Our goal was to 'scout' opportunities around Lake Tahoe. Scouting is an interesting concept, a useful tool (no doubt) and terribly difficult to accomplish. For Tom and me the idea of scouting quickly turns to 'get it while I am here and the light is perfect'. No surprise that we did not complete our scouting trip as we planned. No regrets, however.
We returned home and felt like we really wanted to return to the lake and check out the late afternoon light. We hoped that the Tour d'Tahoe was finished and the crowds had thinned out. I chose to hike the trail to Eagle Lake as far as the Vista Point. It is one steep hike! Tom stayed below and got a better selection of shots. Personally, I did not care for the afternoon light as much as the early morning light. Fannette Island is shaded by mountains before the golden hour even starts and the reflections either not there or are dull and uninteresting.