“Da ow ga” - Washoe word for LAKE
The word “Tahoe” originated from a mispronunciation of the Washoe Native American name for Lake Tahoe, da ow ga, which means “edge of the lake” or “big waters”. For us, Tahoe symbolizes the embodiment of splendor found only in those high country reaches of the world; those special places where open blue skies, soaring mountain peaks and snow waters coalesce. Tahoe, in its purest form, is not only rooted in exploration, it is the quintessence of adventure and discovery.
“Climbing mountains is an act I happen to love, but it is only one narrow version of adventure. There are thousands. In fact, there’s one for every human with the passion to push personal boundaries.” Mark Jenkins-critically acclaimed author, internationally recognized adventurer and monthly columnist for Outside Magazine.
Adventure travel has a way that taps your inner truth, but how does one define adventurous travel? There is an anonymous quote that states “An adventurous life does not necessarily mean climbing mountains, swimming with sharks or jumping off of cliffs. It means risking yourself by leaving a little piece of you behind in all those you meet along the way.” We all have our own ideas of adventure, but in its basic form, it can be something that is simply different than your normal routine – something that takes you out of familiarity. There is nothing more raw and authentic than facing that question, be it standing on the edge of a mountain or deciding to travel solo in a foreign country – Can I do this? That experience becomes your story. It often determines who you are and who you become.
We invite you to explore. To play and laugh. To find confidence and independence. To unearth within yourself, the genuine sentiment that evokes the heart of Tahoe.