Sept. 15 to 21, 2016 | A climber’s tuff, granite paradise

Climber Chris Blossey on Infra Red at Light Deprivation Buttress at Big Chief in the Truckee River Canyon. Alyssa Ganong shares some favorite climbing spots in her feature “Cragging Tahoe” in this edition. Photography by Elsa Boscarello Photography | @elsaboscarello

“Tahoe is blessed with a bounty of rock set in picturesque landscapes with incredible views of mountains and lakes. A climber’s paradise,” writes Alyssa Ganong in her cover feature “Cragging Tahoe” for this edition.

The Tahoe Sierra has long been a mecca for many outdoor enthusiasts, including rock climbers that enjoy the boundless opportunities for climbing and bouldering throughout the region. Alyssa, a long-time climber, has been extolling the wonders for Tahoe rock for years and we got her to share some favorite local spots for climbing and bouldering for this issue. (Alyssa is also the rock-star Art Director for Tahoe Weekly and Tahoe Powder magazines.)

September is a great time to explore all of Tahoe’s offerings and, as the weather cools, it also marks the start of the great fall fishing season as Bruce Ajari reminds us in this issue’s fishing column. Writer Jenn Sheridan also shares her love of trapping, and eating, crayfish. This invasive aquatic species is a threat to Lake Tahoe’s clarity, but are pretty tasty for dinner, as Jenn shares in this issue.