By: Karen Misuraca
A sapphire gem sparkling across the California and Nevada borders, Lake Tahoe lies above 6,000 feet in the icy embrace of the Sierra Nevada Range. In a dreamlike setting of snow-frosted peaks and evergreen forests, the lake is “clear enough to see the scales on a cutthroat trout at 80 feet,” as Mark Twain put it. Families return year after year to the summer vacation towns, campgrounds, and ski resorts of the Tahoe region. The choice of summer sightseeing and recreation is phenomenal: hiking and mountain biking on forest trails; fishing, swimming, and boating; exploring old logging towns. Some families head for state park campgrounds in the woods or on the lakeshore. Others rent...
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