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Tahoe Trips & Trails: Connect to the spirit of the region through authentic adventures

Nicole CheslockSpecial to the Sun

Courtesy Tahoe Rim Trail Association

TAHOE/TRUCKEE – Guided hikes provide insights, stories and knowledge that connect travelers to the local environment and community in a way that an unaccompanied walk through unfamiliar terrain cannot. The Cedar House Sport Hotel’s Tahoe Trips and Trails will host a complimentary interactive talk by the Tahoe Rim Trail Association on Aug. 22 and a variety of guided adventures in Truckee Tahoe and throughout the west.”As an active lifestyle hotel with an environmental consciousness, our mission is to inspire authentic and meaningful connections to the natural world. One way we do this is by sharing unparalleled expertise through guided hiking trips in our own backyard and throughout the western United States,” explains Patty Baird, owner of The Cedar House Sport Hotel. “We also partner with community organizations that have made significant contributions to environmental stewardship and support recreational opportunities that resonate with our values and lifestyle.”Today The Cedar House and Tahoe Rim Trail Association (TRTA) announce the beginning of what is expected to be a long time partnership.

“I’m excited about our new partnership with The Cedar House – it is a great way to share our commitment to getting folks out on the trail to enjoy this beautiful region,” shares Mary Bennington, executive director of the Tahoe Rim Trail Association. The Tahoe Rim Trail Association constructs and maintains the Tahoe Rim Trail, a 165-mile trail for hikers, mountain bikers and equestrians that passes through wilderness areas, national forests and state parks. More than 100,000 hikers, mountain bikers and equestrians use the Tahoe Rim Trail annually. The Cedar House is the first to join TRTA’s Trailside Inn program. To kick off the partnership, The Cedar House is hosting complimentary refreshments and a virtual hike on the Tahoe Rim Trail presented by TRTA staff members at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 22. TRTA’s Bennington and Shannon Skarritt will share unforgettable stories and information about the Tahoe Rim Trail. (Free event. Refreshments at 5:30 and program at 6 p.m. RSVP to TRTA by calling 775 298-0235.)In addition to the complimentary trail talk, early this fall author and guide Tim Hauserman will share information from the third edition of his book “Tahoe Rim Trail: The Official Guide for Hikers, Mountain Bikers, and Equestrians.”

The Cedar House is not only for those seeking an alternative to the glitz, the hype but also for those who seek a deeper connection and extraordinary experience in nature, in dining and lodging,” explains Baird. In addition to multi day trips, custom day hikes are offered for hotel guests seeking a deeper connection to the region. Every season and every day offers an active guided adventure with The Cedar House’s Tahoe Trips and Trails. Upcoming highlights from The Cedar House include the four-day Active Gourmand Tahoe for food and wine enthusiasts who love scenery packed day hikes, cooking classes and exquisite meals from Sept. 2 to 6. Additional multi-day adventures hone in on the region’s spectacular views, clear water, peaks and valleys. Lake Tahoe Photography & Hiking offers daily hikes with personalized and group photo instruction by internationally recognized fine art photographer Niobe Burden from Sept. 27 to 30. The photography adventure includes opportunities to capture extraordinary images plus supportive and constructive discussions. For a complete list of adventures including extraordinary hiking vacations in Lassen Volcanic National Park, Death Valley, Yosemite and the northern California coast, visit the event calendar at http://www.cedarhousesporthotel.com or call 800-581-4453.