There is a saying in Truckee, one that you may find on a local license plate holder: “Stars shine brighter in Truckee.” This statement is literally true. If you have not had the pleasure of a midnight glance at the skies above Lake Tahoe, you are missing out on a significant treasure in this region. The same goes for the lunar calendar, and well lit nights from a moon at full phase.
A great way to take advantage of the full moon and stars that shine brighter in Truckee is a Full Moon Kayak Tour with Tahoe Adventure Company. Kayakers paddle out at sunset, when lake winds have died down, and all is calm and delightful. Paddle for two hours under the light of the moon, rest on the beach with snacks, hot drinks and take in the breathtaking sights of Lake Tahoe at night.
If you are not a much of a kayaker, there are plenty of other ways to enjoy the full moon over Lake Tahoe. You can take a moonlit hike to Eagle Rock on the West Shore, or stroll through Squaw Valley and watch it rise over Granite Peak.
Be sure to book your tour now as the next full moon rises on August 13th!