A salmon run in Tahoe? Yes, it’s real; every October, thousands of Salmon leave Lake Tahoe to spawn in the streams they were hatched. The run is easily visible and spectacular.
The air is crisp, and the weather is getting cool, winter is starting to roll in off the Pacific ocean, and autumn is making her presence felt with beautiful color amongst vegetation and the area’s canopy. There is no better time to get out and explore some of the great hikes in the area.
Some adventurers say autumn is the best time to visit the area. From mountain biking, sunset chasing on one of the Lake Tahoe beaches, fishing the local reservoirs, or exploring Desolation Wilderness via hot air balloon, the autumn months create a unique time to visit the Truckee/Tahoe area because of amazing colors, less crowds, and cooler temperatures.