Lake Tahoe Journals

Lake Tahoe 101

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A travel journal to Lake Tahoe by Chris Lyman

Quote: Often called the "Lake of the Sky", Lake Tahoe sits high in the Sierra Nevada Mountains and is one of the most awe-inspiring places anywhere. The region offers a dizzying variety of sports and activities, along with world-class dining and nightlife.

Lake Tahoe 101

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Overview

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Think all that you can do at any ski resort, plus the activities of a lake, combine them with views that will etch a spot in your memory, and you still can't imagine Lake Tahoe! Activities vary widely by season, but Tahoe is probably best known as a top ski destination. More than fourteen ski areas dot the region, and include the likes of Squaw Valley, Heavenly, Alpine Meadows and Northstar-at-Tahoe. Other popular options include cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, snow mobiling sleigh rides. There's a favorite local's cliché about the non-winter months: 'You come for the winter and stay for the summer.' Couldn't be more true! The mountains offer an incredible number of activit...Read More

Harrah's

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Hotel | "Various"

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Like everything else in Lake Tahoe, accommodations come in a multitude of shapes and sizes, from Four Star casinos to a tent and sleeping bag. On the South Shore, you’ll find big casinos with all the attractions – first-class accommodations, numerous dining options, shopping and of course, gambling. The bigger ones, Harvey’s, Harrah’s and Caesar’s all boast Four Stars. Not interested in the casino scene? Embassy Suites sits right next door to the casinos on the California side and also offers a four star rating. Aside from Stateline, you’ll also find a myriad of other smaller resorts, hotels, inns and condo and home rentals. Camp Richardson on the lake’s true South Shore is a great be...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on August 24, 2000

Harrah's

Lake Tahoe, California

T's

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Restaurant

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T's is probably the Incline locals favorite spot to grab a quick bite. You'll be greated by a freindly 'hi' from owners Chuck and Terri, and the moment you catch the first whiff of what's cooking on the rotisserie,you'll know you made the right choice.

Their menu includes a variety of quick tasty options: chicken, pork or tri tip burritos, tostadas, tacos and sandwiches, chicken dinners and a bunch of other good stuff. The two toughest things about T's are: finding it (its next to 7-11 at the corner of Tahoe Blvd. and Village) and getting a table at lunch.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on August 24, 2000

T's
Tahoe Blvd
Lake Tahoe, California

Big Water Grille

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Restaurant

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Perched above Incline Village you'll find the Big Water Grille. Featuring one of the best views on the lake, Big Water combines a fun and casual atmosphere with great food and drink.

We started at the bar with a few drinks and could have easily made a meal off the appetizer menu. Too many good ones to choose from! A stroll on to the deck to take in the scenery is a must. Go around sunset and it becomes even more spectacular.

The dinner menu is diverse and features steak, pasta and fresh seafood flown in daily. Make sure to save room for dessert and coffee - they're both top notch!

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on August 24, 2000

Big Water Grille
Ski Run Blvd
Lake Tahoe, California
(775) 833-0606

Five Lakes - Granite Chief Wilderness

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Attraction | "Five Lakes"

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This is a beautiful hike into the Granite Chief Wilderness that leads to a series of lakes between Alpine Meadows and Squaw Valley. It cover some beautiful landscape - from rugged terrain to mountain meadows and lakes. The trail starts through brush and trees, takes you through wide-open rock plateaus, up the side of a breath-taking ridge, past meadows inviting you to take a rest and finally into the woods and lakes. When the trail levels out, you will encounter a junction that directs you to 'Pacific Crest Trail and Whiskey Creek' to the right or 'Five Lakes' to the left. Go left and in another half mile you'll hit lake 1. The trail is easy to follow but gets narrow ...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on August 24, 2000

Five Lakes - Granite Chief Wilderness
Alpine Meadows
Lake Tahoe, California

About the Writer

Chris Lyman

Chris Lyman
Incline Village, Nevada