Jared Manninen

I’ve lived at Lake Tahoe since 2005, but it wasn’t until 2011 that I truly began to call this place home. Until then I was waiting for a sign leading me elsewhere. After six years, though, it was clear that the absence of a sign was the sign telling me to stay put! What can I say? Sometimes I’m a little slow on the uptake.

I’m a writer and artist who’s experimented with different mediums, but after spending years searching for a home and seeking my voice I’ve achieved creative alignment. The majority of work I currently produce reflects my appreciation for Lake Tahoe and the surrounding Sierra Nevada Mountains, as well as my love of outdoor adventure. I occasionally produce work in other genres and mediums, but to see my latest (and most inspired!) work go to…

Tahoe Trail Guide: Website for hiking, backpacking, cross-country skiing, and snowshoeing at Lake Tahoe, as well as information about traveling to (and through) the Tahoe region

Tahoe Swag: Art and design products based on my love of the outdoors and Lake Tahoe

Wilderness Activity Books: Books for a younger audience featuring (refined) outdoor-related information

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