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Fallen Leaf Lake
Southwest of Lake Tahoe in Eldorado National Forest, California

Fallen Leaf Lake, like Emerald Bay, was scooped out by a glacier that ran down from the Crystal Range west of Lake Tahoe. It is separated from Lake Tahoe by a series of terminal moraines.


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Don and Nora camping at Fallen Leaf Lake

Don and Nora camping at Fallen Leaf Lake

Photographer Don Bain and his wife Nora Weldon in the pleasant campground at Fallen Leaf Lake

Eldorado National Forest, California

Date photographed: July 13, 2012
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Fallen Leaf Lake Beach

Fallen Leaf Lake Beach

A broad sandy beach at the east end of long Fallen Leaf Lake, with a view of Mount Tallac

Eldorado National Forest, California

Date photographed: July 13, 2012
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Moraine Trail at Fallen Leaf Lake

Moraine Trail at Fallen Leaf Lake

A gentle trail starts in the campground and follows the moraine shoreline of Fallen Leaf Lake

Eldorado National Forest, California

Date photographed: July 13, 2012
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Taylor Creek Dam on Fallen Leaf Lake

Taylor Creek Dam on Fallen Leaf Lake

A small dam across Taylor Creek alllows a few feet of control over the level of Fallen Leaf Lake

Eldorado National Forest, California

Date photographed: July 13, 2012
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