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Into the White - Winter 18/19

Pic of the Day - Fallen Leaf Lake fun
Lake Tahoe backcountry skiing

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Fall scenes near Carson Pass

Winter - It's been a tough one here - Some tips
Recent storms have an abnormally large impact on travel in the region with in some cases all roads in and out of the basin closing at the same time. That story never ends well but these days it's gotten much worse for Tahoe locals. As the roads back up tourists are looking to technology (Google Maps, the Wayz app, etc.) to get them out of the backed up traffic due to chain control checkpoints or a host of other factors. The apps point people to the back roads, but that doesn't change the fact that Highway 50 or 88 is still closed. So now the traffic either backs up into our neighborhoods or there are accidents clogging up the back streets. Along with the stories of it taking 12 hours to get from Tahoe to the bay area there are numerous stories of local parents that can't  pick their kids up from school or day care. People can't get home to kids or pets, often when the power is out due to the storm. But a big part of it is the feeling that you can't leave your house, because you won't get back.
So please folks, give yourself plenty of time to get back. Plan for a long drive, and keep to the main roads. But thanks for comin!
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About Lake Tahoe

Lake Tahoe is so many things, but it is never the same thing twice. The same thundering waterfall in spring can become a trickle through a golden Aspen grove in fall. In the winter it becomes your favorite double black diamond, aptly named 'Waterfall'. It is a balloon ride not just over the Jewel of the Sierra, but over dozens of other majestic alpine lakes. It is a hike to any of these lakes. It is the Lake itself. It is wilderness areas with no motorized access of any kind. And next to that you'll find some of the best jeep trails anywhere. It's a region known around the globe for it's world class skiing. With summer as the busy season.

The sapphire blue waters present opportunities for fun and recreation wherever you look. Summer brings fishing, swimming, boating, jet skiing, water skiing, parasailing, or just hanging out at some of the most beautiful beaches the world has to offer. You don't need to be in a balloon or even on the lake to enjoy it's beauty. The 72 mile drive around the lake is among the world's most beautiful. And the view from any of the peaks surrounding the lake is simply spectacular. For those not looking for a hike of any difficulty, the Gondola at Heavenly provides spectacular views.

Winter brings a white coat to the blue world. The attention moves from the beaches to the mountains, from the lakes to the backcountry. The region is dotted with first class ski resorts and the backcountry shows up in more ski and snowboard films than almost any other location. Both the south and north shore have recently added much in the way of slopeside accommodations, working hard to attain the elusive ski village atmosphere. It seems they've both succeeded.  The fishing in Lake Tahoe is excellent year round (but only July 1-September 30 for it's tributaries).  Charter a boat and have everything ready for you or go it on your own with your own gear. You can pick up your essential fishing rod and reel supplies here.

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