San Francisco Chronicle: Sunset snowshoeing and stargazing at North Tahoe

Sunset snowshoeing and stargazing at North Tahoe

Christine Delsol
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,

Tahoe Adventure Company - 7010 N Lake Blvd, Tahoe Vista, CA 96148 - (530) 913-9212