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Day trips: A visit to Butte Slough in Sutter County

Day trips: A visit to Butte Slough in Sutter County

Butte Slough at Kirkville Road, Sutter CountyButte Slough arises in marshy land west of the Sutter Buttes, some 30 miles northwest of this point.  For much of its route, Butte Slough runs along the east side of the Sutter Bypass, which is par...

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Stay safe in the mountains with a satellite GPS messenger

Stay safe in the mountains with a satellite GPS messenger

I went to an outdoor survival clinic where the instructor told us about satellite GPS messengers. The messenger device recommended is called SPOT. SPOT uses satellite communication so you can update family and friends or send for help without r...

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What’s not to love? Truckee makes “World’s Best” ski town list

What’s not to love? Truckee makes “World’s Best” ski town list

National Geographic Adventure has listed Truckee on their list of “World’s 25 best ski towns”. Truckee made the list for several reasons. Perhaps most important, is the proximity of 8 ski resorts within 15 miles. Some of those resorts recei...

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Winter driving tips

Winter driving tips

Nothing new here. This is just a friendly reminder for everybody else. Check the weather before you go. Check road restrictions before you go. Ca roads: 800-427-7623  NV roads: 877-687-6237 Don’t tailgate. Leave plenty of room to slow...

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Going green on the ski slopes: Burton Snowboard clothing is made from plastic bottles

Going green on the ski slopes: Burton Snowboard clothing is made from plastic bottles

Women's Revo Jacket: $219.95 Mountain Dew and Burton Snowboards teamed up to create a line of sustainable clothing made from recycled plastic bottles. The clothing line is called the Green Mountain Project Outerwear Collection. The eco-friend...

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Are skiing and snowboarding safe?

Are skiing and snowboarding safe?

During the last 10 years, about 41.5 people have died skiing/snowboarding per year on average. Serious injuries occur at the rate of 44.7 per year on average. During the 2010/11 season, there were 47 reported fatalities out of 60.5 million ski...

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Lake Tahoe snow report: November 19

Lake Tahoe snow report: November 19

The latest storm system brought some much needed snow to the Sierra this past weekend.  The next snow window will be this Wednesday, the day before the long Thanksgiving weekend. I skied last Friday at Northstar and had a good time. The man...

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North Face Masters this season at Squaw and Alpine

North Face Masters this season at Squaw and Alpine

The North Face Masters of Snowboarding event will be February 13-14 at Alpine Meadows and February 14-17 at Squaw Valley. The former 3-stop tour has been condensed to just this one stop. The Masters of Snowboarding is tailored to fill a compet...

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Alpine Meadows ski instructor dies from skiing accident

Alpine Meadows ski instructor dies from skiing accident

  An Alpine Meadows ski instructor has died from injuries suffered in an accident last weekend. The resort had not yet opened for the season, but it is not unusual for ski patrol and select employees to access the mountain before opening ...

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Low Water and 5 MPH Speed Limit at Folsom Lake

Nov 15, 2012

FOLSOM, Calif. November 15, 2012 – California State Parks asks visitors to be cautious while enjoying Folsom Lake, as low water levels have left four of the five boat ramps dry. There will also be a 5 mph maximum speed limit established for the entir...



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