iWARRIORWALK USA TOUR – STOP #13
WALKED ON AUGUST 30, 2010
On Monday, August 30, 2010, I (Stanley Bronstein) walked for 5 hours in the Lake Spooner Area on the Nevada side of Lake Tahoe.
The Nevada leg of the tour was fun:
- The drive into Lake Tahoe from Oregon was a little long (8 1/2 hours), so it was nice to arrive to a really nice room at the Montbleu Casino in Tahoe.
- I was so tired that I feel asleep about 15 seconds after my head hit the pillow.
- The weather started out a teeny bit chilly (35 degrees), but within 2 hours, it had warmed up to a PERFECT 55 degrees, sunny skies and virtually no wind. FANTASTIC !!!
- The Spooner Lake area was gorgeous. At first it was foggy (as you can see in the video below), but after the fog burned off it was beautiful.
- Had a good lunch and then took off for California.
HERE’S A VIDEO OF THE LAKE SPOONER AREA WHERE I WALKED
HERE’S A SHORT VIDEO OF LAKE TAHOE ITSELF
As usual, I recorded a podcast which can be listened to by clicking the button right below these words.
Here are pictures from my walk.
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Here are 5 fast facts about the state of Nevada:
- The state’s nickname is Silver State, due to the large number of silver deposits that were discovered and mined there. “Sagebrush State” and “Battle Born State” are its alternative nicknames.
- In 1864, Nevada became the 36th state to enter the union, and the phrase “Battle Born” on the state flag reflects the state’s entry on the Union side during the American Civil War.
- Nevada is the seventh-largest state in area, and geographically covers the Mojave Desert in the south to the Great Basin in the north. It is the most arid state in the Union. Approximately 86% of the state’s land is owned by the US federal government.
- As of 2008, there were about 2.6 million residents, with over 85% of the population residing in the metropolitan areas of Las Vegas and Reno.
- The state is well known for its easy marriage and divorce proceedings, entertainment, legalized gambling and, in eight out of its 16 counties, legalized active brothels.