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Lake Tahoe, A Fragile Beauty

Creator: Thomas Bachand, Charles R. Goldman | Photography - 2008-04-02

Magnificent full-color photographs capture the rich beauty and fragile ecology of the popular travel destination, capturing the constantly changing environment of the region, the struggle to preserve the ecosystem for the future, and ...

Publisher: Chronicle Books Llc

About this book
Thomas Bachand's stunning photographs of Lake Tahoe capture the sublime allure and fragility of this beloved leisure destination. Bachand's images document a gorgeous, and changing, environment; as hundreds of thousands of visitors flock to the region each year, environmental researchers work tirelessly to preserve the ecosystem for future generations. Bachand's work reveals the delicate balance between conservation and recreation, as images of both majestic landscapes and development are juxtaposed. Dr. Charles Goldman, Director of the Tahoe Research Group at UC Davis and a leader in the efforts to preserve Lake Tahoe, introduces this picturesque and thought-provoking volume.



127 pages

Lake Tahoe, A Maritime History

Creator: Peter Goin | History - 2012-01-30

Lake Tahoe's legendary scenic beauty is witnessed annually by millions of visitors.

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing (SC)

About this book
Lake Tahoe's legendary scenic beauty is witnessed annually by millions of visitors. While the lake's first sighting (in 1843) by a nonnative was made from a mountain peak, the lake's maritime history began a scant seven years later. Although most of the early steamers were designed for industrial use, the sight of a boat venturing out into the vast, deep blue expanse of Lake Tahoe attracted the attention of residents and visitors alike. After the inevitable decline of extractive industries, tourism became the main economic engine in Lake Tahoe. The steamer era and the evolution of wooden-boat racing are celebrated today by the romantic races of the two paddle wheelers and the annual Concours d'Elegance boat show.



128 pages

Lake Tahoe

Creator: Sara Larson, North Lake Tahoe Historical Society | Travel - 2008-07-16

Lake Tahoe has hosted a variety of visitors and residents through the years, from the early days of Washoe settlements, to rough logging camps, to today's extravagant resorts.

Publisher: Arcadia Pub

About this book
Lake Tahoe has hosted a variety of visitors and residents through the years, from the early days of Washoe settlements, to rough logging camps, to today's extravagant resorts. When early settlers arrived after John C. Fremont's 1844 expedition, they would come by train to Truckee and then by wagon or narrow-gauge rail to Tahoe City. Over time, majestic resorts began to dot the lakeshore, such as the Tahoe Tavern, which included a ski hill, golf course, stables, movie theater, and bowling alley. Summer residents often extended their stays, until many lived here year-round. The lake gained fame during the 1960 Winter Olympics, and fast growth followed in these sleepy mountain towns.


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  • Avalon Travel Publishing

    Moon Tahoe (Moon Handbooks)

    Book (Avalon Travel Publishing)
    List Price: $17.99


  • Wilderness Press

    Top Trails: Lake Tahoe: Must-Do Hikes for Everyone

    Book (Wilderness Press)

    Rating (22 reviews):
    (4.2/5)
    Wilderness Press

    Rapidly find the right trail to do today

    0 5/5 Amazon Customer (St. Louis, MO USA) - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Top Trails: Lake Tahoe: Must-Do Hikes for Everyone (Paperback) My favorite feature in this book is the front table listing the name of each trail; where more details can be found about it within the book; its length; the part of the Tahoe region in which the trail is found; whether the trail loops or is a one way or out & back trail; how difficult it is; suitability for hikers, bikers, runners, horses, and dogs; terrain features (canyons, moutains, streams, wild flowers, lakes, waterfall, autumn colors, wildlife sightings); whether it's cool and shady, has good views or photo opps; camping and more. All communicated via icons in one table!!! We had never been to the area and found its descriptions of where to find the trails generally spot on as was advice over when to make sure to get there early. Also handy: elevation & mileage charts with landmarks within individual trail descriptions, a zoomed in map of each trail, and photos of trail features. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , August 12, 2010

    Buy, Steal, or Borrow This Book.

    This book is a must for anyone who wants to explore the Tahoe Basin. I met the author, Mike White, at REI. It was obvious to me that this book was a labor of love.Each hike starts with a detailed description of how to find the trailhead and where to park. The scale of difficulty for each is a bit coarse, being rated between 1 & 5. For example, the hike to Tallant Lakes is rated 4, the same as the hike to Velma Lakes. However, the latter is substantially more difficult that the former. The scale is sufficient to help choose the the right hike. The author states when a wilderness permit is required.The hikes are grouped by sub-regions. An index in the front of the book provides symbolic information in a table of hike characteristics. Many hikes feature a profile of elevation gain and loss.Each hike has a rudimentary map of the trail. However, these maps do not display topographical contour lines of elevation. I recommend that the hiker... 5/5 Michael Perine "Powder Obsessed" (North Lake Tahoe) - See all my reviews This review is from: Top Trails: Lake Tahoe: Must-Do Hikes for Everyone (Paperback) This book is a must for anyone who wants to explore the Tahoe Basin. I met the author, Mike White, at REI. It was obvious to me that this book was a labor of love.Each hike starts with a detailed description of how to find the trailhead and where to park. The scale of difficulty for each is a bit coarse, being rated between 1 & 5. For example, the hike to Tallant Lakes is rated 4, the same as the hike to Velma Lakes. However, the latter is substantially more difficult that the former. The scale is sufficient to help choose the the right hike. The author states when a wilderness permit is required.The hikes are grouped by sub-regions. An index in the front of the book provides symbolic information in a table of hike characteristics. Many hikes feature a profile of elevation gain and loss.Each hike has a rudimentary map of the trail. However, these maps do not display topographical contour lines of elevation. I recommend that the hiker... Read more Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , June 9, 2013

    Great book

    0 5/5 L. J. Thompson (California) - See all my reviews, January 12, 2011
    List Price: $17.95


  • Starbucks

    Starbucks Lake Tahoe You Are Here Collection Mug

    Kitchen (Starbucks)

    Rating (7 reviews):
    (4.4/5)
    Starbucks

    Pricey but cute

    0 4/5 Maira - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Starbucks Lake Tahoe You Are Here Collection Mug I love the cup but it was a bit pricey. My husband collects these cups so i got it for him. I arrived quickly and the box and cup itself were free of damage or defects. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , March 27, 2015

    Five Stars

    0 5/5 Steven - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Starbucks Lake Tahoe You Are Here Collection Mug Five star all the way great gift idea and very good quality product. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , October 10, 2014

    Five Stars

    0 5/5 miss r beddard - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Starbucks Lake Tahoe You Are Here Collection Mug Excellent quality in original packaging. Very impressed. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , March 14, 2015
    14 oz.
    Lake Tahoe Starbucks "You Are Here" Collectors Mug
    Dishwasher and Microwave Safe
    Ceramic


  • FalconGuides

    Best Easy Day Hikes Lake Tahoe, 2nd (Best Easy Day Hikes Series)

    Book (FalconGuides)
    List Price: $9.95


  • Insider's Guide

    Insiders' Guide® to Reno and Lake Tahoe (Insiders' Guide Series)

    Book (Insider's Guide)

    Rating (13 reviews):
    (3.8/5)
    Insider's Guide

    Good book, not one picture.

    0 4/5 C. Boucher "CLB" (Connecticut) - See all my reviews, May 29, 2010

    Well written and extremely informative

    0 5/5 Robert Kirk (Reno, Nv) - See all my reviews, August 28, 2010

    Don't buy this book

    0 1/5 malaykah "sc" (Arizona, USA) - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Insiders' Guide® to Reno and Lake Tahoe (Insiders' Guide Series) (Paperback) We bought this book as a guide for a family trip to Tahoe. We had never been and knew little about the area. This book is so poorly organized that I hardly opened it once we got to Tahoe. I ended up using the internet more than the book. I use travel guides frequently and have never found one so difficult to use. It is basically just lists that are organized for each city (Reno, North Tahoe, South Tahoe, Sparks) There are no "Insider" tips on what is worthwhile or any useful information about how to organize your time in Tahoe etc. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , July 3, 2012
    List Price: $18.95


  • Arcadia  Publishing

    Lake Tahoe (NV) (Images of America)

    Book (Arcadia Publishing)
    List Price: $21.99


  • Vista Point Studio Gallery

    Award Winning Landscape Panoramic Art Print Poster: Lake Tahoe Sunset

    Home (Vista Point Studio Gallery)

    Rating (3 reviews):
    (4.3/5)
    Vista Point Studio Gallery

    Good Buy

    0 4/5 Toan Cung - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Award Winning Landscape Panoramic Art Print Poster: Lake Tahoe Sunset (Kitchen) Quality - GoodSize - Smaller then the actual size excluding the white boarderColor - A bit darker then the actual picture.You need to get a frame to put it up on the wall, or else it looks plain. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , September 18, 2014

    Four Stars

    0 4/5 seetul - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Award Winning Landscape Panoramic Art Print Poster: Lake Tahoe Sunset (Kitchen) Nice print..packaging is very good. I love the print quality but just wish it would have been larger. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , September 5, 2014

    Five Stars

    0 5/5 Tamar - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Award Winning Landscape Panoramic Art Print Poster: Lake Tahoe Sunset (Kitchen) Beautiful photo; I put this up at my cubicle and it livens things up. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , January 11, 2015
    List Price: $24.95
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    Poster Size 36 inch by 12 inch | Image Size 34 inch by 10 inch
    With UV protective laminate
    Standard size framing kits available on Amazon
    Perfect for any room -- home or office!
    Comes to you rolled in a protective tube


  • Fodor's

    Fodor's Northern California 2015: with Napa, Sonoma, Yosemite, San Francisco & Lake Tahoe (Full-color Travel Guide)

    Book (Fodor's)

    Rating (6 reviews):
    (4.8/5)
    Fodor's

    Great planning guide

    0 5/5 Chillmama - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Fodor's Northern California 2015: with Napa, Sonoma, Yosemite, San Francisco & Lake Tahoe (Full-color Travel Guide) (Paperback) I've purchased many Fodor's guides through the years for help in planning our vacations. They are always helpful, user friendly, and right on the money about their starred attractions. The sample itineraries are well paced and always appropriate. We've made the most of our vacation time because of the Fodor's guides & even seen some attractions we'd have otherwise missed without their recommendation. Purchasing a Fodor's guide is money well spent. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , March 2, 2015

    Excellent for Northern and Central California

    0 5/5 Dean Stefanides (414 Beachwood Lane, Bethany Beach, DE 19930) - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Fodor's Northern California 2015: with Napa, Sonoma, Yosemite, San Francisco & Lake Tahoe (Full-color Travel Guide) (Paperback) Excellent reference for sites, hotels and restaurants for not only northern CA but for central CA as well. We found it extremely useful for our trip through Santa Barbara all the way through SF and wine country, Yosemite and Sequoia Parks. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , May 12, 2015

    would like more detailed info on where to go as a ...

    0 4/5 FAITH - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Fodor's Northern California 2015: with Napa, Sonoma, Yosemite, San Francisco & Lake Tahoe (Full-color Travel Guide) (Paperback) mostly rest. and hotel recommendations , would like more detailed info on where to go as a tourist and photos 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , February 9, 2015
    List Price: $19.99


  • Patrick Betson

    The Ghosts of Lake Tahoe (The Stuff of Legends)

    Book (Patrick Betson)

    Rating (7 reviews):
    (4.3/5)
    Patrick Betson

    A talent for telling stories

    0 4/5 Larry Jacobson (San Francisco) - See all my reviews, January 31, 2014

    Great stories

    0 5/5 Osulli - See all my reviews This review is from: The Ghosts of Lake Tahoe (The Stuff of Legends) (Kindle Edition) I enjoyed this book as the author does a great job of telling some of the tales about the history of the lake and some of the interesting characters that lived in the area. I have just recently been to Tahoe and the book gave me another perspective of it. I recommend it. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , August 27, 2014

    NOT LITERALLY ABOUT GHOSTS...

    0 4/5 BearRockHiker - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: The Ghosts of Lake Tahoe (The Stuff of Legends) (Paperback) NOT ABOUT GHOSTS...but a great history book. I bought it as a gift for a serious ghost hunter. Was disappointed it was just a history book, but it was a great read as a historical work. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , April 16, 2015
    List Price: $15.99


  • Tom Harrison Maps

    Lake Tahoe & Tahoe Rim Trails (Tom Harrison Maps)

    Book (Tom Harrison Maps)

    Rating (12 reviews):
    (4.5/5)
    Tom Harrison Maps

    very detailed map

    0 5/5 Mark - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Lake Tahoe & Tahoe Rim Trails (Tom Harrison Maps) (Map) I was looking for a map specifically for off-road trails in this area. So far this map has proven to be very accurate. Other maps only have a few here and there, so it would take 2 or even 3 maps to figure out where trails went.The only problem I have with this map is it's a small area. Tom Harrison does not make any maps that border this area, so I will have to use my other maps still. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , September 22, 2010

    Good map, but too much lake

    0 3/5 anonymous (Dayton, OH) - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Lake Tahoe & Tahoe Rim Trails (Tom Harrison Maps) (Map) This is a nice map, but it only covers the area immediately around the lake. A lot of space is used on the lake itself, which I suppose is necessary to preserve the correct scale, but I was hoping for more coverage of the Desolation and Granite Chief Wilderness. This map is mostly for those who are interested in the Tahoe Rim Trail, not all the other trails further away from the lake. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , April 3, 2013

    Great for right around the lake...

    0 5/5 HMS Warspite (California) - See all my reviews, June 6, 2014
    List Price: $10.95


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