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The Outdoors

  • Wet ‘n’ Dirty

    By The Weekly on April 6, 2016
    Courtesy Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows |  MarkEpstein Squaw vies for World Cup Olympic Valley The U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association has selected Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows as the proposed site of an Audi FIS Ski World Cup in 2017. U.S. Ski Team officials are supporting the return of World Cup ski racing to the Olympic venue of Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows […]
  • Fishing in Baja

    By Bruce Ajari on September 24, 2015
    By Bruce Ajari Leslie Ajari fishing in Baja. FISHING REPORT (See Sightseeing for water levels.) Boca | Inflow is at 16 cfs and the outflow is 60 cfs. Fishing has been fair. Fly-fishers have been catching some fish near the inlet with nymphs, streamers and dries. Donner | Fishing has been fair to good. Kokanee fishing has been good. Nightcrawlers […]
  • Plumas Pines Golf Resort

    By Thomas Lester on September 24, 2015
    By Thomas Lester Courtesy Plumas Pines 18 holes | Par 72 Yardage | 5,246-6,421 Slope | 126-137 Rating | 70.4-71.1 Located in the peaceful, quaint town of Blairsden, Plumas Pines Golf Resort is a fantastic destination to get away from it all. Designed in 1980 by Homer Flint, the course zigzags its way along the middle fork of the Feather […]
  • Learning to spey cast

    By Bruce Ajari on September 16, 2015
    By Bruce Ajari n a trip on the Trinity River west of Redding last year, my daughter helped me refine my two-handed casting that I had learned during a class in Oregon with World Champion Spey Caster Travis Johnson. My daughter even went through the class with me. She had the good fortune of learning her Spey casting earlier from […]
  • Old Greenwood Golf Course

    By Thomas Lester on September 16, 2015
    By Thomas Lester Courtesy Old Greenwood 18 holes | Par 72 Yardage | 7,518-5,419 Rating | 75.2-69.8 Slope | 140 133   If you seek an upscale golf experience that is unlike any other, tee up at Old Greenwood Golf Course in Truckee. The course was built by the legendary Jack Nicklaus in 2004. It is a signature Nicklaus design, […]
  • Fostering a love of fly-fishing

    By Bruce Ajari on September 9, 2015
    By Bruce Ajari A fly-tying class. | Courtesy Tahoe Truckee Fly Fishers The Tahoe Truckee Fly Fishers have been sponsoring a program called the Cliff Frazier Memorial Youth Fly Fishing Class since 2006. The class introduces a group of local kids to fly-fishing. It was named after the late Cliff Frazier, a long-time member of the Tahoe Truckee Fly Fishers […]
  • Northstar California Golf Course

    By Thomas Lester on September 9, 2015
    By Thomas Lester Courtesy Northstar California 18 holes | Par 72 Yardage | 4,420-6,820 Slope | 110-139 Rating | 65.6-73 A tale of two nines. That is the best way to describe Northstar California’s two distinctly different nines. The front 9 wanders through the wonderful Martis Valley and is referred to as the Meadow nine. The back 9, called the […]
  • Gal Gone Fishing

    By Bruce Ajari on September 2, 2015
    By Bruce Ajari ·    Leslie Ajari on a float trip on the Green River in Utah. | Josh Mezher ·  Well, we never had a clue that my daughter, Leslie, would make fly-fishing her profession as an adult. She and her brother, Wes, were introduced to fishing at a young age and then to fly-fishing at about 10-years-old. After […]
  • Whitehawk Ranch Golf Club

    By Thomas Lester on September 2, 2015
      By Thomas Lester ·  Courtesy Whitehawk Ranch · 18 holes | Par 71 Yardage | 6,954-4,816 Course rating | 71.7-62.9 Slope | 129-105       For more information and directions, visit golfwhitehawk.com or call (530) 836-0394.  
  • The risk of thunderstorms

    By Bruce Ajari on August 26, 2015
      By Bruce Ajari ·  The weather this year has been strange. You would not be wrong in saying that we have had much more rain in the spring and summer due to many thunderstorms. Thunderstorms are exciting to watch from the safety of a nice secure location. However, many times, people are caught outdoors during these thunderstorms and exposed […]