California cyclists complete cross-country excursion

On the toughest bicycle trek any of them had tried, Day 7 ranked as the toughest day. As the team pedaled on State Route 375 through Nevada’s hottest desert, July temperatures soared well into triple digits. Four cyclists biked nine straight hours on a shadeless road. So relentlessly shone the sun that they used the… Continue reading California cyclists complete cross-country excursion

Skiing the Yosemite Border from June Lake to Badger Pass

The border tour heads over the Pacific Crest and parallels it south.

“Which way is it?” I tipped my head up towards the wall that loomed west of the parking lot. “Ok.” Mom shook her head. I gave her a hug, feeling pretty sheepish for talking her into giving me a ride all the way out to June Lake. “I’ll be all right.” I’d been here a few… Continue reading Skiing the Yosemite Border from June Lake to Badger Pass

Like father, like sons on Dad’s High Sierra hike

For a middling fisherman like me, a nibble in a backcountry lake is a big deal, especially the first one after eight days on the trail. I eagerly reeled in the hook I had cast into the high-elevation lake beneath Isberg Peak in southeastern Yosemite, only to feel the line abruptly stick. My sinker had… Continue reading Like father, like sons on Dad’s High Sierra hike