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...

Tahoe’s abundance of wildflowers

A wet winter is the gift that keeps on giving from the long days enjoying ski runs and back-county trails, to the explosion of...

July’s Wildflower Hot Spots

Now that the sun has melted the snow at lake level, the soil is moist and healthy for a fabulous season of wildflowers. You’ve...

Wildlife & wildflowers at Waddle Ranch Preserve

While waiting for the snow to melt in the higher elevations following a nearly unprecedented winter, recreationists are forced to seek places to enjoy...

Discover Tahoe’s flora & fauna with iNaturalist

My son Anikin has a keen interest in science and a curiosity for how it is applies to life. When we go on hikes,...

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...

Explore the wildflowers

This summer enjoy free guided hikes through Squaw Valley’s unique alpine meadows, alive with wildflowers. Twice daily until Sept. 3, the adventure begins with...

Wildflowers, views & single track at Burton Creek State Park

My favorite place to mountain bike at Lake Tahoe is the expansive network of trails that fan out from Tahoe Cross Country Ski Area...

Waist-high wildflowers at Meiss Meadows

When I’m itching for an amazing display of wildflowers, the trail between Carson Pass and Showers Lake on the Pacific Crest Trail/Tahoe Rim Trail...

Wildlife & wildflowers at Martis Creek

  Large expanses of purple blooms caught my eye on the western side of Martis Valley as I drove along the highway connecting Truckee to...