Friday, May 20, 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...

The Mother Hips have plenty of plans for this year

Originally from Chico, California, The Mother Hips now call Marin County home. They have been making music together for three decades. In the course...

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,...

Poem: Madonna in Traffic

Madonna in Traffic Your eyes, shunted away in dark amniotic fluid, what do you see staring onto Boulder Highway, mother straddling the island with cars slipping either side of...

WinterWondergrass Festival’s triumphant return to the Sierra Nevada after two years...

Like a phoenix rising from its ashes, WinterWondergrass returned to Tahoe after a three-year hiatus. The festival was scheduled for March of 2020 but...

Why we need to travel to other countries.

I have just returned from my first trip out of the United States in four years. The challenges of traveling internationally in the COVID-19...

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....

Short Prayer for a Fragile Life

Boots Wind Water Sky I wrote this, my shortest poem ever, some years ago, and Black Rock Press, a Reno arts press associated with the University of Nevada,...

RENT Opens Thursday

This is the second part in a series covering the production of RENT, giving a behind-the-scenes look into the makings of the performance of...