• Expedition to Himalaya subject of presentation

    Expedition to Himalaya subject of presentation

    On March 4 Alpenglow Sports will present the fourth and final winter installment of the Home Brew Series. Truckee local Dave N. Campbell will present his tale Splitboarding the Chinese Himalaya. Campbell will share photos from his recent journey along the Silk Road to the Kunlun Mountains of China’s Xinjiang province. Situated just north of […]

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  • Secret to performing at altitude — train your diaphragm

    Secret to performing at altitude — train your diaphragm

    By Alex Hutchinson, Outdoors Five years ago, as the members of a British military expedition trekked up the Barun Valley in Nepal toward 27,766-foot Makalu, the world’s fifth highest peak, the levels of oxygen in their blood began to drop — a normal but troublesome physiological response to the thin air of altitude. By the […]

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  • Warm weather has bugs starting to come out

    Warm weather has bugs starting to come out

    By Paul Nelson, KTVN The warm and sunny weather has more than just the birds enjoying the outdoors. People are also taking advantage of the spring-like weather along with those of the six-leg variety. “Insects, being cold-blooded, as soon as it starts warming up, things start happening with them,” says Jeff Knight, entomologist, Nevada Department […]

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  • Ganong top U.S. finisher in super G

    Ganong top U.S. finisher in super G

    By USSA SAALBACH-HINTERGLEMM, Austria — In a turny, technical super G set by American coach Forest Carey that did not excuse any mistakes, the Austrian Matthias Mayer once again emerged victorious. That makes for two gold medals in two days for the Austrian who figured out this challenging track full of blind gates, fallaways and […]

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  • Being mindful — one way to jump-start exercise routine

    Being mindful — one way to jump-start exercise routine

    By Gretchen Reynolds, New York Times By now, many of us, beset by bad weather and declining motivation, are struggling to maintain our New Year’s exercise resolutions. But a timely new study offers encouragement, suggesting that by paying more attention to the experience of exercise itself, even the most reluctant of exercisers might begin to […]

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  • Passion for skiing is No. 1 lesson at Sugar Bowl Academy

    Passion for skiing is No. 1 lesson at Sugar Bowl Academy

    By Ellen Garrison, Sacramento Bee Sitting around tables in a science classroom, wrestling with chemistry equations, Sugar Bowl Academy students look like your typical high school students – except for the distinctive goggle tans on their faces. Skiing every day, snow or shine, will do that to you. The private high school, nestled in the […]

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  • Winter returns for Carson Pass snowshoe

    Winter returns for Carson Pass snowshoe

    By Kathryn Reed CARSON PASS – Sometimes it’s not about the destination. At least that was the philosophy we embraced when we didn’t make it to our desired end point. Arriving in a blizzard not knowing exactly where we were going was bound to have that outcome. But what this trek two weeks ago proved […]

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  • Virginia City edges Whittell in D-IV thriller

    Virginia City edges Whittell in D-IV thriller

    By Reno Gazette-Journal Brothers Clint and Colt Hess combined for 27 points as the Virginia City boys basketball team defeated Whittell, 37-33, for the second consecutive year in the Division IV Northern Region championship game on Saturday at Spring Creek High School. For the Warriors, Palmer Chaplin scored 14 points and Quinn Kixmiller added 10. […]

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  • Tahoe National Forest looking at over-snow use

    Tahoe National Forest looking at over-snow use

    The Tahoe National Forest is preparing an environmental impact statement on a proposal to designate over-snow vehicle use on roads, trails and areas on lands within its boundaries. The EIS will also identify snow trails available for grooming. Designating OSV use on the forest will ensure over-snow vehicle activity, such as snowmobile riding, is effectively managed to […]

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  • Calif. may make bike helmets mandatory

    Calif. may make bike helmets mandatory

    By Lydia O’Connor, Huffington Post Legislation that would make California the first state requiring adult bicyclists to wear helmets has some biking advocates worried the mandate would discourage people from becoming bike commuters. A bill introduced last week by state Sen. Carol Liu, D-La Cañada Flintridge, would extend California’s youth helmet requirement to adults, mandate […]

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