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The 42nd Annual Concours d’Elegance – Aug. 8 & 9   Leave a comment

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What is known to locals as ‘The Wooden Boat Show’  splashes into town at Obexer’s Boat Company in Homewood along Lake Tahoe’s  West Shore on August 8th and 9th.  Vintage boats from around the country are on hand for your viewing pleasure. For more information, go to the Concours d’Elegance website.

 

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Tahoe Rim Trail: Hike it all at once   Leave a comment

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By Tim Hauserman

The Tahoe Rim Trail is a 170 mile trail that circles Lake Tahoe. It passes mountain lakes, crosses high alpine passes, and runs for miles through deep forests of red fir, hemlock and majestic white pine…but most importantly, it gives you miles and miles of opportunities to gaze down into our favorite big patch of blue.

The trail is divided into eight sections of between 15 and 32 miles. These bite sized chunks give TRT hikers and mountain bikers, regardless of their physical condition, a chance to enjoy the trail. But have you ever thought of becoming one of the few who have thru-hiked the Tahoe Rim Trail? Here’s a few reasons why you should:

-The trail circles the entire lake. Which means that if you hike it all you can start out in one place and about two weeks later end up right where you began. What is especially cool about this is that for much of the journey you can gaze across the lake at where you have been, while also envisioning where you will soon be.
-If you join one of the annual thru-hikes put on by the Tahoe Rim Trail Association, someone else will handle much of the logistics and provide you with food and water at key points. You will also have a group of companions that are sure to become great friends, and you will be supporting the TRTA in it’s mission to maintain the Tahoe Rim Trail. For information go to http://www.tahoerimtrail.org
-Make no mistake about it. Thru-hiking the TRT is not easy. It’s a tough, bucket list challenge…but it is one that normal humans who hike about 13 miles a day can do in two weeks, as opposed to hiking twenty grueling miles every day for four and half straight months to conquer the Pacific Crest Trail.
-When you finish, you will have the pride of becoming one of the heralded members of the Tahoe Rim Trail 165 mile Club, and obtain a number. Mine is #11.

Need more information? Pick up a copy of my official guidebook to the Tahoe Rim Trail, now in it’s 3rd edition. Its’ available at local bookstores and outdoor shops.

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The Annual Shakespeare at Sand Harbor Festival – Lake Tahoe, Nevada   Leave a comment

By Michelle Portesi

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Photo from LakeTahoeShakespeare.com website

Photo from LakeTahoeShakespeare.com website

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Well oops! There is so much going on here at Lake Tahoe to write about, that we’ve missed posting about the Annual Shakespeare at Sand Harbor Festival, which started July 11th.  But no need to fret, fortunately you’ve still got plenty of time to catch a performance, as the festival runs through August 24th.

There’s nothing like an evening under the stars, a glass of wine and thou.

This year’s performances feature the romantic comedy ‘As You Like It’, with tickets ranging from $15 – $85.

In addition, the theater group has Monday Night’s off, and those of us long familiar with the Shakespeare plays are treated to something a little different. Here’s the calendar:

July 21 – Henry Ford and Thomas Edison

July 28 – Swan Lake

August 4 – The Funk of James Brown

August 11 – Sweeney Todd

August 18 – Booker T

 

Image from South Lake Tahoe Blog - Jeff Dow - http://tahoesouth.com/blog/2012/7/12/experience_the_enchantment_of_the_lake_tahoe_shakespeare_festival_at_sand_h

Image from South Lake Tahoe Blog – Jeff Dow – http://tahoesouth.com/blog/2012/7/12

 

Do be sure to bring a picnic. Last year, we sat next to some vacationers who marveled at our ‘spread’ of culinary delights. “We had no idea you could do this!” they exclaimed. Yes, we locals know that bringing good eats and beverages is as much a part of the annual event as the performances themselves.  Don’t feel like going through the hassle? Many local stores make picnic baskets for the event. You can also reserve the Premium Seating and Cafe Table sections or avail yourselves of the food and wine booths and be treated to the Gourmet Offerings from ‘Shakespeare’s Kitchen’ right at the venue. (Do plan to come early to partake. Gates open at 5:30pm).

Also note, that lower gallery is assigned seating. The upper gallery requires you to bring your own low backed chairs and picnic blankets.

Go to laketahoeshakespeare.com for more information.

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