This week’s action: Not too late to join the Warriors’ bandwagon (opinion) |

This week’s action: Not too late to join the Warriors’ bandwagon (opinion)

Whether you bet on them or not, the Golden State Warriors have been an incredible team to watch this season.

Backcountry enthusiasts had a pair of reasons to celebrate this week with the openings of Tioga and Sonora passes on Wednesday. The high-elevation routes over the Sierra Nevada south of Lake Tahoe provide a dose of winter into the spring and summer months. Whether you’re into snowmobiling, snowshoeing or skiing, there is still snow to be had in the High Sierra; you’re probably just going to have to drive for it. It’s worth the trip, though. All the usual precautions with backcountry travel still apply. Here are some more picks for the week:

Los Lonely Boys

This Texas trio has more than two decades of experience on the road and bassist Jojo Garza seems to have his priorities right. He spent much of a Wednesday phone interview speaking about the importance of family and love. He’ll spread the love of music out to the crowd at Harrah’s Lake Tahoe this Saturday.

OMG fun run

This inaugural fun run might battle the weather, but it’s set to go rain or shine. Put on a costume, run a couple miles and don’t be afraid to get weird.

Root for the Sharks and Warriors

Neither the San Jose Sharks or the Golden State Warriors got off to great starts in their Western Conference Championship matchups, but the Sharks bounced right back with a convincing win against the St. Louis Blues in Game 2. I can only assume (writing this a few hours before tipoff of Game 2) the Warriors will do the same. With regional teams still going strong, it’s been a fun time for area sports fans. A little extra action also helps things along. Emails from bookmaker William Hill running down the odds in these matchups and more have been a daily source of entertainment in the newsroom. Rain and snow are in the forecast this weekend. Let Bay Area sports (and the sports book) be your shelter from the storm.

Adam Jensen is the editor of Lake Tahoe Action. He can be reached at

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