Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Lam Watah Trail

The Lam Watah Trail is a short trail between Highway 50 in Stateline, Nevada, to the southeastern shores of Lake Tahoe. Starting at the trailhead on Kahle Drive, the trail crosses wetlands, continues along patches of pine forest, which contain interesting assemblies of boulders, and ends at the Nevada Beach Campground.

Next to the beach is a small enclosed area with the purpose of providing habitat for the bald eagle. Wintering eagles are feeding along the shoreline. Further, an endemic plant that only grows in the sand of Lake Tahoe's shoreline is protected here: the Tahoe yellow cress (Rorippa subumbellata), a plant of the mustard family (Brassicaceae). The CalPhotos Database has a nice collection of Rorippa subumbellata photos.

Getting there
The trailhead is located next to the intersection of Highway 50 and Kahle Drive, near the intersection of Highway 50 and the Kingsbury Grade Road 207. The trailhead is only a short walk away (towards the east) from the casino area in Stateline.

1 comment:

KnitWit'saJavaJunkie said...

It really is beautiful. So beautiful that my love decided that it should be his final resting place so he hung himself from a tree about 50 yards off the trail on 04/16/11. If you look hard enough, you'll see the memorial we put up in his memory by his tree.