Lake Tahoe: Meeks Bay

On my travels over the past couple of weeks, I spent one night camping at Lake Tahoe, in the Meeks Bay campground.  These photos do not do justice to Lake Tahoe at all…it’s nothing but super saturated blues and lofty mountains and trees.

Meek's Bay Campground

Meek’s Bay Campground

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Lots of beautiful trees!

Lots of beautiful trees!

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The trees are too tall to photograph normally, so this is the patented SOIMF tree photo strategy

The trees are too tall to photograph normally, so this is the patented SOIMF tree photo strategy

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Boot shot (with friends)

Boot shot (with friends) (my shoes are the most beat up ones)

Yellow Monkeyflower (Mimulus guttatus)

Yellow Monkeyflower (Mimulus guttatus)

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I think this is Annual Checkerbloom (Sidalcea calycosa)

I think this is Annual Checkerbloom (Sidalcea calycosa)

Brewer's Lupine (Lupinus breweri)

Brewer’s Lupine (Lupinus breweri)

Swimming in Lake Tahoe was definitely a highlight of my trip.  What a gorgeous oligotrophic lake!  It was so clear that you could see straight to the bottom.  I swam straight out to where the sand bank dropped off into intense blue depths, where I could feel the cold water welling up and rays of sunlight streamed through.

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Such an intense blue!

Such an intense blue!

Glorious cool clear waters

Glorious cool clear waters

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3 thoughts on “Lake Tahoe: Meeks Bay

  1. As usual, your photos are stunning! I love the monkey flower that looks like little orchid, and the checker flower full of . . .ants or beetles? The pink in that one is so vivid and delicate at the same time!

    Some desert lakes have that same deep blue that makes you feel suspended somewhere between water and sky with your head and heart trying to decide with is a more lovely blue! A draw to be sure

    I loved your different perspective on how to photograph a very tall tree. It reminded me of that Georgia O’keefe painting The Lawrence Tree, though that was a night painting, it’s almost exactly the same perspective! Bravo! A terrific photo!

    • Awww thank you! Those are ants on the checkbloom. I do like the mallows. They have cool pollen too!

      It was a spectacular lake to be sure. ssoooooo bluueeee

      Aw, thanks! You’ll see a lot of those photos if you stick around haha. I have to look up the Lawrence tree.

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