Blue skies smiling at me in Tahoe South

Posted in Hiking+Running | April 20, 2013 | By Tahoe South

- Jane Marie

Another week has flown by, but I am so happy the weekend is here. The forecast for the next few days in Tahoe calls for 60s and sunny so I'm looking forward to spending time outside. Even though it's not super warm yet, the blue skies and sunshine have me really excited for spring (and summer)! As pretty as the winters in Tahoe can be, the summers are incredible and I can't wait for the temps to continue to warm up. 

Before another weekend begins, I thought I'd share a few photos from last weekend. Last Sunday, Cameron and I took our dog Lola for a walk on a nearby (yet new-to-us) trail around Spooner Lake (pictured above) and it ended up being a beautiful (albeit windy) afternoon. 

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There are a lot of trails in the Spooner Lake area. We did the Spooner Lake Trail, which is an easy 2.1 mile stroll around the perimeter of the lake.

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Somehow the sky just feels bigger in the west.

One our way back from Spooner Lake, we stopped off at the boat launch near Cave Rock to check out the waves on Lake Tahoe. I've said it before (and I'll say it again)… this lake is seriously the definition of blue. We've lived here for over a year and I still can't get over how breathtaking (and clear) it is.

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Here is Cam sitting on the edge of the rocks with Cave Rock in the background.

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This is what springtime in Tahoe looks like.

After our hanging out by the lake for a bit, we ended up randomly stopping at the Zephyr Cove Lodge for a late lunch. We drive by this place all the time, but had never stopped in to check it out. There are a bunch of cabins on the property that tourists can rent out, and then the lodge has rooms for rent as well. There's a little store and a restaurant, and it's also right near the dock to get on the MS Dixie paddle wheeler (which we rode last summer) that cruises around the lake. The lodge restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The restaurant also offers some pretty views of the lake. It is definitely a cute little place to stop.

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If you think life in Tahoe is all sunshine, on Tuesday we woke up to this: 
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But by Wednesday, it was back to this so I really can't complain.
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Get outside and enjoy your weekend! 

Jane Marie is a Lake Tahoe resident, blogger and foodie. Travel is her passion and she loves the outdoors. The full version of this blog first appeared on Jane Marie’s personal blog ( and this abbreviated version is reposted here with permission.


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