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...

Wildflowers, waterfall on high-country hike

Story & photos by Jamie Wanzek ·  A view of Lake Tahoe at the beginning of the hike ·  5 miles round-trip Easy to moderate Hike starts at...

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...

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...

Waves of wildflowers at Ward Creek

Tahoe visitors and locals alike tend to focus on the best-known adventures when they think of enjoying Tahoe’s outdoors. They ride the Flume Trail,...

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,...

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...

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...

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...

Swimming with the wildflowers at Sagehen Meadows

  Longer, warmer days each spring are the harbinger of wildflowers and hiking season in Tahoe and Truckee. As the plants begin to push up...