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#379219 - 07-19-2013 20:36:28 Lake Tahoe Recs...
Bryan Briscoe Offline
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More specifically Truckee(down the road from Squaw Valley). Will be out there late September and am looking for a nice place to stay for a couple days. The nicer the better. Nearby golf course wouldn't hurt either.

Thanks!
Bryan

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#379853 - 09-17-2013 21:05:34 Lake Tahoe recap..... [Re: Bryan Briscoe]
Bryan Briscoe Offline
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Ended up staying at the Ritz Carlton which was fantastic. Wildly expensive, but fantastic. Great service, gorgeous views, tremendous hiking and some truly memorable mountain biking. Played the two golf course affiliated with the hotel both of which were a lot of fun(25 extra yards per drive certainly helped). Really enjoyed downtown Truckee which is 15 minutes away. Very funky and friendly but what really stood out was one of the best meals I have had in a long time at a local place called Cafe Trokay. Some of the most creative and delicious food I have ever had(a wild arugula soup which was insane and a heirloom tomato plate with dried basil powder and tomato jam that was so intense in fresh tomato flavor it simply stunned you in awe). Great time of year to go also; not too crowded and weather just perfect. Highly recommended.

Cheers,
BB

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#379978 - 09-24-2013 15:54:55 Re: Lake Tahoe recap..... [Re: Bryan Briscoe]
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Registered: 02-25-2004 00:27:03
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I'm glad you had a great time in Tahoe. It's one of the places my kids really want to go back to (being able to wade far out into the lake and swim was really big for my youngest.... relatively warm water for us, as well)

We did kind of the opposite of you. We stayed in the state campground (Emerald Bay?), where the rangers patrol once an hour to see if you have left even the smallest of food scraps/items anywhere in your campground ($1000.00 fine, no exceptions - this is a larger fine than speeding in a school zone or in a work zone!). Some fantastic hiking just inland from the park, even for jading enthusiats like me. For a break/showers/bed, we stayed in a motel that had a private swimming beach that the kids lapped up! They were catching crayfish and having a blast. Next we did a really cool night or two at a hike-in cabin on the Nevada side. We actually did a bike-in (not far at all) to this cabin, which sits by itself in the woods, is really fancy for a cabin and is very quiet and secluded. There was primo mt biking all around, great ridge hiking and a quiet lake to circum-something. A great place to have a glass of wine on the deck after biking/hiking. Typically this cabin is used for x-country skiing, not summertime. Interesting to read about the flumes they used to send the lumber down to the mines. We hiked on the flume trail and it was memorable.

Thanks
Fraser

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#380078 - 10-01-2013 06:50:34 Re: Lake Tahoe recap..... [Re: fraser]
Bryan Briscoe Offline
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Thanks for the reply and I too really want to get my kids out there. Might eschew all summer camps next year and just do some traveling.

Best,
Bryan

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