Trip Report: Bishop Pass Trail
If you're looking for a quick trip that will reward you with amazing terrain and views, this is a perfect option.
Mt. Shasta’s Hotlum-Bolam Ridge
Mt. Shasta's Hotlum-Bolam Ridge is a fantastic route and the north side of Shasta is nearly deserted, leaving the whole mountain to yourself.
Updated – Gear Review: SteriPEN
In short: caveat emptor, Sierra backcounty enthusiasts. It's possible that this device is not made for Sierra travelers.
Members of the Fernie Alpine Resort Ski Patrol talk about their pioneering Avalanche Cat program. Read More →
directed and produced by Dave Ohlson starring Fabrizio Zangrilli, Gerlinde Kaltenbrunner, Jake Meyer, Chris Szymiec K2: Siren of the Himalayas (Official 2013 Trailer) from Ursus Films on Vimeo. I recently stumbled across a Twitter mention about a new documentary coming out called K2: Siren of the Himalayas and thought to myself, “Yes!!!! More climbing porn!” As is the case with many climbers,... [Read more]
Could it be? Might we actually have a ski season to look forward to? Several sources are reporting likely snow rolling into the Tahoe area on Thursday this week. Please, let that be true. Via TahoeLoco: This is starting to look real, folks. The pattern is going to change this week, and the forecast calls for rain and snow in Tahoe by around Thursday. The area of high pressure that has dominated our... [Read more]
WARNING This is not a trail. Travel beyond this point is dangerous without climbing equipment. Return to Tioga Road. We were a motley crew of gals that met the night before. None of us had previously attempted the Tenaya Canyon descent, but the weather was perfect and the water levels were unusually low for mid-July. I run a women’s adventure travel company called Call of the Wild Adventures, and... [Read more]
directed by Eric Crosland & Dave Mossop starring 29 world-class skiers and climbers Into the Mind, the new film produced by Sherpa Cinemas in association with Camp4Collective, has been stuck in my mind ever since the screening here in Bend, OR. I can’t ski to save my life (yes, it’s true, and my ski mountaineer friends delight in teasing me for walking down mountains), but I can still... [Read more]
The Sierra Nevada mountain range including Tahoe ski resorts are in the grips of an unprecedented drought. That means very bad things for the state’s agricultural interests. It also means VERY bad things for tourism-based business in the Tahoe area. And selfishly it means even worse things for us snow fanatics. This is the 3rd season in a row with dismal snowfall. It’s all the more painful... [Read more]
Ask any outdoorsy type what the “ten essentials” are and they’ll start counting on their fingers, struggling to name them all, and debating finer points like, “Should map and compass be one, or two, of the ten essentials???”. In reality, a hard and fast set of ten essentials doesn’t exist, but the concept refers to key items to have in your pack to have a safe and... [Read more]
Powderwhore Productions Elevation: A Backcountry Film is coming to Tahoe on Monday, Oct 14th at Alpenglow Sports. The trailer looks amazing and I love the unabashed backcountry-specific nature of the film. Come out and see it if you can! See below for the trailer and official press release. Trailer: ALPENGLOW SPORTS HOSTS TAHOE PREMIER OF POWDERWHORE PRODUCTIONS FILM “ELEVATION: A BACKCOUNTRY FILM.” With... [Read more]
So this is camping. It wouldn’t be so bad if we were inside. I Hate California: Camping – watch more funny videos Read More →
Man these guys make it look easy. Many people say that Yosemite is a place that’s “climbed out.” I guess not if you’re this good… Via EpicTV: “A beautiful video which breaks down of the FIRST FREE ASCENT of the Southwest face of Liberty Cap in Yosemite by Cedar Wright and Lucho Rivera. After his friend Lucho Rivera was hit by a falling rock which broke his collarbone,... [Read more]