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Tahoe Nugget #4:

Sierra Crest

This is the view from the overlook on the way up to the Mt. Rose Meadows, looking west towards the Sierra Crest and the backside of Alpine Meadows Ski Resort to the right in the distance. The Cal-Neva hotel and casino can be seen on the spit of land in the middle foreground. The land is positioned over a very active earthquake fault, thus the 130-degree hot springs located at that point, and is actually the remnant of a lava flow from millions of years ago. The north end of the Tahoe basin was sealed off by a series of volcanic eruptions that ultimately allowed melting glaciers from the last ice age to fill the basin with water. It would take 700 years to fill the basin in today's climate regime.

Nugget #4 Sierra Crest ID and resized

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