July 26, 2010

Eagle Falls In Lake Tahoe California

It's been awhile since i posted anything here at FiftyStatesTravel blog. Ive been on and off blogging since last year 2009 because I got occupied with so many different things. But in between those times we had the opportunity to be able to visit some really neat places nearby. One of the places we went to was South Lake Tahoe in Northern California. Its one of my favorite places here in California because the place offers the best of both worlds, winter getaway and summer getaway. Y8GDUQ9FSAGH

Its not my first time visiting South Lake Tahoe in California, but for some reason, we missed one of the most beautiful scenery there on my previous visit. We were heading towards Emerald Bay State Park, which is one of the most popular site in Lake Tahoe, when we passed by a National Forest brown sign in the road that says picnic area trailhead then below it says Eagle Falls. I didnt know what to expect, I did a lot of reading travel guides prior to our visits, and for some reason I never heard or read of Eagle Falls.



As we made our rocky steep decent towards the rushing sound of the waterfall, we saw deep blue Emerald Bay from a distance. The Eagle Falls is definitely more like a backpacking type area since you have to go thru rocks and boulders in the trail to get to the falls. Note for the ladies, the area is definitely not suitable for sandals and high-heels since having some traction in the ground and in the rocks would really help you stay your balance out there.


Probably one of the reason why we missed this place, Eagle Falls, before is because its kind of hidden. Its hard to see the falls from the road because its on the side of the mountain and with all the cars buzzing by, its hard to hear the falls from anyones cars especially when they are running. So its more like a really nice surprise for everybody when they decide to stop by to realize that there is actually a big waterfall there. The more we walked towards the raging sounds of the water, the more the falls reveal itself.



Even with some people around, its hard to hear them talking, i hear the water dropping vertical in the side of the mountain, and i see the beautiful deep blue lake from a distance. Its truly a beautiful place, i love it.

When you visit South Lake Tahoe, i highly recommend you stop over Eagle Falls.  Im sure you wont regret it especially if you are not scared of heights. The falls is located in the side of the mountain, its quite a rough terrain, and there is a deep vertical drop below, so stay away from the edges and slippery rocks. The waterfalls area is not very suitable for very young kids, they need to be supervised at all times. The pictures says it all, its an amazing place.


Thank you for enjoying my article and pictures. See you again here at FiftyStatesTravel.com next time! Jazevox

By the way, here is a video of Eagle Falls that i took:



Here is a video of Emerald Bay overlooking the Vikingsholm Castle Island in South Lake Tahoe:

By the way, here is a video of the Kokanee Salmon Fish Spawn or Spawning in Taylor Creek at South Lake Tahoe in northern California USA:






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32 comments:

Redruby said...

interesting images! was in Ca last June 2008 as we visited Disneyland and Universal Studio...thanks for the visit in one of my blogs...

following your blog now.

Ruby

Euroangel said...

I never had the chance to visit this lake..lovely images!

Ylan said...

Ive been to California, once.. and i got to visit Disneyland and Universal Studios... thanks for dropping in my blog :)

JAZEVOX said...

hi ruby, euroangel and ylan thanks for stopping by today and reading my blog, im glad you like it, have a nice day

Susanne49 said...

You have a very nice blog! Glad I found it.

Thank you so much for your kind comment on my blog. And yes, it's nice to be so close to the beach, but I'm missing the mountains too :))

Obviously there can never be mountains and the ocean together on one place...*smile*...

Susanne
Sue's Daily Photography

JAZEVOX said...

@Sue: thank you, you have a nice blog as well.

when it comes to ocean and mountains at the same place, they have it luckily in Kauai Island in Hawaii :-)

Tien said...

I'm really impressed with the trees and rocks, thanks

Lulu said...

wow beautiful place!

AVCr8teur said...

I have never seen the lake from this angle. It's lovely and probably more so in person.

JAZEVOX said...

thanks Tien, Lulu, and AVCr8teur for visiting/commenting on my blog today.

@AVCr8teur: this is a great part of Lake Tahoe, you can see the blue lake and can enjoy the falls at the same time!

Kilauea Poetry said...

Hi there..these are pretty photos and must be memorable. I was able to visit back in 2000. Though I am from Calif originally, I never got to see that town. Was fun and cold!
Have a wonderful weekend, Regina-

JAZEVOX said...

@Kilauea: yes its cold in Lake Tahoe specially during winter. You are lucky, Hawaii is a beautiful place too, great beaches and weather.

Sam said...

thanks for recommending eagle falls. mountain, trees, and water combined is the best scenery. nice pictures there. and thanks for the bonus video.

JAZEVOX said...

thank you Sam for visiting and great feedback. I just added the video yesterday, i just remembered i had it posted in youtube.

Sandee said...

There is such beauty in the Lake Tahoe area. I've been all over this area and well into Nevada. Beautiful country. Lake Tahoe is about three hours from where I live.

Have a terrific day. :)

Tina said...

looks so beautiful and relaxing. the scenery is just stunning

LaDonna Rae said...

Just hopping by to say hi from, Serendipitously ME, F.R.O.G.

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Hello, nice blog. :) I'm a new follower. -laura

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Thanks for visiting my blog! These are really great photos.

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Tina said...

looks like the perfect peaceful spot. we dont have anything like that around our area :(

JDS said...

Your pictures are very good and the video was a nice touch. I like the concept of this blog - one of my life goals is to spend time in all 50 states, and although I've been to many of them I still have a lot left, so I'll keep paying attention to you.

Indrani said...

Very interesting, thanks so much for this virtual tour... one of the reasons why I like travel sites. :)

Thank you very much for following mine.

Rajesh said...

Wonderful place. The water falls are beautiful.

Emm said...

Gosh, those photos of Emerald Bay are incredible, in fact, all of these photos are stunning. My heart aches when I see photos like this and it makes me want to get on a plane straight away! I would love to visit or live in Cali.

Kissyface Kreations said...

These photos are beautiful!

Aspiring Millionaire said...

Thanks for visiting my blog. I'm following you back.

Gorgeous pics!

I plan on taking my girls round the US wen they are a bit older. We'll do around home (Australia) first, then head over to the US, so I will be watching your blog with interest!

Thanks.

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Very nice photos these are. Natural places like gardens, dams, and waterfall always attracts human beings.

koh lanta hotels said...

In all these years I have been traveling to California I never thought to visit this place. Looks like I am missing a lot! Lake Tahoe is just beautiful.

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Beautiful shots! Jazebox Photography really excels in taking cool pictures of these nature spots.

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You did a great job in taking the photos of the nature. I am a nature lover, and it's always making me feel refreshed whenever I see photos of these kinds. You really focused on taking images of the Lake Tahoe and Eagle Fall. They are indeed fabulous.

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