Geiger Lookout Wayside Park

Photo 9-2-16, 1 32 15 PM

P.S. Excuse me for the nonchalant face.. It was a stolen shot and I am afraid of heights.. Haha..

From Lake Tahoe, we decided to go to Virginia City and then go to Reno, Nevada..
Through our journey of zigzag roads, we decided to stop by this wonderful place called Geiger Lookout Wayside Park..
It is a great place to pause and take a moment to appreciate the overlooking view of Nevada.

Photo 10-2-16, 2 31 45 PM

So happy we went there at a perfect timing– when the skies are ready to display their beautiful colors.. ❤

Just a warning, you need to climb a (not so) steep stairway and it is a bit scary for a person like me who has fear of heights..
Plus it was covered with snow so imagine how I felt! Haha..

 

Photo 10-2-16, 8 11 52 PM

However, the view afterwards is magnificent!
Photo 10-2-16, 2 32 14 PM

So if ever you’ll pass by Geiger Road, don’t miss this wonderful place..

For people with fear of heights, to be honest it was only a few steps to reach the top so please don’t be afraid to visit this place.. 🙂

Photo 10-2-16, 2 32 41 PM

View in front..

Photo 10-2-16, 2 33 03 PM

View at the back..

Trivia
The Geiger Grade [is] a twisting mountain road built in 1862 to haul silver from the Comstock Lode. The road gets its name from Davison M. Geiger, a local physician who financed its construction. Daredevils with four-wheel-drive vehicles still take the old grade. But most drivers should stick to the newer Geiger Grade (built in 1936), Highway 341. Cutting through the same scenic area, it begins in the valley south of Reno off Highway 395 and winds its way through a rocky landscape dotted with junipers. At the 4.6-mile point there’s a turnout with spectacular views of the Sierra and a plaque paying tribute to Dr. Geiger. Down toward the valley, you’ll see the old, snaking, unpaved route. The new road curls over the mountains and south into historic Virginia City. It was once a rough town, but these days it’s a pretty nice place to stay.– AAA Via MagazinePhoto 10-2-16, 2 31 12 PM
Advertisements

Lake Tahoe

IMG_8463

Beautiful Lake Tahoe..

Regretting why I only started blogging this year.
It would’ve been easier if I started blogging early because I have a lot of things to say, pictures to show and experiences to share about my past journeys.

I will still try to share my past tours one at a time but let me begin with a recent one.
I think it is best to start with one of the most breathtaking views I’ve ever seen in my life- LAKE TAHOE..

While structures like the Eiffel Tower, Leaning Tower of Pisa and Colosseum are nonetheless amazing as well, to see nature so beautiful as Lake Tahoe tops my list.
It is wonderful how the snow, mountains, trees and a lake merged together to form a magnificent landscape.
I am really in awe of God’s creation.

It was also my first time to experience snow.
Lived in countries with 2 seasons for the past 30 years and I am blessed to experience winter here in the United States.
I can’t help but be too excited to see snow in the morning- so I went outside wearing my pjs to touch and feel the snow.
It is surely cold especially when we went to Squaw Valley but every view is remarkable for me to think about the coldness.

My US trip is memorable because of what I experienced in Lake Tahoe.
I will definitely go back to this place again.

Lake Tahoe is a large freshwater lake in the Sierra Nevada of the United States. At a surface elevation of 6,225 ft, it is located along the border between California and Nevada, west of Carson City. Wikipedia