Mountain Monday

Avid climber and backpacker Meggan Wenbourne kicks off the work week by carrying over the stoke from her weekend adventures in the mountains.

Mountain Monday: Halloween in the Hills

Mountain Monday: Halloween in the Hills

Adventures on All Hallows’ Eve By Meggan Wenbourne As the years go on, I find myself losing the holiday sparkle and flair that I once felt when I was younger. Halloween is one of those holidays for me and I find myself making every excuse in the book to not...
Mountain Monday: Tahoe Basin Adventures

Mountain Monday: Tahoe Basin Adventures

Altitude training is not something to be rushed, but with new techniques and know-how, it can be sped up By Meggan Wenbourne This last week I spent a majority of my time in the Tahoe Basin climbing, running and hiking with new friends from all over the world. With...
Mountain Monday: Quick Chat About Safety

Mountain Monday: Quick Chat About Safety

When you take off into the mountains, sometimes bad things can happen – be prepared! By Meggan Wenbourne A friend’s recent experience in the mountains has reminded me that going out into the wilderness, even if it is just for a weekend warrior trip to get some...
Mountain Monday: Beneath the Shade of the Big Trees

Mountain Monday: Beneath the Shade of the Big Trees

Hiking through the sempervirens and swimming in the Stan By Meggan Wenbourne Sometimes all you really need is a trip to the mountains to swim in fresh water. I am biased, I much prefer fresh water to salt water. I like being able to open my eyes underwater and enjoy...
Mountain Monday: Trinity River Adventure

Mountain Monday: Trinity River Adventure

A weekend on the river moves time only as fast as its current By Meggan Wenbourne A couple weeks back, my partner and I found ourselves driving through the night from Santa Cruz to Big Flat in the Shasta-Trinity National Forest. With an alpine arrival (ha, I just made...
Mountain Monday: The Inaugural Broken Arrow Skyrace

Mountain Monday: The Inaugural Broken Arrow Skyrace

See that mountain top? Run to it. By Meggan Wenbourne I recently found myself at Squaw Valley Ski Resort outside of Lake Tahoe, California for a good ol’ fashioned footrace up the mountainside. This would mark my first race at elevation and having now completed it, I...
Mountain Monday: Always Bring a Bike

Mountain Monday: Always Bring a Bike

Golden opportunities in Yosemite Valley via two wheels By Meggan Wenbourne This last weekend I went to Yosemite. The Yosemite. Arguably the climbing capitol of the world. It would be the second time in my life that I would travel to the valley floor without my sights...
Mountain Monday: Pining for Summertime

Mountain Monday: Pining for Summertime

Gearing up for a season of rocks in high and low places By Meggan Wenbourne Last weekend found me in San Luis Obispo, hiking up a giant hill. Although in hindsight, it wasn’t that big, I do remember thinking how much harder this hill would be if we were at elevation,...
Monday Monday: There’s Gold in Those Hills!

Monday Monday: There’s Gold in Those Hills!

A trip to the foothills for some much needed river R&R By Meggan Wenbourne What a weekend spent in the beautiful foothills of the Sierra Nevada mountains. With the largely celebrated holiday weekend, coupled with spring break for many schools, we were expecting...
Mountain Monday: Up in Birdland

Mountain Monday: Up in Birdland

Finding yourself above the birds and the helicopters, you’re on top of the world By Meggan Wenbourne We had an hour approach, on mixed terrain and a five pitch, 750’ climb as our objective for the day. My body has not seen this kind of exertion or that kind of...