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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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Road Resurfacing project in the Highlands, Tahoe City 96145

Paul Smith said on September 12th, 2011 filed under: COMMUNITY, EVENTS, LOCAL AREA PHOTOS, LOCAL NEWS

Over the past week notices have been going up regarding the road project in the Highlands. On Friday the resurfacing was completed on Watson Drive and it looks great.

Repaving The Highlands, Tahoe City

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Tahoe Rim Trail Hike in Tahoe City near the Fairway Center

Paul Smith said on September 10th, 2011 filed under: ACTIVITIES, COMMUNITY, LOCAL AREA PHOTOS, PLACES TO SEE

A couple of days ago we took a hike on the Tahoe Rim Trail. The trail head is located on Fairway Drive near the Chevron Station as you enter Tahoe City. Go up Fairway Drive, pass the golf course and look for a spot to park. This portion of the Tahoe Rim Trail is great for an afternoon hike. It can either be a short or a long one. You might want to grab a map at the trail head before you head out.

TRT trail Tahoe CityFor a good portion of the hike there is a great view of Lake Tahoe and the Truckee River.

trail viewAs we neared the end of our hike, a Rubber Boa was crossing our path. It may not look like it, but was about 2 feet long.

Rubber boaRubber Boa

If you have already taken this hike, please comment below.

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Lake Tahoe Concours D’Elegance, Carnelian Bay Ca 96140

Paul Smith said on August 12th, 2011 filed under: ACTIVITIES, EVENTS, LISTINGS, LOCAL AREA PHOTOS, LOCAL NEWS

Lake Tahoe  Concours D’Elegance 2011

Today I’m having an open house at  my listing at 4990 North Lake Blvd. Carnelian Bay. (This property has since closed escrow)

4990 north lake blvd, carnelian bay ca 96140

If you would like to stop by you can also visit the wooden boat show just down the street at Sierra Boat Company.

Concourse D'Elegance 2011


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I walked down to the boat show and took a couple photos, it seemed to be a good turnout. Lots of boats and lots of vendors.

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