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Tahoe Tramping – Martis Creek Wildlife Area

Tahoe Tramping
Martis Creek Wildlife Area

If you are looking for an easy four mile loop trail in order to get a little outdoor exercise and some fresh air, then try the Martis Creek Wildlife Area loop trail.  The Tompkins Memorial Trail is operated by the US Army Corps of Engineers in partnership with the Northstar

Tahoe Tramping – Mt. Judah Loop

“Good walkers can go anywhere in these hospitable mountains …”  John Muir
The Mount Judah Loop is a moderate 5.5 mile semi-loop with an elevation gain of approximately 1,200′.  While hiking this loop, you will gain some beautiful views to the north and south of Mt. Judah, including Castle Peak, Donner Pass, Donner Lake and

Tahoe Tramping – Showers Lake

“How lavish is nature … ever changing, ever beautiful.” – John Muir
The moderate trail to Showers Lake is a 10.2 mile (out-and-back) hike through some of the best Sierra scenery in the Carson Pass area located south of Lake Tahoe.  To reach the trailhead for this hike, you will drive south on Hwy 89

Tahoe Tramping – Love Falls

On Sunday we took a drive up to the Gold Lakes area to check on the current snow conditions.  It was a beautiful, partly cloudy day for a drive up Hwy 89 through Sierraville, and then onto Hwy 49 towards Sierra City.
While driving through the Sierraville grasslands and pasturage, we saw a small patch

Tahoe Tramping – South Yuba River SP

Tahoe Tramping  – South Yuba River SP

“Another day in the most favored province of bird and flower …”  John Muir
After recently receiving almost a foot of snow at lake level, Cathy and I decided to take a day trip down to the Sierra foothills and visit South Yuba River State Park.  The park is a

Tahoe Tramping

Recently, I was asked by Cindy Streepey, owner of Asante Lakeside Fitness, to write a hiking column for the upcoming spring, summer, and fall seasons.  Our intent is to share current information on local trails, and hopefully encourage readers to add some out-door adventures to their fitness goals.  These articles will periodically appear on