August is just a few days away – a unique time of year that inspires both relief and dread, at the same time. More than a month of summer remains, yet the pressure builds to wring out every last drop of fun before the season changes and school starts again.
For many of us, a good summer is defined by frequent escapes to our favorite places – swimming holes, backyard gardens in bloom or trails to mountain summits. These escapes motivate us to get outside and enjoy the environment we live in.
Lake Tahoe is a favorite summer escape for many of our members, enhanced by the experience offered at our Beach Shack. Unlike a beach vacation, there’s no need to pack a suitcase or travel for hours to get there. The Beach Shack is located just fifteen minutes from Martis Camp, and members simply make a reservation so our ambassadors know when to expect them.
Upon valet parking at the Beach Shack’s circular driveway, members are welcomed by all the creature comforts needed for a great day at Lake Tahoe including changing rooms, showers, storage cubes and a spacious interior for relaxing. Outside, members enjoy alfresco dining on the deck, covered daybeds and umbrellas on the beach. Paddleboards and kayaks are available for sail, with paddling and conditioning clinics offered weekly throughout the summer.
Beach Shack Manager Kelly Young calls Lake Tahoe “a lake of many moods,” and loves watching the weather and light change throughout the day as he goes about his work. Kelly’s enthusiasm for Lake Tahoe is evident in everything he does, including leading full moon paddles on the lake after dark.
Kelly emphatically encourages members to come out to the Beach Shack during August and September – the best months at Lake Tahoe, in his opinion. “Early fall is glorious. The days remain warm and crowds thin out. The lake is warm and glassy, and trees begin to turn. It is the very best time of year for paddling.”
How many sunsets will you see before summer turns to fall? August is a great reminder to get outside, escape to your favorite places, and take in as many as you can. It won’t be long before flip flops and toes in the sand turn to ski boots with hot chocolate in hand. But then again, that sounds pretty good, too. How long until Lookout Lodge opens for winter?