Caldor Fire has ravaged through the Sierra crest and went down on Lake Tahoe’s southern end as winds returned this week. The fire creeping in Tahoe has perhaps been of concern to the world given all the magnificence it offers – from being a splendid wedding backdrop to a breathtaking charm of John Muir’s Range of Light.
Known to attract people on an international scale, Tahoe is more than its natural jewels. The region is regarded by Northern Californians as the common backyard located about three hours from the San Francisco Bay Area and nearer the Sacramento metro area.
The broad path of devastation was already trimmed down by the Caldor Fire through the Eldorado National Forest, which usually draws hikers, campers, kayakers, paddleboarders, and backpackers during summer. Families from Sacramento and the Bay Area would have flooded vacation cabins along the now burned south Fork of the American River.
With the red flag warnings coming, the same cabins that are located on South Lake Tahoe outskirts are awaiting their destiny.
Californians and others who hold dear memories of the region put their attention to the Caldor Fire, which started creeping towards Tahoe over the weekend.
The huge firefighting crew was left confused and outstripped by the Caldor Fire.
Places that draw tourists, along with the landmarks, summer cabins and campgrounds are at stake with the ravage of the Caldor Fire that moves closer to South Lake Tahoe.
Among the locations at risk is Fallen Leaf Lake which houses Forest Service campground, cabins and Stanford University’s summer center. Considered a summer tradition to many, Camp Richardson holds a stretch of cabins and tents along the shore, with an ice cream parlor known to be famous in Tahoe.
If the Caldor Fire burns further towards the Emerald Bay, a Scandinavian castle replica, the Vikingsholm, will be at stake. The landmark is now part of a state park after it remained standing for almost a century.
The Eagle Falls Trail, the most famous hiking trail in entire Tahoe, would be the first to be at risk if the fire reaches Emerald Bay. International tourists enjoy each summer in the location as the snowmelt spills down from the Sierra crest and falls over the stones atop Emerald Bay – offering a picture-perfect moment, ABC News reported.
But smoke and fire have replaced nature’s jewel this summer. The Range of Light has become a sort of flame with still no indications of ceasing.