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Tahoe Rim Trail 20th Anniversary
Twenty years ago this summer the Tahoe Rim Trail opened as a complete 165 mile loop around Lake Tahoe. At that same time I was finishing the final edits for the first edition of “Tahoe Rim Trail: A complete guide for hikers, mountain bikers and...Read more
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Paige Meadows
A few weeks ago I rode through Page Meadows and marveled at the waves of camas lilies looking like miniature purple lakes. The aspens were just finishing leafing out to bright green and while the trail was perfectly dry (a surprise for June that shouldn’t...Read more
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Lakeside Walking at Sugar Pine Point
While Emerald Bay and DL Bliss are the most famous state parks along Tahoe’s West Shore, I always enjoy a stroll along the shoreline at Sugar Pine Point State Park. Best known for the classically beautiful Ehrman mansion at the top of the grassy slope...Read more
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Bike Etiquette
The area within the Tahoe City Public Utility District boundaries is blessed with a great system of separated bike trails. Northwest of Tahoe City the trail reaches to Dollar Point, and then heads into the forest for a two mile jaunt through natural surroundings. The...Read more
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The Lake is Shrinking
Last week I took my first kayak of the year along the West Shore between Hurricane Bay and Blackwood Creek. I quickly came to the realization that Lake Tahoe had dropped a lot since my last trip in the fall. Where last fall I paddled...Read more
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Take the Travel Responsibility Pledge
On Earth Day, the North Lake Tahoe Resort Association unveiled a Traveler Responsibility Pledge in an effort to educate visitors on the importance of taking care of Lake Tahoe. It consists of six tenets that according to the resort association “outline actions we can do...Read more
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Tahoe City's Lakeside Trail
Just across North Lake Blvd. from The Cobblestone in Tahoe City lies the Commons Beach and the Lakeside Trail. Now that spring appears to be springing upon us, it’s time to revisit this lush little half mile. There is quite a bit to see in...Read more
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Snow 031421
When I was a kid growing up in Tahoe a frequently heard proclamation was, “You know, Eskimos have 22 different words for snow.” Not sure if that was true, but Sierra snow aficionados probably have at least that many. While all snow is frozen water,...Read more
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Five Things to do in March in North Tahoe
A year ago if I were to pen a post about things to do in March in Lake Tahoe many of the suggestions might have revolved around events that attracts crowds of folks. This year, the focus is more on getting out on your own...Read more
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Snowshoe
While various forms of sliding on snow attract the bulk of Sierra winter adventurers, another alternative is to go snowshoeing. If you want to be on snow, like to hike and the thought of escaping the resort crowds appeals to you, snowshoeing might be a...Read more
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