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Old 06-18-2017, 12:40 PM   #1
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We've pretty much set our sights on Lake Tahoe for our getaway trip mid August. Any must do's that the green screen would recommend? Would like to try some fishing, any good guides on the lake? Also if you have any recommendations on lodging we haven't booked yet but plan to very soon. Happy Father's Day!
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Old 06-18-2017, 12:55 PM   #2
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If you are into hiking or mountain biking, the Flume Trail is hard to beat!
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Old 06-18-2017, 01:20 PM   #3
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If you are into hiking or mountain biking, the Flume Trail is hard to beat!
Is it pretty rugged terrain?
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Old 06-18-2017, 02:14 PM   #4
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You may be dead set on Tahoe, but if things change I would highly recommend going to California and visit Yosemite and Sequoia NP..... just got back from a there and they are most incredible views I've ever seen. Pictures don't do justice and is a must for anyone in their lifetime.

Temps were 50s at night and low to mid 80s during the day, but dry so it's very pleasant.
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Old 06-18-2017, 02:19 PM   #5
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We will be there in two weeks. We plan on taking the kids up the gondola since they have never done that before. Will probably take the guided boat tour again. Also will probably hike down to see the castle that was shipped there and built (can't remember the name of it, it's on the west side of the lake). Ive never fished there before, so I don't know about that. Mostly we will just enjoy the cooler weather! Heck, it snowed there a couple of weeks ago
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Old 06-18-2017, 03:50 PM   #6
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We will be there in two weeks. We plan on taking the kids up the gondola since they have never done that before. Will probably take the guided boat tour again. Also will probably hike down to see the castle that was shipped there and built (can't remember the name of it, it's on the west side of the lake). Ive never fished there before, so I don't know about that. Mostly we will just enjoy the cooler weather! Heck, it snowed there a couple of weeks ago
Come August I will for sure be ready for the cool! Where do you guys like to stay?
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Old 06-18-2017, 05:20 PM   #7
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When you going? I will be there Aug 6-10 getting acclimated to elevation a few days before heading to Yosemite to do John Muir Trail. I need a lift to Yosemite from
Tahoe... it's a pretty drive!
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Old 06-18-2017, 05:21 PM   #8
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My friend who lives in Tahoe told me they had snow last week!!!
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Old 06-18-2017, 06:07 PM   #9
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When you going? I will be there Aug 6-10 getting acclimated to elevation a few days before heading to Yosemite to do John Muir Trail. I need a lift to Yosemite from
Tahoe... it's a pretty drive!
It's either going to be those dates or starting August 18
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Old 06-18-2017, 06:12 PM   #10
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I've stayed at Ceasers as well as rental cabins. The boat tour on the lake is nice and there are some good golf courses. It's been many years since I've been but one of my favorite vacation spots, winter and summer.
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Old 06-18-2017, 09:03 PM   #11
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I've stayed at Ceasers as well as rental cabins. The boat tour on the lake is nice and there are some good golf courses. It's been many years since I've been but one of my favorite vacation spots, winter and summer.
I was thinking the boat tour looked cool
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Old 06-18-2017, 09:24 PM   #12
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I was thinking the boat tour looked cool


The boat tour is a must. We had a rental car and drove around the lake. Awesome and some great pic opportunities. The food choices are plenty and it's all about relaxing and just winging it when there. You will have a blast. We literally made no major plans and asked the locals where to go, what to eat, and got some great advice. I can't wait to go back.


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Old 06-18-2017, 09:59 PM   #13
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The boat tour is a must. We had a rental car and drove around the lake. Awesome and some great pic opportunities. The food choices are plenty and it's all about relaxing and just winging it when there. You will have a blast. We literally made no major plans and asked the locals where to go, what to eat, and got some great advice. I can't wait to go back.


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This is kind of what I'm thinking. I want to plan a fishing trip and then wing the rest. What airport do you fly to Sacramento or Reno?
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Old 06-18-2017, 10:21 PM   #14
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This is kind of what I'm thinking. I want to plan a fishing trip and then wing the rest. What airport do you fly to Sacramento or Reno?
It depends on what side of the lake you are staying. When I lived in Reno I could go over Mt. Rose and be at the Lake in minutes but Emerald Bay was a long haul. The drive time difference will probably be less than one hour and it will be a nice drive either way so go where you can get the cheaper price.

I would check out Squaw Valley for summer time fun. You take the gondola up to mid-mountain and you can hike, swim and ice skate. They also have a nice bar you can overlook the lake and mountain. If you go to Truckee, CA you can go to Mountain Hardware and Sports and they can fix you up with a trout fishing guide. There is some good river trout fishing in the area. There is also river rafting in the area if there is enough water. There is plenty to do in the area it is really going to depend on your interests. Be sure to bring a fleece or light jacket. If you stay in Lake Tahoe you will need it in the evenings.
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Old 06-19-2017, 07:22 AM   #15
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It depends on what side of the lake you are staying. When I lived in Reno I could go over Mt. Rose and be at the Lake in minutes but Emerald Bay was a long haul. The drive time difference will probably be less than one hour and it will be a nice drive either way so go where you can get the cheaper price.

I would check out Squaw Valley for summer time fun. You take the gondola up to mid-mountain and you can hike, swim and ice skate. They also have a nice bar you can overlook the lake and mountain. If you go to Truckee, CA you can go to Mountain Hardware and Sports and they can fix you up with a trout fishing guide. There is some good river trout fishing in the area. There is also river rafting in the area if there is enough water. There is plenty to do in the area it is really going to depend on your interests. Be sure to bring a fleece or light jacket. If you stay in Lake Tahoe you will need it in the evenings.
Thanks for the info! We will probably be staying South Lake. Is the fishing better somewhere off the lake within an hour or so?
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Old 06-19-2017, 08:18 AM   #16
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I have never had much luck fishing in Lake Tahoe from the bank. If you fly into Sacramento you will take US Hwy 50 to the south shore. You can fish the American River on the way up. There are plenty of access points along the road. I would recommend trout fishing on the Truckee or Little Truckee River but it is on the north side of the lake.
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Old 06-19-2017, 10:09 AM   #17
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Tahoe rules in the winter.

Also, Mont Blue has go go dancers on blackjack tables and in the ultra lounge.
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Old 06-19-2017, 12:56 PM   #18
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I have never had much luck fishing in Lake Tahoe from the bank. If you fly into Sacramento you will take US Hwy 50 to the south shore. You can fish the American River on the way up. There are plenty of access points along the road. I would recommend trout fishing on the Truckee or Little Truckee River but it is on the north side of the lake.
Would you recommend a guide?
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Come August I will for sure be ready for the cool! Where do you guys like to stay?
We will be at the Marriott. I've stayed at the Casino before too
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Would you recommend a guide?
Are you looking for a river or a lake trip? Have you trout fished rivers or streams before?
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Old 06-19-2017, 05:54 PM   #21
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Are you looking for a river or a lake trip? Have you trout fished rivers or streams before?
Im just looking to catch some fish and get on the action. I have not trout fished before either rivers/streams or lakes.
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Old 06-19-2017, 09:23 PM   #22
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The boat tour is a must. We had a rental car and drove around the lake. Awesome and some great pic opportunities. The food choices are plenty and it's all about relaxing and just winging it when there. You will have a blast. We literally made no major plans and asked the locals where to go, what to eat, and got some great advice. I can't wait to go back.


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Is the attractions and food pricey!?
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Old 06-21-2017, 01:48 PM   #23
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