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 […]

Fire Sign Cafe: Amazing Breakfast in Tahoe

On Highway 89, in the blink and you will miss it town of Tahoe City, sits one of my favorite restaurants in Northern California, Fire Sign Cafe. If you know me, then you know that breakfast is important, and if there is not a donut place to try then I am always on the lookout […]

Donner Pass, Summit Tunnel Hike: Old Abandoned Railroad

A few people have said in the comments that this is Union Pacific Railroad property. I did not see any signs when I went but be sure to do your research and abide by any signs to avoid getting a ticket. The Donner Pass Summit Tunnel Hike is one of the best hikes I have […]

Sierra Buttes Fire Lookout Hike: A Historic Lookout & Crazy Stairs

For over two years this hike has been on my “to do” list, but I had not been up to the Tahoe / Sierra County area to do it. The Reader’s Digest version of the hike is that it is a 6-mile roundtrip hike to an old fire lookout, that is only accessed by a pretty […]