Adam Jensen: Walk or pedal, remember to enjoy the Tahoe views
It would take a lengthy book to highlight every Lake Tahoe viewpoint, but there are more than a few ways to get a fresh look at the lake this weekend, including a supported bike ride on the Flume Trail. If you’re interested in mountain biking and haven’t checked the trail off your list yet, you’re missing out. It’s undoubtedly a unique Tahoe experience worth having. Here are a couple more picks for this weekend:
Being one of the most popular trails at the South Shore, this one certainly isn’t a secret. I’m a little ashamed I didn’t know more about it until I hiked it last week. Although I’d taken the left-hand split at the start of the trail to Cascade Falls several times, I’d never gone right and walked up the trail toward Granite Lake, Desolation Wilderness and one spectacular view of Emerald Bay. The right fork is plenty steep and will get your blood pumping, but it’s well worth it. More information on the trailhead can be found on page 15.
While it takes some effort to get a glimpse of Lake Tahoe from Carson Pass, the area is spectacular in its own right. Winnemucca Lake is a popular, quick hike and just one of dozens of possibilities stemming from the high-elevation pass, which allows people to park and step directly into the Sierra Nevadan wilderness.
Taking place Sunday at Crystal Bay Casino on the North Shore, this one is a bit of a drive, but this Oakland, Calif., group puts on one heck of a live show. Last time I saw them, they ended up performing in the middle of the audience surrounded by jubilant, clapping concert-goers. And another great thing? It’s free.
Adam Jensen is the editor of Lake Tahoe Action. He can be reached at email@example.com.