Lake Tahoe

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Spring break. And I desperately needed some snow time. Work was killing me, I’ve been pulling 12 hour days.  So, off I went. Tahoe has had 40 feet of snow this year. It’s a record snowpack in all my many … Continued

Goldmine to cs #2

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 It was a another in a string of quick hit backcountry trips and Friday afternoon saw me hitting the trail from top of the world down into Cane Creek.  I went at the invitation of Curt and Brian who were … Continued

Bullhead

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It was a quick hit Saturday morning run up a newly-opened trail. The results of the fire are still visible. But the weather was ideal for this kind of exercise. There’s been a lot in the news lately about the … Continued

Davenport Gap

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JD had been organizing this big event for a while. But the pending weather sort of changed our plan to go to Bob’s bald with a large group. Instead we decided to do a quick hit Backcountry trip to Davenport … Continued

Part Deux-the Paris Portion

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So I started getting that chest crud my last few days in Val Thorens. It was so bad I didn’t even ski that last day and waited on Laurel while she did. (Yesterday three chest x-rays confirmed my first official … Continued

Les Trois Vallees- Val Thorens

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Les Trois Vallees- France I travel cheaply. By now most of you are fully aware. How else could a lowly drug counselor traverse this planet? I’ve always believed that a penny saved….. Anyway, this trip’s genesis was borne from $650 … Continued

Quick Hit-Little Bottoms Trip

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Leaving Maryville at 3.30 pm, we arrived at the trailhead aroun 4 pm.  How about that?  And the reservation system was showing half full for good ole Little Bottoms. However, that was false. And it has been false since the … Continued

The Rotary Version

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By this time, if you haven’t caught one of my presentations about Everest, you probably haven’t tried or live out of town as do many friends. I’ve been privileged to share the story with two Rotary Clubs, two Kiwanis Clubs, … Continued

Big South Fork

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I figured it has been at least seven years since standing atop this spot. We did a “quick hit” run up to the Angel Falls overlook. The leaves and views did not disappoint. We had intended to backpack but a … Continued