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Unread 12-19-2012, 02:26 AM   #1
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First time to Tahoe

So I'm taking the TJ up there on Friday for the weekend. Curious to know what sort of trouble we should get ourselves into? Girl's never seen snow before so that's primarily why we're going up for the weekend. Any trails along the CA-88 corridor into South Lake Tahoe or something light we can explore for some gorgeous views?

Also, where do y'all recommend to find eats? I've lived in California since August, so Tahoe is definitely a new find for myself. Am originally from New Orleans, and have lived in Atlanta, Oklahoma City, and Denver prior to here....

In a nutshell, give us some ideas! Thanks in advance.

P.S. we're going up in early March for snowboarding, so resorts are out of the question for this trip.

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Unread 12-19-2012, 11:07 PM   #2
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Tahoe has lots of good little places to eat along the strip and some good places hidden away. Good rule of thumb: let your alcohol content be your guide. Booze is free in the Nevada side if you stand in the right place for long enough in the casinos so pick a place and eat. There is a pizzeria that's housed in the basement of a building somewhere within walking distance of harrah's that has the best marghareti pizza I have ever eaten. Try it with sausage added to it, it was amazing! If I could only remember what it was called...

As for trails being open, I don't know. A lot of the forest was closed and you'll have to check with the ranger stations to see where you can go and where you can't. I used to venture past Caples lake and enjoyed myself out there quite a bit.
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Tahoe has lots of good little places to eat along the strip and some good places hidden away. Good rule of thumb: let your alcohol content be your guide. Booze is free in the Nevada side if you stand in the right place for long enough in the casinos so pick a place and eat. There is a pizzeria that's housed in the basement of a building somewhere within walking distance of harrah's that has the best marghareti pizza I have ever eaten. Try it with sausage added to it, it was amazing! If I could only remember what it was called...

As for trails being open, I don't know. A lot of the forest was closed and you'll have to check with the ranger stations to see where you can go and where you can't. I used to venture past Caples lake and enjoyed myself out there quite a bit.
Thanks! Oddly enough, we're planning on stopping at Caples lake as I suspect it's begun to ice over by now, if not completely iced over already.

I'm not certain we're gonna leave the South Lake Tahoe area apart from maybe going to Tahoe City, but I'll keep that in mind for when we DO hit Reno! I imagine South Lake Tahoe is a lot like the small colorado mountain towns. A lot of good food to be found in hole in the wall type places, so I'm sure we'll find it abundantly pleasing

Thanks again for the info.!
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Unread 12-20-2012, 07:08 AM   #4
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You better keep an eye on the weather forecast for this weekend. it's supposed to snow all weekend up there. There might be some road closers.

http://forecast.weather.gov/MapClick...22270202636719
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Unread 12-20-2012, 01:53 PM   #5
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You better keep an eye on the weather forecast for this weekend. it's supposed to snow all weekend up there. There might be some road closers.

http://forecast.weather.gov/MapClick...22270202636719
Thanks! Watching it like a hawk actually. Tire chains are ready for madness haha. We're gonna head out at 10am on Friday and make one stop for about an hour in between, so we should be in South Lake Tahoe between 4:30-5:30pm before the weather goes to complete ****.

If you find your way in the Loon Lake Snow Run thread, you'll find that I'm a bit, shall we say overexcited, about the impending snow storm haha

Also, to Antica, I apologize. I didn't realize there were casinos LITERALLY in South Lake Tahoe. I thought you were referring to ones in Reno. That being the case, we may very well pay them a visit! Thanks for the tip.

Edit: So far for the trip up and bacl (just in case) I've got a case of water, plenty of calorie ridden munchies, 2 tow straps, bringing my Synthetic winch line as a backup since I haven't installed it yet, tire chains, Currie tire deflators and a couple small fleece blankets.... just in case. I miss anything? lol
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A shovel?

And maybe one of these?

http://www.gpstrackersandmore.com/
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A shovel?

And maybe one of these?

http://www.gpstrackersandmore.com/
There's an app for that

Good idea on the shovel though. Not sure why I didn't think to pack mine!

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Water is nice but in the mountains you'll want some pedialite or the generic equivalent. Not Gatorade, pedialite. Water is ok if you're overheating but if you're freezing and dehydrated from shoveling snow, I guarantee plastic bottles filled with ice aren't going to do you much good... Maybe you can throw them at a deer.

And yes, there are plenty of casinos in Tahoe. The Hard Rock Cafe in Harvey's is not a bad place to grab a meal. It's just a higher end chain restaurant. Still wish I knew the name of the pizza place in the basement.

Edit: Its Stateline Brewery. Great beer. Great food. The pizza made me remember what the beer made me forget.
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Water is nice but in the mountains you'll want some pedialite or the generic equivalent. Not Gatorade, pedialite. Water is ok if you're overheating but if you're freezing and dehydrated from shoveling snow, I guarantee plastic bottles filled with ice aren't going to do you much good... Maybe you can throw them at a deer.

And yes, there are plenty of casinos in Tahoe. The Hard Rock Cafe in Harvey's is not a bad place to grab a meal. It's just a higher end chain restaurant. Still wish I knew the name of the pizza place in the basement.

Edit: Its Stateline Brewery. Great beer. Great food. The pizza made me remember what the beer made me forget.
If I can't turn my Jeep on to run the heat and thus keep the water from freezing, then why would I be trying to hand shovel it out of snow anyways? Haha, sorry to be devil's advocate.

I'll look to delving into some of the latter for dinner tomorrow! Thanks again!
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