Category: Outdoors

Fury Over Fourth of July Fireworks

| July 2, 2014 | 0 Comments

Written and Photographed by Dylan Silver When Joan and Joe Truxler picked up the wiry plastic fuses and cardboard scraps from the sandy shores of Zephyr Cove’s Marla Bay, they didn’t realize the detritus would land them in the center of a firestorm of controversy. It was July 6, 2013, and what they were finding […]

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Dry Climate Turns Search for Water Below Ground

| June 27, 2014 | 0 Comments

The third year of deep drought gives Tahoe and Truckee a glimpse into the future of groundwater in the age of climate change Written by David Bunker The pumps to Squaw Valley’s four main wells have just kicked off as Brandon Burks enters the pumphouse sitting like an island in the middle of Squaw Valley’s expansive […]

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Weekend Outlook June 26-29

| June 26, 2014 | 0 Comments

Written by Kristin Close Start your summer weekend off right by attending the following events. Temperatures will reach the 80s this weekend, so get a healthy dose of dancing, beverages and food, sunshine, Lake Tahoe and SPF. Thursday, June 26 -Party under the Palapa – Calinete Deck Opening Party 5:30 p.m. Come to the monthly […]

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How to Get Bird’s Eye View of Lake Tahoe

| June 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

Seven ways to see The Lake from above Written by Alison Bender We can all agree that the view from Lake Tahoe’s shores—a glittering stretch of blue set against mountain and sky—is stunning. But how does it look from higher up, say 50 feet? Maybe 200 feet? What about up at 4,000 feet above the […]

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‘Bear’ Essentials: TV star’s Sierra survival academy challenges

| June 20, 2014 | 0 Comments

Written by Kristin Close We put on our 20 lb. backpack and took off running into a thick conifer forest. We took a break from running to forage, eat a mealworm and learn how to purify water from a stream. Before dark, we familiarized ourselves with the land, placed traps, tied knots and built emergency […]

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Weekend Outlook June 18-22

| June 19, 2014 | 0 Comments

Written by Kristin Close   You have nothing to do this weekend, then you remember to take a look at all the events happening this summer. With temperatures reaching the 80s this weekend, whether you’re outdoorsy or a thespian, if you have an eye for fine art or a good ear for music, there’s something […]

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Eye to Eye: Dave Nettle

| June 16, 2014 | 0 Comments

Interview by Greyson Howard Dave Nettle is a consummate mountain adventurer, with climbs ranging from the Sierra Nevada to the Himalayas, the Alps to Baffin Island over the course of 42 years. A familiar face to many Tahoe-area climbers and skiers, Nettle worked at the North Shore’s Alpenglow Sports for 16 years and is the […]

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Weekend Outlook – Father’s Day Weekend

| June 12, 2014 | 0 Comments

Written by Kristin Close Celebrate Father’s Day weekend the right way – outdoors in Tahoe! Be prepared to go on a bike ride or grab a brewski with dad, it will be sunny and in the 70s all weekend.   Thursday, June 12 -Full Moon Kayak with Tahoe Adventure Company 6 – 9 p.m. After […]

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Truckee Climber Dies on Mt. Rainier

| June 6, 2014 | 0 Comments

Written by Matthew Renda Editor’s note: A version of the story will appear in Tahoe Quarterly’s Summer issue, due out later this month.  Truckee resident, avid mountaineer and professional alpine guide Matt Hegeman, 38, died last week after he and five other climbers fell an estimated 3,000 feet from near the summit of Washington’s Mt. […]

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Weekend Outlook June 5-8

| June 5, 2014 | 0 Comments

Written by Kristin Close Are you ready to have an outdoorsy weekend in Tahoe? Warm weather in the 70s is expected this weekend. Keep cool with a hat and don’t forget your SPF–here are some great events going on this weekend:   Thursday, June 5 -Caliente Tequlia Tasting, Kings Beach 5:30 p.m. Hey! Tequila! Admission is […]

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