Mark Twain wrote down immortal words about Lake Tahoe in 1861. Today, anyone who has visited “the jewel of the Sierras” in Northern California will know what Mark Twain sought to encapsulate in writing. Lake Tahoe is one of the most breathtaking areas in the world and many people travel here again and again to see it.
“At last the lake burst upon us-a noble sheet of blue water lifted six thousand three hundred feet above the level of the sea, and walled in by a rim of snow-clad mountain peaks that towered aloft three thousand feet higher still! As it lay there with the shadows of the mountains brilliantly photographed upon its still surface, I thought it must surely be the fairest picture the whole world affords.”
This description is so true, but nothing compares to actually being on Lake Tahoe. For me, there is no better way to experience it than on a Stand Up Paddle Board (SUP). One of my most enjoyable experiences this summer has been getting out on my SUP and gliding through the crystal clear cool water, discovering sandy beaches and secluded coves. I neither have the words nor do I have the ability to describe the sensation and experience of being on Lake Tahoe, however, a SUP is such an easy and simple way to have this awe-inspiring experience. If you haven’t already, I strongly suggest you experience it first-hand.