Fall in Tahoe

Early Season Switcheroo
On Sunday afternoon, Lake Tahoe was a sheet of glass. The deep blue sky was veined with wispy high clouds, reflected in the crystal clear water. Above the mirror, the highest peaks sat clothed in the white of the first snows of the season. I...Read more
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Coming Back To Tahoe
Even when you live in a place as beautiful as Lake Tahoe it’s always good to head out of town in November to spend some time in a warm place. I just spent two weeks in the southern California desert hiking and road biking. The...Read more
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Five Lakes Trail
The Five Lakes Trail is a trail I’ve hiked at least once a year for decades. It is fairly short, although with a steady, stiff climb you will get a good workout, and the views for the entire journey are varied and awesome. The problem...Read more
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A Day At Sand Harbor
During the summer months Sand Harbor was a no-go for me. It is certainly one of the prettiest places to be at Tahoe, but from June through September the parking lot would fill up and close for the day by early in the morning. The...Read more
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Tahoe City Big changes afoot
(The new bridge earlier this summer) Two big changes to the look and feel of downtown Tahoe City are in the process of happening right now. Tahoe City’s new bridge and roundabouts: A multi-year effort to provide a second crossing of the Truckee River in...Read more
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Taylor Creek Kokanee Time
Every year an annual right of passage for me is to head to Taylor Creek near South Lake Tahoe and see the spawning of the Kokanee salmon. Between late September and late October, the fish swim upstream and do their spawning thing right where we...Read more
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Alpenglow Sports Winter Speaker Series
Going to be in Tahoe this winter and looking for a fun and enlightening way to spend a Thursday evening? Join several hundred other Tahoe folks at the Olympic Village Lodge in Squaw Valley for the Alpenglow Winter Speaker Series. The Alpenglow Winter Speaker Series...Read more
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Tahoe weather is like a box of chocolates
I wrote this blog about a week ago, and then forgot to post it. Now with a good sized snow storm set to arrive tomorrow night it is in some ways even more poignant…life in the mountains is always changing, and there is always something...Read more
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Tunnel Creek Cafe re-opens
At the edge of Incline Village where the Ponderosa Ranch of Bonanza fame used to reside is the Tunnel Creek Cafe. It is situated right at the beginning of the instantly popular new East Shore Trail which travels from the cafe to Sand Harbor, as...Read more
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Dollar Creek bike trail opens
A ribbon cutting was held on October 22nd for the opening of the 2.2 mile paved bike trail which leads from Dollar Hill to the end of Fulton Crescent Road in Cedar Flat. The trail, which passes through the forest and over Dollar Creek is...Read more
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