Thunderbird Lodge is a sight to behold. Even from the parking lot, visitors can’t help but snap photos of the manor nestled amid pine trees and car-sized boulders. The summer home of a Depression-era millionaire, Thunderbird Lodge is lavish and remote. It is also a place of many secrets that, when revealed, help paint a picture of the mysterious man who built it.
Tahoe Candy Co.
Gardnerville native Mindy Miller always enjoyed crafting sweets, but when she and her husband Larry became unemployed in 2009 during the recession, she decided it was time to become professional confectioners. Mindy began making honeycomb sweets and her signature Nevada-shaped toffees for local businesses during the holidays, but once clients started asking for candy outside of the season, she knew she was on to something.
Tahoe Pyramid Trail
Lake Tahoe is the largest alpine lake in North America, known for its clear, crystal-blue waters created by snow melt from the surrounding mountains. Pyramid Lake is an endorheic salt lake—a prehistoric vestige of the once great Lake Lahontan—that sits in the desert about 100 miles northeast of Tahoe. These two disparate bodies of water are joined by a common thread—the Truckee River. The Truckee is the only outlet of Lake Tahoe, flowing northeast for 121 miles from Tahoe City, California, through the Sierra Nevada Mountain Range into Nevada where it ends its journey at Pyramid Lake.
Celebrate Lake Tahoe with the Nevada Museum of Art
New exhibition spans 200 years of art in the Tahoe region. BY JERI CHADWELL-SINGLEY “Tahoe: A Visual History” opened at the Nevada Museum of Art (NMA) in August. Four years in the making, this huge exhibition fills all 15,000 square feet of gallery space in the museum and features many privately held pieces that […]