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Incline Village & Crystal Bay

  Following the mining boom on the Comstock Lode, lakefront summer homes began popping up around Lake Tahoe. George Whittell, an independently wealthy man, took...
Nakoma

Spring getaway to Nakoma

  Nestled among the pines of the Lost Sierra is an architectural marvel at Nakoma Resort. The Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Clubhouse emerges as a centerpiece...

Riding & eating across the Sierra Valley

Just 25 miles north of Truckee lies the Sierra Valley. It’s a serene place of tiny towns, sprawling cattle ranches and wetlands filled with...

Brockway’s Picnic Rock: Stellar views & history

One popular and accessible Tahoe hike or mountain bike ride is a segment of the Tahoe Rim Trail that starts on the east side...

Wildflowers & Waterfalls

Wildflower season in Tahoe changes weekly, sometimes daily, with flowers flourishing one day at lake level, moving to flourish in higher elevations the following...

Explore beauty of Emerald Bay

The iconic views of Emerald Bay are a highlight during a summer drive around the lake, but the view is only a fraction of...

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...

Exploring the Eastern Sierra

Apricot mallows in bloom among the volcanic outcroppings at Alabama Hills. Three-year-old Anikin Allen gets up close with the wildflowers at Death Valley National Park,...

Galena Falls | High country waterfall & wildflowers

I’ve been told that the 2.5-mile jaunt along the Tahoe Rim Trail to Galena Falls is the busiest section of trail in the entire...

Chillin’ at Grover Hot Springs

Whether you've spent a bit too much time on the slopes or just need a day to unwind, Grover Hot Springs is the perfect...