San Francisco Chronicle: Sunset snowshoeing and stargazing at North Tahoe
| Sunset snowshoeing and stargazing at North Tahoe |
Sunday, December 18, 2011
Snowshoeing at sunset and stargazing when night falls come together in one Star Tour Snowshoe Adventure in North Tahoe Regional Park. Tahoe Adventure Company guides lead a guided snowshoe tour through the forest, demonstrating the area's natural and human history as the waning sun tints the Sierra peaks purple. Award-winning astronomer Tony Berendsen takes over at the view point, guiding a tour of the night sky through large-aperture telescopes. Designed to appeal to all ages, it's perfectly timed for a between-the-holidays family outing. All gear, hot drinks, snacks and permit fees are included.
Vitals: Dates planned monthly December through March.) $75. 875 National Ave., Tahoe Vista. (530) 913-9212, www.tahoeadventurecompany.com.