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Hiking To Marlette Lake From Chimney Beach in Lake Tahoe

A Sierra Rec Magazine Adventure Guide –  Hiking to Marlette Lake There are three main routes to get to Marlette Lake. Marlette Lake – is Located on the East Side of Lake Tahoe adn sits at approx 7800′ in the Sierra Range betweeen Carson City and Lake Tahoe. Marlette Lake is one of two natural lakes (the other is Incline Lake near the Tahoe Meadows) that were deepened via small dams in the late 1800s to increase their depth. Their water was them run along flumes to Tunnel Creek to send timber through the Carson Range to the Carson...

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Placer Big Trees Grove

Placer Big Trees grove is the most northerly stand of naturally occurring Giant Sequoias, Sequoiadendron giganteum, and is found 22 miles east of Foresthill overlooking the Middle Fork American River. This area has been designated as a Botanical Special Interest Area by the Forest Service. The trees have been a popular tourist attraction since the 1800s and each bears the name of a prominent American. A nature trail and picnic area offer visitors a nice lunch or rest stop. This is a great day trip out of Reno, Carson City or Sacramento area. Here is a review from a local writer in the...

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The Best Waterfall Hikes Near Lake Tahoe

Lake Tahoe is no slouch when it comes to beautiful waterfalls in the Sierra.  Up and down the Sierra and throughout the Sierra National Parks there are some amazing waterfall features.  These short Day hike experiences near Lake Tahoe will not disappoint when looking for a great waterfall visit. Alpine Falls – Fallen Leaf Lake  Popular Hike on the backside of Fallen Leaf Lake. Beautiful Cascade of water and easy access to get you up close and personal. Eagle Falls – Emerald Bay Located just off Hwy 89. Parking can sometimes be tough, but a beautiful waterfall that can...

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Chickadee Ridge – Lake Tahoe Adventure

Discover Chickadee Ridge – A Lake Tahoe Adventure Chickadee Ridge 39.2923910, -119.9177925 Instagram Facebook Pinterest Kirkwood Hosts 17th Annual Thin Air Chili Cook Off Saturday September 2nd by Sierra REC magazine - Charlie Pankey ~ Publisher | August 31, 2017 | Family REC, Lake Tahoe, News and Events, Route 88, Sierra Events, Summer REC | 0 Comments 17th Annual Thin Air Chili Cook Off and Annual 5K/10K Run Set For Saturday in Kirkwood September 02, 2017 - September 02, 2017 Location: Kirkwood Time: 12 pm - 5 pm Kirkwood Resort - Alpine County HWy 88 - August 31, 2017 - The...

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Heart Lake Trail – Lassen National Forest

Heart Lake Trail Seeking that day adventure where you may not see many people? At the edge of Lassen National Forest, you may enjoy a quick day hike or 1-day backpack experience with solitude among the forest and sky of Lassen National Forest. Located on the west side of Lassen Volcanic National Park off HWY 17  in the Digger creek area. A non-motorized National Recreation Trail ideal for hiking and equestrian use, the Heart Lake trail is 4.7 miles along Martin creek with scenic views of Lassen Peak and Brokeoff Mountain. A Review of the trail be Lassen Hiking Association: Up through a...

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