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Fall Color Update #4

November 5, 2010

There are still a few spots of color around but mostly the trees are past their prime for this year.

A notable exception is the grove of Aspens located at Bourne Curve just west of our office at the Pine Cone Resort on US 50.  They are currently at their peak but that could end soon due to a weather system that is forecast to arrive Saturday afternoon.

This will be the final update on fall colors for this year.

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Fall Colors Update #3

October 19, 2010

Over in Hope Valley on Hwy 88 the Aspens around Sorensen’s Resort are at their peak.  It’s an incredible sight.  Best we’ve seen in several years.  On further west, all the way to the Red Lake turnoff, there are additional groves sporting fantastic variations of yellow, gold, orange, and red.

Up here at the lake the trees over around Taylor Creek and Spring Creek are looking fine.

Just a short distance from the Pine Cone Resort there is a spot on US 50 that the locals call Bourne Curve.  On both sides of the road are groves of Aspens and at this time they are really beginning to explode in color.

You gotta see it to believe it.

Kokanee Salmon Festival

September 29, 2010

The annual Kokanee Salmon Festival is the weekend of October 2nd and 3rd.  Click Here for more information.

We just got back from a preview look over at Taylor Creek Visitor Center.  The creek is thick with beautiful salmon.  Easy to see in the crystal clear water.

Come on up and have a look.  It’s a sight like no other.

Note:  The link above is often quite slow in opening so be patient.  It’s well worth the wait.

Fall Colors Update #2

September 28, 2010

Just a short note here.  As we predicted yesterday there are no colorful leaves yet in Hope Valley or elsewhere nearby.

Below is a link to photographer Carol Leigh’s fall color  web page.  She keeps it updated with reports sent in by readers.  I recommend that you check it regularly.

Fall Color In California

Fall Colors Update #1

September 27, 2010

Well folks, not much to report yet.  Although there are small spots of color the trees around the Tahoe region are still mostly green.  We’ll try and take a look in the next day or two over in nearby Hope Valley but it’s unlikely that much is happening yet.

The reports we’ve seen indicate most of the colors are far south of us at this time.  Mostly in the Bishop area.  If you’re going to be in that location during the next week or so you should check out Rock Creek, Bishop Creek, and Lake Sabrina.

We’ll post an update when we have more information.

Labor Day Approaches

August 17, 2010

Well, folks, with the impending arrival of the Labor Day weekend the days of summer are nearing an end.  The lingering cold weather made it seem like a shorter than usual season.

If you haven’t already you might want to start thinking about coming up to the lake for a late summer visit.  Labor Day will be your last chance to see the fireworks until next spring.

Taylor Creek Visitor Center

July 27, 2010

Over on the southwest shore of Lake Tahoe, close to a mile past Camp Richardson, you’ll find the Taylor Creek Visitor Center.  Operated by the National Forest Service it is a Day Use Area and there is no entrance fee.

The main attraction is the Rainbow Trail, a 1/2 mile interpretive loop that meanders through meadows, native plant life, and alongside the banks of Taylor Creek.  At the halfway point the well maintained trail takes you down a ramp and into the Stream Profile Chamber.  There, a diverted section of the creek flows past large glass windows giving you a below the surface view of the stream and its inhabitants.

Give it a look-see, folks.  It’s well worth the short drive over there. For more information: Taylor Creek Visitor Center