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Treasures of Tahoe #9: Snowshoeing at Chickadee Ridge
Treasure of Tahoe #9
Name: Snowshoeing at Chickadee Ridge
Location: Incline Village
Best Time of Year: SpringOn a snowy trail high in the Mt. Rose Wilderness, fulfill your Snow White fantasies with some friendly mountain chickadees that will eat right out of your hand! Grab your snowshoes and be rewarded with a snowy spring experience unlike any other.
- Head out to the trail early in the morning or on weekdays to beat crowds, and have the chickadees all to yourself!
- Chickadee Ridge is a dog-friendly trail, so your pup can tag along in the adventures! Just make sure that they are kept on a leash, and don’t scare off the chickadees.
- While most of the trail is flat enough for sturdy hiking boots, bring snowshoes for areas where snow is piled up a bit higher.
- Sunflower seeds are the seed of choice for chickadees, so be sure to pick some up from your local grocery or pet store!
- Chickadees, specifically the black-capped chickadee that travelers will find at the Ridge, are some of the most human-friendly birds around, tolerating human approach to a much greater degree than other species of birds.
- The black-capped chickadees that populate Chickadee Ridge are also known as “Cheeseburger birds”. The birds have gained this nickname as they welcome spring with their signature three note whistle, which sounds like they are saying “cheese-bur-ger”.
- Black-capped chickadees are the most common bird in the Tahoe Basin.