Summer in Tahoe

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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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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Help build North Tahoe’s amazing mountain bike trails 082219
North Lake Tahoe has an elaborate and inspiring network of hiking and mountain biking trails. And that network has been expanding, especially with new trails that are designed specifically for mountain biking. And guess what, those new trails do not appear by magic. They are...Read more
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It’s a pine drop and Yarrow summer 081519
While we are often treated to the same wildflowers and flowering plants year after year in the same location, other flowers seem to mostly disappear one year, and then come out in wild profusion the next year once the perfect amount of rain and snow...Read more
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