Cascade Falls, Lake Tahoe

A 25-minute drive from our cabin in Nevada is the trail that leads to Cascade Falls.

Today the trail ground is covered in snow that crunches under our feet as we walk the rocky path to the falls. Snow-capped mountains and tall masquerade trees stand stark against a sunlit sky. From a viewpoint along the trail, the deep blue expanse of Lake Tahoe is clearly visible. I hear the water running before we see it; fast and free over jagged, slippery rock.

I’m grateful for the time I got to spend with friends and family in Lake Tahoe. I love water and mountains and Lake Tahoe has a lot of both. It’s a beautiful place to enjoy the outdoors. Which bodies of water have impressed you on your travels, or which ones would you love to see?

I’d love to see the Aegean Sea from Greece, or the Nile from Egypt. Tell me yours in the comment section below. 

Good to Know 

  • Lake Tahoe is approximately 3 – 4hrs drive from Oakland. Our drive took closer to 3.5 hours. 
  • We stayed in an airbnb in North Lake Tahoe (Nevada) and hiked Cascade Falls in South Lake Tahoe (California)
  • Lake Tahoe (after which both cities are named) is a body of water that crosses the California – Nevada border. So you can plan to visit both California and Nevada on your trip. 
  • According to our Uber driver, a Tahoe native, the lake is so clear, it’s possible to see an object up to 60 feet down. 
  • We took this trip on March 8 right before shelter-in-place orders were enacted in California.

All photos shot by myself and my friend Juwan on iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone XR. I also shared a video from the lake. you can watch it here.

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Same footprints, Different Sands



  1. Zainab says:

    These pictures make me want to curl up next to a campfire with a mug of hot matcha. I’m sure you all had the most magical time at Lake Tahoe,

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    1. Tiesé says:

      Mmm! That’s how I felt being there. It was so so lovely. Such a gorgeous part of California! Thank you for reading ❤️


  2. California is so beautiful!
    Not sure if this counts, but being able to swim and snorkel in the Indian Ocean was amazing! To be honest though, water bodies scare me. So there’s none I’m constantly dreaming of but I find that I enjoy my time and appreciate them when I’m there experiencing their beauty.

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    1. Tiesé says:

      It really is. Living here has really been an amazing experience. Ooo, yes I can imagine re: the Indian Ocean. It’s so beautiful. Aw, its lovely that you can enjoy being in/near the water regardless! Thanks for reading and sharing with me love.

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