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Archive for October, 2008

Deuter Photo Contest Update

Tuesday, October 21st, 2008

This is our first update on the Deuter Photo Contest that is going to be running through the end of November. These are the first few entries we recieved, but there is still plenty of time to submit your photos to nathaniel@tahoemountainsports.com for a chance to win either a  Deuter Race-X Air or a Limited Edition Deuter Trans Alpine.

Submitted by: Dave

Submitted by: Dave

 

Submitted by Dave

Submitted by Justin Scharp

Submitted by: Dave

Submitted by: Dave

Submitted by Pam

Submitted by Pam

Velma Lakes Hike

Saturday, October 18th, 2008

I decided to go on a hike in Desolation Wilderness to check out Velma Lakes on 11/12. It was clear and very cool, a perfect day for a fall hike. Here are a few scenics of fall in the Sierras.

Lower Velma Lake

Lower Velma Lake

 

Middle Velma Lake

Middle Velma Lake

 

Jake's Peak and Lake Tahoe

Jake's Peak and Lake Tahoe

                                                

Deuter Photo Contest

Friday, October 17th, 2008

From now until Nov. 30th Tahoe Mountain Sports will be running a Deuter Photo Contest. Send your shots of Deuter Packs in action or of an adventure you took your pack on to Nathaniel@tahoemountainsports.com before November 30th. Entries will be published here in the Tahoe Mountain Sports Blog. First prize is a limited edition Deuter Trans Alpine pack and second prize is a Deuter Race-X Air.

More Snow and New Gear

Saturday, October 11th, 2008
Mother Nature left us a little reminder that winter is on the way this morning. It won’t be long until its time to get back on the slopes so it’s the perfect time to start thinking about new ski gear. Tahoe Mountain Sports carries the latest from Black Diamond, Patagonia and Cloudveil to keep you looking good and ripping hard both at the resorts and in the backcountry. Check out the new Black Diamond Method ski boot and ultra fat Megawatt Ski as well as the Powder Bowl Jacket from Patagonia.
Early Morning Snow

Early Morning Snow

Lake Tahoe 10/11/08

Lake Tahoe 10/11/08

First Snow of the Season and an Epic Mountain Bike Ride

Tuesday, October 7th, 2008

The storm that rolled in Friday night into Saturday brought the first significant rain to Tahoe in months and a few inches of snow on the high peaks. This means that the trails were in amazing shape for a long ride on Sunday, so we headed for a long loop starting at Heavenly and ending on Mr. Toads Wild Ride.

Beautiful views of the Carson Valley about an hour into the ride.

Beautiful views of the Carson Valley about an hour into the ride.

A snowy Freel Peak in the background, we would be getting a much closer look later in the ride.

A snowy Freel Peak in the background, we would be getting a much closer look later in the ride.

The rain left these normally sandy trails in perfect shape for riding.

The rain left these normally sandy trails in perfect shape for riding.

Myself, not realizing how much climbing was still to come.

Myself, not realizing how much climbing was still to come.

Star Lake and Job's Sister, the ride is about to get a bit snowy.

Star Lake and Job's Sister. The ride is about to get a little snowy.

A little snow won't slow Dave down.

A little snow won't slow Dave down.

Looking back at the Lake.

Looking back at the Lake.

Getting close to the high point of the ride.

Getting close to the high point of the ride.

It's (almost) all downhill from here.

It's (almost) all downhill from here.

It ended up taking close to six hours to cover the 26 mile loop with 3,000 plus feet of climbing but the views and epic singletrack made it well worth it. Our Deuter and DaKine hydration packs filled with Nuun Electrolyte Active Hydration Drink Mix helped us get through the ride without bonking. Keep checking back for updates on late season Lake Tahoe mountain biking and hopefully some early season skiing soon.

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