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CorwinGraves
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I'm currently in Tahoe on a short vacation and had intended to shoot either sunrise or sunset at Sand Harbor State Park. However, upon staking it out today I noticed that there is no vehicle access until 8:00 am, and the park closes at 5:00 pm. To top it off, there is no parking along the highway in either direction for a mile, which means I can't walk in.

I've seen some fantastic shots from this location, but I'm wondering how people are gaining access during sunrise and sunset. I know it's a long shot, but any help would be appreciated.

Thanks!



Feb 23, 2013 at 10:47 PM
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p.1 #2 · p.1 #2 · Sand Harbor Tahoe - Sunrise Access?


I'm guessin' they get dropped off, and call for a ride when they're done.


Feb 23, 2013 at 10:55 PM
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p.1 #3 · p.1 #3 · Sand Harbor Tahoe - Sunrise Access?


Yeah, I thought of that, but that would involve convincing someone to wake up at an abnormal hour


Feb 23, 2013 at 11:00 PM
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p.1 #4 · p.1 #4 · Sand Harbor Tahoe - Sunrise Access?


I recall being able to find a place to park along the road, and taking some pretty steep path down to the lake. But you are right - there is no civilized access for sunrise/ sunset. In this picture, taken from location I found, Sand Harbor is seen far to the right.


Feb 23, 2013 at 11:28 PM
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p.1 #5 · p.1 #5 · Sand Harbor Tahoe - Sunrise Access?


@alatoo - thanks. I might resort to something like this.


Feb 24, 2013 at 12:32 AM
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p.1 #6 · p.1 #6 · Sand Harbor Tahoe - Sunrise Access?


You might consider driving south of Sand Harbor about a mile near Bonsai Rock and parking alongside the road, You have to hike down a bit of an incline, but there's some nice rock formations there.

Jack



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p.1 #7 · p.1 #7 · Sand Harbor Tahoe - Sunrise Access?


A mile isn't that far to walk


Feb 24, 2013 at 08:20 PM
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p.1 #8 · p.1 #8 · Sand Harbor Tahoe - Sunrise Access?


There is also a viewpoint with parking spaces and restrooms about a mile beyond Sand Harbor that has trails going down to the rocks. Also just at Cal-Neva there is an old forest lookout above About a 1 mile hike up. These are on the visitor maps. Ask some of the locals about the hidden swimming beaches on the Nevada side.


Feb 24, 2013 at 08:38 PM
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p.1 #9 · p.1 #9 · Sand Harbor Tahoe - Sunrise Access?


TheWengler wrote:
A mile isn't that far to walk


Ordinarily I would agree, but this is a winding two lane highway, and I would be walking in the dark. No thanks.



Feb 24, 2013 at 08:50 PM
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Paul Gardner wrote:
There is also a viewpoint with parking spaces and restrooms about a mile beyond Sand Harbor that has trails going down to the rocks. Also just at Cal-Neva there is an old forest lookout above About a 1 mile hike up. These are on the visitor maps. Ask some of the locals about the hidden swimming beaches on the Nevada side.


Thanks for the tip. Sounds like that could work.



Feb 24, 2013 at 08:51 PM
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I recall visiting there very early one morning and parking in the boat access parking lot....


Feb 26, 2013 at 12:16 AM





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