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

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