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  • Map and Compass 101: Winter Navigation

    Join the TRTA for map and compass basics. We will start the day in the classroom learning four preliminary sections: map basics, compass basics, orientating, and navigating. After the classroom, we will continue the training with hands-on, outdoor practice with your instructors in the snow. We will then wrap up with a review of what we learned with Q&A. All…

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  • Sunset Snowshoe Tours-Check for Cancellations

    Please check for cancellations, weather dependant. Watch the sun cast a purple alpenglow onto the Sierra while trekking through Tahoe's peaceful forest. Experience the solitude of winter at this special time of day while learning local natural and human history. Offered every Friday, or by custom arrangement with four or more guests. **Tour time varies based on sunset time that…

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  • 2nd Annual Adventure Van Expo

    The Adventure Van Expo is a free show for the consumer to come and check out built out Adventure Rigs, (mostly Sprinter Vans) 4x4 rigs, campers, tent trailers, gear and accessories, there will be vending and opportunities to purchase related items. There will be food, vending, and beer. Fun family event, we are right on the bike path.

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  • Backpacking 101

    This overnight backpacking 101 course is designed for backcountry enthusiasts eager to learn how to upgrade their wilderness experience by learning how to backpack. Join us for this weekend experience to learn the skills and techniques of backpacking. After a morning classroom session, we will take our learning out to the field by hiking 4-6 miles to our early evening…

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  • Stargazing Tour

    Sit back and enjoy the view as we take you on an interactive tour of the night sky. We trace the constellations and tell you the age-old stories that are connected with them, discuss astronomy and current celestial events, and let you get a look for yourself through the lens of our powerful telescope. We provide lawn chairs and serve…

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  • Map and Compass 101

    This course will teach you one of the most basic and essential outdoor skills- navigation without relying on a battery. Knowing how to use a map and compass will greatly reduce your chances of getting lost. Through a mixture of indoor and outdoor settings and hands-on, learning objectives include: Map basics, Compass basics, Orienteering and Navigating.

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  • Mythbusters: Lake Tahoe Edition

    Come uncover the truth behind Lake Tahoe’s most popular myths and legends! This free event features guest speaker: Sarah Hockensmith (Tahoe Institute for Natural Science (TINS)), explores the unique history, geology, flora, and fauna of Tahoe’s Sierra Nevada and Carson Range, and is proudly sponsored by the TRTA, TINS, and the Washoe County Library System. So, join us as we…

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  • Gar Woods 31st Annual Snowfest! Polar Bear Swim

    The SnowFest! Polar Bear Swim is the "coolest" event for 31 years running! Each year, hundreds of spectators line the pier and deck at Gar Woods to watch hardy souls brave the frigid waters of Lake Tahoe. Participants swim approx. 250 yards in 39 degree, bone-chilling waters before returning to Gar Woods Bar to "minimize the pain." Free appetizers will be…

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  • Stand-up paddleboarding is one of North Lake Tahoe's human-powered sports.

    Break a Sweat: Your Guide to Human-Powered Sports in North Lake Tahoe

    There are plenty of ways to enjoy our beautiful mountain paradise. From epic panoramic views to a breathtaking lakeside, and everything in between, there are many reasons North Lake Tahoe is a special place. One of those reasons? North Lake Tahoe offers a plethora of Human-Powered Sports that get visitors out of their comfort zones and into a world of…

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