In the Media

Hidden for 100 years, California's secret garden opens for tours
Friday, October 6, 2017, Lonely Planet
Once a private fishing retreat for a group of wealthy businessmen, a virtual secret garden near Truckee, California is now open to everyday nature enthusiasts.
Visit the Secret Garden in Carpenter Valley
Sunday, September 24, 2017, NBC Today Show (video)
For more than 100 years, a meadow in California has been locked behind a gate and virtually untouched. In this week’s Sunday Closer, NBC’s Harry Smith steps inside the “secret garden” before it opens
Sharing the beauty of Carpenter Valley
Wednesday, September 20, 2017, Tahoe Weekly
Truckee Donner Land Trust has ensured that many tracts of beautiful pristine land in the Tahoe Sierra are preserved for wildlife and recreation, which now includes Carpenter Valley.
World-class adventures abound on the Sierra’s western slopes
Sunday, September 17, 2017, San Francisco Chronicle
You don’t have to look far to discover some of Northern California’s most rewarding day hikes and burly, brand-new mountain bike trails.
Panoramic vistas along Donner Lake Rim Trail
Wednesday, August 30, 2017, Tahoe Weekly
When the Donner Lake Rim Trail is complete in a few years, hikers and mountain bikers will be able to explore over granite benches and through forests of ferns and wildflowers on a 25-mile loop around
The Wild Meadow Near Lake Tahoe Opened Its Gates For Everyone To See Its Mind-blowing Beauty
Tuesday, August 1, 2017, News4C
There is a secret garden near Lake Tahoe in California that hasn’t been yet visited. For a century it was hidden from visitors and no one could see its beauty.
‘Secret Garden’ Unveils Captivating Beauty: The Wild Meadow Near Lake Tahoe Opens After Century
Saturday, July 29, 2017, The Science Times
Beautiful garden hidden from the public eye for a century now opens for the visitors. 'Secret garden' located near Lake Tahoe in California unveils the blooming yellow and pink wildflowers.
After a century, gates open to Sierra paradise
Thursday, July 27, 2017, San Francisco Chronicle
For the first time in a century, the gates have been unlocked and the road open to Webber Lake, a higher Sierra gem.
A Tahoe 'Secret Garden' Opens After a Century
Thursday, July 27, 2017, KQED
Pink and yellow wildflowers burst from a lush bed of grass hidden from public view for more than a century. Towering trees and snow-capped mountains encircle the wild meadow, beckoning visitors to a l
Huts on the Horizon
Monday, October 10, 2016, Tahoe Quarterly
In the Sierra north of Lake Tahoe, lies the opportunity to create a hut system, opening up the region’s backcountry in its magical winter months.