Instalove: #fallingforfall

"I'm so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers." — L.M. Montgomery

It's no secret that winters mean fresh powder and summers are spent at the lake, but one of the more hidden secrets of the Sierra are the vibrant colors of fall. The changing colors of the aspen trees juxtaposed against the evergreens is something truly breathtaking.  

Here's a collection of some of our favorite Instagram posts captured by locals and visitors alike.


We love the classic A-frame cabin that represents a vintage era in Truckee and Tahoe. Tucked among the lovely yellow leaves, it's a quiet escape to paradise.
A-Frame cabin in Truckee nestled among yellow and orange aspen trees by @daveyhibler


Experiencing fall is made all the more memorable when you have your best friend as a sidekick and photo subject. Savannah and her pup look picture-perfect among the bright red and orange leaves.

Fall leaves woman with dog on a fallen tree in Tahoe


Andy got the sidekick memo and brought along his four-legged friend to capture this abandoned cabin in the woods, framed by breathtaking yellow aspen leaves.

Abandoned cabin in the Sierra with fall foliage by @andy_fox


The only sidekick better than a pup is a mini-me. It's a good idea to stop and view the world through the wonderment of a child's eyes, and this captivated face shows just how beautiful life in the mountains can be.

Young child smiles at the red fall leaves by @aundriaxo

What better way to bond with your bestie than to snuggle up and take in the sights together--and the foliage makes the perfect portrait backdrop. A hot coffee or cocoa is never a bad idea either.

Two girls sip coffee on a fallen tree among fall leaves in Tahoe by @hpm_photos


Whether solo or with your sidekick,  the best way to experience everything fall that Tahoe has to offer is to get out there and hit the trail. We're so lucky that our backyard is full of natural beauty and adventure, and it's important to take the time to soak it in.

A wooden sign that reads "trail" in the woods among yellow aspen leaves by @mrsirtyler


Make sure to keep tagging @tahoeuniversity in your snaps of the area. There's no better way capture the essence of our home than by a collective of creative eyes experiencing it firsthand. We'll continue to re-share here on the blog and on our Instagram account, so make sure to follow and tag!

Every day is a chance to capture a memory because around here, there are #nobaddays.

Instagram collage by Tahoe University @TahoeUniversity


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