Jared Manninen

I’m an artist and writer who’s lived at Lake Tahoe since 2005. And, although I like doing lots of differently things, mostly I’m an avid hiker, cross-country skier, and amateur naturalist. I also happen to work in the outdoor recreation industry. So, as a result of this immersive experience, my art, photography, and writing reflects my appreciation for Lake Tahoe and the surrounding Sierra Nevada Mountains (and my overall love of outdoor adventure!).

The purpose behind my art is not only to share my love of Lake Tahoe but, more importantly, to inspire you to go outside and have your own adventures.

I don’t care if your adventure consists of taking a 15-minute walk through your local park or by spending six months thru-hiking the Pacific Crest Trail. There’s nothing more inspiring or enlightening than spending time outdoors exploring the natural world. And if you don’t make the effort to live life outside (at least on some level), you won’t have any incentive to preserve open space and wild land for future generations.

You can find my most inspired and comprehensive work at my outdoor-related blog Tahoe Trail Guide and YouTube Channel. Visit the Art & Design page to see portfolios of my past work, such landscape paintings and portraiture, the Color the Tahoe Rim Trail coloring book I self-published (2017), or my illustrated memoir titled MEGA ’99: Adventures of an Appalachian Trail Thru-Hiker (2011). To order prints and merchandise of my art, photography, and design projects featuring Lake Tahoe and Sierra Nevada-related subjects, visit my RedBubble account.

Message me with questions or feedback. I’d love to hear from you!

Please note that this link will direct you to my Tahoe Trail Guide contact page. It’s just easier for me when people contact me via one website. Thanks for your understanding 🙂

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