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  • Tahoe Music & Festivals FALL 2016

    By Priya Hutner on October 19, 2016
    Chop wood, carry water and get ready for the winter months ahead. The resorts are promising an early opening season and we’ll be skiing in no time. But, in the meantime, there are lots of entertainment and activities to enjoy – hiking, mountain biking, music and the arts. There is something for everyone from Reno to Tahoe to explore this […]
  • Rock art · Petroglyphs of Donner Summit

    By Priya Hutner on October 19, 2016
    If you drive up Old Highway 40 about 2.5 miles from the west end of Donner Lake, there is a pull-off on the left side of the road by China Wall. Here you can explore Truckee’s vibrant history. Walk up the road about 50 feet where historical signs offer you insight into the petroglyphs etched in the granite. On the […]
  • Winter’s knocking · Ski resorts eye early openings

    By Katherine Hill on October 19, 2016
    The race is one in Tahoe as downhill resorts eye opening dates as early as Halloween (or earlier depending on the blessings of white gold Mother Nature may bring to the region’s higher elevation locales). Courtesy TDRPD With massive investments in snow making and infrastructure at local resorts, Mt. Rose hopes to be the first to open on Oct. 31, […]
  • Stepping in front of the camera · Jason Abraham focus of film

    By The Weekly on October 19, 2016
    When somebody gets hurt, gets sick or needs help, it’s wonderful to see the way a community comes together. Go Fund Me pages spring up. Benefit events fundraise beyond expectations. Support comes pouring in, until one day it trickles to a stop and life has to become its new version of normal for the people affected. It is that new […]
  • Redlight · Truckee’s newest social lounge & lodge

    By Priya Hutner on October 19, 2016
    The historic Hotel Alta in downtown Truckee has come a long way from its original life. Renamed Redlight, the beautiful, renovated social lounge and lodge still retains the flavor of Truckee’s rich history. “When I saw the front of building and that it was for sale, I knew what it was supposed to be. It had always been used for […]
  • Phantom Spires · Getting high on chickenheads

    By Alyssa Ganong on October 19, 2016
    Fall is decidedly the best climbing season, especially in Tahoe. The weather is cool, the rock and rubber grip well and the crowds are gone. Hopefully, we’ve honed our skills throughout the spring and summer months and it’s time to focus on goals and projects, time to explore new places. On a perfect fall day, I found myself driving south […]
  • The Western Pacific Railroad Museum

    By Tim Hauserman on October 19, 2016
    Tucked away in a quiet corner of the sleepy community of Portola is a true gem: The Western Pacific Railroad Museum. Here you will find nearly 100 railroad engines, rolling stock and cabooses from a range of eras that are all part of the story of this unique railroad company. You can take a ride on a train and, if […]
  • Lassen Volcanic National Park In search of bubbly mud

    By Katherine Hill on October 19, 2016
    My 3-year-old nephew Anikin is obsessed with hot lava and bubbly mud, as he calls it. He spends a lot of time talking about and playing with his toys in hot lava and bubbly mud. He even gets excited at bedtime at the prospect of dreaming about bubbly mud, and he does often dream of this geological wonder. So, when […]
  • Coastal charm in Carmel

    By Katherine Hill on October 19, 2016
    The rugged coastal mountains of the Monterey region are home to some of the finest wines in California, where winemakers work the land to produce tasty varietals making the region a great escape for a few days or a few weeks. The Carmel Valley is one of the least visited locales in this coastal paradise unlike nearby Monterey, Big Sur […]
  • Prolific Petroglyphs

    By Katherine Hill on October 19, 2016
    Fighter jets fly in tight formations in mock war games over the Naval Air Station Fallon within sight of what was once a shoreline and Native American encampment of ancient Lake Lahontan. Grimes Point Archaeological Area is home to ancient petroglyphs carved or pecked into the ballast boulders strewn throughout the site. There’s an easy one-quarter mile interpretive trail that […]