Adventure

  1. Signs of the Season

    Signs of the Season

    by Edith Thys-Morgan racerex.com Last weekend, I saw this sign in Killington Ski Club (thanks for pointing it out Chuck!), and it reminded me that it’s time to do a little prep work for ski season. Usually this time of year is when I roll out some reading resources for parents to help them keep their eyes on...
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  2. Sierra Avalanche Center | In Depth Dedication To Avalanche Awareness

    Sierra Avalanche Center | In Depth Dedication To Avalanche Awareness

    If you venture out in the winter world around Tahoe, you most likely have heard of the Sierra Avalanche Center. If you consider yourself an avid backcountry person you definitely (should) know of the Sierra Avalanche Center. To say your life could depend upon it is not being overly theatrical. SAC, as it is often referred to, has been in existence...
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  3. Donner Summit Rock Climbing | Fall Climbing is the Best Climbing

    Donner Summit Rock Climbing | Fall Climbing is the Best Climbing

    Ask most climbers and you’ll get the same answer – the best climbing days are in the Fall.  Before the scourge of pumpkin spice everything floods the market we start to hear talk of Sendtember and Rocktober filling the hashtag lines on social feeds.  The cooler temps and lighter crowds make Fall the official unofficial flagship season of rock climbers...
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  4. Spartan World Championship at Squaw Valley

    Spartan World Championship at Squaw Valley

    Three Young Competitors to Keep an Eye On. Saturday, September 30th, Squaw Valley is hosting the Spartan World Championship. The event is the pinnacle of the Spartan World Race Series. Three hundred elite athletes will be competing, all with their eye on the world champion title. Most of us have heard of and perhaps, have a vague idea...
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  5. Desolation Wilderness Backpacking and Worn Out Paws

    Desolation Wilderness Backpacking and Worn Out Paws

    [caption id="attachment_9539" align="alignnone" width="605"] Desolation Wilderness Backpacking -  passing by Grass Lake. Notice the cascading waterfall in the background![/caption] Desolation Wilderness Backpacking Adventures, and mis-adventures, you might say are life's way of giving us learning opportunities. Earlier this summer, Mike, assistant manager at Granite Chief Ski & Mtn Shop, with his girlfriend Yuka, wanted to get out for a couple...
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  6. Ditching the Northern Hemisphere in Search for Snow | Skiing Australia

    Ditching the Northern Hemisphere in Search for Snow | Skiing Australia

    Rather than relaxing on Tahoe's shorelines this summer, Granite Chief employee, Jesse Cassidy, had something different on his mind, and that was skiing Australia.  After Tahoe's largest winter in years, he packed up and headed to the Southern Hemisphere in hopes of a "never-ending" winter... "Telling people you are going skiing in Australia often draws the same reaction...
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  7. This Way on the Pacific Crest Trail | Personal Growth and Human Kindness While Thru-Hiking the PCT

    This Way on the Pacific Crest Trail | Personal Growth and Human Kindness While Thru-Hiking the PCT

    [caption id="attachment_9532" align="alignnone" width="650"] This Way, picking up a pair of Black Diamond Trekking Poles at Granite Chief.[/caption] This Way - More than a direction "This way, this way", a hiker up the trail called out.  The young dentist from Korea adjusted his direction, gave a blushing smile, and thanked the other hiker.  "That would not have been a good start...
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  8. Pacific Crest Trail Thru-Hikers Battle Snow & Water

    Pacific Crest Trail Thru-Hikers Battle Snow & Water

    Pacific Crest Trail thru-hikers are facing deep snow packs and raging waters Our well documented 2016-17 winter brought many benefits to California, but Pacific Crest Trail thru-hikers are finding that the snow pack is dramatically impacting their efforts in the Sierra.  The tremendous amount of snow that fell months ago still has mountain passes packed deep.  High elevation...
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  9. Thru-Hiking The Pacific Crest Trail | Re-stocking at Granite Chief

    Thru-Hiking The Pacific Crest Trail | Re-stocking at Granite Chief

    [caption id="attachment_9385" align="alignright" width="523"] Thru-hiking the PCT - hiker Hamlet restocks at Granite Chief, in Truckee, CA.[/caption] Planning, Determination, and Good Will For those who go the route of thru-hiking the Pacific Crest Trail, neither wind, nor rain, or in our case this summer, a deep defrosting snow pack, will stop the determined hiker. Hamlet, his trail name, stopped into Granite...
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  10. Zach Bitter & Altra Running Crew Visit Granite Chief and Share Insight | Many Thanks

    Zach Bitter & Altra Running Crew Visit Granite Chief and Share Insight | Many Thanks

    Ultra Endurance Record Holder Zach Bitter and the Altra Shoes Crew visit Granite Chief Ski & Mtn Shop [caption id="attachment_9367" align="alignleft" width="701"] You couldn't miss the Altra van parked in front of Granite Chief Ski & Mountain Shop.[/caption] Zach Bitter and the Altra Running shoes crew stopped by Granite Chief Ski & Moutain Shop yesterday.  A huge Granite Chief thanks...
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