Bonsai Rock Lake Tahoe

As promised from my last post I’m posting photos of “bonsai rock”.  I was going to add them to the last post but there were too many to add.  Thanks to our friend Liza for letting me know about this place.  I would have never found it if not for her mentioning it.  There are no signs that will lead you to this place.   You will have to park about a mile away at Sand Harbor park, then hike parallel with the freeway.  The paved road only have a very narrow space between the railing and the freeway.   The other way to access it and get a closer look is through a kayak or SUP.  Most of the hike was on a shrubby trail where the trail sometimes disappears.   Then as some point, you make a steep descent down the hill towards the lake.  Once there, the place is well worth the hike.   The main attraction of this place is a very large granite boulder jutting out of the water with some stunted trees and shrubs (looks like a fir tree, ponderosa, and some other I could not identify) growing from the crevices of the rock.  Besides this rock however, the entire place is beautiful.  I did see some very old manzanita shrubs on my hike down.  Also I got some action shots of this guy jumping of the rock and a lizard basking in the sun.  Again the photos will not do justice but here they are.  Enjoy!



Published by tony bonsaiko

My little trees are my daily reminders of our grand connection to this beautiful and mysterious universe.

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