Tucked high above South Lake Tahoe sits Freel Peak at 10,881 feet, Tahoe’s loftiest mountain. It’s mostly treeless top was originally known as Bald Mountain before being named after a settler named James Freel, who lived at its base. A 10-mile roundtrip hike will take you to the top of this imposing edifice and while it will require 2,600 feet of climbing to reach the summit, you will most likely avoid a crowd. I climbed Freel on a recent August day and saw only 10 people all day.
One of the region’s truly unique, can’t-miss events are the annual Trails and Vistas Art Hikes. The art hikes are an opportunity to enjoy art, music and dance while amidst nature. This year the hikes are on Sept. 9 and 10 at Galena Creek Regional Park. On previous art hikes, I’ve marveled at the contrasts between the multicolors of a dancer’s robe, with the smooth granite and the deep blue of the sky. I’ve been enchanted by the sounds of musicians, accompanied by birds and whispering aspen leaves.
When the Donner Lake Rim Trail is complete in a few years, hikers and mountain bikers will be able to explore over granite benches and through forests of ferns and wildflowers on a 25-mile loop around Donner Lake. But you don’t have to wait, because a big chunk of the DLRT is already built. I sampled a 9-mile stretch recently that passes incredible rock formations and waves of wildflowers while showing off frequent panoramic vistas of the Sierra.
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