Watery Wednesday #93: Taylor Creek

08 Feb

A couple of years ago I went on a day trip to Lake Tahoe. On the way back we spotted a lot of cars parked by the side of the highway. We got curious and saw people were hiking towards the wooded area. We followed suit, lost the people we were trailing, but found a little hidden paradise, called Taylor Creek. Here are some of the photos I took of the creek and vicinity.

Sign says: Known for its crystal clear, blue water, Lake Tahoe depends on the quality of watersheds like Taylor Creek. Because of the natural combination of forest, meadow, marsh, stream and sand beach Taylor Creek watershed contributes clean water to Lake Tahoe.

One of the 63 streams in the Lake Tahoe basin, Taylor Creek delivers clean water to the lake and beyond to the Truckee River. Over the years the basin has been rapidly developed. Valuable wetlands in many watershed were lost. As a result, remaining wetlands have an even more important job – keeping Lake Tahoe’s water pure and clear.

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Posted by on February 8, 2011 in Watery Wednesday


30 responses to “Watery Wednesday #93: Taylor Creek

  1. 2sweetnsaxy

    February 8, 2011 at 9:50 pm

    You really do find the best spots. These are breathtaking!

  2. seniorhiker

    February 8, 2011 at 9:53 pm

    I’m glad you found this place. Your pictures are absolutely beautiful, and you’ve reminded us of the importance of these watersheds. Thank you.

  3. margaret Gosden

    February 8, 2011 at 9:59 pm

    Fabulous series of clean water shots! I like the series layout, too!
    So good to hear that we still have people concerned about preserving
    clean water – albeit, having lost too much already.

  4. kayni

    February 8, 2011 at 10:00 pm

    what a great find. i love the photos.

  5. barb

    February 8, 2011 at 10:06 pm

    How serene! I’ll be in this area of Lake Tahoe in the spring. I’ll look for Taylor Creek Refuge.

  6. EG Wow, Canada

    February 8, 2011 at 10:08 pm

    The reflections are awesome, Ewok! I’m glad you decided to stop and check things out. πŸ™‚

  7. Lesley

    February 8, 2011 at 10:44 pm

    What a beautiful arrea.

  8. jeannette StG

    February 8, 2011 at 11:03 pm

    Stunning views -I love it! Lake Tahoe is not that far from where my daughters live. So, do you live in California then? I myself live in the Los Angeles basin.

  9. Judy

    February 9, 2011 at 12:23 am

    I love the reflections in the water! The sky appears so much more blue! My favourite is the third shot, with that twisty tree!!

  10. Steve B

    February 9, 2011 at 12:32 am

    Wonderful set of images!

  11. Christine

    February 9, 2011 at 1:00 am

    The photos look wonderful. The water must really be crystal clear because the shots reflecting the trees are amazing…Christine

  12. Linnea

    February 9, 2011 at 1:04 am

    I love that still, wintery water. It makes for such perfect reflections!

  13. January

    February 9, 2011 at 2:09 am

    beautiful scene, so serene.

    Dew Drops

  14. Ebie

    February 9, 2011 at 2:54 am

    You found Paradise! The water so crisp and the reflections so clear! Mirror images!

    Have not visited Lake Tahoe area yet.

  15. Ebie

    February 9, 2011 at 2:55 am

    Welcome back to blog world!

  16. lina@happy family

    February 9, 2011 at 2:56 am

    Hidden paradise indeed! The reflection is awesome…

  17. Rajesh

    February 9, 2011 at 4:27 am

    Beautiful shots of lake with lovely reflections.

  18. chubskulit

    February 9, 2011 at 4:46 am


    Watery Wednesday

  19. luna miranda

    February 9, 2011 at 5:50 am

    the colors and reflections are perfect! beautiful calm waters…must be a great place for meditation.

  20. mark bellamy

    February 9, 2011 at 6:36 am

    What an amazing place!

  21. Celine

    February 9, 2011 at 7:28 am

    The water in these shots has such a calming effect. Wonderful!

  22. Eileen

    February 9, 2011 at 10:01 am

    What a pretty place you found. The photos and reflections are beautiful.

  23. Jane

    February 9, 2011 at 11:10 am

    Lovely shots EWOK, nice place even in Winter.

  24. Mylene

    February 9, 2011 at 11:53 am

    I remember Ice Age movie with your photos πŸ™‚

    Thanks for visiting myentry.

  25. Carolina Mts

    February 9, 2011 at 4:34 pm

    Lovely spot and reflections.

  26. Manang Kim,USA

    February 9, 2011 at 5:25 pm

    Lake Tahoe is important for the balance of ecology there. Love your shots!
    Watery Wednesday

  27. eden

    February 10, 2011 at 7:48 am

    Beautiful place. Love the reflections too.Great photos.

  28. Jill

    February 10, 2011 at 5:14 pm

    Taylor Creek! This is my old stomping ground! I worked here this summer, Taylor Creek was one of my field sites (really hard to get around when it was flooded…I got stuck in the creek a few times, yikes!). It was one of my favorite field sites, so beautiful! There’s a nesting bald eagle pair there every year and I loved seeing them at 6 in the morning. lots of bears too! Thanks for bringing me back to this place, loved the photos ! πŸ™‚

  29. chaoticfancy

    February 13, 2011 at 6:20 am

    love the creek. could stay there for hours just looking at it. thanks for the great shots!

  30. Martha Z

    February 15, 2011 at 4:40 am

    I had forgotten about this place, we visited years ago when our boys were young.


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