐ฌ๐ข๐ญ๐ฌ ๐š๐ง ๐š๐ง๐œ๐ข๐ž๐ง๐ญ ๐ฅ๐š๐ค๐ž. A mystical lake so beautiful that Apollo sends his sun to shine upon it 280 days a year. The suns rays make the Crystal waters dance with most amazing shades of blue. So blue, that the sky looks down upon it in both reverence and envy. This magical lake sits high up in the mountains surrounded by ancient forest. Where the trees emit the most aromatic smell of pine one will ever have the pleasure to encounter. The air is so crisp and clean that it fills your entire body, like a warm hug from an old friend. Lake Tahoe, the lake that is so beautiful upon its creation Satan himself paused and took awe in what God had made.


Indeed ๐‹๐š๐ค๐ž ๐“๐š๐ก๐จ๐ž ๐ข๐ฌ ๐š ๐ฆ๐š๐ ๐ข๐œ๐š๐ฅ ๐ฉ๐ฅ๐š๐œ๐ž. Standing upon its shores for the first time can be emotional. One feels a soul connection to it. Itโ€™s as if your soul knows this place and you wonder how you had ever gone without it and know you never want to again. Then you feel it, you feel that magical moment. And it is in that moment you experience a calm. You donโ€™t know how, or why, but you just know everything is going to be ok. ๐€๐ญ ๐ฅ๐ž๐š๐ฌ๐ญ ๐Ÿ๐จ๐ซ ๐ญ๐ก๐š๐ญ ๐จ๐ง๐ž ๐ฆ๐จ๐ฆ๐ž๐ง๐ญ ๐ข๐ง ๐ญ๐ข๐ฆ๐ž ๐ข๐ญ ๐ฐ๐ข๐ฅ๐ฅ ๐š๐ฅ๐ฅ ๐›๐ž ๐จ๐ค, ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎ ๐ฐ๐ข๐ฅ๐ฅ ๐›๐ž ๐จ๐คโ— That is the magic of Lake Tahoe.


I would like to extend my sincere thanks and gratitude to ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐›๐ซ๐š๐ฏ๐ž ๐ฆ๐ž๐ง ๐š๐ง๐ ๐ฐ๐จ๐ฆ๐ž๐ง ๐ฐ๐ก๐จ ๐š๐ซ๐ž ๐ฏ๐š๐ฅ๐ข๐š๐ง๐ญ๐ฅ๐ฒ ๐Ÿ๐ข๐ ๐ก๐ญ๐ข๐ง๐  ๐ญ๐ก๐ข๐ฌ ๐Ÿ๐ข๐ซ๐ž. ๐“๐ก๐š๐ง๐ค ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎ ๐Ÿ๐จ๐ซ ๐ฉ๐ซ๐จ๐ญ๐ž๐œ๐ญ๐ข๐ง๐  ๐“๐š๐ก๐จ๐ž.


In homage to this Great Lake here are some fantastic facts about Lake Tahoe.


๐“๐š๐ก๐จ๐ž ๐›๐ฒ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐ง๐ฎ๐ฆ๐›๐ž๐ซ๐ฌ:

๐€๐ ๐ž: ๐Ÿ ๐ฆ๐ข๐ฅ๐ฅ๐ข๐จ๐ง-๐ข๐ฌ๐ก

โค€ Lake Tahoe is an ancient lake. How ancient? Very. In fact Itโ€™s the the 16th oldest lake in the world.


๐๐š๐ฆ๐ž๐ฌ: 4

โค€ thatโ€™s right. Tahoe wasnโ€™t always Tahoe. Lake Bonpland, Mountain Lake & Lake Bigler were its predecessors. In fact Lake Tahoe wasnโ€™t the official name until 1945.


๐“๐š๐ฅ๐ฅ๐ž๐ฌ๐ญ ๐ญ๐ซ๐ž๐ž: height 275 feet

โค€ a tree named General Sherman has a girth of 83 feet (hold the thatโ€™s what she said comments) and a height

of 275.


๐๐ฎ๐๐ž ๐›๐ž๐š๐œ๐ก๐ž๐ฌ: 1

โค€ Secret Cove is the only โ€œofficialโ€ nude beach.


๐“๐š๐ก๐จ๐ž ๐ญ๐ž๐ฌ๐ฌ๐ข๐ž: Average sightings 6 p/yr

โค€ Iโ€™m comparison The LochNess Monster only receives 2.


๐–๐š๐ญ๐ž๐ซ ๐ฉ๐ž๐ซ ๐ข๐ง๐œ๐ก: 3.33 billion

โค€ that makes Tahoe 39 trillion gallons


๐ƒ๐ž๐ฉ๐ญ๐ก: 1645 ft.

โค€ tahoe ranks the 2nd deepest freshwater lake in the U.S. the deepest alpine lake and 8th deepest lake in the world.


๐’๐ก๐จ๐ซ๐ž๐ฅ๐ข๐ง๐ž: 72 miles circumference

โค€ 116 km for all you britts


๐’๐ฎ๐ง๐ฌ๐ก๐ข๐ง๐ž: 284 days per year

โค€ thatโ€™s right. A staggering 75% of the year is all sun.


๐’๐ญ๐š๐ญ๐ž๐ฌ: 2

โค€ Tahoe is 1/3 in Nevada and 2/3 in California. You can straddle the state line at Frank Sinatraโ€™s original CalNeva resort.


๐“๐จ๐ฎ๐ซ๐ข๐ฌ๐ญ๐ฌ: - 15 million

โค€ thatโ€™s a 340% increase of people flowing into Tahoe from the local population.


๐’๐ฅ๐จ๐ญ ๐ฆ๐š๐œ๐ก๐ข๐ง๐ž๐ฌ: - 7052

โค€ That means on the Nevada side there are 111 slot machines per square mile.


๐Œ๐จ๐ฏ๐ข๐ž๐ฌ: over 120

โค€ Including The Godfather 2 filmed In the beautiful Westshore.


๐Ž๐ฅ๐ฒ๐ฆ๐ฉ๐ข๐œ๐ฌ: 1

โค€ 1960 Winter Olympics. The Squaw Olympics were the 1st games to be televised.


๐’๐ง๐จ๐ฐ: 125 inches.

โค€ thatโ€™s over 10โ€™ at lake level. You think thatโ€™s a lot itโ€™s a staggering 600โ€ on the ski slopes. Thatโ€™s 50 โ€˜thatโ€™s a lot of snow


๐’๐ค๐ข ๐ซ๐ž๐ฌ๐จ๐ซ๐ญ๐ฌ: 8,800 acres

โค€Speaking if the slopes there are more ski lifts in the Tahoe Basin than in the entire state of Colorado.


Please be safe and pray for our firefighters who are working so hard to protect Tahoe.


Shown: rare 1941 travel map of Lake Tahoe. Mounted on a slatted wood frame.

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