23 Jun 2020
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 are excited about people returning to the area, there is also caution and concern that we can all enjoy this place and still stay save from Covid.
-For information on cleaning and rental protocol in your vacation rental go to enjoytahoe.com
-For detailed information on efforts to keep Tahoe safe go to gotahoenorth.com
Here are a few things to keep in mind when visiting Lake Tahoe:
Support our local small businesses. They, like a lot of other businesses around the country have a had a tough few months. But be patient. They are learning all sorts of new protocols and having to rework their businesses to meet the new reality. Things may be a bit different.
Wash your hands or use sanitizer before entering a business, and after.
Wear a mask any time you are inside a public place like a store, shop, or before being seated at a restaurant.
Social Distancing: Please keep 6 feet away from everyone! This seems to be the biggest challenge of all the suggestions made to keep people safe. That includes six feet from your good friend Bob, even though you know he is a stand up guy and could never possibly be sick without knowing it.
Bring hand sanitizer, gloves and cleaning supplies with you to Tahoe, and perhaps food as well as our few supermarkets may not be able to meet the demand.
Hiking, biking and being out on the lake are some of the safest activities you can do, but it is still important to keep that six feet of social distance. This means avoiding super busy places or going out first thing in the morning or late in the afternoon. And it means stepping off the trail give other people the space they need.
Be courteous and remember we are all in this together.
Mountain Biking Tip: Check out Tahoe Cross country Ski Area. The trail network fanning out from the lodge includes beginner to expert level trails, with lots of miles of each. Mule ears and lupine are starting to bloom in earnest. tahoexc.org has bike rentals and maps of the trails.
Hiking Tip: Try trails on Tahoe’s East Shore which are out of the snow. Take the Tahoe Rim Trail south from Spooner Summit to South Camp Peak, or from Spooner Lake hike up to Marlette Lake.