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Alpine awe in Hope Valley

Just a little over an hour from North Tahoe lies Hope Valley, a spectacular alpine valley surrounded by the high peaks of the Sierra....

Season’s best outings for fall color

While Lake Tahoe is no New England when it comes to fall colors, the bright golds of our aspens and cottonwoods and the rusty...

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...

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...

Tahoe’s 4th of July festivities

Independence Day celebrations continue through the weekend at locations throughout the Tahoe Sierra with a myriad of fireworks shows and celebrations. Find details on...

Wildfires happen. Are you prepared?

Our respite from the seasonal dangers of wildfire here in the region is coming to an end. With temperatures climbing, relative humidity lowering,...

What to do during a Red Flag wildfire warning

American Red Cross would like to remind area residents to be prepared for wildfires especially during Red Flag warnings from high winds and dangerously...

Tahoe’s Clarity improves by 10 feet

A return to more normal weather and streamflow conditions in 2018 saw Lake Tahoe’s annual clarity value improve dramatically to 70.9 feet. This represents...

Invasive species invade dinner plates

I love seafood, particularly shellfish, but living in the mountains makes accessing fresh-caught creatures of the sea somewhat difficult. Although fresh seafood is readily...

Rock art · Petroglyphs of Donner Summit

If you drive up Old Highway 40 about 2.5 miles from the west end of Donner Lake, there is a pull-off on the left...