Articles Tagged ‘water’

Photo Post: Tahoe Winter Kayaking

Photo Post: Tahoe Winter Kayaking February 21, 2012 | What's New | Read More
You don’t usually think of kayaking when you come to Lake Tahoe for winter sports, but because of the mild weather this winter, kayaking is a great way to escape the ski resort crowds. These photos were shot during a Sunday kayak trip from Sand Harbor to Thunderbird Lodge.   Photos courtesy...

Lake Tahoe Water Trail

Lake Tahoe Water Trail February 15, 2012 | Hotels, Things to Do | Read More
The big, deep, blue water of Lake Tahoe actually has a trail on it. It’s the Lake Tahoe Water Trail and has been established by the Lake Tahoe Water Trail Committee to promote safe and accessible paddling on this famous lake. The actual trail provides kayak and canoe lovers an opportunity to take...

Clothing Optional: A Day Trip to Sierra Hot Springs

Clothing Optional: A Day Trip to Sierra Hot Springs January 18, 2012 | Hotels, Things to Do | Read More
The small town of Sierraville is located at the south edge of the largest alpine valley in the continental United States, Sierra Valley, and is about 45 minutes north of Truckee. This area is popular for hiking, camping, snowshoeing or just getting away from the ski crowds of Tahoe. Sierraville, being...

Camping in Emerald Bay, Lake Tahoe

Camping in Emerald Bay, Lake Tahoe September 15, 2011 | What's New | Read More
On the West Side of Emerald Bay in Lake Tahoe lies one of the best campgrounds in the area: the Emerald Bay Boat-In Campground. As it’s name suggests, it can only be reached by boat, canoe or kayak. From the campground, you have access to the Rubicon Trail that runs along the beach and from...

See “Underneath” Lake Tahoe Before It Changes Forever

See “Underneath” Lake Tahoe Before It Changes Forever February 28, 2011 | What's New | Read More
Invasive quagga and zebra (freshwater) mussels, which are carried in on boat trailers and boats, as well as runoff and soil erosion from urban areas, are threatening the crystalline clarity of Lake Tahoe. The fast breeding mussels cause damage to the lake by clogging water pipes and intake valves and...

Lake Tahoe Winter Boat Tours

Lake Tahoe Winter Boat Tours February 8, 2011 | Things to Do | Read More
Even though most visitors to the Lake Tahoe area in the winter stick to the snow-covered slopes, you can still enjoy the water of the blue lake during the cold months. For the past few weeks, the Tahoe area has been receiving record high temperatures and beautiful, sunny days. These are the best times...

Blog Action Day: Water

Blog Action Day: Water October 15, 2010 | What's New | Read More
[vimeo=http://vimeo.com/15336764] Lake Tahoe is the second deepest lake in the United States and the tenth deepest in the world, with a maximum depth measured at 1,645 ft. It’s filled with 39 trillion gallons of clean, clear water and it’s so blue that it hurts your eyes. Over 335,000,000...

$5 Cultural Challenge: Tahoe Maritime Museum

$5 Cultural Challenge: Tahoe Maritime Museum October 5, 2010 | What's New | Read More
How Cheap Is Cheap? Lake Tahoe is not one of the cheapest places to visit. It has been a popular tourist destination since the late 1800s, and has established itself as a place to live it up with high-class skiing, restaurants and hotels. However, there are still a few free or inexpensive things to do...

Paddlefest: Guided Paddle Tour of Tahoe

Paddlefest: Guided Paddle Tour of Tahoe September 23, 2010 | Events, What's New | Read More
Glide along the blue water and discover the secret coves and hidden wildlife of Lake Tahoe during Paddlefest: Fall Paddle Day on Saturday, October 9, 2010. Tahoe researchers, who work to protect the lake from invasive aquatic species, and area biologists will guide the tour and point out the diverse...

Under Big Blue: Five Places to Snorkel or Scuba Dive at Lake Tahoe

Under Big Blue: Five Places to Snorkel or Scuba Dive at Lake Tahoe August 20, 2010 | Things to Do | Read More
While most visitors to Lake Tahoe stay above water, there are a few hardy swimmers who love the cold and venture beneath its blue waters. Tahoe is as blue as the Caribbean, but does not contain much to look at underwater. There are a few fish and “crawdads” (crayfish), rocks shaped like whales,...