Tag: May/June 2009

One Cold Stroke at a Time

Tahoe’s Karen Rogers out for a multi-mile swim in glassy Tahoe conditions. Rogers plans on swimming the length of Lake Tahoe in August 2009 after three years of training. At 6225 feet and holding a colossal 122 million acre feet of sapphire blue water, Lake Tahoe is not only the crown jewel of the Sierra but also the largest alpine lake in North America and the eighth deepest in the world.

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Zen and the Art of Surfboard Maintenance

Any self-respecting surfer who’s paddled out into the ocean’s fury and caught a wave knows that Zen and surfing are inseparable. It’s just that most don’t know it—yet. Now with Jaimal Yogis’ new book “Saltwater Buddha: A Surfer’s Quest to Find Zen on the Sea” (Wisdom Publications, 256 pages, $14.95) the connection between the two is at last articulated, coming full-circle into the reflective light of the ocean.

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Droppin’ the Royal Gorge

Eric Strittmatter lines up for the first of two consecutive 50-footers at Heath Springs. For such a benign particulate substance a water molecule sure does pack a punch when it’s rolling with a posse. Collect and confine them in a steep canyon and the power of the assembled molecules can be more intimidating than any gang that ever walked the streets.

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Paddling with an Aloha Spirit

By day, Tony Francis is the manager of a group of technical writers for Apple Computer. After hours, he’s an avid outrigger paddler and president of the Akau Hana outrigger Canoe Club in Santa Cruz, one of 20 such Northern California clubs from Monterey to Mendocino to Lake Tahoe.

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Surf Culture’s Custodian

Matt Warshaw prefers the relentless whitewater of Ocean Beach to the glassy So Cal curls of his youth. Surf books, magazines, videos and DVDs line the walls of his surfer’s library. There, inside his San Francisco home, behind blankets that block the windows of temptation, he has toiled… From the Aaberg brothers to Zuma Beach, the 816-page “Encyclopedia of Surfing” (2003) consumed more than three years of Warshaw’s life.

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There’s still time for spring skiing at @bvadventure

With over 65 kilometers of groomed paths and a cafe on the trails, it’s a great destination for the whole family.

#xcskiing #adventure #california
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Looking to beat the crowds this season for some spring skiing? Just 3 hours from the Bay is Bear Valley Mountain Resort. Our writer @ellasuring explored the area this weekend and was greeted with short lift lines and friendly faces to share in the stoke!

@bearvalleyresort is located between Tahoe and Yosemite and is the perfect casual ski destination for friends and families. With a variety of terrain levels, rentals, a lodge and lots of dining options, it’s the perfect winter getaway.

#california #skiing #snowboarding #winter #mountains #snow #adventure
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🌸 Embrace the vibrant magic of spring in California`s desert state parks! 🌼 Get ready to be amazed by a sea of rainbow colors as the wildflower season blooms in all its glory. 🌈✨ Don`t miss out on this impressive display of nature`s artistry! 🌺🌵⁠ ⁠

Learn more about the bloom at the link in our bio!⁠

© California State Parks, all rights reserved. 2024.⁠


#SpringinCalifornia #WildflowerSeason #NatureAtItsFinest
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🏕️ As the popularity of dispersed camping grows, an increasing number of campers are leaving the beaten path. Picture the disappointment of arriving at your chosen adventure spot after hours of planning and travel, only to find it strewn with litter. ⁠

🌿 Let`s safeguard the unspoiled magnificence of our natural surroundings! ⁠

Click the link in our bio 🔗 for five essential tips to ensure your next outdoor escapade respects and preserves the beauty of our wild spaces. ⁠

Photo and story by Krista Houghton
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Disconnect to Reconnect: James Murren shares his annual tradition of a ‘Digital Detox’ in this issue’s Earn Your Beer column. 🌵

This year, he turned to the deserts of Anza-Borrego Desert State Park to reset. Read about his soul-refreshing experience. Cheers to adventure and unplugging! 📵

Featured Brews — The Butcher by @societebrewing and Bigfoot Barleywine-Style Ale by @sierranevada 🍻

Photo by Left Coast Photographer 📸

See the link in our bio to read more. 🔗
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The grand finale of the 23-24 @alpenglowsports Winter Speaker Series is THIS Thursday. Dave Nettle concludes the series with his presentation, “Ski Touring the Tyrol.”

🔹 Event Details:
📅 Date: Thursday, March 7th
🕕 Time: Doors open at 6pm, Show starts at 7pm
📍 Location: Palisades Tahoe Olympic Village Events Center
🎟️ Admission: FREE for all ages!
📺 Livestream: Tune in via Alpenglow Sports’ Youtube Channel

🔗 See link in bio for more info.

Prepare to be transported on a journey through the stunning Tyrol region, filled with humor, expert tips, and breathtaking adventure. Plus, enjoy the lively atmosphere with bar offerings and giveaways, with proceeds benefiting @slowfoodlaketahoe, the nonprofit beneficiary for the evening.

Don’t miss your chance to be part of this unforgettable event and support a great cause! RSVP for the livestream or join them in person!

📸 Dave Nettle

#AlpenglowSpeakerSeries #AdventureAwaits #SkiTyrol #DaveNettle #AlpenglowSports
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