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OR7 Back in California

OR7 Back in California

OR7, the footloose male gray wolf from Oregon, was back in California last Saturday.  That's the report from the California Department of Fish and Wildlife. During 2012 and into 2013, OR7 meandered around northern California, his path reported via...

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Winter driving tips for Lake Tahoe travelers

Winter driving tips for Lake Tahoe travelers

The following tips will keep you safe in bad weather.

Inexperience? Speed?







Check the weather before you go.
Check road restrictions before you go.
CA roads: 800-427-7623  NV roads: 877-687-6237   







Practice skids and slides in an empty parking lot. Practice makes perfect.


Don’t tailgate. Leave plenty of room...

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Royal Gorge Opens Dec. 9 for Cross Country Skiing

Dec 9, 2013

DONNER SUMMIT, Calif. Dec. 9, 2013 — Royal Gorge Cross Country, North America’s largest cross country resort, will open for the season on Monday, Dec. 9.

The resort will offer approximately 40 kilometers of groomed cross country trails for skiers after more than 20 inches of new snow fell on the resort over the weekend.

When...

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Is canine clothing necessary for Tahoe dogs?

Is canine clothing necessary for Tahoe dogs?


Our dobie wears a jacket on longer hikes.
 
Bitter cold temperatures and romps in the snow may be affecting your dog. Certain breeds and at-risk dogs can’t maintain their body heat in the cold.
Long haired dogs generally do not need a sweater or coat. Dogs like Labs, Huskys,...

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Royal Gorge Cross Country opens December 9, 2013

Royal Gorge Cross Country opens December 9, 2013


The latest storm brought several inches of fresh snow to the trail system at Royal Gorge. As of 12/8, the Gorge is expecting to be ready for opening day this Monday with 13 groomed tracks for a total distance of 14 kilometers of skiing.
The weather should be sunny with...

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North and South Lake Tahoe could make Top 10 List

North and South Lake Tahoe could make Top 10 List



Park City Town Lift
USA Today is running a "Readers Choice" top ten best ski destination contest. North and South Lake Tahoe are in the running along with 17 other nominees. The list includes Park City, Sun Valley, Northern Vermont, Whistler, Crested Butte, and Mammoth.

North Lake Tahoe was...

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Woman on Water
Review of the Jackson Zen 55

Dec 6, 2013
Review of the Jackson Zen 55

Goldilocks has found the whitewater river runner kayak that is "Just Right" - the Jackson Zen 55.Followers of my blog and paddling career know that I have had the Goldilocks syndrome with boats - you've heard my stories and read my reviews - this boat ...

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Isleton

Isleton


“Do you remember . . .The monkey that could open his cage and come and go as he pleased on the porch of the Isleton Hotel . . . The ferry that was cranked across the river by hand day or night . . . The hand operated projector in the first theater ....

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Lake Tahoe-Truckee cloud seeding program

Lake Tahoe-Truckee cloud seeding program



The Lake Tahoe-Truckee area has had a cloud seeding program for a number of years. The program is designed to wring-out additional moisture from the clouds to increase the local snowfall and resulting snowpack levels. The program is administered by Reno’s Desert Research Institute (DRI). DRI controls cloud seeding programs in the...

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Learning to Fly

Dec 4, 2013
Learning to Fly

Do you ever see athletes in action and admire the grace and fluidity of their movements?  They make it look so easy that we often forget the hundreds and hundreds of hours that they spend working to train their bodies and minds.  Movements th...

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