Category: Summer

Rescue on Tahoe’s Lover’s Leap: A Daring Adventure, or Nothing

| October 15, 2013 | 0 Comments

Written by Matthew Renda Helen Keller and rock climbing aren’t typically associated with one another. Nonetheless, Keller, a deaf and blind woman and prolific early twentieth century author, wrote: “Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing.” Yet, sometimes danger can collaborate with […]

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Tough Mudder Tahoe: 13,000 expected to participate

| September 27, 2013 | 0 Comments

Written by Kyle Magin More than 13,000 participants, “Mudders,” are expected to take on the special forces-style Tough Mudder challenge Saturday and Sunday at Northstar California. The obstacle course race is on its fourth Tahoe stop–Squaw Valley hosted it in 2011, while Northstar plays host for a third time after one stop in 2012 and […]

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Hard as Iron: IRONMAN Takes on Tahoe Sunday

| September 20, 2013 | 0 Comments

Martis Camp resident and former Oakland A’s outfielder Eric Byrnes to compete Written by Laney Olson Thousands of athletes from around the world will push their bodies to the limit this Sunday with the Inaugural IRONMAN Lake Tahoe. Nearly 2,700 racers will face the rough waters of Tahoe with a 2.4 mile swim in Kings […]

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Tahoe crews take on the Rim Fire

| September 3, 2013 | 0 Comments

Written by Laney Olson The 235,841 acre Rim Fire, which is now 75 percent contained, is requiring the help of almost 5,000 firefighters. Some are Tahoe locals. Both North Lake Tahoe Fire Protection District (NLTFPD) in Incline Village and North Tahoe Fire Protection District (NTFPD) in Tahoe City have been asked by Stanislaus National Forest personnel […]

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Reno’s Cycling Scene

| July 31, 2013 | 0 Comments

The power of the pedal is taking hold in the Biggest Little City   Written by Brad Rassler   It’s a warm spring day in Reno; the tulips are up, the pear trees are blossoming and a gaggle of cyclists—road bikers, mountain bikers and hipsters riding fixed-gear rigs—have sprung forth like so many butterflies freshly […]

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Trigger Man: Chris Ault changed the game long before the Pistol

| July 29, 2013 | 0 Comments

Written by Sylas Wright Chris Ault doesn’t mind if people credit him solely for his creation of the pistol offense—the hottest new trend in football—and little else. But the Hall of Fame coach can’t help but snicker at the notion. “It doesn’t bother me, but when they start looking back they go, ‘Hey, you guys […]

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Go East: Ruby Mountains a Geologic Spectacle, Vacation Destination

| July 24, 2013 | 1 Comment

Written by Kyle Magin Scrap every desert cliche you’ve formulated about Nevada’s basin-range landscape. Big brown mountains. Barely-arable basins stretching as far as the eye can see. Nevada’s Ruby Mountains buck every notion you have about the outdoors the Silver State has to offer. The 50-plus mile-long range–10 miles wide at its thickest–is a haven […]

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Tahoe Trailblazing

| July 22, 2013 | 0 Comments

Inside the evolving art of trailbuilding   Written by Greyson Howard Trails etch into packed earth and chipped stone across the Tahoe landscape, zigzagging up the Sierra’s steep peaks, tracing a parallel course to its streams and rivers, dipping into shaded woods and bursting onto sunny meadows. Trails are a part of the region’s landscape, […]

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Born to be Wild: Tahoe’s wildflowers

| July 18, 2013 | 0 Comments

A primer to some of Tahoe’s wildflower wonders Written by Allison Bender Summer in Tahoe means a spectacular display of colorful blooms: fields of yellow mule ears gazing at the sun, seas of blue lupine and orange poppies nodding in the wind. More than 700 kinds of wildflowers grow in the region, according to Zephyr […]

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Northstar readies for Tahoe Tough Mudder 2013

| July 12, 2013 | 0 Comments

By Kyle Magin This weekend, people will pay to have themselves shocked, dragged through mud, propelled over walls and dunked in freezing cold water. The notoriously difficult Tough Mudder obstacle challenge–a run through 20-plus military-style obstacles over an 11 mile course–kicks off at 8 a.m. Saturday and continues throughout the weekend at Northstar California. It’s […]

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