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Get fit at altitude

Visitors come from near and far to hike with Tahoe Trips & Trails.
Courtesy of Tahoe Trips & Trails

Panoramic vistas and the opportunity to climb 1,500 feet over a short distance are the biggest draws for adventure seekers from as close by as Reno, the San Francisco Bay Area and as far away as Los Angeles, New York and Europe. Active adults are looking for outdoor concierge services and guided trips, and Patty and Jeff Baird deliver through Tahoe Trips and Trails out of The Cedar House Sport Hotel.

“The majority of our guests have traveled around the world and love to spend time immersed in nature when taking a break from the office or creating meaningful retirement vacations. Our mission is to unveil remarkable experiences. With our peaks and views, Tahoe is so much more than a skier’s playground,” shares Patty Baird who goes on to explain how she’s been prepping for the Inca Trail, one of her life list trips. Baird is training with high elevation hikes and outdoor overnights. Her experience led to designing “Backpacking 101” to offer guests ultra-light backpacking opportunities to test their fitness at altitude and, on the last evening, enjoy a night nestled in European linens at The Cedar House, named the Tahoe place to stay by Outside.

“The Bairds inspire people to explore the exotic in Tahoe – from short and peaceful to physically demanding and epic,” shares Lisa Krueger, a recent guest.

“We get the most out of any big adventure, such as trips to Kilimanjaro, Nepal or Machu Picchu, when we are physically at our prime or close to it. You will enjoy that dream adventure so much more if your body and mind are ready for the challenge,” shares Baird.

“When you’re looking for something out of the ordinary or even want to prep for an international trek, join us at altitude,” invites Jeff Baird who spends every day on a trail whether it’s covered in dirt or snow. For those who simply cannot wait, self guided treks plus weekly Tahoe Teasers are available this spring.

Detailed itineraries and trip registration are available at Highlights include:

Backpacking 101
Lake Tahoe
July 18-21, July 25-28, Aug. 8-11, Aug. 29-Sept. 1

Hiker’s Paradise, Lake Tahoe
July 13-18, Aug. 10-15

Tahoe and Yosemite Trekking
July 29 to Aug. 5, Aug. 5 to 12, Aug. 15-22

Best of the West Hiking Trip
Zion and Bryce National Parks, Utah
Sept. 7-15, Sept. 28-Oct. 6

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