The Fairest Picture the Whole Earth Affords

The Fairest Picture video by Justin Majeczky – Click on picture to watch video.

Samuel L. Clemens first visited Lake Tahoe in 1861. His impressions of this heavenly landscape are memorialized in his book Roughing It written using his pen name, Mark Twain. Justin Majeczky created the video Fairest Picture, which beautifully summarizes the raw emotion Twain conveys in his writings. Come visit Lake Tahoe and enjoy the majesty that inspired Twain’s tribute to this stunning lake.

Fairest Picture wirtten by David C. Antonucci.

“Fairest Picture is the book Mark Twain fans and Lake Tahoe enthusiasts have longed for.” Written by David C. Antonucci, this single volume connects Twain and his beloved Lake Tahoe. 

Roughing It by Mark Twain memorializes his time in Lake Tahoe.

Roughing It was published in San Francisco in 1872. Rich illustrations bring this volume alive with both the wondrous untouched nature of Nevada and California, and the interesting cross-section of humanity encountered by Twain. Roughing It contains Twain’s personal narrative of his travels as a vagabond between the years of 1861 and 1866, including his time visiting Lake Tahoe. Roughing It is available in paperback or for free online through the Project Gutenberg. Come visit Lake Tahoe and see for yourself.

The Best Family Sledding in South Lake Tahoe is FREE!

Take all the kids sledding, the four-legged ones too, when you visit Lake Tahoe!

Miwok loves chasing his frisbee.

Tahoe Rim Trail – Kingsbury North Trailhead is an excellent place to take children, pets, and adults of all ages.

Located at one of the entrances to US Forestry land offering a multitude of sledding, tubing and riding options.

Kingsbury north trailhead entrance for the Tahoe Rim Trail.
Great place to learn to snowboard.

The parking is abundant and free. Bring a thermos of hot chocolate, a couple of camping chairs and capture the photos of a lifetime. Public restrooms are provided.

Public restrooms are provided for your use.

This location is not frequented by many tourists, so enjoy the serenity.

Perhaps you are interested in doing some snow hiking. Park your car, put on your snow shoes and enjoy the scenery along the Daggett Loop Trail.

The parking lot at the end of Andria Lane.

If your preference runs toward motorized toys, this end of the road location is the perfect place to launch some fun.

You will find the Tahoe Rim Trail – Kingsbury North Trailhead at the end of Andria Lane. Bring your family and play a while!

Travel North on Highway 50 out of South Lake Tahoe into Nevada. Take a right on Kingsbury Grade/SR 207. About ¼ mile before you get to the summit, take a left on North Benjamin lane. North Benjamin becomes Andria after a couple blocks. You will be traveling through a neighborhood. Do not worry, you are going the right way. When you get to the end of Andria Lane you have arrived. Enjoy the forest and be sure to bring back with you everything that you brought in.