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