June around Lake Tahoe in photos

Summer has officially arrived. But not before Old Man Winter made one last mark on the year, with parts of Lake Tahoe receiving measurable amounts of snow at the beginning of the month (yes, seriously). However, it looks like summer days are here, and here to stay. And they've never been so well deserved. 

Snow aside, June is historically one of the nicest months around Lake Tahoe. Sun's out, fun's out. This past month was particularly unique, because of the late-season snow, but also because of the effects of one of the biggest winters on record. Snow still covers many mountaintops, rivers are rushing and Lake Tahoe is above its natural rim. Best summer ever?

With the Fourth of July weekend coming up, it's setting up to be a beautiful summer around Lake Tahoe. In the meantime, check out some of our favorite photos from June around Lake Tahoe.

I've heard a lot of stories about Lake Tahoe...

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It's official! The bike park is open! Roll call... who's here enjoying the first few laps of the season?

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Weekends are for paddling! 🛶 Photo: @ashleymuirbruhn #commonsbeach #tahoecity #laketahoe

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The antidote for these hot summer days.

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This is home.

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Every morning you have two choices: continue to sleep with your dreams, or wake up and chase them. #chasingsunrise

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The sun is shining bright on the trail up to Eagle Lake behind Emerald Bay. #tahoenorth #emeraldbay

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Southern born and bred, Spencer was bitten by the travel bug at a young age, flying on a plane for the first time at age five and by himself for the first time at seven. While he continues to travel around the world in search for the best whiskey, Spencer now calls Reno home, where his search is for the best cocktail (and first tracks, naturally). He has written about travel, food, and drinks for a number of publications that have included the Los Angeles Times, National Geographic, Outside Magazine, and Travel + Leisure, just to name a few. See a more candid version of Spencer on his website, whiskeytangoglobetrot.com, and follow him on Twitter and Instagram.