Paige Meadows Hike Tahoe City

An easy quick hike is Paige Meadows near Tahoe City.  It’s an easy trail that winds around a series of five connected meadows.  It’s a good hike in the Summer for Aspens at Paige meadowsthe lush grasses and wildflowers, or in the fall with the changing foliage. There will be an occasional bear so be sure to keep a lookout if you hike with your dog(s). There’s a single track so be on the lookout for mountain bikers as this trail is enjoyed by all.

There are a few ways from there to get to the trail head: South on 89 Take 89 South (West Lake Blvd) out of Tahoe City, turn right on Chinquapin and follow to Ward Canyon Road (Courchevel). Go right at Chamonix.  Trail head and parking are at the end of street .

 

Or Off 89 South  (West Lake Blvd) turn right on Granlibakken, then left on Rawhide and park at the end of the street. See my other favorite Fall hikes with Kids and dogs here.

Wildflower Hikes around Tahoe

This year, I have decided to get out and check out the wild flowers in the hikes around Tahoe just for fun. Here is my photo journal for you to share.  Enjoy

Celebrate Spring at Constellation Residences at Northstar

We all know that springtime is beautiful at North Lake Tahoe, but have you considered Constellation Residences at Northstar? This mid-mountain resort location features three outdoor pools, fire pits, hot tubs, hiking and biking trails, excellent dining options and much more.

Northstar Golf Course opens for the season on May 17th. Minutes away from Constellation Residences at Northstar, this Robert Muir Graves designed 18 hole, par 72 course is a beautiful and exciting course.

If you’d like to participate in the many outdoor activities, there are so many options. Tahoe Summer Tough Mudder will be held on July 13-14th. The 18th Annual Lake Tahoe Marathon runs September 27-29th.

For more information on luxury living at Constellation Residences at Northstar, please give me a call at 530-386-0302. There is currently only one ski run view property available.

Squaw Valley Tram for Fall Fun!

If you’re coming to Tahoe this weekend for the last harray of Summer. Check out Squaw Valley and all that is there. If you have a Season Ski Pass to Squaw Valley / Alpine Meadows the Tram is  only $7.

1. Squaw Valley High Camp Pool & Hot Tub

One of the most breathtaking places in the world to relax. Located at High Camp, el.8,200′, the Swimming Pool & Hot Tub is surrounded by the beauty of the Sierra including views of Lake Tahoe.

The free-form pool features 25 yard lap lanes and two islands landscaped with waterfalls and native boulders. The 25′ diameter hot tub is heated to 102 degrees and surrounded by expansive decks and the popular Umbrella Bar. Lockers, showers, and changing rooms along with towels are provided.

2. Roller Skating

Roller skating is a fun and entertaining activity for all ages.  The High Camp Roller Rink is best place to skate in the great outdoors!  Accessed via Squaw Valley’s Aerial Tram, the roller skating arena offers unmatched panoramic views of the Squaw Valley Meadow, beautiful Lake Tahoe and the surrounding Sierra Nevada mountain range. Bring your own or rent for only $12.

3. Disc Golf

Free Squaw’s 18-hole disc golf course. There is no fee for playing our panoramic disc golf course-you will need to use your 2012-13 season pass or purchase a Tram ticket to ride the tram. The views from the course are panoramic of Lake Tahoe and the surrounding Sierra Nevada.  Disc golfers can bring their own discs or purchase them at the High Camp Retail Shop.

4.  Free  Tennis at Squaw Valley High Camp

Play tennis overlooking Lake Tahoe on one of two mountain-top tennis courts cradled on a ridge top at el. 8,200’ . Combine a tennis match with lunch on the deck at the Poolside Café, a swim in the heated swimming lagoon.  Bring your own Raquests or rent and purchase balls at the High Camp Sport Shop.

5. Geocaching

Find 10 caches hidden among the mountain’s peaks using GPS coordinates or Squaw’s preprogrammed GPS units.  You should allow 3+ hours to discover all boxes.  Hiking ability range from moderate to above moderate. GPS units are available for rent at the High Camp retail store for free.  Please call 530-452-4164 for more information.

Here are the hours and days of operation:

Now – Sept. 9, 2012
Sept. 15-16, 2012
Sept. 22-23, 2012
10:40am-4:20pm (last download at 5pm)

If you don’t already have a season pass. Here is the link for prices

Bike the Flume Trail

Aspen Stand at Fallen LeafThis is a bike ride to remember, and not to be missed if you are in Tahoe. I’ve mountain biked all over Northern California, and this is still one of my favorite rides. It’s not for the weak of heart, but definitely worth all the work. The Bike in the Fall is spectacular with the aspens in full golden color. This is not a bike ride to bring the dogs or kids. You must be in excellent physical shape. But is well worth the work.

http://www.theflumetrail.com/

Check out the awesome fun run on the Flume Trail

 

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