It’s official! Hanging out the side of a hard banking, door off heli over the shores of Lake Tahoe is one of the coolest thing’s I’ve ever done. I’m hooked and I can’t wait to get back up in the air. If you know me you know I have a plan for everything and this excursion was no exception. I even put together a power point doc for our pilot complete with example images and itinerary so he wouldn’t be surprised. I must say, Clint from Reno Tahoe Helicopters was the best. He was super patient with my crazy requests. A true pro, he got me exactly where I wanted to go, banking when I asked to allow me to get true vertical angles. In an hour we covered South Shore, The Keys, Emerald Bay, Zephyr Cove, Skunk Harbor, Chimney Beach, Sand Harbor & Hidden Beach, as well as lots of hidden gems along the way. I shot over 1000 frames! Extraordinary!!
Let me tell you, it was cold and it was windy. I’m just now getting the feeling bak in my finger tips but it was so worth it.
The Upper Truckee river runs through the Truckee marsh and empties to the lake.
Sun bathers bask on the sand on Chimney beach.
A boat ride in paradise.
On the South West shore remains of boat launch tracks are visible below the surface.
Kayakers explore the unique beauty of the east shore.
The clarity of the Tahoe is the best it’s been in years due to the drought. Less runoff means less sediment in the lake.
The channel into Emerald Bay grows perilously shallow.
The Tahoe Keys Marina & Yacht Club.