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: Red Rocks, Polka Dots and Pink Ropes

Mountain Monday: Red Rocks, Polka Dots and Pink Ropes

Is there any better option than the desert in February? In the chilly “winter” season here at my home base on the central coast, I find myself pining for warm weather and dry terra firma. It’s as if the colder weather turns me more and more into a bear – my body slows...
Mountain Monday: Ode to Banff Mountain Film Festival

Mountain Monday: Ode to Banff Mountain Film Festival

Beloved adventure film festival returns to California By Meggan Wenbourne Oh Banff Mountain Film Festival, how I look forward to you every year. I find myself counting down the days to when we meet again. There really is nothing like you, you make all our hearts race...
Mountain Monday: Climb Time in Joshua Tree

Mountain Monday: Climb Time in Joshua Tree

A little desert time to soothe the soul By Meggan Wenbourne With a new year upon us and a ton of moisture in the forecast, it is no wonder people are flocking to the desert. One destination to be experienced this time of year, if you can deal with the potential for...
Mountain Monday: Caps on the Mountain Tops

Mountain Monday: Caps on the Mountain Tops

The mountains are no longer bare of snow – it appears winter is on its way! By Meggan Wenbourne Well, it appears winter is in fact coming our way! On my most recent visit to the Sierra, I found nothing but beautiful snowcapped mountains and icy roads near and far....
Mountain Monday: Magic Land

Mountain Monday: Magic Land

Communities still in need after wildfires By Meggan Wenbourne There’s something to be said about a world after a forest fire. My hometown of Murphys, located in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada, was fortunately spared in mid-September’s Butte Fire, but had...
Mountain Monday: The Critters of the Night

Mountain Monday: The Critters of the Night

When Mother Nature’s critters get the best of you By Meggan Wenbourne In the late summer/early fall months, the high country is such a special place to camp, hike and explore. Blue bird skies with the occasional threat of a summer storm, have presented nothing but...
Mountain Monday: Beyond Roped Adventures

Mountain Monday: Beyond Roped Adventures

This just in: there’s plenty to do in the mountains besides climbing them By Meggan Wenbourne 2015 has been an interesting year for climbers and injuries. It seems everyone I have spoken to recently has had some sort of setback for the season, myself included....
Mountain Monday: Last Hurrah

Mountain Monday: Last Hurrah

Summer’s ending, we think. What does that mean for your climbing adventures? By Meggan Wenbourne We all, in California at least, have experienced a near equivalent to a three year summer season. We have had one of, if not, the worst droughts on record and as a result...
Mountain Monday: The Dirtbaggers of the World

Mountain Monday: The Dirtbaggers of the World

Home sweet home … adventure style By Meggan Wenbourne Stop in at any local climbing gym or at the nearest crag and you’re guaranteed to discover more than one person who has made a home out of the back of his or her vehicle. Truck life is something I have become...
Mountain Monday: Meru to You!

Mountain Monday: Meru to You!

When you’re denied the summit and you still go back for more By Meggan Wenbourne As many of you have probably heard (if you haven’t, that’s okay – now you have), there is an incredible film sweeping the nation right now. Named after its glorious mountain subject, Meru...