Mokelumne Wilderness | Wildflower Haven

About 25 miles south of South Lake Tahoe on State Route 88 sits Carson Pass. Here just a few miles west of Kirkwood Mountain...

Bike to the beach | New trails ease access to popular beaches

In June, Tahoe East Shore Trail opened extending from Incline Village, Nev., to Sand Harbor State Park. Earlier this spring, the West Shore Bike...

Fontanillis | Lake Desolation Wilderness’ Finest

I must admit I was feeling conflicted about writing an article about Fontanillis Lake. On the one hand, it’s my job to write about...

Rolling good time on new Beaver Tail Trail

Among fanfare and a ribbon cutting, the newly christened Beaver Tail Trail opened in Kings Beach on July 12. The new single-track flow trail...

Nature in Balance at D.L. Bliss State Park

Along the West Shore of Lake Tahoe, the tall pine trees and rugged mountain terrain lie in stark contrast to the emerald and cobalt...

August Wildflower Hot Spots

July was quite exciting with tight gardens of balsamroot and mule ears quickly taking over exposed slopes. Once the temperatures warmed, lupine and paintbrush...

Finding Magic on Eagle Rock

For centuries people have been drawn to the magic of Lake Tahoe. The dramatic view of lofty mountain peaks, the majestic alpine forest and...

Exploring Desolation’s high mountain lakes

One of my favorite early summer hikes is to Lake Genevieve and Crag Lake in the Desolation Wilderness. It’s the first trail into Desolation...

On top of the world on Tinker Knob

High above the Town of Truckee, the Sierra Crest cuts across the sky, the peaks of this geographically perfect ridge watching over our mortal...

Forest bathing | Immersing oneself in nature

Shinrin-yoku is the Japanese art of forest bathing. The idea is to immerse yourself in nature using all of the senses; it’s a meditation...