Monthly Archives: December 2011

Happy Birthday Shane

Shane McConkey would have turned 42 years old today. Friends climbed to the top of KT22 to sit beside the eagle and celebrate his life. Nearly three years since his passing his spirit seems stronger than ever. We’ll never forget … Continue reading

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Gear Review: Redemption Song Earphones

After gremlins snuck off with the last pair of earphones in the house, Rob and I were treated to two new pairs from House of Marley. Rob has been using the Redemption Song Earphones and I have been using the … Continue reading

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Backcountry Ice Skating

If there is a silver lining to our lack of snow it is that ice skating on local lakes is all time right now. Cold temperatures and no snow has turned many lakes into perfect slates of clean black ice. … Continue reading

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Return of the Extreme Bench

Remember the Extreme Bench at Squaw Valley? You know, the one in front of Dave’s Deli? The bench where Squaw Valley’s raddest rad dogs would saddle up with a mediocre beer of the week and tell everyone how rad they … Continue reading

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Tahoe Today Interview with MRA Founder Jamie Schectman

Todd Offenbacher met with Mountain Riders Alliance founder Jamie Schectman to discuss his vision of sustainable ski areas.

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G.N.A.R. Showing in Tahoe City this Thursday

Legends in their own minds Robb and Scott Gaffney will be on hand for a showing of G.N.A.R. in Tahoe City Thursday evening. This should be a rip roaring good time as anyone familiar with the movie knows. Doors open … Continue reading

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Ground level of Olympic House now open

The remodeled ground level of Olympic House is open for business. Wild Flour bakery has tripled in size and has added heartier breakfast items to its lineup of tasty baked goods. The elevated section in front of Wild Flour that … Continue reading

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Backcountry access between Squaw and Alpine may happen this season

A pilot study on backcountry travel between Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows may lead to limited access as soon as the later half of this ski season. The area under review is wilderness land to the west of Troy Caldwell’s … Continue reading

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Troy Caldwell confirms Squaw and Alpine to connect via White Wolf

Unofficial Squaw reporter Miles Clark met with Troy Caldwell recently to discuss the connection of Squaw and Alpine through Troy’s White Wolf property. Apparently, Troy has no intention of selling the property to Squaw outright but intends to partner with … Continue reading

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Christmas Product Review: Hotwheels Track Pack and the Gyrowheel

Christmas is right around the corner so we are going to review two gifts for kids, one affordable classic and one revolutionary bike riding training tool. Hotwheels tracks have been around since the 70’s. They are inexpensive, do not require … Continue reading

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