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  • Writer's pictureMichael Kennedy

The Duende of Palisades Tahoe

Updated: Sep 2, 2023

Duende is a momentary burst of inspiration, an epiphany of all that's alive. It manifests itself generally in the world of musicians and poets, but it can also reveal itself in the mountains and meadows of Palisades Tahoe. You know it's presence because you feel it in your gut, it moves your soul to tears.

Visit Squaw on a cool Summer morning, or in the thick of winter.

Climb up Shirley Canyon.

Throw your hands on a Sierra Juniper.

Sit by the quiet creek.

Cross the meadow.

Stare up at the night sky where stars are spread out like luminescent plankton sparkling along the beach. It really doesn't matter what time of year, day, or night. The Duende of Palisades Tahoe elevates the spirits without any need for outside applause.

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