My grandfather built our family cabin in Bear Creek, Alpine Meadows in 1963. My great grandfather rebuilt the Squaw Valley Lodge for Mr Paulson in time for the 1960 Olympics. I was carried up to Five Lakes and Granite Chief Wilderness, by my dad, before I was old enough to hike on my own. I … More Op-Ed: Granite Chief Wilderness- Let’s Be Responsible
The proposed Squaw-Alpine gondola project is now out for public review and comment. I have yet to get through the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIR/DEIS) but I already see many significant impacts we the public must oppose, to protect our wilderness, our heritage, and the unique natural resources our future generations deserve to experience. The … More Op-Ed: Squaw Alpine Gondola Project, a Showcase of Damaging Impacts
Last summer, a team of researchers from Presidio Graduate School struck out on a mission to determine if social media website data could be used to map visitation and use patterns in and around Granite Chief Wilderness. Some of these websites and phone applications allow users to share their location (logged as “geotags”) to improve … More New Study Indicates All Squaw-Alpine Gondola Alternatives Impact Granite Chief Wilderness Visitors
This is an illegal attempt to exclude the public from our (the public’s) trail. The property owner has no right to close the Five Lakes Trail. The county permit he cites has no such authorization (its a federally protected trail, fortunately for us). This trail has been in place for many decades and it needs … More Five Lakes Trail Is Open, It Can Not Be Closed!!!
Last week the Granite Chief Wilderness Protection League wrote to Tahoe National Forest Supervisor, Eli Ilano, about the impacts of the proposed Base-to-Base Gondola which would transect a portion of the Granite Chief Wilderness and its tranquil Five Lakes. We have requested the USFS and consultants carefully address prudent alternatives to proposed Gondola routes to … More Letter to the USFS regarding Squaw-Alpine Gondola impacts on Sierra Yellow-legged frog
This winter we are seeing more and more mixing of rain and snow. Winds today over Alpine and Squaw ridgelines hit 175 mph. Another avalanche today in Alpine, covering a cabin. More avalanches and road closures should be expected as we trend to expanding swings in temperature and snow-moisture conditions. Is Squaw Valley’s pursuit to … More Tahoe Climate Changing
Back page of the current Moonshine Ink (free and in newspaper stands throughout North Lake Tahoe, Truckee, etc) is a full page call to action, pointed at the Placer County Board of Supervisors to D… Source: Tear-off Flier in Moonshine Ink, Back Page, Oct-Nov 2016 Edition