Adam Jensen: It’s officially the start of spring at Lake Tahoe |

Adam Jensen: It’s officially the start of spring at Lake Tahoe

Welcome to the time of year at Lake Tahoe when it’s easy to feel guilty about being inside.

While it has felt like spring through much of this winter, the season officially gets underway Friday.

I know I could have used a few more powder days this year, but it’s hard to begrudge one of the best parts of the calendar at Tahoe.

It’s one of the best but also one of the shortest. I recommend doing everything you can to soak up the transition from winter to summer. It will be time for fireworks displays and massive crowds before you know it. For a few short weeks, though, both summer and winter recreation options are available, the crowds thin out and the weather is typically perfect. Get off the treadmill and onto a trail, move the barbecue to its summer home, take a couple more turns on the hill and tune up the bike because its almost time for “sun’s out, guns out” to be the only game in town.

Like many people, I moved here for the winters, but soon learned the summer at Lake Tahoe is about as good as it gets. It’s taken me a few more years to realize the abbreviated spring and fall here are where it’s at, even more so than winter and summer. So, before you get too involved in making summer plans, make some spring plans and enjoy what’s out there now.

I know leaving the office and having it still be light out has already done wonders for my constitution. I almost don’t know what to do with myself….almost.

Adam Jensen is the editor of Lake Tahoe Action. He can be reached at

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