Mountain Life

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

Recreating Tamsen Donner’s Lost Journal


Author Gabrielle Burton, who has studied Tamsen Donner for over 35 years and has written two books based on the ill-fated heroine, will be in Truckee July 30 and 31 for a book signing and reading.

Offenbacher Tours World in Single Slide Show


Todd Offenbacher's unedited version of the world.

Fat Bottom Girls: You Make the Rockin’ World Go Round


A mixology of high-altitude gadfly gossip for oxygen-starved brain cells

The Tahoe House Debate:


Quiet workspace or a place to meet and greet?

Lost In Space: The Residents of this Watershed


Goodbye Bioregion Boy... hello Bioregion Girl!

Fools on April’s Fools


Some noteworthy April Fool's jokes that many believed.

To Disc or Not to Disc, There is no Question


A new disc golf course arises above Lake Tahoe brought to you by the community for the community.

‘Blonde vs. Bear’ Boosts Bear League Donations


Ann Bryant and Tahoe black bears star on the small screen in Animal Planet’s ‘Blonde vs. Bear’ program, which is raising awareness about bear conflicts and boosting the membership base and donation funding of Tahoe’s Bear League.

Journeys Among the Undead and Unsaid


Studying Tibetan in Nepal, the author learns more than just a language.