Friday, July 24, 2015

Hard Core Barrett Lake 4x4 Trail Reopens in Eldorado Forrest

New bridge over Silver Creek. Hi-Landers 4x4 Club.
A popular 4.2 mile Jeep trail from Wright's Lake to Barrett Lake has been reopened. The rugged trail was shut down by court order in 2012 for environmental concerns.

The Hi-Landers 4x4 club was instrumental in making changes to the trail to comply with the court order. The Silver Creek stream crossing was eliminated by building a 45 foot bridge. Other work included bypassing sensitive meadows and restoring abandoned trail sections.

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Caitlyn (Bruce) Jenner’s Lake Tahoe Olympic Torch on Auction

Jenner at Ceasers Tahoe

Caitlyn Jenner was part of the 1984 Olympic Torch Relay around Lake Tahoe. Caitlyn carried the torch from Nevada across the state line into California. Jenner became a celebrated athlete for winning the Gold Medal in the Decathlon at the 1976 Montreal Olympics.

Robert Lorsch, the executive who orchestrated the Tahoe Leg of the relay, was able to acquire Caitlyn’s torch as a keepsake. The flame darkened torch symbolizes athletic competition and international brotherhood. The original black leather vinyl carrying case is included with the purchase.

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Lake Tahoe July 4th Firework Shows

Lake Tahoe offers several places to view spectacular firework shows. Show organizers are required to clean-up spent firework shells that fall into the lake.

Boaters can see all the shows at once or pick one and get in close. Bring blankets and warm close on the boat.


New Fire Restrictions in the Lake Tahoe Basin

The USDA Forest Service, Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit has issued the following fire restrictions. The restrictions are effective July 1, 2015, through the end of the official 2015 fire season.
1. No open fires, charcoal fires, stove fires, or campfires except within grills and fire rings at exempted sites. Persons with a valid California campfire permit may use a portable stove or lantern that uses gas, kerosene, jellied petroleum or pressurized liquid fuel.

2. No smoking outdoors unless stopped in an area at least three feet in diameter that is barren or cleared of all flammable material.

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

GoSnow App Will Socialize Skiers and Riders

Screenshots by GoSnow.

GoSnow is the first app for skiers and riders to meet up and plan trips. GoSnow was founded by a snowboarding Aussie named Sean Bellerby. Bellerby wants to inspire and connect skiers and riders worldwide to ride and experience more on the snow. The app lets like-minded individuals socialize more.

Meet Up: GoSnow makes it easy to meet local skiers/riders in the same ski town or planning the same tip. Meet up on or off the snow.