Desolation Wilderness: A Year-Round Playground for Outdoor Lovers
California's Lake Tahoe is an outdoor enthusiast's dream, any time of year. In the summer you have endless options for hiking, mountain biking, and boating - you can even give stand-up paddleboarding a try if you'd like. But winter is just as amazing, with the mountains surrounding Tahoe perfect for backcountry skiing, sledding, and, in this case, snowshoeing.
Even when we've visited Lake Tahoe in June, my husband and I have found more than enough snow in the Desolation Wilderness area around Lake Tahoe to strap on our snowshoes and head into the mountains. The area's scenery is second to none any time of the year, but because far fewer people use the area in the winter months, you'll often feel like you have the mountains all to yourself. And backcountry snowshoeing isn't just fun - it's a great workout too, so you can enjoy a juicy burger and cold beer afterwards without feeling guilty.
If you're looking for an unforgettable escape next winter, head to beautiful Lake Tahoe and the surrounding Desolation Wilderness for a taste of backcountry fun!