Category Archives: North Tahoe

hikes in the North Lake Tahoe area

Frog Lake Overlook and Devil’s Oven Lake Overlook Loop

The area around Donner Summit, just a few miles west of Truckee, has a number of interesting hiking and mountain biking trails.  Among other trails, the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) passes through the area; and Hole in the Ground Trail … Continue reading

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Tahoe Meadows Loop Trails

During a recent visit to the north Lake Tahoe area I decided to explore a pretty system of trails at Tahoe Meadows, near Mt Rose summit: the Tahoe Meadows Loop Trails.  Most of the hike I did was recently highlighted … Continue reading

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Wildflowers along the Tahoe Rim Trail from Mt Rose Summit to Mt Houghton

This post is a companion to another post about a hike along the Tahoe Rim Trail (TRT) from the Mt Rose Summit on NV-431 to the summit of Mt Houghton.  The other post describes the hike itself and shows some … Continue reading

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Tahoe Rim Trail: Mt Rose Summit to Mt Houghton

Mt Houghton is a 10,490-foot high peak less than a mile and a half from Mt Rose and, since 2014, reachable via an established spur trail from the Tahoe Rim Trail (TRT).  I had hiked up Mt Houghton shortly after … Continue reading

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Wildflower hunting: Donner Pass Rd; Steamboat, NV; and the Hunter Lake trailhead

This post describes three brief wildflower explorations in the North Tahoe / Reno area.  I didn’t get out of sight of my car during any of the explorations, but I found interesting wildflowers in each location.  I was experimenting with … Continue reading

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Winter colors: Lake Tahoe area

As I have noted previously, the West and East coasts experience seasons differently. In the San Francisco Bay Area it is a once-in-twenty-year experience for snow to reach the ground, except on the tops of the highest peaks, where a … Continue reading

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Cross-country skiing at Tahoe Donner XC to Drifter Hut

Recently I went cross-country skiing at the Tahoe Donner cross-country (TDXC) ski area in Truckee, California, for the first time in three years. Usually I get out at least a few times per season, but the last few years have … Continue reading

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