N 39.00000 W 120.00000 Lake Tahoe CA
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member sbcamper
N 39° 00.000 W 120° 00.000
11S E 240199 N 4321059
Quick Description: There are a limited number of confluence points nearby. At least 3 have been done in California. Two in Nevada appear to be sidehill and gone.
Location: Nevada, United States
Date Posted: 9/30/2014 2:01:58 AM
Waymark Code: WMMJW4
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member condor1
Views: 16

Long Description:
Lake Tahoe is at elev. 6,229 feet. The depth at this point is approx. 1,300 feet. The greatest depth is 1,600 feet.
beginning with the very visible ski runs at Heavenly Valley on the south shore. ( last image? counterclockwise) peaks are listed clockwise.
Job's Sister 10,823 ft. Freel Peak 10,881 ft
Twin Peaks 8,971 ft Echo Peak 8,995 ft Echo Summit HW is 7,500 ft.
Flagpole Pk. 8,363 ft
Angora Pk. 7,160
Mt. Tallac 9,735
Dick's Pass 9,380
Maggies Peaks 8,699 to the west
Phipps Pk. 9,234 ft
Pyramid Pk 9,963 ft
Jake's Pk 9,187 (@ Emerald Bay)
Rubicon Pk 9,783 ft
Stanford Rock 8,473
Scott Peak 8,289
Mt. Watson 8,224 ft
Mt Pluto 8,617 ft

Twin Peaks 8,578 & 8,971 ft
Ellis Peak 8,740

east:
Martis Peak LO 8,742 ft
Mt. Baldy 9,271
Knob Peak 9,710
Mt. Rose 9,696 Nevada HW431
Slide Mt. 9,658
[there are about 9 miles of trail open to mountain bikes on EVEN numbered days from Tahoe Meadows trailhead to Tunnel Creek Road]
Herlan Peak 8,940
Marlette Pk 8,760
Spooner Summit 7,150 US HW 50 to NV

Duane Bliss Pk 8,658 ft
So. camp Pk. 8,866 SE
Genoa 9,150 ft

Castle Rock 7,904 feet near Daggett Pass, Nevada HW207
East Pk 9,681 ft. NV side, near Heavenly Valley Ski area
Trimmer Peak 9,915 ft

Lake Tahoe is the tenth deepest lake in the world at 1,646 feet.
It is the second deepest in the United States. The elevation is 6,229 feet.
There are over 30 major peaks around this volcanic formed lake. Lake Tahoe is 22 miles East to West and up to 12 miles North to South. It's depth is about 1,200 feet at the confluence point. That is about 3 miles north of Ski Run Blvd. and 3 miles west between Pope Beach and Regan Beach.

Lake Tahoe was originally named Lake Bigler after the 3rd California governor.
One may follow the scenic loop from HW 89 north to HW 28 (at Tahoe City) and back to HW 50 at Spooner junction. It is about 69 miles and can take two hours or more.
HW89 is not an all year highway. It is 2 lanes. The South shore is very urban and has many traffic signals, all fast food options, lodging, and casinos.

Always check weather conditions and temperatures before attempting activities at high elevation. Conditions change rapidly.
Rental boats cannot be beached. This was done in a 22 foot, 300 hp boat.
There is a Coast Guard station near Tahoe City. It is one of 18 in Calif.
There must be 50 post offices! ?

Tom Harrison Trail Map c2013. $10. 1 mile scale and semi waterproof. no index
available at Sportsman's Warehouse. NAD83

National Geographic also has good quality maps.
Parking: N 39° 00.420 W 119° 56.920

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