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Great Autumn Hikes in Tahoe

Wednesday, October 23rd, 2013

Tahoe in the Fall
Mount Tallac, one of Tahoe’s highest peaks is a favored destination for hikers and has been called the jewel in the crown of the Sierra Nevada Mountains surrounding Lake Tahoe. From the Mount Tallac Trail Head there are three options. The first two options provide easy to moderate hikes, Floating Island Lake is just over one and a half miles one-way and Cathedral Lake is two and half miles one-way. The spectacular climb to the top is classified as difficult, but well worth the ten mile round trip. The summit delivers unparalleled vistas from 9,735 feet above sea level. The picturesque route takes you along scenic ridge lines, through lush forest and meadows, and skirts high alpine lakes.


Marlette Lake, an intermediate uphill hike, boasts one of Tahoe’s most dramatic displays of fall colors. The trail winds through the aspen lined North Canyon to Marlette Lake. If you’re looking for striking color, this five mile round trip hike provides the biggest bang for your boot.


Tahoe Hikes


Mt. Rose offers spectacular views of the Lake, Reno, and the Tahoe basin. The hike is strenuous with the last two miles following switchbacks to the soaring ridge line. Listen to the rustle of the breeze through the mule ears the first few miles as the trail meanders up to a meadow that signals the half way point.  Don’t forget to sign the log book when you make it to the top.


Eagle Falls Trail Head is accessed from Highway 89 at Emerald Bay and is surrounded by some of the most beautiful scenery in California. The short moderate two mile round trip hike provides spectacular views as you follow a creek bed up through a ravine toward the desolation wilderness trail. This popular hike offers breathtaking views of some of California’s most gorgeous landscapes.


Five Lakes, one of California’s best day hikes can be crowded with hikers and dogs on busy summer weekends making this hike an ideal choice for fall. Five miles round trip, the trail climbs aggressively the first quarter mile with switchbacks becoming more gradual as you climb through a magnificent granite canyon. At the top, five pristine alpine lakes are scattered, flanked by granite boulders, towering red fir trees, and large rock outcroppings. Pack a lunch and spend the day exploring, can you find all five lakes?


HGTV Airs Incline Village Real Estate Episode Nov. 30

Sunday, November 30th, 2008

HGTV Tahoe Home

HGTV’s “My House is Worth What?” Incline Village Air Dates
Sunday Nov. 30
Monday Dec. 22
Saturday Dec. 27
Reruns will air regularly- check your cable/satellite guide for local air times.

Apollo home remodel episode air times
Woodridge Circle episode air times

Showing homes and sharing her vast Tahoe housing market expertise is all in a day’s work for real estate agent Lexi Cerretti. Not surprisingly, the producers of HGTV’s “My House is Worth What?” deemed her the perfect person to appear on a soon-to-be-aired episode shot in Incline Village.

Two episodes were filmed last April, both airing and rerunning regularly this fall and winter.

The home of InclineVillage couple, Ross and Sarah McMahan, who recently put in a large master addition over their garage, was featured on the first of two episodes that Cerretti worked on.
“Filming was really fun,” Cerretti said. “In all, I loved working with the crew and it was really fun for me to showcase my expertise in helping homeowners make the most of their most prized possession – their home.”

According to Pie Town Productions segment producer Holly Schwartz, each episode involves plenty of research and scouting.

“We are looking for real estate experts who have a strong presence and knowledge of their market,” Schwartz said. “They should be confident judging homes and letting homeowners know the expected return on investment. On top of that they have to have good communication skills and lots of energy.”

Cerretti said she learned a great deal about the in and outs of television while filming the Incline Village episodes.

“A lot goes into filming,” she said. “I had to have all the data in mind as I put on my TV personality; exaggerating gestures and really hitting home the pluses and minuses of each room.” Cerretti studied reports on actual remodels done in the Incline area and how they influenced the market value.

“It was really time consuming, but nice to see that the HGTV producers want real data to support the values and gave credence to what improvements really do add the most to a home. My husband is a home builder, and I have learned the in’s and out’s of remodeling from our own homes.” Cerretti said.

A second episode featuring a larger home on Woodridge Circle will air next Tuesday, Oct 21- check with your provider for times.

View the article in Sunday’s Bonanza on “Lessons of Real Estate” HGTV episode.

Concours d’Elegance- Lake Tahoe Boat Show

Saturday, August 9th, 2008

Tahoe boat showView all Boat Show Photos online.
A blue bird day Friday for the 36th Concours d’Elegance, Tahoe’s premiere classic boat show. featuring classic wooden boats from Gar Wood, Hacker, Chris-Craft, Riva, Century and the Thunderbird. Boats of the ’20s are featured as a marquee class this year.The 36th Annual Lake Tahoe Concours d’ Elegance began Thursday, August 7 with the “VIP Preview” Day and continues on Friday and Saturday, August 8-9.

Riva ownerMeet one of the original Riva owners, he purchased a 1951 Riva in Sausalito in 1975 for $5,000. “Another guy offered me $10,000 for it in the parking lot that day, I got a heck of a deal”. Many of these classic boats sell for up to $200,000 today.

Maintenance is the biggest issue. These mahogany and teak decks take a beating in the sun, and applying varnish and upkeep is a constant chore.

View all Boat Show Photos online.

Tahoe Celebrity Golf- Hole in One!

Friday, July 11th, 2008

Round one of the American Century Celebrity Golf Championship at Lake Tahoe began Thursday with Todd Rivard hitting a 164 yard hole in one with a seven iron on the 7th hole. This is the third hole in one in the event’s 18 year history, and first by an amateur, what a day for this Floridian! Read the full article at Reno Gazette Journal

Over 80 celebrities and sports icons are making an appearance at the Edgewood Golf Course on the shores of Lake Tahoe, including Olympic – Bode Miller, skater Dan Jansen and women’s soccer gold medalist Brandi Chastain. NHL greats and ambassadors to the sport Wayne Gretzky, Mario Lemieux, Brett Hull and 1980 Miracle on Ice Mike Eruzione will all grace the links. View the celebrity list.

Watch Hans and Frans at the Tahoe Celebrity Tournament- they will pump YOU up!

Keep up with the action at the Tahoe Celebrity Golf Blog.

Incline Village Fourth of July Photos

Wednesday, July 2nd, 2008

View Incline Village parade photos from July 2nd featuring Tahoe Children’s Foundation and the Presbyterian preschool kids groups, the Pet Network, Veterans, the Fire Department, Knights of Columbus, Square Dancers and others all clad in patriotic dress! See a preview of the boat parade to be held friday.

Incline Village boat parade

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