Keri Oberly follows the wooden path leading to the trail, while out for her evening exercise in Lake Tahoe, Nevada.
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Tahoe Meadows Ophir Creek Trailhead

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Tahoe Meadows

Lake Tahoe

Good for hikes in summer and skiing and snowshoeing in winter; there's also a sledding hill.

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