The First Annual “Great MLRTahoe Hat Drop”: A Treasure Hunt for the Family!
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The First Annual “Great MLRTahoe Hat Drop”: A Mourelatos Lakeshore Resort Treasure Hunt for the Entire Family!

September 2, 2022 | Jill Amen

Come Play the Game…

Late August and September are by far the best months for visiting North Lake Tahoe. The temperatures are perfect with daytime averages in the mid-to-low 70s, Warm sunshine, shimmering-golden aspens, mild evenings, fewer crowds and a terrific fall music calendar—ideal conditions for some much-needed relaxation and Lake Tahoe fun!  But that’s not all:

It’s time for a big adventure at Mourelatos Lakeshore Resort!

Join us for our First Annual “Great MLRTahoe Hat Drop”.

What’s a MLRTahoe Hat Drop?

The Mourelatos Lakeshore Resort Hat Drop is a super fun treasure hunt in North Lake Tahoe for the community and your entire family. You are given clues and then get to hike in the forest, wander North Lake Tahoe’s beautiful beaches and play in the lake—all while finding a cool MLRTahoe Hat with a special message inside that will lead you to more treasures and prizes. Every week, for the next several weeks, we will be hiding a hat in some truly amazing, yet accessible places. Yes! These special hats will be visible, fun hunting and pretty easy to find—if you follow our clues.

How to Play

Start today…Get the clues! They will be posted here in live time on our Instagram page @mlrtahoe. Then, follow our Blog, emails (sign up here), and on MLRTahoe Facebook for more weekly clues on the latest Hatdrop, photos, videos, past drops, and more.

Questions? Call or email us at!

The clues provided each week will lead you on some pretty cool adventures. Then, simply find the hat! Once you have found the special MLRTahoe Hat, follow the easy instructions attached to the hat. The lucky treasure hunters will get to keep the hat, get free ice cream at the Famous Mourelatos Cable Car Ice Cream…and a chance to win a two-night stay at the resort.

Hatdrop#2: Dropping Tuesday, August 30th


  1. Area: Hatdrop is near the Lake Tahoe Water Trail Trailhead in Tahoe Vista.Visible, but only from the waterside! So, get out there and paddle on the shores of Tahoe Vista. 
  2. To get on the water: If you are staying at Mourelatos Lakeshore Resort check out a paddle board or kayak and launch directly from the MLR beach. Head east along the shore. If you are launchingat Lake Tahoe Water Trail (LTWT) Trailhead in North Tahoe Beach, launch at west end. Trailhead Coordinates: Latitude: 2373737; Longitude: -120.0330161. Note: Go to the Water Trailhead, not the “landing site.” Map:
  3. Follow the shore and watch for the hidden treasure along the boulders, near the trailhead. When you find it email us at: with photos or videos. Enjoy the paddle and happy hunting!

Need a paddle board or Kayak in Lake Tahoe? To get on the water, touch base with the Tahoe Adventure Company, (the Tahoe Vista paddle rental company). They will get you out on the water today!  

Tahoe Adventure Company Paddleboard and Kayak Rental

Follow the QR Code below and social media for more clues and updates.

About the Lake Tahoe Water Trail: A paddle paradise, the water trail is an endless 72-mile water route along the shoreline with public launch and landing sides with way-finding signage, paddle routes, navigation tools and water safety tips for safe and fun paddle adventures. Special thanks to the North Tahoe Public Utility District and Sierra Business Council for managing our terrific Water Trails.  Learn more at

Join the thrill of a real treasure hunt, learn about some new trails and beaches, get a bunch of fresh air, take a picnic lunch and explore off the beaten path adventures in North Lake Tahoe. A fun, playful and exciting opportunity for family and friends, any day of the week. You will also learn about your surroundings, its preservation and share some memorable moments.  Don’t wait, get into the hunt, be a winner! the Lake Tahoe Water Trail

Visit our Lake Tahoe Beachside Resort Today for Pure Fun and Relaxation

Perhaps it’s time to relax, listen to some awesome music on the beach and join the MLRTahoe Hat Hunt adventure! Call us today or book directly online at Mourelatos Lakeshore Resort. Then, get connected, join the fun, and be assured we will be sending you on some awesome explorations and adventures. Happy Hat Hunting!

Visit Mourelatos Lakeshore Resort, your Lake Tahoe home base for adventure!

@Mlrtahoe, @tahoewatertrail, @northtahoerecreation and @TahoeAdventureCompany


Previous “Found” Hatdrops:


Dropped on Monday, August 22nd and found within two days. An awesome location for the first drop. Clues included: Alpine Meadows Road off of Hwy 89, Five Lakes Trail in Tahoe Natural Forest. Park near Trail Head, Follow the trail up to view the dramatic yet tranquil surroundings and the convergence of Alpine and Palisades Ski Resorts; continue just 1.5 miles from trailhead, past beautiful rock formations and shaded forests. Before arriving at the Lakes keep your eye on the right, find the rock cropping that crosses that joins the trail, look for the twisted tree on the right and the gnarly roots that hold the hat…Coordinates: 39.17912N, 120.23989W. Check out this video for more.

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