Kings Beach State Recreation Area

As one of the more popular beaches in North Lake Tahoe, Kings Beach is a beautiful place to spend a day relaxing in the sand or swimming in the water. The parking can be hard since the lot is small, but if you can find a spot you will be in for a treat with […]

Squaw Valley Aerial Tram to High Camp

If you spend any amount of time in Tahoe, it is worth the trip to head over to Squaw Valley as well. Squaw Valley has a rich Olympic history that you can read about here and features a village with shops and food. At the end of the village they have a tram that takes […]

Olympic Museum in Squaw Valley

After taking the tram up to the top of Squaw Valley I was surprised to see that the Olympic Museum was on top of the mountain. I know I should have realized this before hand but its nice to be surprised every once in a while. I loved seeing the Olympic Rings when I drove […]

Moe’s Original BBQ: Smoked Meats & Amazing Views in Lake Tahoe

If you are looking for a good spot for lunch or dinner right on the lake in Tahoe City then look no further the Moe’s. This BBQ spot has great smoked meats, fair prices and amazing views.  Details Cost: $10-$15 Hours: Everyday – 12PM – 8PM Location: 120 Grove St, Tahoe City, CA 96145 When you enter this […]

Gatekeeper’s Museum & Dam in Tahoe City

In the town of Tahoe City, right on the water of Lake Tahoe, sits a small house called the Gatekeeper’s Museum. This museum is dedicated to the house and person that manned the Tahoe Dam back in the early 1900’s. It features a complete replica of the house that was built-in that time, the beautiful […]

Red Wolf Lodge at Squaw Valley Hotel Review

Nestled in the beautiful Squaw Valley, the Red Wolf Lodge is a great place to stay in both the winter and the summer. In the winter its ski up decks provide the opportunity to ski from the hill to your room and in the summer the lush green mountain beckons you to go outside for […]

Donner Summit Bridge: Rainbow Bridge over Donner Pass

On my constant search to find the best bridges in California I stumbled upon the Donner Summit Bridge, also known as the Rainbow Bridge, while exploring the Donner Summit Tunnels (you really need to do this hike if you haven’t). I snapped a few photos of it while I was there, but luckily my friend […]

Kentucky Mine Historic Park & Museum: Tour a Gold Rush Era Stamp Mill

In the small town of Sierra City, with a grocery store and two restaurants, there is one of my favorite spots in all of Northern California, the Kentucky Mine. This old gold mine and mill is one of the best preserved mills from the gold rush era and is a great way to both interact […]

Donner Memorial State Park: Donner Camp Trail

One of the more tragic parts of America’s westward expansion is the story of the Donner party and their fateful trip over the Sierras. Located in what is now the town of Truckee there is both a museum and an interpretive trial, known as the Donner Camp Trail, which gives you a glimpse into the historic […]

Floating the Truckee River: Truckee Regional Park to Glenshire Bridge

Is there anything more relaxing than grabbing an inner tube and floating slowly down a river on a hot summer day? I have done this many times in my life, with the most recent being when I floated in Chico last year. When my friend Nate suggested it in Truckee I jumped at the opportunity to do […]