Category: Outdoors

Tahoe’s Mammoth Trout Swimming Back from Extinction

| June 21, 2013 | 0 Comments

Written by Jacqueline Ginley Last winter, Matt Ceccarelli was fishing at the shores of Pyramid Lake, like he had since childhood, when his line caught on something. “At first I thought it was a snag,” he said. “Some of the other 10- to 15-pound fish fight way more than this one did. This fish came […]

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Weekend Outlook: June 20-23

| June 20, 2013 | 0 Comments

This weekend features the longest day of the year (Friday), a full moon (Saturday-Sunday), and a glorious-looking weather forecast. If you’re not up here and going full-tilt, you’re missing out. Here are a few reminders from us about what’s going on at The Lake and in Truckee this weekend. If you have an event to […]

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Tahoe “Wildlife Advocates” menace state biologist

| May 28, 2013 | 0 Comments

Criticism over bear incidents turns aggressive, violent online By Kyle Magin Tahoe Quarterly Editor A Nevada wildlife biologist came under attack recently after the accidental death of a black bear in Incline Village. The state employee found aggressive, violent and even threatening messages left online and  emailed to his public account. Nevada Department of Wildlife […]

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Tahoe Weather Watch: March 30 Weekend driving weather alert

| March 31, 2013 | 0 Comments

By Giovanni Paredes Is that snow?  No. That’s hail. Perhaps that’s going to be the news all around the Lake Basin as the core of an upper level low moves directly overhead on late Saturday or Sunday. Snow may actually fall at lake level but that will be limited to the strongest cells coming up from the Sacramento Valley, where they are sure to see some amazing wild and crazy weather. This event is still developing, but for now it looks like we could see 24 hours of potentially severe weather over NorCal. The snow level currently is way up over 8,000 feet if not higher but will start to drop pretty quick once the cooler air filters in with the upper level low. At lake level, daytime temps look to remain in the mid 40s with overnight lows in the low 30s. It looks like the low will be long gone by Monday morning giving way to another few days of sunny weather before another minor system heads into NorCal, but that’s not a sure thing as the forecast models cannot agree on anything 3 days out. The fantasy charts do mention a cold system by late next week, but consensus is not there but should this system actually materialize it could be one for the record books. Just a tease for now. More details to follow. Tricky weather conditions to persist for the rest of the weekend from the Sacramento Valley up the Sierra Crest and into the Lake Basin as that pesky cut off low makes its way across the Sierra. Come prepared for winter driving. Carry chains,  extra food and clothing as Spring storms in the Sierra can be worse at times than Winter storms. Drive safe and come up to Tahoe and enjoy the gorgeous hues of blue the lake has to offer as the sun breaks through the clouds.

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Tahoe Bears in the crosshairs: Area residents, bruins sometimes uneasy relationship

| March 29, 2013 | 1 Comment

By Jackie Ginley Ten years ago, when Alpine Meadows was divided over the question of what to do with a well-known local bear, Tahoe Quarterly took a hard look at the conflicts between humans and black bears in the Basin. Residents had fed the bear as a cub, and in the space of a few […]

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Tahoe Weather Watch: March 26 “Easter Treats”

| March 26, 2013 | 0 Comments

By Giovanni Paredes Big changes! Looks like the Easter Bunny may bring snowballs instead of chocolate eggs Sunday. Looking outside right now may not look too menacing as we enjoy another day with partly cloudy skies with maybe a couple flurries along the crest. Tricky forecast ahead as we transition to a wet springtime pattern […]

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Tahoe Weather Watch: March 19 “Out like a lamb?”

| March 19, 2013 | 0 Comments

By Giovanni Paredes Here we go again. Warm spring weather on the heels of another winter storm. Though this incoming system is not as cold nor as wet as last the storm to push through the Lake Tahoe Basin. Unfortunately, the jetstream is not favoring the snow gods as this system is destined to suffer […]

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Tahoe Weather Watch: Feb. 28 “Sunday I’m in love.”

| February 28, 2013 | 0 Comments

By Giovanni Paredes Where did the snow go that was promised? Are we gonna get snow again this winter? Winter is not over, it has just been delayed or put on pause. I know you’ve heard the same reports I have saying that this February has turned out to be one of the driest in […]

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Tahoe Weather Watch, Feb. 18: #Winteriscoming

| February 18, 2013 | 0 Comments

By Giovanni Paredes Anxiously expected and definitely welcomed, winter returns to Tahoe with snow tonight. These incoming systems are cold, so snow is likely down to 2,000 ft. or so through Wednesday morning. This will be the first of many somewhat dry and cold storm systems to arrive in the Tahoe Basin. Lake level amounts […]

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Tahoe Weather Watch: Feb. 14 “Happy Valentine’s Day… snow on the way?”

| February 14, 2013 | 0 Comments

By Giovanni Paredes Happy Valentine’s Day! It looks like the Northern Sierra may get their present a week late this year. Snow would have been nice this week but that’s just asking too much of Mother Nature this time around. The pattern change to wetter, more winter-like weather is well on the way. The weather […]

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