Mountaineering

They’re here. PCT Thru-Hikers. What a Trip.

July 10, 2017
    OutsideMountaineering

You’ve probably seen them lately. Huge backpacks. Shoes dangling. In need of a shower; a place to stay for the night.

And a glimmer in their eye that no one can possibly understand unless you’ve done it.

PCT Thru-Hikers; those hearty hikers who have been walking from Mexico as they keep on keeping on to the Canadian border.

If you see them hitchhiking, please give them a ride to the PCT trailhead.  They really really want to get back out there. […]

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Lake Tahoe Bird Festival

June 13, 2017
    OutsideMountaineering

Flock to Taylor Creek Visitor Center for the annual Lake Tahoe Bird Festival in June.

The Tahoe Institute for Natural Science, in partnership with the U.S. Forest Service Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit, invites everyone to this free event for fun and educational walks, workshops, educational activities and live bird demonstrations. […]

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Alpenglow Mountain Festival

June 5, 2017
    OutsideMountaineering

Alpenglow Mountain Festival in the summer is a celebration of human-powered events, clinics, presentations and more. Geared for toward the beginner and intermediate mountain sports enthusiasts, the Alpenglow Mountain Festival will showcase some of the best activities Lake Tahoe has to offer including trail running, hiking, yoga, standup paddleboarding, rock climbing and natural history events. […]

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Look. Up in the sky! It’s a Pelican! A Pelican?

April 1, 2017
    OutsideMountaineering

You may have seen them lately because they’re only here in the Spring.

Big white birds, flying in perfect formation high in the sky. Lake Tahoe is in the migratory path of pelicans headed for Pyramid Lake, Nevada.

These pelicans are quite large, often mistaken for geese. Look again. […]

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New Backcountry Beacon Basin opens in Meyers

February 10, 2017
    OutsideMountaineering

A Beacon Basin for avalanche transceiver practice and training is now open at the Lake Valley Fire Protection District (LVFPD) station in Meyers. As more people are getting out in the Tahoe backcountry, there is an increased need for individuals to learn how to use their avalanche safety equipment. The Beacon Basin is open Thursday […]

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Tahoe Rim Trail Snowshoe Hikes

January 5, 2017
    OutsideMountaineering

The Tahoe Rim Trail Association is offering free guided snowshoe treks along the famous trail that winds 165 miles around Lake Tahoe. From enchanting forests to mesmerizing vistas and towering peaks, it’s no wonder everyone loves this trail.  These snowshoe hikes are great for all abilities (shorter hikes are appropriate for kids). Discover this fun […]

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Ice Skating at Tahoe

December 5, 2016
    OutsideMountaineering

Rarely can you skate on Caples Lake. But the Xmas Valley/Kirkwood crew has been getting it all over Lake Tahoe lately. The gang has been taking advantage of the cold temps skating at Echo, Kirkwood, Woods and Caples lakes.  Truly a rare occasion in Tahoe to be able to skate in the middle of these […]

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Andrew McLean Dec 8 at Sawtooth Ridge

November 30, 2016
    OutsideMountaineering

His passion for ski mountaineering was cause for being voted as one of the “Greatest Skiers of Our Time” by Powder Magazine and a featured segment in the Sony Classic Pictures film entitled “Steep.” Andrew McLean has been pursuing steep skiing challenges in remote locations for over two decades and has accumulated over 100 first […]

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Taylor Creek Ablaze with Color and Wildlife

October 4, 2016
    OutsideMountaineering

This is truly one of Lake Tahoe’s finest hours. If you haven’t been to Taylor Creek in South Lake Tahoe to watch the running of the Kokanee salmon, bears fishing and birds soaring below Mount Tallac, you’re missing one of nature’s most spectacular events. […]

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Tahoe Rim Trail Volunteer Trail Building Workdays

October 1, 2016
    OutsideMountaineering

Help continue to maintain and build the trail like no other by coming out and volunteering for one, or a few, of these work days. Choose a day for your group to sign up for and contact us so we can set your group up for a fun filled day of being outside and making […]

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Native American Film Series

September 3, 2016
    OutsideMountaineering

A well known Yosemite climber and speaker, three movies and a Native American storyteller will be featured this fall supporting the popular One Book, One Campus program. The program that began in 2009 continues this year with the reading selection Flight by Native American author Sherman Alexie. The film series begins August 30 and runs […]

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“A Return to Pakistan” by Todd Offenbacher

August 24, 2016
    OutsideMountaineering

“A Return to Pakistan” by Todd Offenbacher recounts an amazing tale of a climbing epic that includes a broken leg at 5,500 meters, natural disasters, Taliban road blocks, and a mountain culture based on religion, honor, and respect. […]

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