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...

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...

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,...

It’s Time to Stop the Public Land Giveaways to Oil and...

Opinion As Nevadans, we cherish our public lands and all they have to offer: from diverse wildlife to endless opportunities for outdoor recreation. One of...

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....

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....

Run for Fun

Before the big race, my teammates and I huddled, stacked our hands, and screamed like the pumped-up teenagers we were. Castro Valley High’s boys'...

More Fire and Smoke – A Solution for Wildfire?

Opinion Existing posits, methods, and tactics that attempt to address the accelerating growth of abnormally hot and large wildfires are empirically proven failures on the...