Author: Denise

Winter Camping is a Go!

The campground at Sugar Pine Point State Park is now open for winter camping! First come-first serve. Winter fees are $25 per night.  Fees include one vehicle.  Extra vehicles are $5 per night each. Heated bathroom and water. While there, check out the Olympic Heritage Trail that leaves from the campground and explores the winter […]

Winter Crafts

Stay crafty this winter with some of these easy at home crafts! This super simple Suncatcher is sure to bring smiles! All you need is a cooking tin (any size or shape will do) and a piece of string! Find some pieces of nature and put them in the tin. Place your string half in […]

Winter Recreation Access Pushed to Limit

By Sean McAlindin, published on We’ve all been there. You packed everything you need to safely enjoy a snowy day in the Tahoe Sierra. You’re out of the house and on your way. Everything is going great. Until you arrive at your destination. The parking lot is packed and there’s nowhere to go. You sit […]

An Indigenous Thanksgiving

Did you know that the New England indigenous tribes had been celebrating “Thanksgiving” for centuries, long before the Pilgrims came to America? Not only had these tribes been celebrating the fall harvest for generations, it was part of their culture to celebrate the Earth’s bounty and the Creator every single day.  The Thanksgiving that has […]

Winter Sports in Lake Tahoe-Donner

Skiing and snowboarding at resorts aren’t the only winter sport activities available to you when you visit or live here in Lake Tahoe! Snowshoe – Our favorite thing about Snowshoeing is that you can make it as relaxing or challenging as you’d like! Cruise along maintained trails or get off the beaten path and forge […]

The Donner Party

It was around this time, early November in 1846, that the Donner Party became stuck here in Truckee and became one of the most well known tales in American history. As the story goes, the Donner Party, named so for it’s two leaders, Jacob and George Donner, started their journey in Springfield, Illinois on the […]