Insta Fall! Time To Get Ready for Winter at Lake Tahoe and Truckee   Leave a comment

 

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By Tim Hauserman

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It happens every year. We merrily skip along enjoying the joys of a warm October: Swimming in the brisk but still bearable crystal clear lakes. Bike riding across warm meadows needing just a pair of shorts and a jersey. Hiking into Desolation Wilderness at a time when the place really lives up to it’s name, and then: Boom, baby. The cold wind’s blow out of the east, the temperatures drop, and fall raises its chilly and wet head.

I was reminded of this quick change recently when I walked briskly from my house in Tahoe Park to the beach next to Sunnyside. There on the shore of the beach was a dejected family pondering what to do about their sunken boat which was being pounded by the fierce winds into the bottom of the lake. And of course, this being Tahoe, the boat owners were friends of mine and I helped them drag up the last load of their soggy possessions to the car.

Lesson learned. While we still have some wonderful warm days to experience the fun stuff we love to do in the summer, the heavy snows of winter are on their way, which means it’s about time to at least start thinking about getting ready:

If you haven’t already done so, it’s officially time to get your boat out of the water.
Service the heater.
Start organizing your yard to bring inside what you don’t want buried in the snow.
Plan for the potential of freezing temps. Watch the forecasts, shut the windows when you leave town for a few days, and think about preparing your plumbing for winter if you leave for several weeks.
Put up snow stakes along the driveway, so when it does snow you will actually have a clue where the edge of your driveway is.
Get your skis tuned and ready to go. Because we are surely due for a big winter.

 

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THINK OF ME, LYNN RICHARDSON FOR ALL OF YOUR LAKE TAHOE AND TRUCKEE REAL ESTATE NEEDS!

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