Local Tahoe Authors Offer Future Vacation Planning Ideas

As we continue to experience an adventurous time in our lives, our staff at Sun Bear Realty and Property Management look forward to the time when our visitors can return to Lake Tahoe to enjoy our wide-open spaces.

In the meantime, there are excellent books about hiking, biking, wine tasting, and trekking throughout the High Sierra that you can enjoy right now - as we all make plans to rekindle our memories and plan our return to our favorite backyard.

Thanks to our friends at TahoeWeekly.com (one of the best resources for where to go and what to do) they published a great article on some of the best books by local authors. Many of which will either take you out and about on the Tahoe Rim Trail, Desolation Wilderness, or provide ideas on how and where to camp with your kids this summer. Other books are just a good read to take you away on fictional adventures based right in the High Sierra.

We polled our staff at our Lake Tahoe vacation rental agency and they suggested we share some highlights of their favorite choices from the extensive list.

While you enjoy the following books by local authors, we'll enjoy every opportunity to open our doors to you when the time is right.

(The following information is credited to the article "Amazing Books to Read" from TahoeWeekly.com)

Tim Hauserman

Tim is currently working on the 4th Edition of “Tahoe Rim Trail: The official guide for hikers, mountain bikers and equestrians,” which is scheduled for release this summer.

He’s also the author of “Monsters in the Woods: Backpacking with Children,” the children’s book “Gertrude’s Tahoe Adventures in Time” and “Cross-Country Skiing in the Sierra Nevada,” which are available on Amazon.

Barbara Keck

Barbara focused her columns on the hundreds of wineries spread across the Sierra Foothills, which resulted in her 2015 guidebook “Wineries of the Sierra Foothills: Risk-Takers & Rule-Breakers,” which was produced by Range of Light Media Group aka Tahoe Weekly.

Keck opens the adventure of the Sierra Foothills to wine lovers, focusing on 10 California counties with more than 280 small, welcoming family-owned wineries that make great wine. The book includes a wine-touring-friendly directory to the 280 wineries and notes their flagship wines and hidden gems.  The 21 “why they did it” winemaker stories finish with original recipes from those families that pair with their wines.

Copies are available at Tahoe House in Tahoe City or by emailing barbarakeck.winenewswriter@gmail.com.

Lisa Michelle

Lisa is a true Renaissance woman if I’ve met one – writer, paddleboarder, screenwriter, filmmaker, former rodeo cowgirl and farrier, and all-around avid outdoorswoman. She’s penned articles about local makers and outdoor adventures near and far, including her Tahoe Weekly feature “Solo on Big Blue, A Five-Day Paddle on Lake Tahoe.”

She recently released “Mountain Misery: Calaveras Love Stories,” available on Amazon.

But wait, there's more! Dive into the full article for more options to take your mind away from your everyday life and plan your return trip to Lake Tahoe ... soon!