Lake Tahoe Hiking Trails: Snowshoeing Grass Lake, California

Grass Lake, near Luther Pass, is one of the easiest snowshoe trails near South Lake Tahoe. You can make it as long, as short, or as flat as you like.

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Why It’s Time to Ditch My Facebook Fan Page

Tracking two years of analytics shows me that if I need to drop one social network, it’s Facebook. The return on investment isn’t near the others.

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The Ten Essentials of Wilderness Survival Gear

Any photographer going into the backcountry should be prepared to stay longer. These are the ten pieces of essential wilderness survival gear to carry.

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Including People in Your Travel Photography: New Year Photography Resolutions

Taking photos of people while traveling can be uncomfortable for some, myself included. Here’s how I’m going to improve my travel photography doing this.

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Five Best Lightweight Tripods for Backpacking and Travel

Choosing a good tripod for backpacking and travel can be daunting – there are so many factors that go into it. Let’s break them down here.

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I’m an avid backpacker & hiker who grew up in Lake Tahoe.  I go as light as possible.  I’ve completed many trails in the Tahoe area and thru-hiked the John Muir Trail.
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