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Circumnavigate Lake Tahoe for Science

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Lake Tahoe

2005 nv-28

incline village, NV 89452

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Kayak Lake Tahoe in seven separate day trip segments in support of the Citizen Science Tahoe app

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Circumnavigate Lake Tahoe for Science

Join Scott Fitzgerrell and the UC Davis Tahoe Environmental Research Center, Director, Geoff Schladow, as they kayak around Lake Tahoe in support of the Citizen Science Tahoe app. Paddlers will travel counterclockwise in 6-10 mile segments to circumnavigate the lake over seven days. ​You are welcome to join for as many days as you are able. Paddleboards and canoes are also welcome

During each day, paddlers will have the chance to collect valuable water quality, algal growth, and microplastics data. Science specialists will be there to update you on the latest findings.

Participants are responsible for bringing their own watercraft, personal protective equipment (floatation device while on the water and a mask while on the land), food, beverages, and planning their own transportation to/from the departure and arrival sites. It may be possible to coordinate pick-up and drop-off logistics.

Please download the Citizen Science Tahoe App prior to joining if you wish to participate in the science data collection.

Social distancing will be observed during this time.

Dates

Monday, June 21, 2021 - Sunday, June 27, 2021

Maps

We recommend that each group or participant purchase or download the Lake Tahoe Water Trail map. Waypoints (WP) in the schedule below refer to this map.

Cleaned, Drained, & Dried Watercraft Only

Visit Tahoe's Self-Inspections for training for canoes, kayaks, paddleboards and other hand-launched watercraft.

Itinerary (tenatative)

Each day, we will meet at 7:30 AM and depart by 8:00 AM at the following locations.

Day 1 - Monday, June 21

Route: Sand Harbor State Park WP 138 to Carnelian Bay WP 104

Distance: 7 miles

Day 2 - Tuesday, June 22

Route: Carnelian Bay WP 104 to William Kent Beach Access WP 80

Distance: 6.5 miles

Day 3 - Wednesday, June 23

Route: William Kent Beach WP 80 to Chambers Beach WP 64

Distance: 6.5 miles

Day 4 - Thursday, June 24

Route: Chambers Beach WP 64 to Bliss State Park WP 57

Distance: 6 miles

Day 5 - Friday, June 25

Route: Bliss State Park WP 57 to Pope Beach WP 37 *possible detour into Emerald Bay

Distance: 6 miles

Day 6 - Saturday, June 26

Route: Pope Beach WP 37 to Cave Rock WP 1 *pending decision on Glenbrook access

Distance: 8 miles

Day 7 - Sunday, June 27

Route: Cave Rock WP 1 to Sand Harbor WP 138

Distance: 10 miles

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incline village, NV 89452

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