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At a Glance
Lake Tahoe, the “Jewel of the Sierra” as
Mark Twain called it, is a brilliant, corn-flower blue sapphire
set between the Sierra Nevada’s Desolation Wilderness and the
Carson Range. At 6,229 ft (1912 m), it’s the highest lake of its
size in the US, the third deepest lake in North America and the
tenth deepest lake in the entire world. This short but
scintillating necklace of tight curves running up the often
busy, southwest shoreline of Tahoe also rates a high evaluation,
especially for its Twistiness and Pavement facets. The Scenery
is particularly lustrous around the glittering pendant of
Emerald Bay but it does have a few development blemishes at the
northern end. Flaws in Remoteness, in the intensity and
distribution of traffic and length all take away from its
Caratcter. This minor gem may not be perfect but if you appraise
it in less-busy times of the year, you’ll be glad you added it
to your collection of precious rides.