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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.

The Old Lighthouse

July 21, 2010

Continuing on with D. L. Bliss State Park we also recommend taking the trail to the old lighthouse and then on around to Rubicon Point. The views of the lake and surrounding mountains are simply stunning. Be certain to have your camera with you.

At the park entrance ask the ranger for a brochure that has a map showing all the features and trails.

Enjoy the beauty and the fresh air.

Balancing Rock

July 13, 2010

 While you’re visiting the Lake Tahoe region you might consider taking a drive over to D.L. Bliss State Park for a short 1/2 mile hike to Balancing Rock.

It’s an easy nature trail with numbered stops along the way where you can learn about the geology, plants, and wildlife of the area.

You’ll also find a couple of other neat trails in the park and some small beaches. I think you will really enjoy it.

D.L. Bliss is located on the west shore a couple of miles north of the Emerald Bay State Park parking lot. For more information check out the website at: D.L. Bliss State Park.

Forever Holiday

January 2, 2010

After celebration of the New Year, and Christmas the week before that, many think it’s all over for a year or at least until July 4th rolls around. This, however, is not so.

You’ve been up here enough to realize Lake Tahoe is not just another place. It’s special. It has scenic qualities that are not duplicated anywhere else in the world. Add to that the crystal clear water of the lake and the crisp, clean mountain air and one might think it just can’t get any better…but there’s more.

When you factor in year around recreation of every imaginable kind and stir in 24 hour gambling and entertainment the end result is one huge, non-stop celebration.

Winter has only just gotten started. It can only get better. Gather up the family and c’mon up here and enjoy the fun. There is always something exciting to do.

Snowshoeing And Cross Country Skiing

December 15, 2009

For those of you who prefer snowshoeing through the woods or cross country skiing there are a couple of outstanding places not far from South Lake Tahoe.

The closest is Camp Richardson Resort. It’s located on Hwy 89 just a couple of miles from the intersection with US 50. They offer groomed trails and lots of forest. Rentals are available.

Heading the other direction, on Hwy 28, less than a mile from its intersection with US 50 at Spooner Junction, is Spooner Lake Cross Country Ski Area. They have beautifully groomed trails and offer equipment rentals.