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Lisa Michelle

Lisa Michelle
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Lisa is a former rodeo cowgirl turned award-winning writer and filmmaker who works and plays in South Lake Tahoe.

The wilds of Thunder Mountain

Thunder Mountain. The name brought back memories of the rip-roaring rollercoaster at Disneyland. Like the ride, the hike up Thunder Mountain is wild and...

Hello, Hungalelti Ridge

It had been a few years since I hiked up to Squaw Ridge...

Pounding granite on the Tahoe Rim Trail

  In the middle of a dusty section of the Tahoe Rim Trail in...

Dramatic views at Thimble Peak

The Wall at Kirkwood from Chair 6 Thimble Peak was plastered with untracked powder...

Solo on Big Blue A Five-Day Paddle on Lake Tahoe

In the crisp, blue light of morning, sapphire waters seduce me as I set my paddleboard on the beach at Sand Harbor. After rearranging...

Emerald pools await at Silver Lake Potholes

Carved deep into polished granite is a chain of emerald pools that cascade sloping rock. These are the Silver Lake Potholes. Along the Silver...

The hunt for Machado’s Postpile

Out of breath at the top of the posts, I stop. The surface is an alien world, the red of Mars and a blatant...

Clairitage Press | Where History Comes Alive

Karen Dustman disliked history as a child. As a teenager, she grew to detest all things historic when her mother became involved in a...

Maria Mircheva

The best way to make the world a better place is to improve your own neck of the woods. And that is exactly what...

Fusing science & art

Fine art subscapes fuse high-resolution underwater sonar imagery with above-water photography. Sonar, short for Sound Navigation and Ranging, is helpful for exploring and mapping...