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OutdoorPix- Singletrack Sweetness

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

OutdoorPix- Girl and Dog on the Lake of the Sky

H and Daisy Water Dog, enjoying a glassy Lake Tahoe morning.  Stand up Paddleboarding (SUP) has become wildly popular on Lake Tahoe in the last few years.  Can’t imagine why. Lake Tahoe has many nicknames.  One of them is Big Blue.  Yes, the water really is that shockingly blue.  Tahoe  is one of the deepest… Read More ›

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 ›

In Search of Hidden Waterfalls- Alpine Dam

There are few things as dramatic as the roar of falling water. When I headed out the door in the morning, it was to surf, not hike.  The surf forecast looked good, and we headed out to the coast.  The surf report was wildly optimistic though, and the surf was tiny at best.  What started… 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 ›

Bike Tour- Salt Lake City to Albuquerque (Part 2)

This is Part 2 of the story of our bicycle tour from Salt Lake City to Albuquerque in 1999.  I’m honored and humbled that Part 1 was selected for Freshly Pressed by WordPress.  You can read Bike Tour- Salt Lake City to Albuquerque Part 1. When searching for more photos to scan from the trip,… 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 ›

Bike Tour- Salt Lake City to Albuquerque (part 1 of 2)

In June, 1999 we rode our touring bicycles from Salt Lake City, Utah to Albuquerque, New Mexico.  It was a simple idea:  Explore some of the American West by picking two airports, finding a flight we could afford (in our 20s we were far from financially flush), and riding from one to the next via… Read More ›

Tahoe Rim Trail- Big Meadow to Echo Summit

The Tahoe Rim Trail (or simply TRT), is a 165-mile trail that circumscribes the rim of Lake Tahoe.  The trail is commonly divided into eight sections (where it crosses roads or access points).  One of our outdoor goals in Tahoe was to join the TRT 165-Mile Club- for those people who’ve completed the entire 165… Read More ›

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