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Archive for July, 2013

  • Exploring Tahoe Donner by horseback

    By Katherine Hill on July 31, 2013
    Cowgirls from left, Rachael Stock, Krystal-Rae Mecham and Julya Morganti  · Cowgirls in jeans, well-worn boots, belts with silver buckles and plaid shirts with a little sparkle led would-be cowgirls (and a few cowboys) on trail rides through the High Sierra terrain at Tahoe Donner. These cowgirls – Rachael Stock, Krystal-Rae Mecham and Julya Morganti – are part of the […]
  • Discover Tahoe-Truckee | West Shore

    By Jenn Sheridan on July 31, 2013
    First inhabited by members of the Washoe tribe who would hunt and fish during the summers, the West Shore of Lake Tahoe has evolved into a destination for boating and outdoor recreation. Beginning in the 1800s, affluent families from the San Francisco began to flock to the West Shore by train and soon large hotels and summer homes began to […]
  • The jewel of the West Shore

    By The Weekly on July 31, 2013
    Diver Sea Scallops  · It’s always a delight to dine at Swiss Lakewood and, after my most recent visit, I must say it is better than ever. My dining date, Judy Friedman of The Paper Trail, joins me for the night where we are greeted by the restaurants hostess/manager Doris, a Swiss Lakewood staple for many years. Our server, Amanda, […]
  • Perfect pairings at Trokay

    By Barbara Keck on July 31, 2013
    2009 E. Guigal Gigondas and the 2011 Chardonnay from Sequoia Grove  · An unforgettable wine-food pairing experience waits for you at Trokay in downtown Truckee. I’m hoping to raid my piggy-bank so I can go back and enjoy the exquisite food and perfectly paired wines presented by John and Nyna Weatherson at this classy restaurant. A word to the wise: […]
  • Resort at Squaw Creek

    By Charlie Good on July 31, 2013
    Resort at Squaw Creek  · Surrounded by six majestic Sierra peaks, Resort at Squaw Creek’s 18-hole championship golf course sits serenely in Olympic Valley. This magnificent, links-style course will challenge all levels of ability. Renowned golf course architect Robert Trent Jones Jr. designed the course to preserve the unique beauty, natural wetlands and wildlife habitat of Olympic Valley. The spectacular […]
  • Leg two

    By Bruce Ajari on July 31, 2013
    Leslie Ajari fishing on the Lower McCloud River  · The next stop on our trip was the McCloud River in Northern California. Not too far from the Upper Sacramento, about a couple hours due to some slow driving on a rough. dirt road noteworthy of flat tires we were told by some frequent visitors. We fished the Lower Owens below […]
  • Duane L. Bliss: An Unusual Tahoe Visionary, Part III

    By Mark McLaughlin on July 31, 2013
    In the 19th century, Duane Leroy Bliss made a fortune as a timber baron, whose industry destroyed much of Lake Tahoe’s old growth forest. But, Bliss also understood that once the trees grew back that the region could become a popular tourist destination. In 1898, Bliss incorporated the Lake Tahoe Railway and Transportation Company to build infrastructure at North Lake […]
  • Underwater filming

    By Warren Miller on July 31, 2013
    There have been a lot of fantastic watermen in my world during the many years that I spent riding a surfboard at Southern California beaches. One of them stands out among all of them because it seemed as though he had suction cups for feet – Pete Peterson. I was filming him waterskiing one day and the best footage I […]
  • Chow

    By Chef David “Smitty” Smith on July 31, 2013
    Every once in a while I’ll come across a recipe or dish that is so simple, yet good, I have to try it out and sometimes pass it along to you. This happened at a recent Bluesdays Tuesdays concert in Squaw. Walking around listening to the music, which has been outstanding, I see a lot of the same people every […]
  • Carolyn Wonderland

    By The Weekly on July 31, 2013
    Discovering Wonderland By Joy Michiel Blues fans love her for her soulful voice. Roots rockers love her non-stop energy and backwoods stomp that she brings to her more up-tempo tunes. Country fans love her for her honest storytelling and ability to cross pollinate in rock for a good dance party. In other words, Carolyn Wonderland is a force to be […]