Winter is finally over (in theory) and spring weather is here in Lake Tahoe. What does this mean for you? Basically, anything can happen. We have had days where it was sunny and then snow flurries a not long after. Weather can be unpredictable so be sure to pack accordingly for your activities.
There is also a good amount of snow in the mountains which will be the case for a while yet. As of this post you can get to the first ridge on Mt. Tallac and then there is between 2-4 feet of snow going up. Great for skiing or snowboarding still. If you go it may be wise to pack show shoes if you want to go all the way up. Check out the Tahoe Rim Trial site for more information on conditions.
If you go out on the lake be sure to check what the winds will be like. 15+MPH can get difficult if you are not familiar with being in choppy conditions. Mornings of course are the time to do water sports but be aware that morning temperatures can be chilly.
Mountain biking is somewhat limited also. Lower trails are opening up but will most likely be muddy and have some waterway crossings due to snow melt. TAMBA is a good resource to find out what is going on with the trail conditions.
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For those familiar with it, Skunk Harbor's entrance is about 2 miles from Spooner Summit. You can start to see the gate that normally puts you on the road to go there. You still should go with snowshoes, XC skis or even ride down there although it is getting thin in a few spots. I decided to ride down as it has not been often over the last few years that the opportunity has been there to do so.
We got to a spot where I could strap in and off we went. What took me about an hour to do on snowshoes was cut in half. The only thing that took us so long was me getting used to the heavy snow again. We were able to get some good turns in while his dog followed us and we stopped at the old buildings where Skunk Harbor sits.
It was a flat day on the lake which made for opportunity to fly over the harbor without much concern. I was very pleased with the LowePro pack during the trek. My gear was secured tightly and the weight distributed well. The trekking poles were even able to be strapped to the sides without any concern for losing them. For anyone looking for a sturdy pack to lug camera equipment, I would recommend looking into it as it is not too bulky.
Spring is almost here and up here we usually go from winter to summer. This year will be for sure. Snow will be in the back country most likely into August for the higher elevations. Nice thing about all this snow is the lake will be full and what better way to explore than on one of our Hobie kayaks! Contact us to book your adventure. Don't forget to follow us on Instagram and Twitter to find out what we are up to and the latest weather updates to plan your trip.