Even after 20 years of living at Lake Tahoe, it still takes Corey Rich’s breath away when he comes home. Rich is an adventure photographer, shooting at exotic locales all over the world, from the airless mountain peaks of Pakistan to the waterfalls of Chile. Doesn’t hold a candle to Tahoe, he says.
“Driving back into that basin and seeing that crystal blue water, that incredible granite, those beautiful trees, I can’t imagine living anywhere else,” he said. “There’s something magical about seeing an entire alpine basin blanketed — just a carpet of green, lush as far as you can see.