Writers’ Wednesday – Hiking in Lake Tahoe: A History and Trail Guide

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April 10 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Writers’ Wednesday

April 10, 2024
5:00 – 5:30 pm – Book signing and wine/cheese Reception
5:30 – 6:30 pm – Lecture

Hiking in Lake Tahoe: A History and Trail Guide

Hiking Lake Tahoe

The history of Lake Tahoe, nestled in the Sierra Nevada Mountains, stretches far beyond its shores. Travel back in time on more than two dozen hikes, from short lakeside trails used by the Washoe People to all-day trips exploring the abandoned shelters left behind by early mapmakers.

Visit the remains of one of California’s most violent towns and the ruins of a lighthouse built in the early twentieth century when travel by boat was preferred over driving treacherous roads. Discover the legend of Hermit Isle and walk in the footsteps of the earliest pioneers. Join author and hiker Suzie Dundas as she dives deep into the history of Tahoe’s scenic trails.


Suzie Dundas

Suzie Dundas

Suzie Dundas is a professional editor, reporter, author, and travel writer based in Lake Tahoe. Her work focuses on adventure travel, the outdoors, and unexpected destinations around the world. She’s the Lake Tahoe editor at SFGate.com, where she reports on issues ranging from housing instability to the environmental impacts of tourism to how to hike to secret year-round skiing in the Sierra. She grew up on the East Coast and worked in politics before moving out west. When she’s not working, she’s mountain biking, hiking or looking for ghost towns to explore. She has a MA in media and communication and loves trivia, history and being outdoors.

The Writers’ Wednesday Lecture Series, held the second Wednesday of each month, features a different author who takes part in a book signing, a presentation and question-and-answer session with the audience. A wine and cheese reception precedes the lecture.

The intent of the program is to highlight writers who specifically focus on Nevada, the Great Basin, or the West in general. The authors talk about the content of their books but also share details about the creative process.

Make sure to arrive early as we have limited seating available in our Event Space. Don’t forget, we provide free, temporary parking permits to make it easier to visit NHS!


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Sheryln Hayes-Zorn
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