The devastation starts on the western slope. Many of the cabins that once lined the highway between here and Sacramento are now gone. Instead, brick and stone chimneys stand sentinel, visible through blackened toothpick trees that dot the mountainsides. Gray ash on the ground blends with the towering granite cliffs of Lovers Leap. Lines between the dirt path of the Pony Express National Historic Trail and the charred forest surrounding it are blurred.
More related articles
Tahoe in the News, Tahoe in the NewsOutside Lake Tahoe: Robots protecting the LakeThe League's Chris Joseph appears on Outside Lake Tahoe to discuss robots the organization is testing to Keep Tahoe Blue.
Tahoe in the News, Tahoe in the News‘Phenomenal boon’: How Nevada’s signature public lands law ushered in growth, conservationThe legislation's authors surprised themselves at how earmarking federal land sale money for Nevada would pay such dividends for parks, trails and conservation, including at Tahoe.
Washoe Tribe among delegation pledging continued protection at annual Lake Tahoe SummitAt the 2023 Tahoe Summit, Washoe tribal members stressed the importance of Lake Tahoe to the history and health of its people.
Lake Tahoe has higher concentration of microplastics than ocean trash heapThe new study joins a growing body of research sounding the alarm on the prevalence of microplastics. The tiny plastic particles, less than the size of a sesame seed, have been found everywhere.