Category Archive: USA

United States of America

May 21 2014

Sierra spring skiing keeps delivering

E-Side - Basin Mt. in the center, Mt. Tom on the right.

  It’s the heart of spring across the American West and the mountains are going off! In Tahoe, just about every activity outdoor enthusiasts pursue are accessible these days. Paddleboarding, mountain biking, rock climbing, kite surfing-you name it and people have been getting after it. If you haven’t hung up your boards for the season …

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May 12 2014

BCTalk: Colorado is STILL skiing

Photo by James. Coloradoooooooooh!

Colorado is reaping its just deserts lately. After several years of meager conditions, in spite of man’s meddling, God is sending a thrilling end to a solid season. Even in the parched Sierra, the storms continue to dust the land, but those same storms seem to be saving their full strength for Colorado. Witness a …

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Apr 21 2014

TR: North side of Mt. Lassen

The days harvest in the NE bowloir on Mt. Lassen.

  Meeting people through the internet has always seemed a bit weird. The concept isn’t what is weird. Meeting strangers at a party, in a bar, through a dating service, or a notice on a kiosk is always a bit of an adventure with the unknown. The internet is just the electronic version of how …

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Apr 04 2014

TR: Tahoe rallys for best day of the season

Kris Thomas drops off Anderson Ridge near Sugar Bowl.

  The smiles around Tahoe are pretty deep this week. Most days you can find a smile on the face of any Tahoe local, especially if they’re a skier in the middle of winter. Work not withstanding, being in one of the finest places in the world to shred snow fosters an optimism that is …

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Feb 19 2014

Review: Volken’s BC Ski guidebook for WA

Washington routes for ski tours.

  There’s another guidebook for backcountry riders in Washington. This time the author is noted guide Martin Volken, a Swiss guide whose training in the Alps has served him well in the glaciated environs of Washington’s volcanos and Cascade range. The book begins with an historical retrospective that lends insight to knowledge that exists only …

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Feb 06 2014

BCTalk: BC Dog Days in Tahoe

It may not be chest deep for men, but it's delightful from a dog's eye view.

  We were doing it “doggie-style” today with my BC canine buddy Jake — mchin

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