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OutdoorPix- Singletrack Sweetness: Andesite Ridge

Hole in the Ground trail is another classic Tahoe mountain bike ride.  One of the early highlights is climbing to 8200′ along Andesite Ridge before descending into a granite playground.  The top of the ridge is mostly rock and devoid of trees.  This gives huge panoramic views spilling out along both sides of the ridge. … Read More ›

Tahoe Rim Trail- Echo Summit to Barker Pass

The Tahoe Rim Trail (aka TRT) is a 165-mile trail that circumnavigates the Lake Tahoe Basin.  This is part two of our 8-part series showcasing each section of the 165-Mile Tahoe Rim Trail.  The TRT is commonly divided into eight sections (where the trail meets roads or access points).  While many people do the TRT… Read More ›

Tahoe Rim Trail- Big Meadow to Echo Summit

The Tahoe Rim Trail (or simply TRT), is a 165-mile trail that circumscribes the rim of Lake Tahoe.  The trail is commonly divided into eight sections (where it crosses roads or access points).  One of our outdoor goals in Tahoe was to join the TRT 165-Mile Club- for those people who’ve completed the entire 165… Read More ›

OcSNOWber Surprise!

Daisy Snow Dog and I made our second attempt on Ellis Ridge trail.    This time armed with snowshoes and Daisy’s snow coat (that helps keep snowballs from packing up in her fur).  We lucked out and showed up just as the weather was clearing. Fresh tracks once again.  Despite a bunch of 4WD trucks driving… Read More ›

SNOW- First snow of the Fall

I remember the last snow sometime in June, 2011.  It’s now October 5, and the snow is back. I’m happy to be here to experience it, and the dramatic weather that Tahoe serves up.  Still, I’d like a few more weeks of mountain biking, paddling, and trail time.  Daisy the Snow Dog and I make… Read More ›

Dirt- Western States-Mt. Watson-TRT

Try this on for extra sucky-  26.5 miles, about 3800′ of climbing, long climbs, views galore, and rippable wide open foresty to rocky descents.  This ride has it all and is a Tahoe Sux classic adventure. This is one of our favorite rides out of Tahoe City. The 64 Acres parking area in Tahoe City… Read More ›

Water- Rubicon Bay SUP

Birthdays in Tahoe Suck For my birthday, I think I’d like a long SUP paddle, a white sand beach all to myself, and a nice trail run. For those that haven’t spent time on the lake on an SUP or kayak- make time.  You’ll never experience Lake Tahoe as vividly as you can while under… Read More ›

Dirt- Santa always delivers in Xmas Valley

Christmas Valley is one of our yearly must do Fall rides.  What this ride lacks in mileage (15-17 miles), it makes up for in sweeping views, fun foresty singletrack, oh yeah, and around 1900′ (5 miles) of descending.  There is a side option to go to Dardanelles Lake, that adds about 2 miles (worth it,… Read More ›

Why we hate Tahoe

So why “Tahoe Sux?”  Isn’t that a bit negative for a blog? Here’s a snapshot of a conversation we’ve been having for 6 years now. “Well this sucks, I’m missing General Hospital!” Me- “How’s the weather?” H- “Oh it sucks today.  Glassy lake, blue skies, 70s” Me- “Wow that does suck?” or H- “What did… Read More ›

Welcome to Tahoe Sux- Dedicated to Outdoor Adventures in Tahoe

“Adventures on Water, Snow, Peaks and Trails” That Pretty much sums up the Tahoe Sux blog. It’s an idea that has been simmering for some time.  We’ve been in Tahoe for 6 years now, and trying to live the outdoor mountain lifestyle to the fullest.  Our lives can pretty much be summed up as follows: … Read More ›

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