Adventure

  1. Climbing in the Wind River Range

    Climbing in the Wind River Range

    After a full day of driving, we finally reached the Big Sandy Lodge. Greeted by our friends who had left the previous day, our stoke level was very high! We were about to spend the next seven days climbing in the Wind River range! This was a place that I had always heard amazing things about but never had the...
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  2. A Grand Journey | Kira Brazinski's Grand Climb

    A Grand Journey | Kira Brazinski's Grand Climb

      An inspiring story of how physical strength, mental determination, and love of the outdoors, moved Kira Brazinski to live her dream of climbing The Grand in Grand Teton National Park despite having only one leg. What would be a clear debilitating handicap for most, was perceived as a challenge for Kira, one that she faced head-on as...
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  3. Backpacking to 1,000 Island Lake

    Backpacking to 1,000 Island Lake

    We pulled into the June Lakes loop which already is an absolutely beautiful area I had never been to. Our trailhead destination was Silver Lake. Looking up at the large Eastern Sierra mountains I began to feel a bit daunted. The description of the hikes from the AllTrails app told us that we would be going up 4,000 feet of...
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  4. Granite Chief Crew Heads South!

    Granite Chief Crew Heads South!

    The Granite Chief Ski Shop team decided it was time to do some peak bagging and head South! First on the list, was Freel peak, the highest mountain in the Tahoe Basin. Clocking in at 10,881 feet! After nabbing this summit, the boys packed up and headed south past Bishop to Big Pine. Next up, was Mount Agassiz which is the 21st...
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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. Granite Chief's Community Outhouses

    Granite Chief's Community Outhouses

    Granite Chief's Community Outhouses
    It’s summer of the year 2019 and Granite Chief Ski and Mountain shop is once again choosing to provide not just one, but TWO public outhouses located in the woods of the Truckee/Donnor area.
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  10. Whatcha Pack’n?  Are you loaded up with the right ammo when headed into the backcountry?

    Whatcha Pack’n? Are you loaded up with the right ammo when headed into the backcountry?

    Author: John Clausen - Granite Chief crew - Arva Snow Safety representative No, we’re not talking about caliber, we’re talking about snow safety gear, and more. This is the stuff ya need to have for a “mission complete” outing, to save your you know what if things go south. Whether you are passing through the boundary gates at Alpine...
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