April 20 to May 10, 2017 | Spring adventures in Tahoe

The sun sets over the East Shore of Lake Tahoe as seen from Secret Cove on March 30, 2017. “It was snowing off and on before this,” says photographer Scott Thompson. “I didn’t think I was going to get any color but the sky opened up at the last minute and it was awesome.” | ScottShotsPhoto.com @scottshotsphoto

Spring’s dual sides
Exploring Tahoe in late spring as the snow starts to melt, but is still too deep to reveal hiking and mountain biking trails, means being creative to enjoy two seasons of sports.

Snowshoe to waterfalls and rock climbing, explore local museums, head into the back country, head into the woods for cross-country skiing and snowshoeing, and enjoy the extended downhill ski season. Tahoe’s hiking trails will soon begin to reveal themselves, first on Lake Tahoe’s sun-drenched East Shore and in Truckee. Read some of our picks for the in-between season in “Spring in Tahoe.”

Priya Hutner has been exploring a different side to Tahoe this spring – exploring and sampling the rise in Japanese whiskey and spirits at several Truckee restaurants. Her tasty trek will have you wanting to give the Priya Sour a try at the Redlight.

Writer Tim Hauserman needed a break from the snow and ventured down to Nevada City “In Search of Dirt.” Tim shares his picks for hiking and mountain biking trails, including some that depart from downtown Nevada City in this issue.

-Katherine Hill

Katherine Hill
Katherine first moved to Tahoe in 1998 and has been in love with the Tahoe-Truckee region ever since. She has been in the journalism field for more than 25 years and has worked for daily and weekly newspapers and magazines, as well as online publications, as an award-winning writer and editor. In the fall of 2013, Katherine became only the third owner of the 33-year-old publication, and today serves as its Publisher and Editor In Chief. Life in Tahoe is an amazing place to live, and she enjoys hiking and water sports in the summer, and cross-country skiing, snowshoeing and sledding with her nephew, Anikin.