Jim is a light making machine, a terminator of luminance, a photon emitting creature. A wonder to some, and giant pain to others. Give him one day, only one day and he sucks the whole light from a place and ruins it for the rest of us. Patterson is the guy who killed Tahoe forever, for everyone.
I only drove by Tahoe twice and saw nothing but a choppy surf and clear blue skies. Others may have attempted to break the curse by visiting this place over 50 times with no luck. Patterson killed Tahoe. RIP wonderful blue lake, surrounded by glorious forests. Always remembered, never forgotten.