Best of Tahoe 2016 Feature Articles

Trekking the PCT through Tahoe

Written and Photographed by Sean Jansen It was a gift to arrive on Lake Tahoe’s shores on our thru-hike of the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT). In early July 2015, about a dozen of us had hiked more than 1,000 miles from Mexico to the Mojave, through the San Bernardino Mountains and finally into the Sierra to arrive on the beach…


Bird’s Eye View

Written and Photographed by Wendy Hudnall A recent series of aerial excursions intended to photograph the effects of the drought on Lake Tahoe and the surrounding area reveal much more than a receding waterline. Observed from helicopter flight, familiar scenes take on a fresh perspective, from popular landmarks and tourist attractions to the backcountry of Desolation Wilderness, a gem that many…


George Whittell, Jr.: The Accidental Conservationist

Written By Matthew Renda      

The lore and legacy of eccentric East Shore millionaire George Whittell Jr. Photography courtesy Thunderbird Lake Tahoe Collection  Through the wafts of cigarette smoke, the clinks of whiskey glasses and the inebriated squeals of a few straggling showgirls regularly employed at the Cal-Neva, it becomes apparent that Ty Cobb has a full house, while Howard Hughes leans on his two…


Pines to Pyramid

Ravaged and rebuilt, the Truckee River’s comeback resets a valuable ecosystem   Written by Jeff DeLong, Photographed by Tim Dunn


Seven Views of Tahoe

Written By Alison Bender      

The Lake Tahoe region is many things to many people. It’s the serenity of the forest, the shades of blue in the water, the contrast of snow-capped peaks against sky, the golden leaves of its aspens. With its vast, panoramic beauty and its seasonally-changing scenery, it’s no wonder Tahoe draws those with a desire to recreate both its shores and…