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  1. 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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  2. Father's Day 2019

    Father's Day 2019

    Father's Day 2019
    Reminder! Father's Day is Sunday, June 16th - and although you may be the apple in your dad's eye....we thought of some really cool and awesome dad-gifts to really make your rad dad feel like the worlds #1 pop. Shop 15% store-wide for all things MAN.
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  3. The Granite Chief Outhouse Returns and a New Location is Added

    The Granite Chief Outhouse Returns and a New Location is Added

    [caption id="attachment_9347" align="alignright" width="560"] (Above) Celebrating its 11 year anniversary of community service, Johnny is back in his favorite location, at the parking base of Snowshed Wall, Donner Summit.[/caption] Outhouse News Flash “Johnny”, the Granite Chief Ski and Mountain Shop outhouse returns for the 11th year at Donner Summit. “Spring scents are in the air, and my aim is to...
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  4. The Tecnica Forge GTX - A custom hiking boot in a league of its own.

    The Tecnica Forge GTX - A custom hiking boot in a league of its own.

    The Tecnica Forge GTX is a mid-size, mid-weight trekking boot, and the first of its kind. Built over a burly Vibram sol, the Forge is the first hiking boot to have a fully moldable liner. This revolutionary boot employs the same technology that has given Tecnica ski boots their highly respected name. Light enough for day hikes, and rugged enough for muti-day treks, the...
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  5. 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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  6. Pacific Crest Trail Season Kicks Off

    Pacific Crest Trail Season Kicks Off

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  7. Hike, Run, SUP or Kayak Lake Tahoe

    Make this summer at Lake Tahoe the best one yet and Granite Chief has all the gear to make that happen. Run the trails with Brooks Running, Salomon, Merrell, Asics, La Sportiva or Montrail; all are the best running brands, especially for mountain trail running. If running is not your bag, then take a hike. Tahoe and Truckee has some...
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  8. "Only The Essential (Hiking the PCT)" Film Trailer

    "In the summer of 2013 Casey Gannon and Colin Arisman thru-hiked the Pacific Crest Trail with cameras in hand. "Only The Essential" is the story of their 5 month, 2668 mile journey on foot from Mexico to Canada across the wilderness of California, Oregon, and Washington. The full length film will be available to stream for free online, as well...
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  9. Looking for a new place to hike?  Try Donner Peak

    Looking for a new place to hike? Try Donner Peak

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  10. La Sportiva Thunder III GTX...passing the test...I like these boots

    La Sportiva Thunder III GTX...passing the test...I like these boots

    by Herb Manning I grabbed a pair of La Sportiva's Thunder III GTX hiking boots and headed down the eastside where the last of the spring snow makes hiking the Sierra wet and burdensome. How did the boots perform, pretty darn well. My feet were dry thanks to the Gore-Tex Comfort Lining. When I found myself post holing all the...
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