Planning your next big trip to Tahoe but not sure what you are going to do on your vacation!? Here are three guidebooks to help you plan out some great activities! So load up the climbing gear, bike, and hiking shoes and get psyched about your next Tahoe/Truckee adventure!

1.) North Tahoe A Rock Climbers Guide

If rock climbing is what you love to do most when you come to visit or maybe you are just a local that wants to find some new routes, then this guidebook by Josh Horniak is a necessity! Josh did an amazing job including colored pictures of all the best crags and routes within the area. This book will tell you exactly how to get to each climbing destination with both driving directions and approach info. Once out at the crag, Josh's book easily outlines all the routes and includes what type of gear the route will need, a short description, and the anchor setup. Finally, the book also includes some general info like when to come, where to stay, and how to read the topos.

2.) Mountain Bike Tahoe

Load up the bikes and grab Jeremy Benson's definitive guide to mountain biking for the Lake Tahoe area! This book features the 50 best singletrack routes in the region. Jeremy did an amazing job by giving you all the details you would need to plan your next ride. He even goes into such detail like what to expect along the ride broken down with a mileage log so that you will not be left with any unforeseen surprises! So whether you are fresh to the area or just want to explore something new, this guidebook should be a part of every serious mountain biker's library.


3.) The Dirt Around Lake Tahoe

Maybe you aren't into the extreme sports of mountain biking or rock climbing but instead would prefer to see Tahoe's beauty with an amazing hike. If so, this guidebook by Kathryn Reed is perfect for someone interested in exploring all the amazing hiking that Tahoe has to offer! Kathryn does an excellent job of including the best hikes in the Truckee/Tahoe area. Each one includes directions on how to get to them and nice descriptions as to what you can expect. She also rates all the hikes on a scale from 1-10 for their challenge difficulty and how scenic they are. This is an easy way for you to decide which hike might be best for your next adventure!

Swing by Granite Chief today to pick up a copy for yourself and get the gear you need!