June 30, 2009 News

It’s a Girl!!!

Our little girl is here! Roxanne and I are so happy to announce the birth of our daughter, who arrived a little early last night but safe and sound and very healthy. Mom and baby are together and doing great. I am having a lot of spontaneous tears of joy as I sit here thinking (more...)...

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June 29, 2009 News

T-24hrs: Uncontrolled Pacing

I’m not panicking, I’m not panicking, I’m not panicking… I’M PANICKING!!! I’M PANICKING!!! I’M PANICKING!!! (more...)...

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June 13, 2009 Black Diamond Tent Roundup Gear

Black Diamond Tent Roundup

As much as I love sleeping under the stars in the High Sierra in Summertime, I also enjoy staying warm, dry, and free from mosquito bites. I am therefore a big fan of Black Diamond’s single-wall tents, which remain the lightest ‘real’ tents available—freestanding, breathable, highly water-resistant shelters that shine in most conditions (more...)...

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June 8, 2009 Hiking

SPOT 911 on the PCT

A hiker on the Pacific Crest Trail near Horseshoe Meadows got hit by Wednesday’s weather and pressed “911” on her Spot Satellite Messenger when she became cold, wet, and afraid she would not survive the night (read her account here). In the morning, she sent an “OK” message and hiked to Lone Pine, where she (more...)...

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June 5, 2009 Current Conditions

June comes with Snow

Well, I think I would be remiss in my duties if I didn’t point out that heavy rain is falling here in the basin, and snow has fallen, is falling, and will fall all over the Sierra. We’re into some very strange freaky June weather here…but maybe we stuck the skis in the closet a (more...)...

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