With the Summer officially at an end, and the Autumn air crisp and cool, I decided to take one last camping trip among the pines, in Tahoe National Forrest. This being the area that inspired me to begin writing about my simple adventures, is still one of my favorite areas around Northern California.
There are quite a few little roadside campsites around Truckee and Tahoe, and I chose to stay at LAKESIDE CAMPGROUNDS, in Truckee. It was only $20 per night – which is very reasonable compared to some sites that run upwards of 40 dollars a night – and had all of the basic amenities, such as a large fire pit, picnic table, and covered outhouses for restroom facilities which were very clean. The campsite is very easy to get to, and you can find it with your GPS by typing the name into your navigation program. The drive is very scenic, and relatively easy.
Fire Sign Cafe
FIRE SIGN CAFE is, in a word, “Amazing.” I’m no food critic – mainly because I will eat almost anything and will rarely complain so long as it’s not fast food – but I have to say that Fire Sign Cafe exceeded any expectations I had. The best thing is that they serve breakfast during all hours of the day! Ron Swanson would be pleased, if he were real.
I was recommended by a Tahoe City local, who owns VICKY’S CYBER CAFE, on N Lake Blvd. If you need anything done in the way of copies or printing, Internet usage, or just want a delicious late, stop in and see Vicky. She’s been there 18 years, is super nice, and of course her recommendations are spot on!
Being a little pressed for time, I chose to go for a quick hike up Eagle Rock to see the beautiful Lake Tahoe. It’s a pretty short hike, but steep, and will definitely get your heart rate up! The view is absolutely amazing!