Tahoe opening

May 30, 2020

Tahoe opening. Info here

weather as warm it has ever been for this time of year, and people going on their third month of sheltering in place, many are itching to get outside and enjoy Lake Tahoe’s parks and beaches.

With California entering Phase 2 of reopening, California State Parks are open for limited business, including D.L. Bliss, Emerald Bay and Sugar Pine State Parks on the south and west shores.

According to California State Parks Cultural Resources Program Supervisor, Sierra District, Alex Neeb, while the trails themselves never closed, the parking lots, restrooms and fee payment stations have now reopened.

The city of South Lake Tahoe opened its parks and beaches, including Bijou Park, Regan Beach and Lakeview Commons, on Friday, May 29.

Restrooms will be open from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. and cleaned three times a day. Parking lots will also be open but playground equipment will be closed with temporary fencing.

All National Forest trails, trailheads and lands in the Tahoe Basin are open although the forest service has not yet hired the seasonal rangers who normally report on trail conditions. There is still a significant amount of snow above 8,000 feet.

“Hikers and backpackers should keep in mind visiting the upper elevations this time of year requires a certain level of expertise,” said Forest Service Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit Public Information Officer Lisa Herron. “Sturdy, waterproof hiking boots and proper clothing are recommended along with a map and compass or GPS and trekking poles, snowshoes and/or cross-county skis. Travel with a buddy, never alone and remember your mobile device may not work in some areas. Develop an emergency plan in case you are unable to call for help.”

Nevada, Pope, Kiva/Tallac Point, Baldwin, Chimney and Secret Harbor beaches (portable toilets available, no trash removal) are open for walk-in visitors only and have portable toilets available.

Eagle Falls Trailhead and Sawmill Pond are open with vault toilets available. None of those places have trash removal.

“Visitors should plan ahead, recognizing that limited restroom facilities are only as clean as the previous user,” Herron said. “In locations with no trash removal available, visitors should pack out everything they bring in and use.”

However, campgrounds and resorts are still closed.

On the Nevada side of the lake, state parks campgrounds opened Friday, May 29, at 50% capacity and visitor centers, museums, gift shops, offices and cabins are scheduled to reopen Monday, June 1.

However, the parking lot at Memorial Point and the Tahoe East Shore Trail between Memorial Point and Sand Harbor are closed until further notice as well as all group-use areas.

Round Hill Pines Beach Resort opened Thursday, May 28.

All parks and beaches are still asking people to socially distance and to not visit the area if they feel sick or have any symptoms.

What to do if your bitten by a poisonous snake in the Tahoe Sierra area in high desert

August 9, 2019

Keep the victim calm. Stress increases blood flow, thereby endangering the patient by speeding the venom into the system.
• Stop all movement of the injured extremity. Movement will move the venom into the circulation faster, so do your best to keep the limb still.
• Clean the wound thoroughly to remove any venom that isn’t deep in the wound, and
• Remove rings and bracelets from an affected extremity. Swelling is likely to occur.
• Position the extremity below the level of the heart; this also slows the transport of venom.
• Wrap with compression bandages as you would an orthopedic injury, but continue it further up the limb than usual. Bandaging begins two to four inches above the bite (towards the heart), winding around and moving up, then back down over the bite and past it towards the hand or foot.
• Keep the wrapping about as tight as when dressing a sprained ankle. If it is too tight, the patient will reflexively move the limb, and move the venom around.
• Do not use tourniquets, which will do more harm than good.
• Draw a circle, if possible, around the affected area. As time progresses, you will see improvement or worsening at the site more clearly. This is a useful strategy to follow any local reaction or infection.
The limb should then be rested, and perhaps immobilized with a splint or sling. The less movement there is, the better. Keep the patient on bed rest, with the bite site lower than the heart for 24-48 hours. This strategy also works for bites from venomous lizards, like Gila monsters.
It is no longer recommended to make an incision and try to suck out the venom with your mouth. If done more than 3 minutes after the actual bite, it would remove perhaps 1/1000 of the venom and could cause damage or infection to the bitten area. A Sawyer Extractor (a syringe with a suction cup) is more modern, but is also fairly ineffective in eliminating more than a small amount of the venom. These methods fail, mostly, due to the speed at which the venom is absorbed.

Free introduction to firearms

July 23, 2019

I am offering it to our free from introduction class until further notice. This is for people who have never shot or would like to know about Firearms before you’re making a educated decision I’m taking away everyone’s right to own a firearm. Reservation only call 775-741-0735

Deputies Warn Lake Tahoe Tourists About Cornering Bears For Photos

July 19, 2019

Bears are not you friend.

Summer at Tahoe

June 17, 2019

There’s a lot of things to do at Tahoe this summer but be aware there’s still snow in the mountains. Hiking biking canoeing kayaking boating I just a few things that could be found at Tahoe. Check out Lake Tahoe Recreation. Com with this webpage for events that are scheduled throughout the summer.

February 5, 2019

Storm snow total update: Lake Tahoe ski resorts reporting over 4 feet of snow
Staff Report
February 4, 2019

Provided / Heavenly Mountain
Skiers and riders wait to ride a chairlift at Heavenly Mountain Resort Sunday.

An ongoing winter storm has delivered more than 4 feet of snow to some Lake Tahoe ski resorts.

After reporting more than 2 feet of snow Sunday morning, resorts in South Shore and elsewhere are reporting more than a foot of fresh powder.

Here are some snow totals from ski resorts on Lake Tahoe’s South Shore and the Inline Village area as of Monday morning:

Kirkwood Mountain Resort reports 20 inches in 24 hours and 54 inches in 48 hours.

Sierra-at-Tahoe reports a 24-hour total of 17 inches at its base and 22 inches at its summit, and a storm total of 36 inches at its base and 54 inches at its summit.

Heavenly Mountain Resort reports 12 inches in 24 hours and a storm total of 32 inches.

Sar gear 72 he pack example

September 10, 2018

Snow camping with Tahoe rim tail in March

March 3, 2018

Snow Camping 101
March 17 @ 8:00 am – March 18 @ 1:00 pm


Click here to join or renew your membership today!

This overnight snow camping course is designed for winter backcountry enthusiasts eager to learn how to upgrade their wilderness experience by learning the skills needed to successfully snow camp. Join us for this weekend experience to learn all kinds of snow camping tips and tricks, including: winter layering tips, how to set up camp in the snow, best snow traveling practices, winter Leave No Trace wilderness ethics, campsite selection, how to stay warm when you sleep, and winter weather smarts. After a morning classroom session, we will take our learning out to the field by snowshoeing 2-3 miles to our evening destination to continue hands-on learning and make some genuine backcountry friends. You will leave this course more confident in your future winter excursions.


Participants must be in good physical condition and able to carry a 25-35lb backpack while snowshoeing through deep snow. The TRTA asks that participants have completed three or more hikes of 8+ miles within the last 18 months. These physical requirements are for your safety and for the safety of the group and guides.


Participants must supply their own food and gear for this overnight program. It is critical that you have the right gear for this winter camping trip. Limited rental equipment is available through the TRTA. You will receive the full recommended gear and food lists upon approval after registration.
Basic gear list for snow camping**:

50+L backpack

Snow shovel

Snowshoes or cross country skis

Trekking poles

1-2 full length sleeping pads with total R-value of >4.0 (no blue foam)

Sleeping bag rated <20 degrees

3 or (preferably) 4 season tent

Stove and fuel

Cook kit

2-3L of water-carrying capacity

Backpacking toilet kit plus Wag Bag/Biffy Bag disposable toilet

Lip balm with SPF and sunscreen

Headlamp with fresh batteries

You will also need the following clothing items (no cotton allowed)**:

Wool hat

Neck gaiter or balaclava

2 pairs of very warm gloves/mittens

2 wicking underlayer shirts

2 pairs long underwear/fleece pants

2 midlayers of insulation (fleece and down)

Outer waterproof shell – jacket and pants

2 pairs warm wool socks

Winter boots (waterproof)

**More details, additional optional (nice to have) items, and gear and clothing recommendations and menu suggestions are included in the SC101 information packet participants receive after completing all registration steps.


Once you have registered for the program, you will be given additional pre-program instructions and preparation materials. These materials include: course objectives, weekend itinerary, preparation tips, food suggestions, gear requirements and recommendations, and a packing list.


In the event of cancelling your registration greater than or equal to 30 days prior to the program start date, the TRTA will retain a $35 administrative fee. Within 30 days of the program start date, tuition is non-refundable and non-transferable


In the event that the TRTA needs to reschedule this course, it will be held on the Contingency Date (March 24-25). If you cannot attend this date, the TRTA will retain a $35 administrative fee. If the TRTA deems it necessary to cancel the Contingency Date, you will receive a full refund.

We hope that you will join us on this beautiful and instructional weekend in the breath-taking Tahoe backcountry

Rucking rules

April 24, 2017

Rucking” is the military term for hiking under load. As you can imagine, this is a huge issue for the military, as soldiers must wear body armor and carry weapons, ammo, water, communications equipment, and other gear as they conduct patrols and missions. Rucking performance and injury prevention are hugely important for military operations and personnel.Movement over ground under load is also key for many mountain sports, from dayhiking to backpacking to big mountain alpinism. In reviewing the research the military has already done on this subject, we discovered five rules that are just as applicable to mountain sports as they are to combat operations. Read on to make sure you’re following these military rucking rules on your next backcountry adventure.

1. One pound on your feet equals five pounds on your back.

This old backpacking thumb rule holds true, according to a 1984 study from the U.S. Army Research Institute. They tested how much more energy was expended with different footwear (boots and shoes) and concluded that it take 4.7 to 6.4 times as much energy to move at a given pace when weight is carried on the shoe versus on the torso.

In practical terms, this means you could carry half a gallon more of water (a little over 4 pounds) if you buy boots that are a pound lighter, which isn’t hard to do; and that’s a lot of water. Now imagine the energy savings of backpacking in light trail running shoes rather than heavy, leather backpacking boots over the course of 7-day backpacking trip.

2. One pound on your feet equals 5% more energy expended.

Heavier footwear doesn’t just affect you because of its weight. Heavier boots are stiffer and less responsive as well. This reduces the efficiency of your body’s stretch reflex on hitting the ground.Five percent doesn’t sound like much, though, so how does 5% translate to run times? Well, 5% would slow your mile pace time down by 30 seconds, depending on how long you’re running. But, the faster you attempt to run, the more that 5% will affect your performance.

3. Every 1% of your body weight in your pack makes you six seconds slower per mile.

Carrying weight in your pack isn’t free of cost, though. Each 1% of your body weight carried in your pack makes you 6 seconds slower per mile. So, if you weigh 150 pounds, each 1.5 pounds of weight in your pack slows you by 6 seconds per mile. For a 150-pound hiker, on an extended trip, cutting your pack weight down from 40 to 30 pounds saves you 40 seconds per mile.

4. A 10% grade incline cuts your speed in half.

Grade greatly affects speed. By “grade” we mean how much terrain incline or decline there is. At 10% grade, for example, for every 10 feet you travel forward, you’ll travel 1 foot up. In terms of angles, 10% equals 5.74 degrees. A 5.74 degree angle doesn’t seem like much until you’re humping up it mile after mile. You’ll know how hard it is because you’ll move twice as slowly over it than over flat ground with a given load.

That last little part—with a given load—is important. A 10% grade will cut your speed in half no matter if you’re carrying 45 lbs. or 80 lbs.

5. Going up slows you down twice as much as going down speeds you up.

Don’t believe you’ll make time up on the other side of the hill. You won’t. You’ll only make half the time up.Why don’t you gain as much by running downhill as you lose running up? Braking forces. As you descend, you have to brake your speed with your quads to keep yourself under control. The steeper the downhill, the more braking. This added load on your muscles further affects your uphill performance if you have repeated bouts of up and down work.

Obey signs and dont always trust google maps

January 11, 2017