Monthly Archives: June 2010

Volcano Skiing Continued – Mt. Lassen

Located roughly three hours drive north of Truckee, Mt. Lassen is the southernmost volcano in the Cascade Mountain Range. Lassen was last active from 1914 to 1921. With a summit elevation of 10,450 feet, Mt. Lassen offers many fine options … Continue reading

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PlumpJack Pool Parties

The PlumpJack Squaw Valley Inn hosted the first of their summer season pool parties last Sunday. Parties feature food and drink specials on the PlumpJack pool deck and electronic music courtesy of the Electric Ladyland Collective. Electric Ladyland is a … Continue reading

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W.E. Rock Donner Ski Ranch

The World Extreme Rock Crawler Championships visited Donner Ski Ranch over the weekend. Different classes of custom fabricated buggies tackled a variety of challenging courses, some of which still had snow. The north side of Donner Ski Ranch was open … Continue reading

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Mt. Shasta…One Day = 7,000 Vertical Feet!

By Jason Mack My good friend and neighbor Rob McCormick put out the word in early May.  The email said, “Is any one interested in hitting Mt. Shasta over Memorial Day weekend in an RV?”  Easy decision right? The calendar was … Continue reading

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More details on Arne Backstrom…

Members of Arne Backstrom’s Peruvian expedition provide more details on the accident in this Sierra Sun report. Details on Arne Backstrom Accident

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Arne Backstrom dies in ski accident

Olympic Valley resident Arne Backstrom was killed in a ski mountaineering accident in Peru yesterday. Our thoughts are with the Backstrom family.  Arne is survived by his brother Ralph and sister Ingrid who also reside in Olympic Valley.  His parents … Continue reading

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