Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Topaz Lake - Nevada

Topaz Lake - Nevada  2016
Going from Bridgeport, California to South Lake Tahoe, California, requires a portion of the trip to be in Nevada. Fun! (Mike had visited Nevada earlier this year.)

Topaz Lake has an interesting backstory:

The modern reservoir was formed by diverting waters from the West Walker River into a nearby basin that had previously contained a smaller, natural lake. That lake had historical significance since it lay on the route taken by American explorer Jedediah Smith in late spring of 1827 when leaving California at the end of his first journey, the first crossing ever of the Sierra Nevada by a non-native.

Casino - Nevada  2016

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