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Volcanos National Park

Ron Scubadiver:

The 15 photos in this post are of one of the most spectacular places on this planet. It has been in the news lately and I expect to be there next year. From the Reader click on “More Words” or the clock icon and not the links in this greyed out box. Otherwise scroll down to “View Original”.

Originally posted on Ron Scubadiver's Wild Life:

Lava Landscape

Lava Landscape

15 Photos in This Gallery

This is a magical place where molten lava and poisonous gases spew forth from the ground. Nature is at its peak of fury here. The message is we are nothing. In minutes one passes from desolate inhospitable areas at altitude to lush rain forests and pacific beaches. The landscape is unreal often covered by lava flows.

This is a magical place where molten lava and poisonous gases spew forth from the ground. Nature is at its peak of fury here. The message is we are nothing. In minutes one passes from desolate inhospitable areas at altitude to lush rain forests and pacific beaches. The landscape is unreal often covered by lava flows.

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La Jolla Cove

Pelicans

Pelicans

8 Photos in This Gallery

La Jolla cove is a great place to take photos of birds, sea lions and people

 

 


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Willow Waterhole

Tall Grass

Tall Grass

4 Photos in This Gallery

Willow Waterhole is a flood control project on 290 acres.  There are two ponds with the larger one portrayed here.  Over 1 million yards of earth were removed during construction.  A side effect of this dig is a beautiful park and wildlife habitat.  Learn more here.


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Water’s Edge

Trees and Grass

Trees and Grass

5 Photos in This Gallery

The weather was just right, so I went over to a nearby pond and took pictures of reflections on the water.


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Lake Tahoe

Shed

Shed

10 Photos in This Gallery

The view of Emerald Bay is visible from the road.  Van Sickle Park is right behind the Marriott.   The socks are manufactured by Sock it to Me, a company owned by a young woman I met on my last trip to Kauai, early in 2014.  Number 8 is typical of the older cabins around Tahoe.  If you visit Lake Tahoe when school is out, expect to see a lot of children.

 


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Heavenly

Little Thief

Little Thief

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Heavenly is the main ski area at Lake Tahoe.  In summer the trails are strewn with rocks and logs.  Tons of snow must fall before the slopes are open.  A gondola runs from right next to the Marriott to the 9,150 foot level and a chair lift adds about another 1,000 feet.  Further small elevation gains are possible with a short hike.

To reach lake Angora follow a complex set of directions from South Lake Tahoe.  The final turn is not marked and the first 100 yards of that road looks impassable.  Along the way signs warn the parking lot may be full.  You will need $7 in cash or a check to place in an envelope for parking.  Follow that with a short hike up the hill and you reach Lane Angora.


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Genoa, Nevada

Saw in the Window

Saw in the Window

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Genoa is the oldest settlement in Nevada boasting the oldest saloon and oldest home, the pink house.  It seems the saloon is so old that it has lost its original name.  The bloody Marys are supposed to be famous.  The guys on Harleys started in Reno and would circle Lake Tahoe before returning to Reno that evening.


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