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Death Ride Set Take Over Alpine County This Weekend

Alpine County CA - Just as the summer heat finally breaks through our long winter the single hardest cycling event in the Sierra The Death Ride invades the quiet spaces of Alpine County, Markleville and the various scenic byways known as the California Alps Saturday July 13, 2019. An annual tradition for hundreds of riders, [...]

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Is Your Favorite Recreation Site Closed in 2019?

Storm damage and construction will affect recreation in the Eldorado Nat'l Forest Eldorado National Forest , May 1, 2019- Current snow conditions, potential storm damage and scheduled recreation site closures will affect visitor access this year on the Eldorado National Forest (ENF). Anyone planning a trip to the forest this summer is urged to check [...]

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From one Adventurous Spirit to Another…The Death Ride is Insane

Saturday In Alpine County California is Filled With Some of The Worlds Most Daring Riders Sierra Rec Magazine - Alpine County Ca,  July 2018 - Here we are on the eve of the 2018 Death Ride in Alpine County Ca, and as I sit here planning my alternative route in the morning for my hiking adventure in [...]

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Kirkwood Hosts 17th Annual Thin Air Chili Cook Off Saturday September 2nd

17th Annual Thin Air Chili Cook Off and Annual 5K/10K Run Set For Saturday in Kirkwood September 02, 2017 - September 02, 2017 Location: Kirkwood Time: 12 pm - 5 pm Kirkwood Resort - Alpine County HWy 88 - August 31, 2017 - The 'Thin Air' Chili Cook Off, an event sponsored by the Kirkwood Meadows Public [...]

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High Sierra Passes and Popular Recreational Areas Starting to Open For Summer 2017- Latest Updates

Inyo National Forest Opens Lakes Basin Road Wednesday Here Are The Most Recent Update For Popular Sierra Passes and Scenic Byways Sierra Rec Magazine, Eastern Sierra News - June 22, 2017-  Almost on cue with the Summer solstice in 2017 road crews and county agencies have started to get the upper hand on the 2017 snowpack and access [...]

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Snowshoeing Off HWY 88 ~ What a View

Mudd Lake Recreational Area Snowshoeing Adventure New Years Day 2017, a beautiful bluebird ski and great temperatures before the next storm rolls into the Sierra.  Time to strap on the snowshoes with my oldest son Brandon and try out a new area in the Sierra. The Silver Lake region on HWY 88 is one of my favorite summer [...]

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What You Need to Know About The Death Ride Saturday

The Annual Death Ride in Alpine County will Run Saturday Closing Several Recreation Highways for Several Hours Alpine County Ca - June 9th, 2016 -  The Annual Death Ride, this iconic event is back again in Alpine County California this Saturday.  129 Miles, 5 Central Sierra Passes, and 15,000' of climb await each rider taking on the [...]

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Amgen Tour of California Returns to Lake Tahoe

Premier Men and Women Cyclists Return To Lake Tahoe in Eleventh Annual Amgen Tour Event South Lake Tahoe Ca - May 11,2016 -  The 2016 Amgen Tour of California kicks off this weekend (May 15-22, 2016) in San Diego California, with the Men event set to head North and visit South Lake Tahoe on May 19th. [...]

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Alta Alpina Challenge an event for all levels of cyclists – Update

Carson Valley NV,  June 22, 2015 - This Saturday June 27th the Alta Alpina Challenge will kick off its annual cycling challenge " Riding the Wild Sierra". Cyclist of all ages and levels will set out to conquer some of the best road course climbs in the United States. However with this weeks break out [...]

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Alta Alpina Challenge Highlights The Carson Valley

In 2015 The Alta Alpina Challenge will continue to offer the worlds toughest Double Century ride & world class custom rides for all levels of cyclists. But event organizers are looking to invite entry level cyclists to this years event to highlight the Carson Valley Fun Rides that they treasure 52 weeks a year. Alta [...]

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Kirkwood Ski Resort Invites you out for Epic weekend of ski events

Rahlves' Banzai Tour & Women's Ski Camp Highlight Epic Weekend at Kirkwood March 7 & 8th 2015 Rahlves Banzai Tour - Courtesy of Kirkwood Ski Resort Kirkwood Ski resort, March 62015 - Fresh off a weekend of fresh snow in the Sierra, Kirkwood Ski Resort is ready to pounce on the great ski conditions and [...]

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Storm in the Sierra Mountains Brings Wind, Rain, Fire and SNOW!

Wind, Rain, Fire and SNOW, blast the Sierra Mountains Sierra Mountains, Feb 7 2015, - It came with a sledgehammer effect to much of the Eastern Sierra Mountains. The storm system that at times seemed to be changing its look hourly delivered every type of element possible yesterday to the residents and visitors in the [...]

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Alta Alpina Challenge Helps Riders Set & Achieve Personal Goals in Challenge.

Are you ready to tackle the 2015 Alta Alpina Challenge? Have you set a goal for this season on your bike to climb one of the great mountain passes here in the Eastern Sierra of Douglas and Alpine Counties? Registration is now open for the 2015 Alta Alpina Challenge. Every rider is challenged to set [...]

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Horseback Riding in the Eastern Sierra – Fay Luther Trail in The Carson Valley

A friend of ours (Andi Van Berkum) in the Carson Valley sent over a few photos of their Horseback Ride on New Years Day in The Carson Valley.  Looks like a gorgeous ride this time of year. Weather on News Years was a bit brisk but enjoying the trails on the Eastern Sierra  was a [...]

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January 2015 – Full Moon Snowshoe Hikes at Kirkwood Cross Country Center

Full Moon Guided Snowshoe Hike at Kirkwood Resort January 03, & 31st  2015 Location: Cross Country Center Time: 6:00 pm Kirkwood is kicking off the new year with already receiving over 109" of total snow fall this winter. A great start to the season, one of the great winter recreational opportunities is the Sierra is [...]

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Snowshoeing In the Sierra – A First Time Day adventure

We all have firsts in life right. Well this last weekend was Sierra Rec Publisher, Charlie Pankey, first time snowshoeing. This is an account of the trip, the adventure and elements of snowshoeing that make it an addictive Winter REC option in the Sierra. Merry Christmas to me- Snowshoes given to me by my parents. [...]

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