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This was captured on Lake Tahoe’s eastern shore in June of 2012. The water level was much higher then, than it is now due to the drought the Sierra Nevada has suffered since 2011. Hopefully water levels at the Lake will get closer to normal this year. Lake Tahoe during past summers has been like a second home to me, I often drive up there from Reno on the weekends from spring through fall to swim and explore. My favorite areas to visit are located along the eastern shoreline, which has Caribbean-ish waters. Over the past two decades, some of the places I used to visit, have become overcrowded. It is amazing to see how MANY people pack in to the familiar places I have frequented over the past 30 years along the rocky eastern shoreline to catch rays, swim, etc. I have seen the population around this area grow for sure! The sad thing is, a lot of disrespectful people leave their litter on the beaches, in the rocks, (including glass bottles) and some are tagging granite boulders along the shoreline. Some of these tagged/painted boulders are located in this image in the distant background. This has been a problem before over the years, but with more and more people frequenting the lake, it is a bigger problem now.
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From LAKE TAHOE