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The Outdoors

  • Tahoe Music & Festivals Summer 2016

    By The Weekly on June 22, 2016
      Tis the season for outdoor concerts, festivals galore and revelry in the mountains as Tahoe’s days and nights are filled with events from music on the beach to wine walks to Shakespeare to art tours and dance festivals. You’ll find everything you need to plan for a summer of food, fun and festivals in our Tahoe Music & Festivals […]
  • Idyllic views along Rubicon Trail

    By Tim Hauserman on June 22, 2016
    Trivia question: How many trails allow you to walk for 6 miles along the shore of Lake Tahoe? Answer: One, the Rubicon Trail, which begins at D.L. Bliss State Park and ends in Emerald Bay. On this popular trail, hikers are treated to views of emerald green and deep blue waters, as well as ospreys and eagles. When it comes […]
  • Tahoe Mountain Guides · For the love of biking

    By Priya Hutner on June 22, 2016
    Ken Long and his business partner Tom Clark are avid mountain bikers. It was their love of Tahoe and passion for biking that inspired them to create Tahoe Mountain Guides. Gina Larkin of Truckee hones her mountain biking skills on the Emigrant Trail. | Nina Porcelli-Fenn “The philosophy of the company is, if it isn’t fun, don’t do it,” says […]
  • Tahoe’s cross-country pioneer · Glenn Jobe

    By Tim Hauserman on June 22, 2016
    If you have ever cross-country skied over the past 30 years around Tahoe, there is a good chance Glenn Jobe had a hand in your experience. He spent years coaching skiers, and for the last seven years has run the biathlon program at ASC Training Center run by the Auburn Ski Club. Perhaps his biggest impact was when he started […]
  • June 1969: Rare Summer Flood on Truckee River

    By Mark McLaughlin on June 22, 2016
    It may not seem like it during our region’s current drought, but the Truckee River is one of the most volatile waterways in California and Nevada, prone to flood about every nine years. The most recent significant flood event was in January 2006, so the statistical clock is ticking. Considering our current situation, a major flood on the Truckee doesn’t […]
  • Aquatic Insects

    By Bruce Ajari on June 22, 2016
      As fly-fishers, we are very much in tune to what insects the fish are eating. Ernest Schwiebert’s book, “Matching the Hatch,” written in 1955, was the standard on what fish eat and how to match them with flies. Fly-fishers know the aquatic insects in their home waters. Hatches in the East and West are quite different. However, anglers in […]
  • Tahoe Donner

    By The Weekly on June 22, 2016
      18 holes | par 72 Yardage 4997 to 7002 Slope 124 to 138 Ratings 68.9 to 72.9 Tahoe Donner Golf Course fits the stereotypical image one might have when hearing the term “mountain golf course.” It works its way through tall pine-lined fairways and finishes on large rolling greens. It is not a new course, having opened in 1976. […]
  • Around Tahoe June 23-29

    By The Weekly on June 22, 2016
    Raise awareness and get rewarded | Tahoe Sports Hub will host a community Pint Night on June 24 from 6 to 8 p.m. The Pint Night is co-sponsored by Salomon and RootsRated to celebrate Truckee’s natural attractions while raising money and awareness for the Truckee Trails Foundation. The event is free and open to the public. On June 25, Tahoe […]
  • Big Blue Adventure · Building an action-packed life

    By The Weekly on June 15, 2016
    An open room with two desks in a gray house in Tahoe City is humming as two, full-time event professionals get ready for a summer of adventure and fun in Lake Tahoe. Big Blue Adventure’s director of operations, Bryan Rickards, is shopping for a new medal company and telling me about what brought him to Tahoe. It is the same […]
  • Small-town vibe on Tour de Manure

    By Tim Hauserman on June 15, 2016
    There are a lot of great bike-riding events to choose from in the summer and fall around Lake Tahoe and Northern California. For me, however, one stands above the rest – the Tour de Manure in the Sierra Valley on June 18. The ride is well-organized and supported, the food at the finish is delicious and the Sierra Valley is […]