Tensions high over Tahoe bears

There’s a surprisingly in-depth Sacramento Bee article about the ongoing bear wars in Incline Village with Ann Bryant as usual in the thick of it.   Personally, I think the Bear League’s de facto attitude that bears can be omnipresent and safe neighborhood pets is naive and the belief that a … Continue reading

Yosemite Rim Fire Map

For some reason news articles about wildfires, land-use issues, etc.  in mainstream media organizations almost never include maps.  Here’s a highly informative map on the extent of the Yosemite Rim Fire, with more info at InciWeb:     Tweet

Truckee PD has got it covered

It’s good to know Truckee’s finest has got all the bases covered from almost every threat: those are official Truckee PD standup paddle boards on the roof rack at Truckee Thursdays:   But what about threats from the air?       Tweet

Beckwourth Peak drive and hike

Beckwourth Peak is the prominent, flat-topped peak dominating Portola to the north and overlooking the expanse of the Sierra Valley to the south.   It’s named for the black mountain man and Jim Bridger associate James Beckwourth, who also discovered Beckwourth Pass to the east.  Despite its prominence it seems … Continue reading