Nevada Beach, East Shore, Lake Tahoe, June 2010
Even though I have traveled the world, I still think the sunsets in the high desert of Nevada and California are some of the best. They can go from tangerine orange to bubble gum pink to deep plum in the space of four minutes. Don’t blink, or you’ll miss it.
There could be several reasons for the stunning evening color: the erratic weather and cloud patterns that are in the Sierras, the high altitude, or the clean, but thin air. I think it may be in exchange for the Tahoe days being a bit shorter in length because the area is completely surrounded by mountains. So, a beautiful sunset is the payoff for the lack of daylight.
Washoe Valley, NV, June 2010
Photos by NileGuide Local Expert/Lake Tahoe