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 A dragon ascends the cliffs in Joshua Tree. 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...
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 A view of Cascade Lake from my run up to Maggie’s Peak. This last week I spent a majority of my time in the Tahoe Basin climbing, running...
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 photo from one of my skills classes, learning how to build multi-point anchors- yet another way to be prepared! A friend’s recent experience in the mountains has...
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 Could it be Abraham Lincoln? Many Sempervirens have been named throughout the park. Sometimes all you really need is a trip to the mountains to swim in fresh water. I am biased, I much prefer...
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 Yours truly, descending Hell Hole (Serendipity Snapshots). A couple weeks back, my partner and I found ourselves driving through the night from Santa Cruz to Big Flat in the...
Mountain Monday: The Inaugural Broken Arrow Skyrace

Mountain Monday: The Inaugural Broken Arrow Skyrace

See that mountain top? Run to it. By Meggan Wenbourne The starting point of the Vertical K. 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...
Mountain Monday: Always Bring a Bike

Mountain Monday: Always Bring a Bike

Golden opportunities in Yosemite Valley via two wheels By Meggan Wenbourne A token meadow shot of Half Dome overseeing the crowded weekend (Meggan Wenbourne). This last weekend I went to Yosemite. The Yosemite. Arguably the climbing capitol of the world. It would be...
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 It looks so beautiful, but my patience is running low … I’m ready for some summertime fun. Last weekend found me in San Luis Obispo, hiking up a giant hill. Although in hindsight,...
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 Lots of pristine water flowing this time of year – so thankful! What a weekend spent in the beautiful foothills of the Sierra Nevada mountains. With the largely celebrated holiday weekend,...
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 A look at Pine Creek Canyon. Spectrum wall (where our climb was located) is on the lefthand side of the formation. We had an hour approach, on mixed terrain and...
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