Category: Summer

Open Water Classroom

| August 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

Swimming clinics teach triathlon hopefuls to navigate Tahoe’s water, wind and waves Written by Kyle Magin   Jeff Pearson is part coach, part physicist, part limnologist and part meteorologist in his pre-swim pep talk to about a half dozen athletes gathered at Carnelian Bay’s Watermans Landing. He sketches out angles on a whiteboard like a […]

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Lake Tahoe’s Desolation, Via SUP

| July 14, 2014 | 0 Comments

Backcountry paddling trip offers trials, rewards Written and Photographed by Ryan Salm Using the melodic music pumping from the car stereo to get into a rhythm, we inflated our brand-new Naish paddleboards. A cobalt sky dotted with a few lonely clouds opened northward, framed by the granite extending into Desolation Wilderness. The breeze was gentle […]

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Daydreaming with Ed Youmans

| July 8, 2014 | 0 Comments

Interview by Andrew Pridgen Former Diamond Peak general manager Ed Youmans has spent his life working in the mountain recreation industry. After three decades in ski resort management and 15 years flying paragliders, Youmans recently launched Daydreams Paragliding based in his hometown for the past 17 years, Incline Village. Daydreams Paragliding conducts scenic tandem flights […]

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‘Bear’ Essentials: TV star’s Sierra survival academy challenges

| June 20, 2014 | 0 Comments

Written by Kristin Close We put on our 20 lb. backpack and took off running into a thick conifer forest. We took a break from running to forage, eat a mealworm and learn how to purify water from a stream. Before dark, we familiarized ourselves with the land, placed traps, tied knots and built emergency […]

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Eye to Eye: Dave Nettle

| June 16, 2014 | 0 Comments

Interview by Greyson Howard Dave Nettle is a consummate mountain adventurer, with climbs ranging from the Sierra Nevada to the Himalayas, the Alps to Baffin Island over the course of 42 years. A familiar face to many Tahoe-area climbers and skiers, Nettle worked at the North Shore’s Alpenglow Sports for 16 years and is the […]

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Indoor Ascent

| May 30, 2014 | 0 Comments

Written and Photographed by Paul Raymore Attached by harness and 11-millimeter climbing rope to her belay partner, 14-year-old Kristina Goetz of Incline Village steps onto a tiny foothold on the vertical wall and climbs. Over the course of the next five minutes—combining the flexibility of a ballerina with a tightrope walker’s balance—Goetz executes a series […]

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Tahoe Running: Best RTO team names, ranked

| May 28, 2014 | 0 Comments

Written By Kyle Magin The Reno-Tahoe Odyssey–a 178-mile trail/road running relay race coursing from Reno, through Truckee, down Tahoe’s West Shore into South Lake, out into Minden and back to Reno via Virginia City–begins this Friday. 250 teams are expected to compete in the event’s 10th year. The race annually draws an eclectic mix of […]

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Fire in Mt. Rose Wilderness burns 728 acres, 5 percent contained

| May 19, 2014 | 0 Comments

Written by Kristin Close The Hunter Falls fire in the Mt. Rose Wilderness near southwest Reno, which started late Saturday, has burnt 728 acres and remains at 5 percent containment, says Christie Kalkowski, a spokeswoman for the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest. It is burning toward the northeast in the area of Hunter Creek, in an area inaccessible […]

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North-South Water Transit Proposed for Lake Tahoe

| May 19, 2014 | 0 Comments

Written by Dylan Silver In the early twentieth century, getting to, from and around The Lake may have been easier and more environmentally friendly. With trains, ferries, foot and car access to the area, it was certainly more multimodal, says Alfred Knotts, a transportation project manager with the Tahoe Transportation District (TTD). “We kind of […]

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Tahoe IRONMAN Tested Stamina, Strength

| January 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

Written by Laney Olson Steam rose from The Lake as thousands of athletes tried to keep warm in their wetsuits and swim caps. At 6:30 a.m. Sunday, September 22, the gun went off for the start of the inaugural Lake Tahoe IRONMAN, and athletes plunged into the frigid waters of the Big Blue. IRONMAN was […]

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