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Popular national parks to raise fees to $35, not $70

April 12, 2018 — WASHINGTON — The Interior Department is increasing fees at the most popular national parks to $35 per vehicle, backing down from an earlier plan that would have forced visitors to pay $70 per vehicle to visit the Grand Canyon, Yosemite and other iconic parks. A

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Yosemite Park will close to visitors Friday

April 6, 2018 — SAN FRANCISCO — The Latest on a Northern California storm (all times local): 10:50 p.m. Yosemite National Park is closing to visitors ahead of a spring storm that is expected to bring flooding to the popular valley floor. Visitors will no longer be able to

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Yosemite camping reservations canceled ahead of California storm

April 5, 2018 — YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK — Yosemite National Park officials are canceling camping reservations this weekend because of a major storm expected to hit Northern California. Park officials say the warm Pacific storm is expected to have a significant effect on the park and surrounding areas starting

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Northstar California Resort eyes Dec. 1 for 2017-18 season opener

November 29, 2017 — After last weekend’s storm dropped 4-18 inches on the Truckee-Tahoe area and with temperatures consistently dropping below the 32 degrees required for snowmaking, Northstar California Resort has announced Friday, Dec. 1 as the opening of its 2017-18 season. The resort made the announcement late Monday

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Tahoe named top spot for an affordable fall vacation

September 18, 2017 — Tahoe is a great place for an affordable, adventurous fall getaway, according to a TripAdvisor Rentals company. FlipKey, a vacation rentals marketplace, named Tahoe one of the “12 Best Adventure Towns For An Affordable Fall Vacation” in August. The article estimates that a two-bedroom rental

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August marks busy time for Desolation Wilderness; what to know before you go

August 4, 2017 — We've finally reached August, which means Desolation Wilderness has just about peaked as far as how much of the snowpack and accompanying ice will melt. The clearing, however, also means more people accessing the area for camping, even with late winter conditions still existing in

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Laser National Championships sail into Lake Tahoe

July 19, 2017 — For the first time in its 92-year history, the Tahoe Yacht Club will host the U.S. Laser National Championships, bringing roughly 100 sailboats to the lake to vie for the title over four days of racing. The racing is scheduled to begin on Thursday, July

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Tahoe Rim Trail Association launches new website

April 21, 2017 — We now live in an age where if you want to get outdoors, sometimes you have to go online. With that concept in mind, the Tahoe Rim Trail Association recently launched its new, refreshed website. Just in time for the upcoming trail season, the site

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Heavenly Mountain Resort to open Stagecoach Chair on Saturday

December 9, 2016 — Heavenly Mountain Resort announced Friday that it will begin operating the Stagecoach Chair and the base area starting Saturday morning. Once open, Heavenly will be offering 128 acres for skiers and snowboarders, according to a press release. The Stagecoach Chair provides immediate access to intermediate

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5 apps for Lake Tahoe locals (and tourists)

November 12, 2016 — The world's at your fingertips thanks to the advent of smartphones — and now so is easy access to information on Tahoe's vast array of outdoor activities thanks to these apps. Read on for Tahoe Daily Tribune's five app picks for the Tahoe local (and

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Vail Resorts Epic Pass holders get 5 days at Whistler this year

October 19, 2016 — BROOMFIELD, Colo. — Vail Resorts announced Wednesday that all 2016-17 Epic Pass and Epic Local Pass holders will receive five days at Whistler Blackcomb for this winter. All 2016-17 Whistler Blackcomb Unlimited season pass holders will also receive five days at any of Vail Resorts'

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Get attached: An introduction to clipless pedals

August 22, 2016 — For anyone new to mountain biking, "clipless" pedals can be a daunting proposition. Forget the oxymoronic nature of their name — it's not worth explaining. The style involves being attached to — or "clicking in" to — the pedals by means of a specialty shoe

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Gear Review: The Kona Mahuna 29er mountain bike

July 24, 2016 — The 29er mountain bike — any bike designed around a 29-inch wheel set — was a novelty less than a decade ago. But, what started as a niche market idea is now almost the standard. These days, 26-inch tires are the ones working toward obscurity

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High Gear: Ruffwear’s Mt. Bachelor Pad and Dirtbag Seat Cover

February 25, 2016 — Editor's note: This story originally ran in Summit Daily News, located in Frisco, Colo. It is a sister publication to Tahoe Daily Tribune, serving Breckenridge and the surrounding region. High Gear features outdoor sports gear, technology and innovations useful in the High Sierra and America's

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High Gear: Colorado company innovates again with Switch 24 and Slay 22 daypacks

February 25, 2016 — Editor's note: High Gear features outdoor sports gear, technology and innovations useful in the High Sierra and America's West. These guys keep sending us stuff to play with, and every time we've been impressed. The guys are from Denver-based Mile High Mountaineering, and they've done

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2016 Amgen Tour of California men’s and women’s Tahoe stage routes announced

February 25, 2016 — SOUTH LAKE TAHOE — In a press release this week, officials with the 2016 Amgen Tour of California pro cycling competition announced course details for this year's stage race. The Lake Tahoe portion of the men's and women's competitions will include iconic vistas along the

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Five planets align for Sierra Nevada stargazers

February 25, 2016 — Amateur stargazers have the opportunity to witness an unusual sight in the night sky for the next few weeks, but they'll have to get up early to make it happen. Mercury, Venus, Mars, Saturn and Jupiter can be found lined up in a shallow arc

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Tahoe’s backcountry avalanche threat down following storm lull

February 25, 2016 — SOUTH LAKE TAHOE — Spring will be in the air this weekend throughout the Tahoe region, rewarding skiers and snowboarders with sunny skies and warmer temperatures. As a result, backcountry users should look for spring-like conditions across much of the Sierra Nevada with temperatures forecast

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High Gear: Hillsound Armadillo LT gaiter

February 25, 2016 — Editor's note: High Gear features outdoor sports gear, technology and innovations useful in the High Sierra and America's West. My first introduction to gaiters came when I was about 7 years old. We were getting ready for a winter Boy Scout trip to Fraser, Colorado,

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El Niño hiatus: Tahoe’s unseasonably warm temperatures not yet a snowpack concern

February 25, 2016 — While temperatures around the Tahoe Basin are forecast to reach close to 15 degrees above average this week — with no precipitation expected — meteorologists and water resource officials say it's not yet a cause for concern when it comes to the snowpack. "February is

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