Category Archives: California

Bonus Post!: Growler Refills in California

This blog post is a slight diversion from the typical outdoorsy, national parks and wilderness posts that I normally put up.  But since I’m into brewing and beer and many outdoor-oriented folks are too, here’s a quick beer law update … Continue reading

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Grizzly Bears!!

Imagine walking down the street from your home in South Lake Tahoe, Salt Lake City, Denver, Phoenix, Oklahoma City, or even a large portion of Mexico and encountering a grizzly bear. It may sound like a fantasy, but a few … Continue reading

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Goose Lake, the Brewing Lair, and Plumas County, CA (Pt 2)

After we arose and had breakfast, we secured all of our supplies in the bear boxes or in our car and headed for the trail head.  We had been to a local bike shop the day before (Howling Dogs) and … Continue reading

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Goose Lake, the Brewing Lair, and Plumas County, CA (Pt. 1)

Goose Lake has no geese.  At least none that I saw.  But the names of lakes, or anything for that matter, are not always in keeping with their characteristics. Often, lakes (or at least the area) named things like Silver … Continue reading

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Hail on Freel Peak

Our original plan had been to hike Freel Peak on Saturday.  But owing to predicted record-setting temperatures and an unexpected hike in our flip flops earlier in the week (that’s another story), we decided to put it off until Sunday. … Continue reading

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Old roads/hiking trails in Lake Tahoe

Although Lake Tahoe was first seen by Lt. John C. Fremont in 1844, that span of nearly 170 years has seen the construction and abandonment of numerous roads and trails that can still be explored and hiked by interested adventurers. … Continue reading

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Snowshoe cocktail races

Unless you live in Alaska, Siberia, or on top of a mountain, the odds are that winter is over by now.  Unless you’re reading this next winter or in the southern hemisphere, in which case the odds are that it’s … Continue reading

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