The California Highway Patrol is best known for the troopers who safeguard the state’s highways, but an elite team of helicopter rescuers also responds to the most complicated emergencies by air   Brandon Hallam is hanging out the open door of a California Highway Patrol helicopter above...

Those tempting backcountry slopes should be enjoyed with a healthy dose of avalanche education and awareness   Laughter, stemming from disbelief at the amount of snow falling on this late-January day, was the only sound along a socked-in road on Tahoe’s West Shore as our group worked...

Paddleboarding’s growth owes much to a group of avid Tahoe paddlers who saw the potential in a young sport   Lake Tahoe was looking more like an ocean. Mid-May, an inevitable late-season system was about to hit the Sierra Nevada. Temperatures plummeted below freezing. Westerly winds blew...

[caption id="attachment_10248" align="alignright" width="600"] Squaw Valley Electric owner Barry Thys, who helped plan the original Cushing Crossing in 1990, won this year’s event by successfully crossing the pond while jamming on an electric guitar, photo by Hank deVre, courtesy Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows[/caption] Tahoe’s best snow...

You should plan an outdoor trip this summer—and here’s why   The hang-up I have about a lot of the personal growth industry is that it’s soft and boring. That’s not to say it isn’t important. As an on-and-off therapy patient for about seven years now, I...

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