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The Outdoors

  • Tahoe Music & Festivals Summer 2016

    By The Weekly on August 17, 2016
      Tis the season for outdoor concerts, festivals galore and revelry in the mountains as Tahoe’s days and nights are filled with events from music on the beach to wine walks to Shakespeare to art tours and dance festivals. You’ll find everything you need to plan for a summer of food, fun and festivals in our Tahoe Music & Festivals […]
  • Backpacking with teenagers

    By Tim Hauserman on August 17, 2016
    Our kids spend much of their lives looking at their phones and computer screens or heading to sports activities. This leaves little time to do what their parents spent most of their time doing when they were kids – playing in nature. A great way to get kids disconnected from the digital world is to have them fill a backpack […]
  • Joys of boating

    By The Weekly on August 17, 2016
    There is boating and then there is boating Lake Tahoe. June through September, locals and visitors take to the waters of Big Blue for recreation, sport and relaxation. I moved here in the summer of 1999 with cash on hand to pay for boat gas and beers. At the time, I didn’t own a boat. That summer, I learned to […]
  • Karen Terrey

    By Priya Hutner on August 17, 2016
    Creativity can be expressed in many ways: through art, music or cooking. Karen Terrey expresses herself through writing and helps others do the same at Tangled Roots Writing in Truckee. As a teacher and a writer, she understands what it takes to help people write. Terrey is also a poet. Her poetry explores a range of topics, from the complexities […]
  • East Shore lore

    By Katherine Hill on August 17, 2016
    The boulder-strewn East Shore south of Cave Rock is a great place for cruising and sightseeing on Lake Tahoe, but with few safe spots to pull ashore. So, it’s best to admire the shore from a safe distance and go in only at the local marinas. Lady of the Lake You can head across to the East Shore from any […]
  • Fatal flash flood on Mount Rose

    By Mark McLaughlin on August 17, 2016
    The Tahoe Sierra is one of the most popular recreation areas in California, a region where summer thunderstorms are not uncommon. Residents and visitors alike should be aware of thunderstorm activity while enjoying the mountain lifestyle. Be aware of changing Tahoe weather. | Mark McLaughlin It may seem obvious that exposure to lightning on mountain peaks and ridges can be […]
  • Stampede Reservoir fishing

    By Bruce Ajari on August 17, 2016
    Stampede Reservoir, northeast of Truckee, was constructed in 1970 by the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation primarily for fishery enhancement for the spawning of the endangered Cui-ui, a native fish of Pyramid Lake in Nevada. Stampede Reservoir from the boat ramp looking toward the dam. | Bruce Ajari Stampede Reservoir holds 226,500 acre feet of water when full. The surrounding land […]
  • Grizzly Ranch Golf Club

    By Casey Glaubman on August 17, 2016
    Grizzly Ranch Golf Club, located in Portola, might be Northern California’s best-kept golf secret. While the course is about a 50-minute drive from Truckee, the atmosphere feels so much more remote. Secluded fairways, beautiful vistas and a friendly staff greet you when you first arrive. The surrounding ranchland lifestyle is evident in the feel of the course, as well as […]
  • Outdoor events & Races for Aug. 18-24

    By The Weekly on August 17, 2016
    The latest ski flicks   |    Some of the biggest name in ski action films have announced the upcoming releases of this year’s films from Warren Miller Entertainment, Teton Gravity Research and Matchstick Productions. Matchstick Productions’ “Ruin and Rose” debuts in September and comes to Tahoe with a showing at Olympic Village Lodge on Oct. 1 at 6 p.m. […]
  • Free falling at 120 mph

    By Priya Hutner on August 10, 2016
    I’ve always wanted to jump. I think it’s the part of me that wants to experience all that there is and draws me to live life to its fullest. Before moving to Truckee, I lived in an ashram in a small town in Florida, where amidst the thick groves of live oaks laden with Spanish moss, there was a small […]