Busy week so I thought I would offer some odds and ends that you might find interesting, including a great opportunity for you to attend a Sierra Snow Skills class and do a good deed at the same time, a new book that gives hikers who like to take their pets along with them some choices in the Sierra, and a neat video about the Muir Hut that stands atop Muir Pass.
Hope you enjoy!
Ned Tibbits and his great folks at Mountain Education are doing a 1-day Sierra Snow Skills clinic this coming Saturday, March 31. The cost is $150. which goes to the Mountain Education 501(c)(3) public charity. The location of the class is up near Carson Pass and the time is from 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. This will be a terrific overview of what you need to know to hike safely through snow. Want more information? Contact Ned at ned [at] mountaineducation [dot] org.
I always get a morale boost when I encounter a dog on the trail. They may be the only animal happier to be out there than I am! Ms. Preston is well know in the hiking community as someone who knows more about this subject than just about anyone, and this volume represents the culmination of years of work on her part. The hikes in 57 Dog-Friendly Trails: In California’s Foothills and the Sierra Nevada fall mostly around Sacramento and Lake Tahoe. If you have a canine friend who you wish could hike alongside you, check it out!
Lastly, have you seen the video about the Muir Hut produced by the University of California, Berkeley? It is a terrific piece, and not just because there are a few photos of the hut taken by your humble author. After you have watched it – if you are looking for a little more – you could also check out this.
Good hiking, Ray