Popular Trips in Lake Tahoe
Squaw Valley, California, United States
Went out with Andy to do some geocaching up the Granite Chief and Pacific Crest Trails. After finding the 2 caches we headed to High Camp and took the tram down. Officially, you are supposed to pay $10 for the trip down. But if you don't hesitate just walk onto the tram. Keeping a phone to your ear might help. There are at least 4 caches along this route.The last section on...
Truckee, California, United States
HIke from Heavenly Valley to the top of Granite Chief. Beautiful day and views.
Perilous flume hike along the El Dorado Irrigation channel (one way)
Pacific, California, United States
The hike started out on the fairly flat section of the El Dorado ditch just east of Fresh Pond. On our first bridge crossing the Jindo dog fell and landed inside the tubing that feeds Bridal Veil falls. The u-shaped metal basin he found himself in was slippery and had a few inches of water that comes directly from the Sierra snowmelt. The poor critter couldn't even walk in there. I dragged...
Walk near Rubicon Bay
Rubicon Properties, California, United States
I was in Tahoe with about 1.5 hours before sunset so I decided to explore the neighborhood a bit with the hopes of making it to the shore to take some photographs of the snow-covered rocks. After winding my way down a few streets I eventually made it to a path that connected to the beach. It was too late in the afternoon to lay on the snow and tan, so I...
Hike to Susie Lake
Fallen Leaf, California, United States
Hike from Stanford Sierra camp up to Susie lake. The hike was hot so we prepared for a swim at the top. Unfortunately, when we got to the top it started to rain and it got cold, we we just headed back down. Maybe next time...
Castle Peak Summit
Soda Springs, California, United States
This is one of my favorite Tahoe hikes. It's easily accessible as a day hike from the Bay Area. Short enough to get back home yet difficult enough to be worth the drive. And of course, great views from the top!
Maude Lake - Desolation Wilderness Area
Wrights Lake, California, United States
This was my first trip into Desolation Wilderness and it was exactly what I had hoped.... except for the beginning when I forced to park in the "overflow" parking and walk a mile on asphalt to get to the trailhead. Wrights Lake is packed with people and it was a little unnerving until I hit the trail. They soon thinned out as the trail ascended and I saw only a few other...
Dardanelles lake: fall colors in the Sierra
Nebelhorn, California, United States
Our Monday hiking group made the trek to this amazing little lake. The shear face of the rock formation that buttes up against the water's edge is like no other.
Fallen leaf snowshoe trip upstream from Lake Tahoe
Spring Creek, California, United States