Yankee Jim’s Bridge in Colfax

Yankee Jim’s Bridge is a suspension bridge in the city of Colfax that was built over 90 years ago, and that is a historic bridge with a great swimming hole below it. Just getting to the bridge is an adventure though with a 3 mile, mostly one lane dirt road that you must traverse to even […]

Sugar Pine Point State Park in Lake Tahoe

Lake Tahoe is one of the best areas in California for state parks. Whether it’s Emerald Bay, D.L. Bliss, Sand Harbor or Sugar Pine Point, there is so much to explore along this beautiful stretch of California. Sugar Pine Point was one of the last parks I got a chance to see in Lake Tahoe, finally […]

Gold Bug Mine and Stamp Mill in Placerville

On the way to South Lake Tahoe, in the town of Placerville, sits the Gold Bug Mine. This mine is a fantastic stop for the whole family as it has a self-guided, real gold mine tour you can go on, a historic stamp mill and a blacksmiths shop. If you 30 minutes to spare, I […]

Hiking to the Lake Clementine Dam & Foresthill Bridge in Auburn

If you live in Northern California and use Instagram then you have no doubt seen people standing out on a small rock with a large man-made waterfall flowing off a dam behind them. This spot is known as the Lake Clementine Dam, and while you can technically drive pretty close to it, it is much […]

Mellow Fellow: The Bar on the California/Nevada State Line

This small bar in Kings Beach, close to the water of Lake Tahoe, is a great spot for a snack and a beer after a long day of exploring the area. The best part about this bar though is that it is pretty much “unofficially” split down the middle of California and Nevada. I say […]

Foresthill Bridge: California’s Tallest Bridge

From the Golden Gate Bridge to Bixby Bridge, I love exploring all of the awesome bridges California has to offer. There are so many great ones to see that I wrote an entire post on them I will be publishing this week. The tallest of all of these bridges though is the Foresthill Bridge, outside […]

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 […]