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Book tells the story of Lake Tahoe environment through photography

Photographer Thomas Bachand has a unique take on the Tahoe environment: His photos have a dreamy quality, often taken with long exposures to capture movement in nature … colorful yet subtle.

Bachand’s work reflects Tahoe’s delicate balance, so it is fitting that his new book “Lake Tahoe, A Fragile Beauty” works from that perspective.

In addition to photos illustrating the lake’s insurmountable beauty – they range from “Donner Summit Bridge” to handsome, simplistic shots like “Shadow light upon the Truckee Marsh” – Bachand writes of the dangers of development and climate change to this natural wonder. Those who know Tahoe’s history have witnessed the tense decades-long struggle to balance development with environmental preservation.

The book includes an introduction by preeminent Tahoe research scientist Dr. Charles Goldman, a poem by former U.S. Poet Laureate and 2008 Pulitzer Prize winner Robert Hass, and historical content by literary icon Mark Twain and 19th Century photographer Carleton Watkins.

“Lake Tahoe, A Fragile Beauty” is a must for any Lake Tahoe enthusiast’s bookshelf. Buy the book from Bachand’s Web site and check out more of his amazing photography.

- Submitted by Jessica Glasgow

Fit Family in Reno-Tahoe

Fit Family It’s so easy to be a fit family in Reno-Tahoe, America’s Adventure Place. The outdoor opportunities in this area are endless… and having kids does need to slow you down one bit! Our kids (2 years old and 6 months) love to get out and enjoy the beauty of this place.
Last year after posting about camping, hiking and skiing with kids Heidi Hill contacted me to see if she could ask me some questions about being an active family. She was writing a book about fit families and wanted to hear about my experience in this area. Well, her book is finally out and I got my copy a few days ago! There is a picture of me and my daughter hiking to Dry Pond. Heidi also included my suggestions in the hiking section. Very useful tips. And again, it’s so easy to be a fit family in a place that offers unlimited recreation opportunities!