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Winding Down Summer
We’ve had a cold snap here in the mountains. It is regularly hitting mid to low 40’s when the sun goes down, and it’s no longer comfortable to wear shorts and tank-tops past dark. Fall is coming fast, the leaves already starting to change in our upper-most peaks.
Lake Tahoe is Epic!
Emerald water glistens in the mid-day sun. A gentle breeze is blowing softly on your face as you listen to the waves lap against enormous rounded boulders that. At this point, maybe you’re thinking to yourself, I wonder if there are some relevant facts and geological information available to me so I have a better understanding of what I am looking at here…
Well, think no more. Here are some tidbits of information sure to inject your melon with some serious perspective.
Transitioning From the Lake to the Mountains
A pine needle falls amongst the plentiful sunshine. Somewhere you can hear the distant roar a crowd as they feast their eyes on the premier of the latest ski film. A skier makes a large turn in a field of snow and the crowd “ooh’s” and “ahh’s” as the snow flies to the corners of the screen. The air is still warm but the gentle breeze brings a bite and a crisp scent that reminds us that fall is around the corner.Read More...
A Jaunt Around Lake Tahoe in Fall
Lake Tahoe is a world renowned summer destination with sandy beaches, crystal clear water, and enough outdoor activities to exhaust an Olympian. Lake Tahoe is also a world renowned winter destination. The high peaks that surround the lake are draped in foot upon foot of snow and people travel far and wide to ski the cliffs of Squaw, the sloping groomers of Northstar, and to show off their best 80’s mogul style down Gunbarrel at Heavenly. However, in the fall, the masses of travelers head south to hibernate for the winter and leave the mountains. They head to New England to have a peep at the leaves. They make pumpkin pie and wear sweaters. Most don’t think to head to Lake Tahoe where, in the fall, the water is too cold to swim in, there is no snow, and most of the trees do not change color. Until now…