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Trip: Lake Tahoe

There are [17] stories from my trip: Lake Tahoe

The Things We Do - Couch Surfing

USA | Monday, 25 Apr 2011 | Views [520] | Comments [2] | Video

The sacrifices we make to travel and see the world come in all shapes and sizes.  S ome of us do some pretty crazy things (or just things we wouldn't normally do) just to get around or make ends meet. After 5 months of living off two minute noodles ... Read more >

Tags: couch surfing, trying something new


USA | Friday, 25 Feb 2011 | Views [294] | Video

At 11:28am yesterday Squaw Valley USA was closed down "due to high winds and safety concerns".. a result of 36 inches in 24 hours + 152mph winds. It was snowing at a rate of over 2 inches an hour!! Squaw, you never cease to amaze me of how ... Read more >

In Too Deep

USA | Friday, 18 Feb 2011 | Views [495] | Comments [3]

Today was STUPID DEEP at Squaw - 84 inches of Snow and counting!!  We've come from hucking dirt and rocks to bottomless powder in a mere 3 days. That's right, 3 days ago we were skiing rock hard, 6 week old snow that was just itching to break ... Read more >

Tags: 7 feet of snow, epic storm, squaw valley usa

Oh yeah, Winter is BACK!

USA | Monday, 14 Feb 2011 | Views [338]

Ok, the storm is here and so is the Hype.   In Tahoe, we fear the storm hype because we’ve all seen these things downgraded to almost nothing in the past.   Personally, I don’t see that happening this time.   So, lets HYPE IT UP!   Why, not?   ... Read more >

Food for Thought

USA | Friday, 4 Feb 2011 | Views [434] | Video

How much do we really know about the food we buy? What really prompted me to watch Food, Inc.  is how WEIRD  the food is over here. I've had a loaf of bread sitting in my pantry for nearly a month now and there isn't a single sign of mould, ... Read more >

Tags: food inc., must-watch-documentary, what is in our food

Winter Returns to Lake Tahoe

USA | Sunday, 30 Jan 2011 | Views [258]

A Foot by Monday? A Month of Winter to Arrive on Valentine’s Day? The last time we had any measurable snowfall in Tahoe was New Year’s Day. Since that day, we’ve had a rain storm, a hard freeze, a lot of neglected feelings, and then…nothing. A ... Read more >

Tags: finally...pow!, snow in tahoe

In all its Glory

USA | Friday, 28 Jan 2011 | Views [127]

Nothing takes my breath away quite like a sunrise above water. This morning on our way to work I just had to pull over to take in one of the many stunning Lake Tahoe's sunrises we get to witness. As I'd expect this photo does it no justice (but what ... Read more >

Out with the old, in with the new

USA | Thursday, 27 Jan 2011 | Views [361]

A little premature to be trading in my barely 2 year old snowboard, I know, but over the past few days she's become a total write-off. Putting it down to nothing other than a poorly made top sheet, I've gradually noticed some severe de-lamination suicide.... Read more >

There are no elevators in the house of success

USA | Sunday, 23 Jan 2011 | Views [205]

They say that success is a ladder that cannot be climbed with your hands in your pocket. We have all read or heard about people who are briefly successful; They win a gold medal, make an instant fortune, or star in one great movie and then disappear…These ... Read more >

Take a chance

USA | Friday, 21 Jan 2011 | Views [183]

Sunny side up

USA | Tuesday, 18 Jan 2011 | Views [153] | Comments [1]

After thinking that it's finally time to relax and let loose now that the Christmas/New Year rush was over, another public holiday quickly creeped up on us (Martin Luther King weekend) and ploughed through Squaw Valley with yet again, thousands of ... Read more >

Tags: spring in squaw

The Chronicals of GNARNIA

USA | Saturday, 15 Jan 2011 | Views [412] | Video

G.N.A.R the Movie!  http://unofficialnetworks.com/gnar/ Warning. This film has an abundance of Man Ass… Unofficial Networks Presents – G.N.A.R. A Film by Scott & Robb Gaffney. AND Shane McConkey Urban Dictionary - "Gnar"... Read more >

Tags: best movie ever, gnar the movie, im so much better than you


USA | Friday, 14 Jan 2011 | Views [143]

I'm not telling you it is going to be easy; I'm telling you it's going to be worth it. I've discovered in the latter part of my 22 years that it’s not things that make us happy but our experiences. Those who travel know the profound effect ... Read more >

A question that makes you think is worth asking

USA | Monday, 3 Jan 2011 | Views [209]

At the cusp of a new day, week, month, or year, most of us take a little time to reflect on our lives by looking back over the past and ahead into the future. We tend to ponder the successes, failures and standout events that are slowly scripting our ... Read more >

Tags: 25 thought provoking questions


USA | Saturday, 1 Jan 2011 | Views [336]

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!! Blogging slackness duly noted, but the past 3 weeks have been ca-ray-zee busy. I've had 2 days off in the last 2 weeks; told you it's been busy! Although I've barely had a chance to breathe, I've had so much fun ... Read more >

Photos: Squaw Valley, USA

USA | Thursday, 16 Dec 2010 | Photo Gallery

Fast Times in Tahoe
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Living the Dream

USA | Wednesday, 15 Dec 2010 | Views [165] | Comments [1]

For me, today was one of the most epic powder days I have yet experienced. Exchanging conversation with others about today's conditions affirmed that today was one of the best days they've had at Squaw! Regardless of your stance on today, it was pretty ... Read more >

Tags: living the dream, ridiculous powder day, snowboard clinic, squaw valley