Monthly Archives: March 2011

Just Like The Old Days — Big Snows In California’s Sierras

“I’ve been here since 1954 and I have to frankly say this is the harshest, toughest winter that I have ever had up here,” said Norm Sayler, 78, president of the Donner Summit Historical Society. Through Monday, the California statewide … Continue reading

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Do You Feel Lucky?

There are several dimensions of luck, and the diametrical differences can perhaps be best contrasted by the timeless words uttered by a fictitious police inspector and a 1st century (and very real) Roman philosopher. Oddly enough, both messages apply to … Continue reading

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Running Out of Luck

By: Doug Chabot, guest writer Experience is a hard teacher because she gives the test first, the lesson afterwards. —Vernon Sanders Law Tyler Stetson died in an avalanche on January 20th [2008] while skiing with his close friend, Logan King, … Continue reading

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Amazing Riding in Chamonix

January and for most of February the weather in the Alps had been dry, dry, and dry. (At least until the last couple of weeks) So climbers and riders including Xavier de le Rue got after it. As a prelude … Continue reading

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