Summer in Tahoe

Neighborhood Alpine Peaks
Perhaps the west shore’s most unique neighborhood is Alpine Peaks. It’s a four mile drive from Sunnyside Lodge to the top of Ward Canyon, where you find this uniquely secluded neighborhood next to the Sherwood chairlift on the back side of Alpine Meadows. While there...Read more
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Squaw Valley Having some fun in the summertime
In the last post, I talked about how Alpine Meadows is a quiet place to spend the summer. Squaw Valley, separated from Alpine Meadows by a ridgeline, has a much more active vibe in the summer. In the village you will find a host of...Read more
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Alpine Meadows In the summertime
To downhill skiers and snowboarders around Tahoe, the communities of Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows are places you can get on chairlifts and hit the slopes. But to nordic skiers like me, these places are much better in the summer for bike riding and hiking...Read more
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Salvaged! Time for art class
Hanging out at the beach throwing rocks and swimming, going for a hike, or heading out for a ride in a kayak are perfectly legitimate things for kids to do at Lake Tahoe in the summer. But eventually your little urchins might get sunburned or...Read more
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Tahoe Farmers Markets
It’s happened once again, snuck right up on us when we were not looking: Summer! Which among other wonderful things means Tahoe is inundated with a luscious supply of weekly Farmer’s Markets. A chance to take a slow walk past beautiful fruit and produce, arts,...Read more
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The Tahoe Cabin
What do you think of when you hear the phrase Lake Tahoe cabin? For many second-home owners, cabin is just another name for their house in Tahoe, no matter whether it is a luxurious palatial home on the edge of the lake, or a teensy-weensy...Read more
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America’s Most Beautiful Bike Ride
For locals and visitors alike, America’s Most Beautiful Bike Ride (and a number of other athletic events that use our roads as a stage) can be a challenge. While single file riding is recommended, there is a wide disparity in riding ability, so the faster...Read more
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The Truckee River’s clear running water is perfect for a swim, a float or just to quietly sit next to and enjoy. A few years ago, I moved from my house in Ward Canyon to within a stone’s throw of the Truckee. I quickly discovered...Read more
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Burning Man is an annual week long event in the Black Rock Desert, which is located a few hours north of Reno. It begins at the end of August and ends on Labor Day, and attracts well over 50,000 people to a piece of dry...Read more
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If you’ve been lucky enough to hang out in The Cobblestone this summer, you probably saw a bustle of activity at the former site of The Cobblestone Cinema. A major remodel has been going on creating what is about to become the Tahoe Art Haus...Read more
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