Hiking Program | Scholarship Deadlines | Fun Facts
HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY!!!
ROSES ARE RED,
HIKERS ARE COOL,
SUGAR IS SWEET,
AND LAKE TAHOE IS REALLY, REALLY, REALLY BLUE!!
FUN FACTS ABOUT LAKE TAHOE….
- Maximum Length – 22 miles
- Minimum Width – 12 miles
- Shoreline – 72 miles
- Maximum Depth – 1,645 Feet
- Volume – 39 trillion gallons
- Average Temperature in Summer – 68F
- Surface Area – 193 sq miles
- Purity – 99.5%
LAKE TAHOE IS…
The second largest alpine lake (higher than a mile) in the world. Lake Titicata in the Andes Mountains is first. The third deepest lake in North America.The deepest is the Great Slave Lake in Canada at 2,016 feet, followed by Crater Lake in Oregon at 1,949 feet.
HOW MUCH IS 39 TRILLION GALLONS…
Enough water to cover California to a depth of 14 inches, or flood Texas with 8 inches. Enough to provide every man, women, and child in the United States with 50 gallons a day, 365 days per year, every day for 7 years.
Part 1 of a 3 Part Series
Hikes are always a big part of the Family Nature Summit and we once again will have a wide range varying from Easy to OMG/Extremely Difficult!
To start off this Hiking Series, we wanted to highlight a couple of Easy Hikes – 1) Intro to Alpine Hiking and 2) Picnic Rock, both will be offered on the first day of the Summit.
Intro to Alpine Hiking – This hike is our “Introduction to Alpine Hiking” for those not sure of their abilities. Round trip is 2.4 miles. We’ll use the Pacific Crest Trail to visit Azalea Lake, a picturesque lake bordered by striking granite slabs. There may even be a chance for a quick dip into the water for those who don’t mind the chilly water temperatures found in the alpine lake(s).
Picnic Rock – Round Trip is a little more than 2 miles. Partly shaded climb with just 300 feet in elevation gain. The trail takes you out to a rocky point with fabulous views of Lake Tahoe.
Craig Tuft Scholarship
DEADLINE MARCH 24TH
The Craig Tufts Educational Fund was established to send one youth and an accompanying
parent/ guardian to attend the Family Nature Summit program (week-long summer outdoor
adventure nature camp).
DEADLINE APRIL 15TH
It is a Family Nature Summit tradition to give a teacher scholarship to one or more
deserving teachers in the state where the Family Nature Summit is taking place.
For 2017, we are taking applications from the states of California and Nevada.