Describe Your ‘Sit Spot’


The concept of a ‘sit spot’ is simply a specific place in nature that you frequently visit. It’s a concept this author understood the value of before she knew it had a name. The idea is that, by rooting often in one exact place, natural elements — in their constant shift that is somehow still timeless — can reflect both the changes and the sameness in you and your life. Here, we asked people from across our region to describe their sit spots.


The location of the spot doesn’t mean anything. If it fits I sits.



JIM CRAMER, Donner Summit
Retired professor, Sierra Club volunteer

I used to go often to the ski cabin at Lake Mary … We normally went there in the winter and everything was covered with snow but … occasionally we would go there in the summer and I’d go swimming. There’s a particular rock on the shore of Lake Mary away from the cabins which is sort of a flat place where you can lie out in the sun and go swimming and so on, so that’s kind of a special spot.

Family support specialist at Healthy Babies of Nevada County

Donner Summit hike below a special tree!

Librarian, dog trainer

There is a spot in my old neighborhood. When I go back to California it’s the only place I still recognize or feel comfortable … It was my first taste of freedom. I go to remind myself what a dumb little boy I was.

Server, rocker

There’s a place called “party rock” on the Cali side of Heavenly and not a lot of people know about it, but it is a sight to see. It overlooks the whole town. You can see the sunrises and sunsets and that lake is so beautiful because the water that melts from the Sierras is like glass when the sun touches the water. When it sets it reflects all the oranges and pinks and it melts into the water. The environment brings a peace and a calmness.


  • Becca Loux

    Becca Loux relocated to Truckee on a mission to tell stories that are fact-checked and data-driven without sacrificing the human element. She is an avid hiker, biker, skater, surfer, boarder, kayaker, sun-worshiper, and all other important "-ers" relating to the outdoors. Becca's wolfpack recently expanded to include a teenage husky named Koda.

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