HIKING LAKE TAHOE
EXPLORING SIERRA HISTORY ON FOOT
HIKING LAKE TAHOE
A HISTORY AND TRAIL GUIDE
Nestled in the Sierra Nevada range, the history of Lake Tahoe goes way beyond its shores. Travel back in time on more than two dozen hikes, from short lakeside trails used by the Washoe People to all-day treks to abandoned shelters left behind by America's earliest mapmakers. Visit the remains of one of California's most violent towns and the ruins of a lighthouse built in the early 20th century when travel by boat was preferred over driving treacherous roads. Discover the legend of "Hermit Isle" and walk in the footsteps of the earliest pioneers. Join author and hiker Suzie Dundas as she dives deep into the history behind Tahoe's most scenic trails.
MEET THE AUTHOR
Suzie Dundas is a Lake Tahoe-based freelance writer and photographer. Her work has appeared in Business Insider, Forbes, Outside Magazine, SkyLife Magazine, TripSavvy, the San Francisco Chronicle, Frommer's, Fodors, and many more. She usually covers adventure travel, outdoor gear, and mountain lifestyle. Some of her favorite recent articles include a story on the ethics of Narcos-themed tourism and a round-up of the best places to spot Bigfoot in the Pacific Northwest. She's lived in Tahoe for nearly a decade and is an active hiker, mountain biker, camper, paddler, and even bocce baller. Follow her on Instagram at @hikeupyourskirt or explore more of her work at suziedundas.com.
FEATURED TRAIL: FALLEN LEAF LAKE
Take a gentle walk in South Lake Tahoe along the shore of Fallen Leaf Lake, home to one of Tahoe's earliest resorts. Originally home to a "boys camp" for the children of Stanford alumni, the lake is now a beautiful place to escape the crowds at Lake Tahoe and excellent for hikers with dogs who need to cool off. Fun fact: the camp at Fallen Leaf Lake once employed novelist John Steinbeck!
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