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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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East Shore Mural
A stroll along the East Shore Trail between Incline Village and Sand Harbor has always provided a spectacular view and access to several beautiful beaches. But now, it has two other things going for it. First, in the summer, this trail is super busy, as...Read more
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Riding To Watson Lake
The biggest network of mountain biking trails in the Tahoe region sits above Tahoe City and the Tahoe Cross Country Ski Area. The trails include fairly easy loops near the cross-country ski area, more challenging climbs with views of Lake Tahoe, miles of the Tahoe...Read more
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Smoke On The Water August 2020
Lightning caused fires set California ablaze last week, including a fire east of the Sierra Valley town of Loyalton about 30 miles north of Truckee. Smoke from these fires has blanketed the lake, reducing visibility and making eyes water and throats scratch. The smoke has...Read more
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Hike Donner Lake Rim Trail
Looking for a new trail to hike around the Truckee region? I found one recently that is certainly worth a look: It’s a four mile segment of the Donner Lake Rim Trail that was completed last year. The new section goes from Northwoods Blvd., at...Read more
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Whitebark Pine
When hiking into the highest reaches of Desolation Wilderness or the Carson Range the last tree species you are likely to see before reaching the tree line is the whitebark pine. While often growing in clusters about 30 feet high, in the most windswept snow...Read more
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River Rafting
The Truckee River is open for river rafting, and as always, it is a spectacular float, but like everything else in 2020…things are run a little different. Due to regulations regarding Covid-19 the two major rafting companies are doing the following: Reduced boats on the...Read more
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How to have fun while being safe at Lake Tahoe
With the recent relaxing of vacation rentals and business restrictions at Lake Tahoe, folks are coming back to the the lake to enjoy the summer in one of the most beautiful places on earth. Welcome back! While businesses and local residents who depend upon tourism...Read more
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