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Lake Tahoe Recreation & Travel Guide Books

The Lake Tahoe region of Nevada (and California) are a treasure trove of recreational activities. Hiking, backpacking, skiing, biking, climbing and fishing - and much more - is all found in the Tahoe Basin of Nevada and California. The books shown below are all about what to do and how to do it in and around the Lake Tahoe Basin (including Reno).

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Above Tahoe and Reno : Above Tahoe and Reno. A unique combination of natural beauty and the handiwork of man as seen from the air in the beautiful photographic book.

Alpine Sierra Trailblazer: Where to Hike, Ski, Bike, Fish, Drive from Tahoe to Yosemite : The Alpine Sierra Trailblazer is called the outdoor bible for the High Sierra by local press. This is the authors' home turf and the pages reflect their personal view of mountain life. Vacationing families and adventure athletes alike have come to rely on this guidebook's trail-tested advice and descriptions to a four-season treasure trove of recreational excursions. The new 6th edition, covers some 300 different hikes, beginning at the north shore of Lake Tahoe, extending south through Markleeville and Hope Valley, then on to Sonora Pass and Mono Lake, and ranging up to the Tuolumne Meadows region of Yosemite National Park.

Best Easy Day Hikes : Lake Tahoe : This guide includes concise descriptions and detailed maps of mostly short, easy-to-follow trails that lead to scenic destinations around the lake. It's nearly impossible to find a hiking trail in the Sierra that doesn't involve some climbing, but you'll find most of these hikes are not overly strenuous.

Desolation Wilderness and the South Lake Tahoe Basin : Covers all the trails in the wilderness plus the area around Emerald Bay, the upper Truckee River, and the upper South Fork of the American River. Discover the magnificent glaciated scenery, the trout-filled lakes and streams, and the secluded camping sites. Comes with a 4-color, plastic, topographic map.

Insider Guide to Reno and Lake Tahoe : Enjoy this ultimate indoor and outdoor playground, with sporting choices for all seasons and nonstop entertainment and casion action. Skiing, hiking, boating, swimming, and the 72-mile "most beautiful drive in America" are just a few highlights in the picturesque region of Reno and Lake Tahoe. Experience Nevada's casino nightlife or explore Vikingsholm Castle on the California side of Lake Tahoe.

Lake Tahoe Bouldering : A new book about climbing in the Lake Tahoe area.

Mountain Biking Lake Tahoe : A handy pocket-sized guide to mountain biking around Lake Tahoe and Truckee. Detailed ride descriptions make it easy to find the trailheads and follow the routes, helping mountain bikers stay on track with accurate distances keyed to easy-to-read maps and ratings for physical and technical difficulty.

South Lake Tahoe Climbing : A Guidebook to the climbing opportunities in the Lake Tahoe area.

Tahoe Wildflowers : Tahoe Wildflowers is your personal tour guide to the best places to see wildflowers in bloom in the region surrounding Lake Tahoe, from the alpine reaches of the nearby Sierra Nevadas in California to the low-lying basins around Carson City, Nevada. Organized by month, this handy, portable reference reveals where to see everything from the earliest spring bloomers to the most spectacular fall displays.

The Tahoe Rim Trail : The best-selling Tahoe Rim Trail has been revised to reflect the latest conditions and routing of the trail, including the new Mt. Rose trailhead. Updated topographic maps by noted cartographer Tom Harrison depict the entire route in eight separate segments. Along with the easy (and fun) to read trail directions, the book includes fascinating information on the plants and animals you'll see along the trail, plus essential advice for planning a hike on the TRT, whether it's a day's outing or a 2-week circuit of the entire lake.

Top Trails Lake Tahoe : People who are heavily into the sport will really enjoy the book. Included are hikes up Mt. Rose, the highest peak in the Tahoe basin and long segments of the Tahoe Rim Trail. But this book is not for the faint of heart. Most of the route descriptions in the book exceed 9 miles and several exceed 15 miles. Moreover, these miles involve considerable elevation gain.

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