Monday, July 4, 2022

Hiking the Tahoe Rim Trail

The 170-mile-long Tahoe Rim Trail is the heart of Lake Tahoe’s extensive trail system. It travels through two states, and three wilderness areas, and...

Take a rare bike ride into snowbound Yosemite

Exploring Yosemite’s snowbound high country, quiet and deserted, richly rewards the hardy few who reach it in winter. There’s also much to like about...

Wildfires are already incinerating southwestern states. 

Opinion We must come to understand what isn't working, and what cost-effective tools are not currently being used. Only because they are literally free to...

Ace your age: 50 lessons in 50 years

Interviewing Royal Robbins ranks among the best experiences in my modest writing career. Robbins pioneered Yosemite rock climbing, achieving historic first ascents on both...

Light winter promises good hiking on Pacific Crest Trail

After a hard day of high-elevation backpacking a dozen miles around Ebbetts Pass, I would have settled for crackers, peanut butter and water. Instead,...

Journey of a Wild Horse Advocate

Opinion Nobody starts out as a wild horse advocate. Instead, it’s an evolutionary process–one that begins with some form of experience or exposure to one...

Beauty of Backpacking: 50 Lessons in 50 Years

When the first wild bear I ever saw up close wandered past my backcountry camp, I grabbed my camera and shot pictures like mad....

The American Heritage of Wild Horses

Opinion Our history is important when it comes to managing our public lands, natural resources, and wildlife.  Much of our factual history today is being obscured...

Magnificent Seven

Spring brings good things to the Sierra Nevada, like the opening of mountain passes, blooming wildflowers and snowmelt to awaken rivers and creeks. Nothing...

Climb On

Cathedral Peak thrilled us. We ascended 650 feet up the granite gem in Yosemite’s Tuolumne Meadows as the godly views improved by the minute....