Sierra Nevada mountains

Late January / early February 2005

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I had a wonderful time visiting the Sierra Nevada mountain range this winter.  Lake Tahoe and Mammoth were both having fantastic winters, well over their “normal” snowfall totals. 

It was also great to see and spend time visiting with my old running partners, Rob, Tai and Ken.

I have to say that I was most impressed with the central Sierra, with its 5000 foot vertical rise off of the valley floor and endless ridges. 

Thank you again to the Krystofiak's and Karen Schwartz for their warmth and generosity!


Genoa, Nevada

My annual snowboard trip to Lake Tahoe was a resounding success.  Rob, Tai and I had a wonderful time!  The snow conditions varied from spring like (sunny days, crusty snow), Northwest like (raining), to Utah like (sunny knee deep powder).  As always, the Krystofiak’s treated me like family.  I’m looking forward to doing it again next year.


Big Pine, California

I had a fantastic first visit to the central Sierra Nevada mountain range with Ken.  We rode Mammoth for two days and spent a day in the back country, hiking "Old man bowl".  (Needless to say my lungs suffered at the 10,000 foot altitude.)  Ken's friend Karen played guide to us, showing us the Mammoth ski resort and back country outside of Bishop as only a local can.  I had a great time, and can't wait to visit those gorgeous mountains again someday.

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Lake Tahoe

Airplane view

Tai and Rob

Kirkwood halfpipe

Rob and Tai

Enjoying the powder at Kirkwood

Lake Tahoe

Dave and Rob

Helicopter

Jake

Enjoying Mammoth

Jake and Ken

At Mammoth

Karen and Ken

View from Mammoth

Jake

Enjoying the views before hiking

Karen

Skiing "old man bowl"

Jake

At the bottom of "Old man bowl"

Ken and Karen

Bouldering

Ken

Bouldering

Ken

Bouldering

Ken

On top of a boulder

Mt. Toms

View outside of Bishop

View outside of Bishop

Rainbow

Mt. Whitney

Mt. Whitney

Mt. Whitney

Sierra view

Venice beach boardwalk

Venice beach

 

Travel links

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