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How I Became an Environmental Activist

I am not an activist in the protesting, letter writing sense.  Instead, I use a chainsaw to speak for me.  Let me explain: It was probably around the 20th time I’d heaved my bike over the large tree blocking the trail.  “When are they going to get out here and cut these %^&*ing trees?,” I… Read More ›

OutdoorPix- Singletrack Sweetness

Okay, I kinda fibbed on this one.  It’s not singletrack, but what a view.  It’s from the end of the Galloping Goose Trail in Telluride, Colorado.  Some of the fixtures from the abandoned narrow gauge railroad still exist.

OutdoorPix- Singletrack Sweetness

Every mountain biker has been here at one point- pushing through slippery, steep, thick mud.  The kind of mud that stops your tires from rolling and makes your bike weigh 60 pounds.  The kind of mud that makes you stop every 100 yards to find a stick to get some of the mud out. We… Read More ›

OutdoorPix- Trail to the sky, Cottonwood Pass, Colorado

The Colorado Trail above Cottonwood Pass (taken at  about 12,500′ elevation).

OutdoorPix- Singletrack Sweetness

Riding the Wasatch Crest at about 9,900′.  Park City, Utah

TahoePix- Singletrack Sweetness

H in the aspens on Flying Dog, Park City, Utah

Tahoe Rim Trail- Echo Summit to Barker Pass

The Tahoe Rim Trail (aka TRT) is a 165-mile trail that circumnavigates the Lake Tahoe Basin.  This is part two of our 8-part series showcasing each section of the 165-Mile Tahoe Rim Trail.  The TRT is commonly divided into eight sections (where the trail meets roads or access points).  While many people do the TRT… Read More ›

TahoePix- Tahoe Living History

We’ve come across a number of these old cabins dotting the backcountry.  A standing testament to Tahoe History.  This is reason alone to get off the beaten path and explore the backcountry roads and trails (even those that seem to lead nowhere). This old West Shore cabin is pretty sturdy.  It even survived a large… Read More ›

TahoePix- Tahoe Rim Trail- Mt. Rose

Mt. Rose to Brockway Summit was our last section to complete the entire 165-mile length of the Tahoe Rim Trail, and check off one of our outdoor goals.  Despite logging well over 1,000 miles of running and riding on the TRT, there was that one elusive section.  We finally knocked it out, racking up close… Read More ›

TahoePix- The sunset you don’t want to see

Many avid outdoors people have had this experience at some point:  Watching the sunset when you are miles from your car and hours behind schedule.  Hurrying with every last bit of light, but knowing you will be trudging back in complete darkness. I snapped this sunset pic on the Pacific Crest Trail on the spine… Read More ›

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