Lower Echo Lake on May 17, 2017. © Jared ManninenLower Echo Lake on May 17, 2017. The bare hill (right quarter or photo) is good for practicing your downhill turns. It's not too steep of an angle and easily accessible once you cross the bridge over the outflow. © Jared ManninenCross-country skiing up the bald hill to practice some downhill turning. Cross the bridge over the outflow to reach this small hill. © Jared ManninenYou can see Lake Tahoe from the bald hill beyond the bridge over Lower Echo Lake's outflow. Don't get close to the edge because this is avalanche territory. And definitely don't travel here when there is heavy snow as they will most likely be performing avalanche blasting. © Jared Manninen