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Hunting Mountain Mushrooms

Terra Breeden, Staff Reporter

March 24, 2016

With their spongy, brain-like appearance and mottled brown coloring, morels look more like a discarded bathroom loofah than a gourmet treat. However, these wild North American mushrooms are prized for their nutty, steak-like fla...

Diamond Peak Rail Jam: One Fine Day

Bliss Summerstone, Staff Reporter

March 3, 2016

Snowboarders were flipping over in the air on Friday, February 26 at Diamond Peak's Rail Jam competition, and the weather was a sunny warm 57 degrees.  Out of the hundred spectators a half dozen were seen wearing shorts and ...

Boreal Banked Slalom Competition

Rachel Lightner, Staff Reporter

March 3, 2016

The weather was near the 60s.  The parking lot was packed.  Spirits were high at the second annual Boreal Banked Slalom on Saturday, Feb. 20, at Boreal Mountain. With nearly 200 competitors, and a large portion being Sierra Neva...

Bliss in the backcountry

Rachel Lightner, Staff Reporter

February 18, 2016

There is a wild and unexplainable type of happiness that occurs from being in the mountains. To be in the heartland of the Sierra Nevada mountain range, with breathtaking terrain as far as the eye can see, is mesmerizing....

Dust off the gear, the snow is here

Danni Hicks, Staff Reporter

December 11, 2015

The feeling of excitement is almost tangible as the first snowflakes of the year begin to fall. Students and ski resorts alike start  gearing up for the impending season, and some resorts are already launching by offering tickets a...

Ode to ODAL

Stephanie Coates, Feature Editor

November 18, 2015

As I stood in front of a room full of outdoor enthusiasts, about to share my experience spending 15 days solo backpacking through the Sierra Nevada, I realized just how far I had come since my start at Sierra Nevada College nine...

ODAL 101 Conquers the South Fork

October 14, 2015

  After completing the first trip of the Outdoor Adventure Leadership 101 class, backpacking, 21 students continued the course with their second trip on Sept. 18, which encompassed team building through whitewater raft...

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