Wednesday, October 29, 2014

November 3, 2014 Commons Beach, Tahoe City Paint-Out

Date:          November 3, 2014 (Monday)
Time:          9:30 or 10 am (it can be chilly at the lake in the AM!
Place:          Commons Beach, Tahoe City
Amenities:  lots to choose from - you are downtown Tahoe City

Yep, I changed the location again.  I think I'll just take the schedule down ... no more schedules until next Summer when the weather is predictable!  Actually, several of our artists will be picking up their paintings that were on exhibit at North Tahoe Arts, so that is the main reason why I changed to this location.

What to bring:  I think you all know that by now!  There is nothing noteworthy about this location that requires anything a compass or bear spray!  (Just joking)

Directions:  use Google Maps for Tahoe City.  Also, check out these links, one has a map.


Tuesday, October 21, 2014

October 27, 2014 Paint-Out at Cave Rock State Park

I had to use the internet since I have never stopped here to take a picture!
Please note this is a change from the original schedule
Date:          October 27, 2014 (Monday)
Time:          9:30 am
Place:          Cave Rock State Park, Lake Tahoe
Amenities:   Bathrooms, picnic tables, beach, views of Cave Rock and neighboring homes with their own piers
Fee:            Parking Fees are about $10/car

Since we have been painting fall colors the last several paint-outs, we decided to change this paint-out to a lake view paint-out.

What to bring:
  • camera
  • cell phone
  • $10 if you don't have a NV park pass
  • painting gear
  • food/drink
  • artist umbrella
  • camera
  • layers - watch the forecast
This YouTube is long, but toward the end they show the beach and view looking south with the homes and piers and the pretty beach:

Location:  This boat launch and beach state park  is located on the south side of the Tunnel through Cave Rock.

Directions:  please see google maps and enter your starting point, and the destination as "Cave Rock, Glenbrook, Nevada".  This park is near Glenbrook, Nevada and north of Zephr Cove.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

October 20, 2014 (Monday) Paint-Out Luther Pass Ranch/Hope Valley

Carson River near Sorensens

It is possible the aspen leaves have been blown off the trees ... so ... we will meet at Pickett's Junction  at the restroom parking area in Hope Valley and survey our options in that area.  Here is a brief description of the locations to paint in that area:

1. Luther Pass Ranch:  About a mile from Pickett's Junction on Hwy 89 on the right-hand side.  This is an old ranch and the gate is still open.  Sorry, I do not have a photo of this area.

2. The area across Hwy 89 from Luther Pass Ranch is also a possibility.  This is still part of Hope Valley.

3. Carson River access:  There are many places along 88 to pull off and hike to the river for a beautiful view of just the river, aspens, willows, or the river and a view of Hope Valley and surrounding mountain peaks.  See map.  The areas indicated are in red from Sorensens to the beginning Blue Lakes Road.

Date:          October 20, 2014 (Monday)
Time:          9:30 am
Meet:          at the Pickett Junction bathroom parking lot

What to bring:

  • camera
  • cell phone (however service is next to none)
  • art gear
  • art umbrella, hat, sunglasses
  • food and drink
Services:  Sorensen's gift shop has snacks and maps, the restaurant is also open
Bathrooms:  Pickett's Junction and near the junction of 88 and Blue Lakes Road - on Blue Lakes Road.
Gas Station:  Markleeville

Directions from Reno:  Take 395 (580) South to Minden, turn right on Highway 88.  Approximately 1 hour 15 min. to Pickett's Junction from central Reno.

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

October 13, 2014 (Monday) Paint-Out Changed to Tamarack Lake

Tamarack Lake in summer colors - I look forward to seeing them now

The aspens at higher elevations are peaking - so we changed this paint-out location to Tamarack Lake!

Date:          October 13, 2014 (Monday)
Time:          9:30 am (we will wait a little longer if they are stopping traffic)
Place:          Tamarack Lake
Meet at:       Meet at the summit of Mt. Rose Hwy at the parking lot for the Mt. Rose hiking trailhead.  Those of us who drove from Reno will have passed the paved pull-out parking area for Tamarack Lake (which is one mile east of the meeting place of the summit).  If it is clear, we will all head back to this area which will be on your right-hand side while traveling east.  
Parking:      Parking for Tamarack Lake is one mile east of the Mt. Rose Summit Parking lot.  It is a paved pull-out on the east side of the highway.  There is room for 15 or so cars.
Trail to Tamarack Lake:    We will walk across the highway to the west side.  There is a sign saying no motorized vehicles.  The trail is unmarked but it is there.
Trail:          About a 10 minute walk uphill.  Hiking shoes and backpacks are advised.  I would say it is "Moderate" in climb.

What to bring:

  • camera
  • painting gear
  • bug spray
  • sunscreen, hat, sunglasses
  • light layers
  • food/drink
  • backpack or tote bags, large wheeled cart may work
  • hiking shoes
  • cell phone
*NOTE*  They are still doing roadwork on Mt. Rose Hwy on the Reno side and say there may be a 30 min. delay.  If the Tamarack parking area is unavailable for our use due to roadwork, we will go to Tahoe Meadows (the meadows at the top of Mt. Rose) to paint.
This is the trail and sign across the highway where you start your hike

Thursday, October 2, 2014

October 6, 2014 (Monday) Lower Red Lake Paint-Out

Red Lake from the Vista Point - we will be at the other end where the aspen trees are

Date:          October 6, 2014 (Monday)
Time:          9:30 am
Meeting at:  Restroom parking lot at Pickett Junction (88/89 in Hope Valley)
Driving to:  4 miles further on 88 to lower end of Red Lake - access on the left
Or:              Just meet there at Red Lake
Amenities:  None - except for the restrooms at Pickett Junction or Sorensen's Resort 1 mile back towards Woodfords.

What to bring:

  • painting gear
  • camera
  • cell phone (however it doesn't work here)
  • food and drink
  • artist umbrella, hat, sunglasses
  • layers of clothing for cooler temps - we will be at about 8,000 feet - if it is 82 in Reno, it might reach 70 there later in the day
Directions:  From Reno (the intersection of 80 and 395/580):  Allow 1 hour 15 min.
Take 580/395 south to Carson City, Right on Fairview, Left on N. Carson Street/395
Continue on 395 south to Minden
Right on Highway 88 to Woodfords
Pass Woodfords and continue up the hill
Pass Sorensens and continue about one more mile to Pickett Junction (88/89)
Stay straight about 100 yrds on 88 and pull into restroom parking lot to meet if you need a pit stop and want to follow others to Red Lake

From there we will continue about 4 miles up 88 and turn Left into the lower end of Red Lake parking area for fishermen.  There are Aspen trees and views of the lake.


area at Red Lake has Aspens