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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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Snowfest 2017
Here it comes! The 36th annual Snowfest in North Lake Tahoe March 2-12th. Snowfest is a great chance to party with old friends and meet new ones at a host of fun activities. Events include: March 2-Gar Woods Kick Off Party. Tons of great food...Read more
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Sagehen wildflower haven 060319
One of my go to early summer wildflower hikes is the Sagehen Creek hike north of Truckee. The Sagehen Trail is an easy five mile out and back to the edge of Stampede Reservoir, with several meadows full of camas lillies, buttercups and shooting stars...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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