Summit Canyon | A trail to history, Part I

By Mark McLaughlin  ·   Along the Summit Canyon trail  · Donner Pass is arguably one of the most historic square miles in the United States. Its...

Hannes Schroll: The Red Devil from Tyrol

It’s been nearly 80 years since the Sugar Bowl ski resort opened on Dec. 15, 1939. Sugar Bowl is known as the Grand Dame...

Rolf Godon

I met Rolf Godon sampling savory prosciutto and Parmesan waffles for a mutual friend, who was testing recipes for the opening of his new...

John & Jessie Frémont: An American Power Couple

The men in Lt. John Charles Frémont’s command were a bit confused. They had spent the spring and summer of 1843 trekking west into...

Worst Winter of All, Part II

Worst Winter of All, Part II By Mark McLaughlin No doubt about it, winter 2012 is off to a monumentally slow start. Virtually no snow...

Forget about inflation

While finishing up my autobiography recently, I decided to include some of my old cartoons from a book I published in the summer of...

Farad to Floriston hike through history

The Tahoe-Pyramid Bikeway is still a work in progress, but the sections that are open offer an opportunity to enjoy inspiring hikes and bike...
John Sutter

Tahoe’s Gatekeeper · John Sutter

Just upstream from Fanny Bridge sits the Lake Tahoe Dam. Since 1910, it has controlled how much water leaves Lake Tahoe and eventually makes...

Art sought for fundraiser

North Tahoe Arts is seeking art donations for the Monet's Table art sale on Sept....

The Big Red Truck

“Every night that I slept in that truck I saved enough money on dinner, motel and breakfast to buy yet another roll of Kodachrome for my...