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Flying into Nervino Airport, Beckworth, Ca (O02)

Paul Smith said on December 12th, 2011 filed under: ACTIVITIES, FLYING, LOCAL AREA PHOTOS

Part 5 of 10 Flights from the Truckee Tahoe Airport  (KTRK)

Flying from the Tahoe Truckee Airport (KTRK) to Beckworth, Nervino (O02) is a short but scenic flight.

Truckee Tahoe Airport

Along the route there are several options, one being via Deerwater (O79). Deerwater is a fun place to land but there’s not much to do at the airport, although the Sierra Hot Springs are near by. There are several reservoirs along this route including Boca, Stampede and Prosser.

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First Tracks at the Tahoe Cross Country Ski Area

Paul Smith said on November 21st, 2011 filed under: ACTIVITIES, COMMUNITY, LOCAL AREA PHOTOS, LOCAL NEWS, PLACES TO SEE

Actually I think they were the second tracks, but it sure was nice out there.

Today was my first day of skiing at the Nordic Center. The coverage was  a little light, but good enough to make it around the Green Loop. I saw another skier that told me he made it out to Silver. Kevin, at the Nordic Center, said if we get 6 inches out of the next storm he would start grooming. I hope to you see you out there this year.

Tahoe Cross County Ski Center, Tahoe CIty

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Stateline Fire Lookout Hike, Brockway

Paul Smith said on October 28th, 2011 filed under: ACTIVITIES, COMMUNITY, LOCAL AREA PHOTOS, PLACES TO SEE

Stateline Fire Lookout is a great hike, if you don’t have a lot of time.Brockway Fire Lookout

To get to the beginning of the trail/road, go up Reservoir Road, which is behind the Tahoe Biltmore, take Lakeview Avenue to the right and watch for Lookout Road that comes down from the left. The hike is really more of a walk, in-that you’re on a paved road.  The walk  takes less than 30 minutes.  If you take the time to enjoy the views and read the placards filled with history and maybe bring a lunch, you could easily spend a  couple hours.  The original lookout tower is no longer standing, but you can get a feel of how it must have been for the person tending the Fire Lookout. From this viewing area you can see from California to Nevada.

Brockway Fire Lookout_1If you do bring a lunch there is a nice picnicking area with tables, trash cans and restrooms. There are also walking paths and benches to enjoy the views.

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Emerald Bay Campground, Lake Tahoe

Paul Smith said on October 11th, 2011 filed under: ACTIVITIES, LOCAL AREA PHOTOS, PLACES TO SEE

Emerald Bay Campground View Point

Planning For Tahoe Camping.

I have lived at Lake Tahoe for over twenty years and only camped at the lake about five times. So this year I decided to plan at least two camping trips at a Lake Tahoe campground for next summer.

There is a campground on the south side of Emerald Bay where the road is narrow and winds back and forth.  I have noticed it for years but never took the time to stop and see what the campground has to offer. Well, this year I did stop and walked through the campground. I was so impressed that I am going to make a reservation for next summer.

Emerald Bay Campground looking North

The Camp Ground has over 70 camp sites along a paved road that runs through a ravine and at the end opens to some wonderful lake view camp sites.  There are trails to access the lake and you can hike as far as to the entrance of Emerald Bay.  They have all the amenities you would expect such as: barbecues, restrooms, food storage lockers and a small amphitheater.  The only thing it does not offer that I was hoping for, is a place to launch a kayak.

If you have camped here please comment below.

The second camping trip I’m planning for next summer is to circumnavigate the lake by kayak with my son, Justin. If you have done this trip and have any advice, please comment below.  I will share my plans and research for my kayak trip around Lake Tahoe in a future Blog.

Here is the link to reserve a camp spot for next summer

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New Drop off Location for Soles4Souls

Paul Smith said on September 29th, 2011 filed under: ACTIVITIES, COMMUNITY, EVENTS

soles4souls watermans landing carnelian bay ca 96140

Waterman Landing, Carnelian Bay, Ca 96140

Soles4Souls is an organization that collects shoes for the needy. According to Soles4Souls they have distributed product to people in need in over 125 counties on 5 continents.  The organization has given away over 12 Million pairs of shoes through its five year history, currently delivering a pair every seven seconds.

If you would like to play a part in helping Soles4Souls, please donate new or used shoes. For a limited time shoes can be dropped off at The Waterman Landing located at 5166 N Lake Blvd Carnelian Bay, CA 96140, (530) 546-3590.

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While you are there take a look at their menu which offers coffee, pastry and more. The new concession rents paddle boards and kayaks in the summer and the cafe will be 0pen year round.

soles4souls watermans landing carnelian bay ca 96140

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For additional drop off locations, read my previous blog

Drop off locations are subject to change without notice, please contact me for current locations. [email protected]

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