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  1. Tahoe Trails Update

    Tahoe Trails Update

    Here is an update on the state of Tahoe trails from one of our wintertime employees, John Clausen. John is heavily involved in the building and maintaining of our trails and this is what he had to say: "Hey all, my apologies for the "slow to post" trail update. As you may imagine, Covid-19 has impacted trail work around...
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  2. Season Recap: Caelan Diermann

    Season Recap: Caelan Diermann

    This winter was a little different than past seasons due to low snow and then being hit with the Coronavirus. Ski season was cut short as all ski resorts shut down and we were ordered to stay at home. Even so, Granite Chief athlete, Caelan Dierman, still had a great season before it all came to an abrupt end! Here's...
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  3. Trail Running In Tahoe

    Trail Running In Tahoe

    Trail running is an engaging workout that can allow you to see some beautiful scenery. I was never into running for the longest time because I hated pounding my feet against the pavement on roads while getting whizzed by oncoming traffic. All I could think about was the agony I was in and how I couldn't wait to get home...
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  4. Petzl Tikka VS Black Diamond Cosmo Headlamp

    Petzl Tikka VS Black Diamond Cosmo Headlamp

    Looking into purchasing a new headlamp? There are a lot of small details between each headlamp that may affect which one is the right choice for you!  Here is a break down between the Petzl Tikka and Black Diamond Cosmo headlamps to help make your decision easier!   1.) Lumens a.) Tikka: 200 Lumens b.) Cosmo...
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  5. Three Must Have Guidebooks For Tahoe!

    Three Must Have Guidebooks For Tahoe!

    Planning your next big trip to Tahoe but not sure what you are going to do on your vacation!? Here are three guidebooks to help you plan out some great activities! So load up the climbing gear, bike, and hiking shoes and get psyched about your next Tahoe/Truckee adventure! 1.) North Tahoe A Rock Climbers Guide If rock climbing...
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  6. Kids Hiking And Water Shoes Are Here!

    Kids Hiking And Water Shoes Are Here!

    Kids Northside hiking and water shoes arrive right as summer kicks off! From left to right: 1.) Cheyenne Jr. Hiking Shoe (Taupe-mango) $35.99!! 2.) Cheyenne Jr. Hiking Shoe (Gray-aqua) $35.99!! The Cheyenne Jr is ready for adventure with a stylish combination of breathability and padding for added comfort. Rugged suede upper features breathable nylon inserts, abrasion...
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  7. Matte Snow

    Matte Snow

    Matte Snow: Sales Associate Where are you originally from? - San Mateo, California Where did you learn to ski? - Sugar Bowl Favorite camping spot? - Manzanita Campground, Sedona AZ Favorite piece of outdoor equipment? - My branded Sprite snowboard, which I got for $15 at a garage sale or my 1983 windbreaker with...
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  8. Go Rock Climbing With NASTC!

    Go Rock Climbing With NASTC!

    Curious about learning how to climb? Climbed in the Gym, but never been outside before? Want to be taken up a more advanced climb? Looking to improve your technique? Need help in learning how to build a proper anchor? Whatever your rock climbing ability or needs may be, NASTC can help you either reach the next level or simply get...
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  9. Isaac Mozen with Team Clif Bar

    Isaac Mozen with Team Clif Bar

    Here's what Granite Chief athlete, Isaac Mozen, had to say about his past season and being a member of Team Clif Bar: How did you get onto Team Clif Bar? The way I got onto TCRA, as well as my teammates, is that the coach has to know you are a fast skier, recognize who you are, and...
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  10. Yosemite National Park Reopening this Week!

    Yosemite National Park Reopening this Week!

    According to the National Park Service, Yosemite National Park will be reopening this week on June 11th! Yosemite may be one of the most beautiful places on earth and we are so happy to hear this news! They will be limiting daytime visitors to 1,700 vehicles a day so make sure you reserve your pass online before heading down!  Also...
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