Category Archives: Skiing

A life-long passion and means of employment

Yosemite National Park – The High Sierras

The northern boundary of Yosemite National Park follows a ridge that runs east/west, and starts, on the west, with Tower Peak, and then continues eastward with Ehrnbeck Peak, Crown Point, Slide Mountain, the Sawtooth Ridge and Matterhorn Peak. Tower Peak … Continue reading

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Ski Trip with the Levys, Tahoe Donner, 4-3 to 4-7, 2017

On April 3, Kathy and I flew into Reno, and rented a car for the drive uphill to Tahoe Donner, a subdivision of expensive vacation homes where Kathy’s daughter Laina and family were spending Spring Break at their rented “ski … Continue reading

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Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks

Kathy and I visited Sequoia National Park in 2007. We visited again this Fall (9-16), and added a visit to the adjacent Kings Canyon National Park. We first drove the long, narrow and windy road to Mineral King, which neither of … Continue reading

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Sierra Ski Tours – mid 60s

While going to school in Berkeley in the mid-60s, I would occasionally get the opportunity to do a ski tour into the Sierras. Seen here are tours to the Pear Lake Hut, in Sequoia NP,  a tour over Kearsarge Pass … Continue reading

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Ski-Bum Winter #3 – Stowe VT, 1961/62

I can’t remember why I chose Stowe for my third ski-bum winter. It wasn’t a great choice. The skiing generally sucks in the East, and that winter was no exception. Rain storms were followed by severe cold snaps, until you could … Continue reading

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Ski-Bum Winter #2, Alta and Sun Valley, 1960-61

My first ski-bum winter was spent at Winter Park, CO, in 1959/60. For my second ski-bum winter, I got a job at the Peruvian Lodge, at Alta UT. The employees were housed on the unfinished third floor. My roommate was … Continue reading

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Lassen Volcanic National Park – Summer, 1959

During the winter of 1958-59, I was working in the advertising business in New York City – just like you see in the show “Madmen”. The ad agency, McCarty Co., was located in the Chanin Bldg., on the corner of … Continue reading

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Shrine Mountain Inn, Colorado – 1990

David Hiser, Barbara Bussell (both from Aspen), my wife Kathy and myself, and Kathy’s son, Brahm Reynolds, skied in to the Shrine Mountain Inn in the winter of 1990. David was on a photo assignment, and Barbara was his friend and ski … Continue reading

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Verbier, Switzerland – April, 2000

Kathy and I had yet to ski in Europe, although I was familiar with the Alps, having spent two seasons climbing in France, Switzerland and Austria a few decades prior. I knew for sure how much great terrain was available … Continue reading

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Yellowstone N.P. Backcountry Ski Tour, 1980

The snow coach from the South Entrance dropped us off at the Heart Lake trailhead, and we skied into the Witch Creek and Heart Lake thermal areas. On our last night coming out, we set up our tent on some … Continue reading

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