Mountain Life

Covering Tahoe Truckee’s community, people, pets, health and wellness, and nature.

Fosters Save Lives

Living even for a short time with a busy family can prepare young puppies and kittens for that forever home, and puppies in HSTT’s foster program often move quickly from fostered to adopted.

Fun Facts About Tahoe’s Flora and Fauna | Winter 2018-19

While nature is perhaps most easily enjoyed and appreciated during the summer, Tahoe’s winter ecology is equally intriguing.

Be Fire Safe When Decking Your Halls for the Holidays

Did you know the holidays are one of the most dangerous times of year for residential fires? Here’s how to stay safe this season.

The Sweet, Sweet Outdoors

Looking to get outside this winter? Check out these scenic and accessible recreation spots around the lake.

Surviving Winter with Wade

Winter is coming. The squirrels are busily gathering nuts and dropping pine cones. If you’ve been around Tahoe for a while, you might know how to prepare for what could be a gnarly winter. For those of us less schooled in that respect, Wade has compiled a small list of hacks to help you live to see the summer.

18 Gift Ideas for 2018

SPONSORED CONTENT From jewelry to books, and from cutlery to crafts, here are gift ideas from Tahoe/Truckee artists and shops for everyone on your list

Breaking the Stereotype: Bruce the Adventure Cat

Not all cats fall into the “adventure cat” grouping, but some legends say Bruce pioneered this category.

To Ski or Not to Ski?

Children need exposure to a variety of experiences in their lives. When following their passion in winter sports or any activity, having a say matters.

70 Days to Exhaustion

My journey through Africa and the mind

Let a Little Fresh Air In

What’s the greatest recipe for a vibrant homescape? An interior decorator will tell you lighting, rich colors, and brilliant accents make for a welcoming home. But, sprinkle in some refreshing fragrances from candles, salt lamps, or diffusers and you lack only the two final ingredients to make your home the most inviting on the block: fresh air and the smell of a home-cooked meal.