As a Minnesota native I need my lake time or it's not summer to me. My parents had a cabin on Lake Minnetonka and our family would spend many days on the lake. Now I belong to the
California Alpine Club
and the club has a lodge at Echo Summit overlooking Lake Tahoe. The lodge is a mile from Echo Lake and I have been kayaking and boating on both the lower and upper lakes this summer. It's a beautiful area, we love it.