Posts by: Rachel Mccullough

Hike or Run Ellis Peak, Lake Tahoe West Shore

Ellis Peak and Ellis Lake is a gorgeous 8-mile round trip hike on Tahoe’s west shore features wildflowers, panoramic lake views, and few...

The Best Camp Chairs of 2019

There’s no better way to test out a bunch of camping chairs than on a camping trip. Here's an in depth look at three of our favorites.

A Climbing Trip to Boulder Canyon

When winter wouldn't give up in Tahoe, Rachel booked tickets to Colorado for a long weekend of rock climbing in Boulder Canyon.

Happy Feet in the Black Diamond Aspect Climbing Shoes

From the moment I put my foot in, I knew these were going to be perfect. These things don’t just look like they should be able to take...

Sawtooth Trail – Classic “Truckee Flat” Hike or Bike

Sawtooth is one of my favorite trails that never seems to get old.  Not too short, not too long, not too flat, not too hilly.  It winds...

Yes to Sleeping Outside – Solo in Bridgeport, CA

Check out Bridgeport, just 2.5 hours away from Truckee with great hiking around Virginia Lakes and Twin Lakes.

Leki Micro Trail Vario Trekking Poles For Hiking

Trekking poles are great for hiking and backpacking so you can maintain good form when traveling over uneven terrain plus they help protect...

How to Motivate to Get Out

Sometimes it’s hard to motivate to get out, yet almost all of us, once we’re out, really enjoy it. Getting in a weekend hike on a...

Sierra Crest Ultra 2017 Post Race Report

If you like a perfectly varied course, a super well-organized event, the best volunteers around, and the company of cheerful Tahoe runners...

Sierra Crest 30k/50k Preview: Johnson Canyon to Summit Lake

If you can’t make it out for a Sierra Crest Ultra preview run, here’s your virtual preview. The snow is melting and the flowers are...