Lake Tahoe Activities and Events- Aug 2009

Wildflower Festival at Kirkwood
Located at Kirkwood, CA 95646 of Hwy 88. On Aug 1. The Wildflower Festival, one of Kirkwood’s premier summer events. This event includes wine and beer tasting, live music, and a variety of regional artisans displaying their works, activities for the kids, guided hikes, scenic chair lift rides and a variety of BBQ food service. Wildflower Festival entry is free. Tickets are sold to participate in wine and beer tasting which includes a commemorative glass. A percentage of the proceeds will go to the Sugar Pine Foundation. Email: Tollfree: (877) KIRKWOOD Phone: (209) 258-6000

Earth Wind & Fire and Chicago
Located at Lake Tahoe Outdoor Arena at Harveys, Stateline, NV 89449.On Aug 1. Harrah’s and Harveys Lake Tahoe with Another Planet Entertainment are pleased to present Earth, Wind & Fire and Chicago at the Lake Tahoe Outdoor Arena at Harveys. Tickets go on sale, through and , beginning at 10 a.m. PDT, Monday, March 23. Tollfree: (800) HARVEYS Phone: (775) 588-2411

Lake of the Sky Music Arts & Eco Festival
Located at Mt. Tallac Brewery, 2060 Eloise Ave, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150. On Aug 1. Bringing together the Best in the West, Paesano Productions Presents the Third Annual Lake of the Sky Music, Arts, and Eco Festival, an amazing day in the mountains with tons in store for everyone centered on celebrating the magnificent scenery of Lake Tahoe and beautiful people that its energy attracts, LOTS Fest is sure to have something for everyone to enjoy. LOTS FEST 3 will feature 2 stages of music and performances spanning many genres rock, bluegrass, jam, electronic, hip hop, reggae, and world beat; performing non stop through out the day 12 10:00pm. Featuring: Delta Nove, Ten Mile Tide, Coming Soon (ft members of Waiting for TIM & Absynth), Chip Chop (AD/AM x Graintable), Something Different, The Genie, Antioquia, Outlaw Dervish, Emily Tessmer, Chango, & more. Phone: (530) 541-7405

Tahoe Paddle Fest
Located at El Dorado Beach, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150. On Aug 1-2, from 10-5 pm. Tahoe Paddle Fest will showcase indigenous and non-motorized watercraft from around the world, on the shores of awe-inspiring Lake Tahoe, in a fun and engaging celebration of water sports, arts & culture. The Tahoe Paddle Fest hopes to encourage children and adults to safely participate in healthy and sustainable outdoor activities and to connect with nature and traditions of past, while embracing the future of paddling sports. El Dolado Beach and Park, (Lakeview Ave and Highway 50) Amazing speakers, FREE demos of Paddle Boards, Kayaks, etc, FREE clinics, MUSIC, YOGA, Sustainability, Composting, how to Inspect your Boat and more! FREE Demos all weekend long. Longer-term kayak & bike rentals also available. FREE Wine Tasting next door at Picchetti Winery.

Sugar Ray – Blues at Sand Harbor
Urban Village Monday Night Music Series, Hwy 28 at Sand Harbor, NV. On Aug 3. Texas born Blues artist Sugar Ray, began his musical career at the age of seven singing with the choir in church and his gospel influence can be heard and felt in his music. When he performs you will find it hard to stay in your seat, and before you know it you will find yourself on your feet, having a great time dancing the night away. Tickets: (800) 74-SHOWS General: (775) 832-1616

“Much Ado About Nothing” (childrens version)
Valhalla Arts, Theatre & Music Festival. Located at Tallac Historic Site. South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150. On Aug 5, starting at 11am on the Grand Lawn. The Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival, in collaboration with Nevada Shakespeare Company, is proud to present the 2009 D.G. Menchetti Young Shakespeare FREE performance of Shakespeares, Much Ado About Nothing. This hour-long production is highly interactive, set in contemporary times and created with the young audience member in mind. Email: Phone: (530) 541-4975

Film Night: “The Great Gatsby”
Valhalla Arts, Theatre & Music Festival. Located at Valhalla Boathouse Theater, Tallac Historic Site, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150. On Aug 5, starting at 7:30pm in the Boathouse. Keeping with this week’s Gatsby Festival theme, come out for a screening featuring Robert Redford in the title role of the film adaptation of F. Scott Fizgeralds’s classic novel, depicting life in the Jazz Age. Phone: (530) 541-4975

In Search of Butterflies at Taylor Creek Visitor Center
Located at Taylor Creek Visitor Center, Hwy 89 past Camp Richardson, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150. On Aug 7, join entomologist Jim Mori to learn about and meet the butterflies of Lake Tahoe. Admission FREE! Phone: (530) 543-2674

24th Annual Great Gatsby Festival and Tea
Located at Tallac Historic Site, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150. On Aug 8-9 Fromt 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM. Antique cars, vintage clothes, entertainment, children’s games, contests, and raffles. Relive the 1920s at the Tallac Historic Site. Phone: (530) 544-7383

Relay For Life of South Lake Tahoe
Located at Kahle Park, Stateline, NV 89449. On Aug 8-9. Kahle Park. Relay For Life is the American Cancer Society’s signature event. There are currently more than 4000 locations around the U.S. doing “Relay.” Its not athletic! It’s more like a giant slumber party for the entire community! It goes all night, symbolic of the fact that cancer never sleeps and neither does the American Cancer Society. Cancer survivors are honored by leading the first lap of victory and also at a reception following the start. Relay begins in the evening. After that, members of each team take turns walking around the track until the morning. Email: Phone: (775) 588-6455

Perseids Meteor Shower
On the 8-14, look up in the sky! The Perseid meteor shower is seen when the Earth passes through a stream of space debris left by Comet Swift-Tuttle. The shower is visible from mid-July each year, with the greatest activity between August 8 and 14, peaking about August 12. During the peak, the rate of meteors reaches 60 or more per hour. They can be seen all across the sky, but because of the path of Swift-Tuttle’s orbit, Perseids are mostly visible in the northern hemisphere. After the first-quarter moon sets, around 2 a.m., meteors should be more easily visible until dawn. Perseid Meteors will appear to “rain” into the atmosphere from the constellation Perseus, which rises in the northeast around 11 p.m. South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150

“The Most Fabulous Face Painting Class for Kids”
Valhalla Arts, Theatre and Music Festival. Located at Valhalla Grand Lawn. Tallac Historic Site, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150. On Aug10-14. From 1:30-3:30pm. For Ages 7 and up. Valhalla Grand Lawn This is a hands-on class that comes with your own pallet of professional water soluble theatrical paints to use and take home. You will learn a variety of techniques creating different designs. We will cover, blending; line work, different cat faces, princess, monster masks and gruesome wounds. Face painting is uniquely fascinating in that the design transforms the wearer. Our designs will lift and transport you to new and wild places. From a feline to a beast to a sad or happy clown; face painting will make you laugh, make you jump, make you growl. Ages 7 to 18. Please call Gina Stowell at (530) 318-3639 for available space, registration and information. Phone: (530) 318-3639

Omar Alexander Latin Funk at Sand Harbor
Located at Sand Harbor, Hwy 28, NV. On Aug 10. Urban Village Monday Night Music Series. Omar visited Lake Tahoe for the first time in 2008 and performed as the live group for the musical CAMBIO. A brew of Latin/World-Beat, Contemporary Funk, Soul Rhythms. English/Spanish Lyrics. Tickets: (800) 74-SHOWS General: (775) 832-1616

Ghost of Mark Twain at Ehrman Mansion
Located at Ehrman Mansion, Sugar Pine Point State Park, Tahoma, CA. On Aug 13. Come hear Twains stories performed by McAvoy Layne on August 13, 2009. The Ghost of Mark Twain by McAvoy Layne will be appearing at Ehrman Mansion at Sugar Pine Point State Park on August 13 at 6:30pm. The show is free and so is parking. Donations are welcome. CDs by McAvoy Lane and Olympic X-Country commerative pins will also be available for sale at the show sponsored by the West Shore Association. For more details, please call (530) 525-9528.

Blacklist Art & Film Festival
Located at MontBleu Resort Casino & Spa, Stateline, NV 89449. On Aug 14. Each year 1134 Films presents the Blacklist Art & Film Festival. An extremely unique collection of unapologetic films, art and rock n’ roll that showcase emerging artists who heighten our senses, stimulate our minds and turn our stomachs. Tickets can be purchased through the MontBleu Box Office or by Tollfree: (800) BE-LUCKY Phone: (775) 588-3515

Bob Dylan and his Band & Willie Nelson and Family
Located at Lake Tahoe Outdoor Arena at Harveys, Stateline, NV 89449. On Aug 16. Starting at 7pm. Harveys Lake Tahoe and Another Planet Entertainment are pleased to announce Bob Dylan and Willie Nelson will perform on Sunday, Aug. 16, at Harveys Lake Tahoe Outdoor Arena for the 2009 Lake Tahoe Summer Concert Series. Tollfree: (800) 553-1022 Phone: (775) 588-2411

Karen Briggs Soulchestra at Sand Harbor
Located at Sand Harbor, Hwy 28, NV. On Aug 17. Urban Village Monday Night Music Series. World renowned violinist Karen Briggs worked with Yanni for 15 years and stared in the performance Yanni Live at the Acropolis in 1994. Tickets: (800) 74-SHOWS General: (775) 832-1616

An Evening with Mark Twain
Located at Taylor Creek Visitor Center, Hwy 89 past Camp Richardson, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150. On Aug 20, starting at 7:00 p.m. McAvoy Layne presents “that wild humorist of the western slope, Mark Twain.” Presented at the Lake of the Sky Amphitheater located at the Taylor Creek Visitor Center. Admission: $5 for adults and $3 for children. No reservations. Come early for best seats. Phone: (530) 543-2674

Tribute to Patsy Cline
Valhalla Arts & Music Festival. Located at The Boathouse at Valhalla, Tallac Historic Site, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150. Starting at 7:30pm. Joni Morris and the After Midnight Band in “Tribute to Patsy Cline”. In the Boathouse. It’s almost spooky how Joni Morris conjures up Country-Western legends . . . with classic style and fidelity. Don’t miss this loving portrait and a joyful tribute to Patsy Cline. Phone: (530) 541-4975

Pints & Paddles Cruise Aboard The New Tahoe Queen
Tahoe Queen, 900 Ski Run Blvd. at Ski Run Marina, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150. On Aug 23. A 2.5 hour cruise, Casual Bavarian Buffet, Awesome live music, Beer tasting and a souvenir mug with your first beer. Boarding begins at 6:30PM. Cruise departs at 7:00PM. For more information or reservations call 1-800-23-TAHOE. Tollfree: (800) 23-TAHOE (800) 238-2463 Phone: (530) 543-6190

“Free to Express Yourself” Painting Class
AT Valhalla Arts, Theatre & Music Festival , Valhalla Boathouse Theater, Tallac Historic Site, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150. On Aug 24 -28. From 1:30-4:30pm for ages 4 and up. Grand Lawn. Paint as you like and be HAPPY!! Feel the joy of spontaneous expression. Discover your power to create. This class is designed for you to develop and discover the excitement of painting, an instinctual urge to play with color and form. Let�s play with paint for the sake of the creative process and freeing your artistic spirit! Ages, 4 to 8 and 9 and up. Please call Gina Stowell at 530-318-3639 for available space, registration and information.

Bats: Winged Fliers of the Night at Taylor Creek Visitor Center
Taylor Creek Visitor Center, Hwy 89 past Camp Richardson, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150. On Aug 27. Starting at 8:00 p.m. Bats: Winged Fliers of the Night. Meet some of the common Tahoe bats and learn the truth about their lives. Admission: Free; donations greatly appreciated. Phone: (530) 543-2674

Beach Party Dance
Located at the Senior Center, 3050 Lake Tahoe Blvd., South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150. On Aug 28. All ages invited. Come, listen and/or dance to the 17 piece Tahoe Dance Band. 7:30-10:00 PM. Not necessary to come with a partner. Mixers to get acquainted. Appetizers, Wine, Desserts, Big Band Dancing, Door Prizes and Fun for All. All ages welcome! $8 per person at the door. Phone: (530) 541-8380

Lake in the Sky Air Show, 2009
Located at Lake Tahoe Airport, 1901 Airport Road, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150. On Aug 29. 20th Annual Lake Tahoe Air Fest! 8 AM Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast, Opening Ceremonies begin at 10:30 AM, Air Show will take place from 11AM until 3PM. Admission $2 (under 12 free), Parking $10 (includes admission)- free bus transportation is provided. Phone: (530) 541-0480

Toby Keith
Located at Lake Tahoe Outdoor Arena at Harveys , Harveys Outdoor Arena, Stateline, NV 89449. On Aug 30th. Harveys Lake Tahoe and Another Planet Entertainment are pleased to announce country music superstar Toby Keith, with special guest Jack Ingram. Toby Keith makes an exclusive Lake Tahoe appearance for his “America’s Toughest Tour” at Harveys Outdoor Arena. Tollfree: (800) HARVEYS Phone: (775) 588-2411

Pet Friendly Tahoe Cabin Rental-The Heavenly Edelweiss

Pet Friendly Tahoe Cabin Rental -The Heavenly Edelweiss



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Beautiful, Charming, Tasteful, Cozy are only some of the descriptions given to our dynamite Pet Friendly vacation home “Heavenly Edelweiss”. Situated in a central area of South Lake Tahoe, 5 minutes to Heavenly, close to Beaches, world class gaming and legendary skiing this unit is the perfect “Base Camp” for everything Tahoe.

Heavenly Edelweiss features 2 bedrooms, 2 bath with a loft for sleeping and game playing. The living area is open and is appointed with beautiful Tahoe Style furnishings and decor. Sit in front of the roaring fire and you may never want to leave! A well stocked and upgraded kitchen lends to eating in rather than out! Overall, the Heavenly Edelweiss may be just what you are looking for in a Tahoe Vacation Rental as it is affordably priced AND Pet Friendly!

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Tahoe Vacation Cabin – Echo View Lodge

Superb Tahoe Vacation Cabin – Echo View Lodge



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The start of a great vacation begins at this spacious mountain home in a beautiful forested neighborhood situated a few minutes from the slopes and casinos. Tasteful settings include fireplace, hot tub and a welcoming atmosphere. Enjoy a relaxing soak in your private hot tub after a day of fun in the snow. The big backyard is great for the kids and family pet. Warm up by the fireplace after a day of hiking on the numerous trails nearby. This lovely home sleeps 8 comfortably.
The cabin itself has an open floor plan with the Fireplace and Hot Tub being some of the amenities including large washer and dryer, cozy atmosphere and a fully functional kitchen with all the necessary hardware for a well-prepared meal.
The large back yard is great for the kids or family pet. The master bedroom has a queen size bed. The second bedroom has a comfortable queen size bed and the loft has two queen beds TV, and DVD player, great for the kids to get away from the parents. The cabin is located 6 miles from Heavenly, 7 miles from the Casinos, 5 miles from beautiful Lake Tahoe and 35 minutes from Kirkwood. Sierra Ski Resort is about 15 minutes away.

Hot Tub: Yes
Internet Access: Wireless
TV Cable/Satellite: Cable
Pets Allowed: Yes
View: Filtered Mountain
Distance To Skiing: 10 Minutes
Fireplace, Wood/Gas: Wood
BBQ Grill: Gas
Beach Access: Public
Square Footage, Est.: 1136
Washer/Dryer: Yes
Beach Distance: 15 Minutes
Parking: 2 Cars
Bed Size 1st/Master: Queen
Bed Size 2nd Rm: Queen
Bed Size 3rd Rm: Loft 2 Queens
Table Games: Yes
Dishwasher: No
# Bathrooms: 2

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From Easy To Strenuous – Your Comprehensive Guide to Lake Tahoe Hiking Trails

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From Easy To Strenuous – Your Comprehensive Guide to Lake Tahoe Hiking Trails



Getting out and hiking at Lake Tahoe is probably THE best way to really see and experience all of what Lake Tahoe is truly about. The myriad of hiking trails from easy and level strolls to ultra-strenuous “peak bagging” routes all lend themselves to all who come to Lake Tahoe. Dozens of trails beckon the Lake Tahoe hiker many of them located right here on the South Shore. It is very important for hikers to study their intended routes prior to starting out to make sure that their physical capabilities and time frames fit the hike. A majority of hikes out of the south shore area climb rapidly and can be steep, dry and hot. Carry plenty of water, sunscreen,a hat and sunglasses just to mention a few necessary items. Altitude sickness can come on strong for those having just arrived from sea level…again drink plenty of water and don’t “bite off more hike that you can chew”

Many of the hikes in the south shore area are in or near Desolation Wilderness and the “leave no trace” motto is king. Bring out more than you bring in and follow all rules relating to the wilderness experience. All Lake Tahoe hikers should refrain from taking any plants, animals or geological items home with them as almost everything you see on your hike is part of the Lake Tahoe ecosystem. Hikers must remain on developed trails to avoid not only long term environmental damage but possible personal injury as well.

We have culled some of the better hikes from over 100 that are available in the review section. These Lake Tahoe hikes range from very easy to very strenuous so a bit of background work will required by our readers to understand which hike(s) will be best suited for them

Enjoy the huge selection of hiking opportunities at Lake Tahoe and have a great time…just follow common sense and your will have a great experience.
Click on the hike title to go to a post further explaining that hike and including directions and information.

Easy Hikes

Tallac Historic Site and Rainbow Trail
Difficulty: Easy
Mileage: ¼ mile & 0.3 mile

Stateline Fire Lookout
: Easy
Mileage: 1 mile round trip

Angora Lakes
Difficulty: Easy
Mileage: 1 mile round trip

Cascade Creek Falls
Difficulty: Easy
Mileage: 2 miles round trip

Vikingsholm Trail
Difficulty: Easy
Mileage: 2 miles round trip

Moraine Trail
Difficulty: Easy
Mileage: 2.5 miles round trip

Prey Meadows/ Skunk Harbor
Difficulty: Easy
Mileage: 3 to 5 miles round trip

Eagle Falls/ Eagle Lake
Difficulty: Easy – Moderate
Mileage: 2 to 10 miles round trip

Sugar Pine Point State Park
Difficulty: Easy – Strenuous
Mileage: .7 to 15 miles round trip

Heavenly Resort Hiking Trails
: Easy – Strenuous
Mileage: 1 to 2.2 miles round trip

Moderate Hikes

Ward Canyon to Page Meadows
Mileage: 1.4 miles round trip

Carson Pass to Winnemucca Lake
Difficulty: Moderate
Mileage: 4.2 miles round trip

Rubicon Trail/ Emerald Bay Loop
Mileage: 4.5 miles total

Five Lakes Trail
Difficulty: Moderate
Mileage: 5 miles round trip

Marlette Lake
Difficulty: Moderate
Mileage: 9.5 miles round trip

Meeks Bay Trail
Difficulty: Moderate
Mileage: 9 to 16 miles round trip

South Rim Trail
Difficulty: Moderate – Strenuous
Mileage: 4 to 8 miles round trip

Glen Alpine Trail
Difficulty: Moderate – Strenuous
Mileage: 4 to 12 miles round trip

Echo Lakes
Difficulty: Moderate – Strenuous
Mileage: 5 to 12 miles round trip

Strenuous Hikes

Horsetail Falls
Difficulty: Strenuous
Mileage: 2.8 to 3.8 miles round trip

Clark Trail
Difficulty: Strenuous
Mileage: 3.2 miles round trip

Mt Tallac
Difficulty: Strenuous
Mileage: 3.4 to 10 miles round trip

Bayview Trail
Difficulty: Strenuous
Mileage: 4 to 5 miles round trip

Mt. Judah Loop
Difficulty: Strenuous
Mileage: 4.6 miles round trip

Mt Rose
Difficulty: Strenuous
Mileage: 12 miles round trip


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