Category Archives: Skiing

The Donald Chronicles, #44 – Apr. 13, 2017

I took an extended vacation from Trump, doing fun things with family members. Here I am with wife Kathy and grandkids Kara and Benet, skiing in California (Alpine Meadows) last week. So … as regards The Donald, it’s been more … Continue reading

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SWA Flight, Las Vegas to Reno, Apr. 3, 2017

One very rewarding aspect of air travel that takes you over  familiar landscapes is the opportunity it gives you to see and identify particular landforms and landmarks from above. I have enjoyed photographing such on the many flights I’ve taken between … 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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