50 of the Best Snowshoe Trails Around Lake Tahoe

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Author: Mike White

Format: Paper
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9781943859795
Published Date: 2018

Come winter, Lake Tahoe’s trails, mountains, and shores shed their hikers and transform under a white blanket of snow into a serene winter wonderland. From towering snowy vistas, frozen subalpine lakes, lofty summits, and beautiful tree canopies, Lake Tahoe is one of America’s favorite winter playgrounds—with some of the most beautiful and invigorating views in the world.
50 of the Best Snowshoe Trails Around Tahoe offers snowshoers of all levels and experience a wide-range of excursions—from flat and easy to steep and strenuous.  It includes a wide range of snowshoe routes such as Mt. Rose, Carson Pass, Emerald Bay, Fallen Leaf Lake, Highway 89, Truckee and Donner Pass. Features include:
  • Fifty distinct routes with directions to trailheads, detailed trip descriptions, and topographic maps
  • Forty-five stunning photographs of popular trails, landscapes, and lake views
  • Easy-to-read headings to provide key information on trail difficulty, distance, elevation, avalanche risk, facilities, managing agencies, highlights, lowlights, and more.
  • A wide-range of outings for snowshoers of all abilities
  • Recommendations on where to grab a hot drink, enjoy a hearty meal, or to snuggle up for a cozy overnight stay
  • Tips on everything from proper clothing and footwear, equipment checklists, pre-hike warm-ups, sanitation, dog-friendly trails, and permit requirements
Whether you are an amateur explorer or a winter adventure enthusiast, this comprehensive guidebook has everything you need to explore the winter playgrounds surrounding Lake Tahoe.

Author Bio

James Flanigan, a business columnist for more than 50 years, has covered national and international business and economics for the Los Angeles Times, New York Times, and other publications. Over nearly two decades with Forbes Magazine, he served as bureau chief in Washington, Los Angeles, London, and Houston, before becoming assistant managing editor in New York. His work has won numerous awards, including the Gerald Loeb Lifetime Achievement Award for Distinguished Business and Financial Journalism and the John Hancock Award for Excellence in Business Journalism. He currently lives in Southern California.


“This book is a thorough yet-easy-to navigate summary of snowshoeing treks in the Lake Tahoe area. White zeroes in on every aspect of a successful snowshoe trek and deftly describes them for readers. It’s a work that should be mandatory for newbies and longtime Tahoe locals alike.”