Hey all, a few things to mention before the weekend hits.
First of all if you’re someone who is into backpacking stoves and errors towards the lighter weight end of the spectrum we’ve got the second installment of our “Light is Right” gear review up on Unofficial Networks. This time of the Jetboil Sol Advanced Cooking System which is definitely worth a look, great review and excellent photos. Click here for the full story.
Also the official Western States 100 results have been posted, find them HERE.
And finally I recently came across this on the interwebs. It’s UltrarunnerPodcast.com. I have kind of a heinous commute some days and some times I prefer to melt away to music and relax however most days I try to take that time to learn something so I’ve been downloading and listening of a lot of podcasts lately. I listen to a lot of stuff on cycling, fitness, running, bone up on my spanish, try french, the list goes on. However until now I hadn’t found a decent ultra running podcast. I’m giving this one a try and will get back to you.
Have a great weekend.
Ever wonder why all the trails you use are in such nice condition? Well here in Lake Tahoe the big daddy trail of them all is kept in tip top shape by users just like you.
photo from TRTA
Throughout the summer the Tahoe Rim Trail Association runs volunteer trail maintenance days in order to build and maintain the Tahoe Rim Trail. So if you’d like to help out and do your part check out the TRTA’s website for volunteer opportunities. In addition to trail work info the TRTA puts on all sorts of great events year round.
What a great way to get out and enjoy the wild lands and give back as well! There are 165 miles traveling the ridges around Lake Tahoe to be kept in order, why not volunteer on an unfamiliar section?
Don’t feel like digging in the dirt all day but still want to help out? Check out what the US Forest Service has available as well. They have many other options besides trail work.
If you haven’t seen this on the Sierra Avalanche Center’s Facebook page click on the photo to link to their website. Photos and info on the wet avalanche that slide across the road at Emerald Bay. Be safe out there!
from Sierra Avalanche Center
Here is a pretty cool opportunity for all you nordic skiers out there. I got the heads up from Tahoe XC .
On Thursday, April 14 three of the top US nordic athletes will be in town and will be giving clinics at Northstar-at-Tahoe. Kikkan Randall, Kris Freeman, and Andy Newell will be giving a Masters Clinic from 1:30 to 3:00 and then a Juniors Clinic from 3:30 to 5:00.
The Masters Clinic will cost $40 per person and space is limited, register HERE.
The Juniors Clinic is FREE and followed by a fun event/relay race, and then a short Q&A and poster signing (bring what you’d like signed). For availability information on the Junior Clinic, email Mark Nadell at firstname.lastname@example.org