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Camping & Backpacking

Searching for Solitude on the Tahoe Rim Trail

Heading out into the mountains seeking solitude in Tahoe in the summer can be a challenge. You won’t find it on many of the...

Echo Lakes | Gateway to Desolation Wilderness

There are many spectacular hikes in the Tahoe Sierra, but the trail to Lower and Upper Echo Lakes is the only one I’m aware...

Granite Chief Wilderness | Desolation’s Quiet Northern Neighbor

Like Canada is to the United States, Granite Chief Wilderness is to Desolation Wilderness. Desolation is a place of stunning beauty with countless crystal-clear mountain...

The tranquility of camping at Emerald Bay

It was a long time coming. Over the past 30 years, I’ve strolled through the Emerald Bay Boat Campground dozens of times while walking...

Backpacking on the Tahoe Rim Trail | Big Meadow to Echo Summit

There is nothing that says summer in the Sierra like heading into the Tahoe wilderness on a backpacking trip. You get to walk past...

Webber Lake opens to the public

Webber Lake located in Sierra County is about 45 minutes northwest of Truckee. It is located on Henness Pass Road that goes to Jackson...

Help protect Tahoe bears | Practice proper food storage, trash disposal

There are an estimated 10,000 to 15,000 American black bears living in the Sierra Nevada and sharing habitat with the human population. Spring is the...

There’s no camping like snow camping

Camping in winter should not be a suffer fest. At least that's what I hoped when I planned to join the Tahoe Rim Trail...