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Lake Tahoe Living

April 2020 Edition

TINA versus TAGA 

Recent gyrations in the stock market have many investors wondering about what to do in 2020. Since the stock market bottomed out in early 2009, the Federal Reserve has kept interest rates artificially low. Even with unemployment at historical lows in 2019 and the economy appearing to be fairly strong, the Fed decided to cut interest rates. This was a perplexing decision because generally when you have a strong economy and low unemployment the Fed would be raising interest rates back to normal levels.

With interest rates ridiculously low for the past 10 years, many investors moved vast amounts of money into equities and bought into the philosophy known as TINA (There Is No Alternative). Money market accounts, CDs, bonds and other fixed income instruments were providing paltry returns, sometimes below the rate of inflation. As equities continued to rise, TINA became a self-fulfilling prophecy. More and more people over-weighted equities in their investment portfolios and enjoyed the ride until the Coronavirus situation became the catalyst for the recent stock market crash...

Events and Activities 

April 2020

Unfortunately the majority of events around our region have been cancelled or postponed due to the COVID-19 outbreak. However, here are a few nice low-elevation hikes / walks that should be clear of snow so that you can get outside and make the most of things...

Skunk Harbor - This hike is fairly short and after a gentle descent of about 1.5 miles, you come to an old rock house and lovely beach — or given how high the water is these days, a lovely sliver of a beach. On the way back, you can follow the direct route you came down or wind around Prey Meadows, which might already be sprouting some flowers.

T
ahoe Rim Trail / Tahoe City - The first few miles of the TRT heading north from Tahoe City is south facing, exposed to the sun after recent tree thinning and starts out just a bit above lake level. At 1 mile in you get a great view of Lake Tahoe and the bustling Truckee River. The trail then winds atop the Truckee River canyon providing magnificent views of some enormous incense cedars and sugar pines. A particularly lovely view of Twin Peaks and the river far below can be found after 3 miles of hiking. This might make a good turn-around point, because soon after the trail heads away from the river corridor and into a thick forest that will hold the snow for much longer.

Tallac Historic Site / Taylor Creek - While it’s more of a stroll than a true hike, the Taylor Creek area gives you a chance to stretch your legs in the sunshine in a spectacular and varied setting. The low elevation and open woods make this an early-bird choice. Enjoy the marshy and riparian areas along Taylor Creek, then take a stroll along Baldwin and Kiva beaches. Just above them, you find the Valhalla and Tallac Historic Site where beautiful old buildings are used for a variety of events, including the annual Word Wave writers’ conference. Can’t make it in the spring? Come back for the Kokanee Salmon run in Taylor Creek in the fall.

Meeks Bay Trail - While it’s more of a stroll than a true hike, the Taylor Creek area gives you a chance to stretch your legs in the sunshine in a spectacular and varied setting. The low elevation and open woods make this an early-bird choice. Enjoy the marshy and riparian areas along Taylor Creek, then take a stroll along Baldwin and Kiva beaches. Just above them, you find the Valhalla and Tallac Historic Site where beautiful old buildings are used for a variety of events, including the annual Word Wave writers’ conference. Can’t make it in the spring? Come back for the Kokanee Salmon run in Taylor Creek in the fall.

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My condolences to all of those who have been effected by the COVID-19 pandemic.