Summer in Tahoe

Pacific Crest Trail Thru-hikers
It’s that time of year when Tahoe’s hiking trails start attracting hordes of happy hikers checking out the wildflowers and sparkling mountain lakes. One of those hiking trails is the Pacific Crest Trail which on it’s 2600 mile journey between Mexico and Canada passes about...Read more
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Washoe Fire of 2007 The Power of Recovery
My bike cut its way down the steep switchbacks then rolled swiftly through the thick manzanita to the spectacular viewpoint above Lake Tahoe. To my left sat a row of houses, perched on top of the hill, below lay a thick mantle of low lying...Read more
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Let’s be careful out there
Recently I was hiking along the Tahoe Rim Trail out of Tahoe City when I came upon a group of seven guys on mountain bikes. They all had identical bikes so I assumed that a) they were members of the racing team for a bike...Read more
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A home for Honey and Buddy
While Lake Tahoe is best known as a spectacularly beautiful place full of outdoor recreational possibilities, it is important to remember it is also a place where caring people do great things not only for each other, but for pets. One example is Incline Village’s...Read more
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The Rest of August
While Labor Day looms in the calendar, there is still a lot of awesome activities to take advantage of before the heat of summer turns to the colors of fall. Here are four great choices to enjoy in August: Rafting The Truckee begins again: After...Read more
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National Laser Sailboat Championships at Lake Tahoe
For over thirty summers, Monday nights at North Lake Tahoe has meant Laser Racing with the Tahoe Yacht Club. Lasers are single handed sailboats that are fast and physically demanding, requiring a great deal of strength to be able to hike out and flatten the...Read more
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Playing on the Truckee River
Nothing like a Saturday afternoon ride along the Truckee River to remind me to pass on a few tips about rafting or riding on the Truckee River. Rafting the Truckee The big winter we just had led to a topsy turfy summer for rafting on...Read more
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Tahoe City’s Five Favorites for Summer
Concerts on the Beach: The lake is high, the temperatures are pretty dang perfect, and the music is fine at the edge of Lake Tahoe every Sunday at Concerts on The Commons. Whether you are there to enjoy the view, socialize with the throngs of...Read more
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Ride to Truckee…and beyond
An early summer midweek morning is a great time to ride your bike from Tahoe City to Truckee, and then, along the Truckee Legacy Trail to Glenshire. The roaring Truckee River is your companion the entire route, the temperatures are not too hot, but warm...Read more
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Park Gems Kilner Park and Ward Creek State Park
Visitors to Lake Tahoe most frequently seek out a few star parks: Emerald Bay to see the Vikingsholm, Sand Harbor for it’s spectacular beach and Shakespeare shows, and DL Bliss State Park for it’s crystal clear waters and Rubicon Trail which brings hikers along the...Read more
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