“Dog” days of Summer

As flowers begin to bloom and the foliage turns green hiking season is upon us. Maybe you’ve planned a day trip or even something more challenging like a multi-day trek. It can be peaceful and s...

Let’s kick it!

If you live in a ski-town, chances are the season is over or almost over. A few resorts scattered across North America are still hanging in there, but for the most part things are winding down. Bummer...

It’s so hard to say goodbye

So, it’s coming to the time of year every skier or snowboarder dreads…the end of the season. Closing days at a lot of resorts have come and went. Backcountry stashes still remain, but are gett...

Back to School…Part 3

Avalanches  Yep, that’s right…Avalanches.  What does that mean?  It means not just one. Plural, more than one.  While multiple slides can happen at once, that’s not what is being...

Back to school…Part 2

  Now that we’ve done a brief overview of my experience and learned the place to gain avalanche education in the Sierra’s is Tahoe Mountain School (TMS), let’s take a closer look at what wa...