NEW! The ultimate guide for High Sierra adventurers


This 25th Anniversary (seventh) edition of Alpine Sierra Trailblazer includes the new Hope Valley Rim Trail, a 33-mile route that takes in all the streams, rivers and passes around the Sierra’s most pristine meadowlands. A historic tour of Markleeville joins five other new trailheads, dozens of fresh photographs, and a new color insert in this completely revised and updated 2016 edition.
Trailblazer also directs adventurers to the Yosemite High Country, all around Lake Tahoe, Grover Hot Springs, Carson Pass, Monitor Pass, Carson River, Wolf Creek, Ebbetts Pass, Bear Valley, Kirkwood, Mokelumne River plus, Desolation Wilderness, Sonora Pass, Bodie, Mono Lake, Tioga Pass.

Inside are:
93 different trailheads for more than 320 hiking and backpacking destinations for all levels
200 photographs, plus a 4-page color insert
51 cross country ski and snowshoeing spots
59 trips for mountain bikers, leisurely pedals and backcountry rides
72 spots for fishing in lakes, rivers and creeks
Directions to wildflowers, fall color and swimming spots
7 maps, including a master map
6 driving tours: Emigrant Trail, Bodie, Silver Mountain City, Virginia City, Pony Express route, cultural and natural history
ATrailblazer Kids section for family outings
Resource links for local campgrounds, resorts, restaurants, permits, accommodations, nonprofit groups, conservation organizations and events

To order go to Amazon (click here) or Trailblazer Travelbooks (click here)

Lake Tahoe: the views are spectacular

Hike, bike or drive to see Lake Tahoe’s wonders. And stay in the center of it all: Black Bear Lodge Tahoe. Fall is one of the best times to visit. Reserve some vacation time at Black Bear Lodge Tahoe.

August happenings at South Lake Tahoe

From stand up paddle yoga to watching Shakespeare with your toes in the sand to waterplay at Reagan Beach, there’s a lot to do in August at South Lake Tahoe. Come stay with us! Here’s the Events Calendar so you know what’s going on.

Lake Tahoe: Believe it or Not

The water in Lake Tahoe could cover a flat area the size of California by 14 inches. This is also enough to supply everyone in the United States with 50 gallons of water per day for 5 years. Coincidentally, the amount of water that evaporates from the surface of Lake Tahoe every year could supply a city the size of Los Angeles for 5 years.

Beautiful Lake Tahoe

No Snow? Find out what else to do.

Frozen lakes to ice skate, bike trails, Grover Hot Springs, Tahoe rim trail hikes, meadows to wander… directions and photos are inside the Alpine Sierra Trailblazer. Get it on or or if you’re in the area, Sorensen’s Resort in Hope Valley has copies available.

Tahoe’s fall has been extended

Bring your bikes and hiking boots for your stay at Black Bear Lodge Tahoe this week. The weather is temperate and trails are open. A walk down to Vikingsholm on Emerald Bay which leads to the Rubicon Trail (pictured) is a suggestion for a day’s outing. Directions are in the Alpine Sierra Trailblazer.