The glorious fall season in the Tahoe Sierra has lingered long past any that I remember in my nearly two decades here. The heavy moisture from last winter coupled with mild fall temperatures have gifted us with long stretches of fall color. Alas, it won’t last long so take in the last glimpses of fall beauty before we transition to the brilliant blankets of snow that will soon enshroud the region.
With the ski season on the horizon, Sean McAlindin talks to long-time Tahoe local Jon Rockwood, who debuts a new ski film each fall filmed as a labor of love with friends throughout the season. Read more in this issue in “The Locals’ Filmmaker” and check out our roundup of 25 of the season’s ski trailers.
Before the deep snows shutter the trails for hiking and biking for this year, get out and explore. Tim Hauserman tackles the 19-mile ride from Verdi, Nev., to Boca Reservoir over historic Henness Pass. And, if you’re looking for more trails to explore, check out some great new hiking and mountain biking guidebooks in our feature on fall reading and find lots of great trails.