Adventure
Mammoth Sunrise

Snow Bike Soak Stoke

60 Seconds of Spring  

Minaret Lake

The Minaret Movie

On October 25, four ladies took a walk in the mountains. The waning fall colors were putting on a show, but  the day was gray and cold.  They reached their destination at Minaret…

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Hooked in the High Sierra

  It was my first fly-fishing trip and I really wasn’t all that interested in learning. My husband and I had planned a ten-day backpacking trip in Sequoia National Park and I figured…

Bloody Couloir

Bloody Mountain is Alive

  Cast and Crew:         Music: “Freedom” ©Adam Burns The Adam Burns Band

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Burgers and Beer (and Backcountry Skiing)

Last week fishing season  began which means two things for backcountry skiers: 1. Roads are plowed, opening up backcountry access to higher trailheads and 2. Remember to throw your fly rod in the…

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Seven Summits for Alzhemier’s

Alan Arnette is climbing the Seven Summits—the highest peak on each of the seven continents—in order to raise funds for Alzheimer’s disease (AD) research. AD is the sixth leading cause of the death…

High Sierra Backcountry

A Perfect Day Fishing

The fish raced deep, the reel whizzed as the fish took the line out. My Sage Z-Axis 9 ½-foot, five-weight was bent like I had never seen before. There really is nothing like…

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Lost Hiker Found

  I found a lost hiker yesterday. He was on a trail with a map in his hands. He didn’t know where he was or where, exactly, he was going. He was a…

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KAPOW, CRASH, SPLAT, KAZAAM…

This week has been a good reality check for me. After a horrendous hike out of Cascade Valley  and a reckless bike accident I have come to realize: I am not that tough….

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STOKE: Surfing Mammoth’s Snow

Standing atop Mt. Morgan South we enjoyed blissful silence. Weeks of relentless snowstorms blessed the Sierra last winter, and finally there was a break long enough to let the snow settle. The north-facing…

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