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PLEASE SHARE THIS LINK in your social media so others who loves strange and macabre stories can listen too:https://weirddarkness.com/psychology-family-annihilators/IN THIS EPISODE: Between the years 1925 and 1927, a young teenage girl named Eleonore Zugun from Romania, became the most closely observed, investigated and tested poltergeist victim of the 20th century. Her story is terrifying. (The Romanian Poltergeist Girl) *** When you become a celebrity, you expect certain individuals to go past being fans and into being fanatics. Even stalkers. It's always been that way. Not even Clark Gable was spared – and one woman named Violet made his life a living nightmare. (Dear Mr. Gable) *** There is a rumor that Jacques Cousteau dove to the bottom of Lake Tahoe and filmed a creature but did not release the film saying that “The world was not yet ready for what's down there”. What is at the bottom of Lake Tahoe? (The Lake Tahoe Monster) *** There is a type of mass murder that draws true-crime connoisseurs like no other… familicide, more often called family annihilation. It is a crime that has invoked horror and fascination in equal measures. (The Psychology of Family Annihilators) *** (Originally aired October 14, 2020)SOURCES AND REFERENCES FROM THE EPISODE…“The Psychology of Family Annihilators” and “Family Annihilators Case Studies” by Fiona Guy for Crime Traveler:https://tinyurl.com/y3av5wxn, and Jody Allen for Stay At Home Mum: https://tinyurl.com/y2fuwnhh“Dear Mr. Gable” is from Deranged LA Crimes: https://tinyurl.com/yyqletev, https://tinyurl.com/y4bou5s2“The Romanian Poltergeist Girl” from Euro Paranormal: https://tinyurl.com/y59b7ojt“The Lake Tahoe Monster” by Richard Freeman for Fortean Zoology: https://tinyurl.com/y4fxsdueVisit our Sponsors & Friends: https://weirddarkness.com/sponsorsJoin the Weird Darkness Syndicate: https://weirddarkness.com/syndicateAdvertise in the Weird Darkness podcast or syndicated radio show: https://weirddarkness.com/advertise= = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = =Weird Darkness theme by Alibi Music Library. Background music provided by Alibi Music Library, EpidemicSound and/or StoryBlocks with paid license. Music from Shadows Symphony (https://tinyurl.com/yyrv987t), Midnight Syndicate (http://amzn.to/2BYCoXZ) Kevin MacLeod (https://tinyurl.com/y2v7fgbu), Tony Longworth (https://tinyurl.com/y2nhnbt7), and Nicolas Gasparini (https://tinyurl.com/lnqpfs8) is used with permission of the artists.= = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = =OTHER PODCASTS I HOST…Paranormality Magazine: https://weirddarkness.tiny.us/paranormalitymagMicro Terrors: Scary Stories for Kids: https://weirddarkness.tiny.us/microterrorsRetro Radio – Old Time Radio In The Dark: https://weirddarkness.tiny.us/retroradioChurch of the Undead: https://weirddarkness.tiny.us/churchoftheundead= = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = =(Over time links seen above may become invalid, disappear, or have different content. I always make sure to give authors credit for the material I use whenever possible. If I somehow overlooked doing so for a story, or if a credit is incorrect, please let me know and I will rectify it in these show notes immediately. Some links included above may benefit me financially through qualifying purchases.)= = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = ="I have come into the world as a light, so that no one who believes in me should stay in darkness." — John 12:46= = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = =WeirdDarkness® is a registered trademark. Copyright ©2023, Weird Darkness.= = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = =PARTIAL TRANSCRIPT: https://weirddarkness.com/psychology-family-annihilators/This show is part of the Spreaker Prime Network, if you are interested in advertising on this podcast, contact us at https://www.spreaker.com/show/3655291/advertisement
Misti Miller grew up near Lake Tahoe, where she loved the exhilaration of bridge jumping, cliff jumping, and rock climbing (with ropes and free soloing). One of her favorite experiences was participating in a Guinness Book of World Records event bridge jump off the Foresthill Bridge in Auburn, CA, free-falling 1200 feet before rope tension transitioned her into a huge swing. Professionally, Misti spent over a decade in the veterinary field, where she developed a passion for a wide variety of biological sciences. In 2014, she moved to Saint George as a single mom with her 3 young children and decided to transition to medical massage for humans. After obtaining multiple certifications in various massage modalities, Misti now has a private practice where she performs body work including both therapeutic and medical massage. Outside of work, Misti enjoys trail running, rock climbing, and cycling. To contact Misti, visit: https://www.facebook.com/builditbetterbody/
Cindi Busenhart, the Founder and CEO of MERGE4, has revolutionized the sock industry for action sports enthusiasts. MERGE4's unparalleled commitment to style and performance has resulted in socks that not only look great but can withstand the most rigorous demands of active individuals and extreme athletes, while providing maximum comfort and functionality. Boasting a list of artists and athletes deeper than Lake Tahoe, MERGE4 has rightfully earned its place as the ultimate sock company.Cindi's contributions to the action sports industry extend beyond sock innovation. Her role as the former owner and President of Sessions and ESTE since 1990 has been instrumental in designing, developing, sourcing, producing, marketing, and selling high-quality products for snowboarding, skiing, and skateboarding. Additionally, her leadership as the Board Vice Chair of Snowsports Industries of America has made a significant impact in the industry.
If you've ever watched Josh Daiek's POV ski footage, you've probably been more gripped staring at your phone than he is straight-lining a couloir at Mach Chicken. So when Josh and his filmmaking adventure partner Hazen Woolson set out to make a new ski film for their sponsor Salomon, they wanted to do something different and unexpected to blow peoples' minds. Mountain State and Mountain State 2.0 were the result; two films exploring the rugged and seldom skied wilds of Nevada and the Great Basin, the latter of which recently took home “Best Backcountry Segment” from the IF3 Film Festival. In Episode 26, the boys sit down with Josh and Hazen at Gear Lab in South Lake Tahoe to chat all about the making of the films, from the highs of scoring in last year's record-breaking winter to the lows of getting skunked the two previous winters and Josh's terrifying skirt with certain peril skiing the East Humboldt Range. Also, Pow Bot introduces Mind the Track's newest correspondent, the one and only Snoop Dogg with his Snowsizzle My Dizzle Powderiffic Snow Report. 2:00 – PowBot finds the fresh pow on Mount Rose backcountry, first turns of the season.5:00 – Snoop Dogg Snowsizzle My Dizzle Powderiffic Snow Report.7:45 – Introducing Josh Daiek and Hazen Woolson – Mountain State and Mountain State 2.010:00 – Mountain State 2.0 wins IF3 Film Festival for “Best Backcountry Segment” 15:00 – The genesis of creating the Mountain State film and skiing in Nevada.17:00 – Remote triggering avalanches in Arc Dome Wilderness of the Toiyabe range. 18:00 – Not going to the Ruby Mountains because everybody knows the Rubys.20:00 – How Hazen and Josh met up with each other. 25:00 – Losing a GoPro on a ski line and trying to find it in the summer. A week of lost footage!27:00 – The importance of snow machines and snowmobiles.32:40 – Crashing and getting hurt far from any help way out in the Great Basin. 41:30 – Josh growing up in Rochester Hills, Michigan and skiing Boyne Highlands as a kid.45:00 – Moving to Lake Tahoe, skiing at Kirkwood and meeting Craig Garbiel. 50:00 – PowBot is an ordained minister, the Pastor of Pow, is officiating weddings now. 52:00 – Mountain State 2.0 – Redemption and great conditions all winter. 55:00 – Dealing with federal agencies and getting permits to film. 1:02:30 – Hazen's upbringing, growing up in New Hampshire, skiing and filming.1:05:00 – Skiing the Sand Mountain sand dune out east of Fallon, Nevada. 1:08:45 – Middlegate Bar – a must stop. 1:12:45 – Going to Belmont, Nevada after skiing the Toquima Range and Mount Jefferson.1:15:00 – Great Basin National Park stood out as the most impressive zone for skiing.1:18:00 – Riding sleds and skiing in Jarbidge, Nevada. It's Jar BIDGE not Jar BRIDGE.1:26:00 – Hazen crashes into Josh at 30 mph on snowmobiles.1:29:30 – Google Earth is the most valuable resource for figuring out new ski zones.1:36:00 – Not following a guide book and making your own adventure. 1:38:00 – What's on tap for winter 2023/24?1:41:45 – What does Mind the Track mean to you? 1:43:00 – Follow @joshdaiek @hazenfilms and @trevski123 on Instagram
The Godfather of Reality TV joins the show and hold onto your pants as this show is a whirlwind filled with laughter, facts, stories, and Vegas!We begin by hearing about Bobby Darin and A type personalities traits. John tells his story that begins being on the streets at age 6, an orphan, being in jail, and coming to the United States at age 17 with an affinity of gambling. He ends up in Lake Tahoe, NV at the Cal-Neva-Lodge and who does he see….Frank Sinatra with Sam Giancana! He goes from Las Vegas to Los Angeles.After a great story of getting deported, a failed attempt to escape where he ends up falling asleep in dirty laundry on the 4th of July and why this date is of importance to the story! John was a widely known movie critic and this led to becoming a writer for Francis Albert Sinatra. Listen for a quick story about Redd Foxx! Frank booked John on The Tonight Show even though Johnny Carson did not like John at all and why so. The TV Hit Show- Real People journey to fruition that includes a quick story on Richard Pryor, the pitch to Sinatra for him to do a show, and the films he wrote, produced, & directed on the murder on JFK. John Barbour Links:Website: https://johnbarboursworld.com/Autobiography “Your Mother's Not A Virgin”: https://www.amazon.com/Your-Mothers-Not-Virgin-Canadian/dp/1634242467/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1548505140&sr=1-1&keywords=your+mother%27s+not+a+virginThe American Media & The Second Assassination of President John F. Kennedy: https://www.amazon.com/American-Media-Assassination-President-Kennedy/dp/B073XWW9C3/ref=sr_1_5?keywords=John+Barbour&qid=1699995737&sr=8-5 Before the Lights Links:A Heartbeat & A Guitar: Johnny Cash & the Making of Bitter Tear Docuseries: https://www.beforethelightspod.com/docuseries/bitter-tearsHire Tommy to Speak: https://www.beforethelightspod.com/public-speakingBecome a BTL Member: https://www.beforethelightspod.com/supportBefore the Lights Website: https://www.beforethelightspod.com/Get Tommy a Glass of Vino: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/beforethelightsSupport the showFollow the show on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/beforethelightspodcast/Follow the show on Face Book: https://www.facebook.com/beforethelightspodcast/Follow the show on Tik Tok: https://www.tiktok.com/@beforethelightspodcast?lang=enFollow Tommy on Face Book: https://www.facebook.com/tcanale3Rate & Review: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/before-the-lights/id1501245041Email the host: firstname.lastname@example.org
Why do some people hear about opportunities before you do? * Are they that much smarter than you? * Are they liked more than you?* Are they better than you?Before you get angry with me, let me say it's probably none of the above. When this happens, it's usually because: * More people know who they are. * More people see their work. * People think about them. But why are more people thinking of them more often? Well, the answer lies in a lesson about how memory works. The big “neural network” of your personal connections behaves much like the smaller neural network in our brains. Two things are at work: * Long-term potentiation* The Priming EffectPeople who are receiving more consideration and opportunities are lighting up and frequently strengthening connections between nodes in their network. Let me be nerdy for a minute and remind you of the neuroscience you probably learned in high school. Long-term potentiation Long-term potentiation boosts neural pathways to facilitate the transmission of signals and the creation of long-term memories. This occurs when more activity between neurons boosts neurotransmitter production, increases receptor formation, and builds stronger synaptic connections. Yes, that is a simplified explanation, so don't come at me if you're a neuroscientist.
Two LAPD officer are in the hospital after a suspected drunk driver slammed into their squad car. Plus, a woman is in critical condition after she was stabbed outside of an Amazon facility in Mission Viejo, hundreds of LAX workers are on strike, and a ski resort in Lake Tahoe is open for the season.
The gang is back and more hopeless and brazen than ever. We discuss hiking Lake Tahoe mountains in blue jeans and new boots, the value of a $10 Casio versus an entire NFL scouting department, hard and fast rules about what you can and can't do when visiting someone else's house at Thanksgiving, ponder what we'd look like as Muppets, offer our Thanksgiving gameday traditions, and then talk Barry Sanders early retirement, the rise of Tommy DeVito, Ron Rivera not doubling down on a pair of 10s, the Texans fantastic hire of DeMeco Ryans, JJ Watt's potential as a future defensive coordinator, the odds of Bill Belichick getting traded in the offseason, wonder if a defensive player could win MVP, laud the move toward female announcing teams for NBA games, and Kurtis goes all-in against the heinous venture that is Black Friday football. -- High Jinx #77: Thanksgiving Week 00:00: Theme Song & Mountain Hiking in Jeans 13:25: Thanksgiving Talk: sports watching habits, acceptable social behavior 25:00: Sponsor Read: Ernie's Electric Bikes & More 28:00: Erik's Alternate Ideas for Sports to Watch 33:00: Unnecessary Bets of the Week: NFL Thanksgiving Games 51:40: Crystal Ball -- Twitter: @highjinxsports Facebook: High Jinx Sports Show Inquiries/Suggestions/Anecdotes/Ideas: email@example.com
When it comes to skiing, there may be no other person in the Lake Tahoe region with more influence than Bryan Allegretto, known to many powder hounds as “BA”. With one word – Snowpocalypse – BA can send the entire region into a frenzy. As the lead Tahoe region snow forecaster and co-founder of OpenSnow.com, BA consistently outperforms the most advanced and complex snowfall computer weather modeling data through 20+ years of observational forecasting, studying other forecasters and the experience that comes from seeing thousands and thousands of model runs day after day in the Sierra Nevada. In Episode 25, the boys let their meteorologist alter egos fly free, nerding out on all things weather, including the origins of OpenSnow, the challenges of accurately predicting exactly how much it will snow and where, El Nino vs La Nina, Atmospheric Rivers, and if BA thinks volcanoes like Hunga Tonga have an effect on weather. BA also answers the burning question every powder hound is asking – will Tahoe have another big winter? 2:00 – Pow Bot skis the white ribbon of death at Mount Rose and the boys ride Badenaugh Canyon Trail.4:30 – Introducing Bryan Allegretto – BA – Snow Forecaster for OpenSnow Tahoe.7:30 – Pow Bot's life history with weather.14:30 – Interview with Bryan Allegretto from OpenSnow Tahoe.16:30 – Growing up in Pennsylvania, skiing the Poconos and Camelback Mountain. 18:30 – Figuring out how to blend a business degree with meteorology. Moves to Truckee to work for Booth Creek right out of college. 20:30 – Starting a weather blog in 2006 connected to a weather page at Northstar and Sierra-at-Tahoe. Reading Howard Sheckter's weather blog for Mammoth.28:00 – Starting OpenSnow in the 2011/12 season when a five year drought started.31:45 – The “Beard Shaver” storm idea during drought – 2 feet in 24 hours. 34:00 – Creating a community around weather – the comment section of the Tahoe Weather Blog. OpenSnow forum in testing phase. 41:20 – OpenSnow launching their first ski film (more of a snowboard film) about one of their forecasters chasing powder across the country. 44:05 – Trail Whisperer's obsession with weather and finding the OpenSnow snow forecast.46:05 – How does BA regularly outperform National Weather Service with snow forecasting? 47:20 – Dealing with criticism, angry emails, trollers and mean comments on social media.55:20 – Weather forecast computer modeling like GFS, Euro, Canadian, NAMM versus observational weather forecasting from people with experience. 1:00:05 – Trying to be perfect in the world of imperfect weather forecasting.1:04:20 – The challenges of trying to accurately predict seasonal forecasting, and the warm ocean temperatures of 2023 and the potential El Nino winter.1:09:20 – Learning from past winters to help more accurately predict future winters with climate change – the variable that pushes seasons over the top: ocean temperatures.1:15:20 – Has Lake Tahoe been getting more Atmospheric River storms over the last 20 years?1:17:50 – Is Trail Whisperer's theory of volcanoes warming ocean temperatures and Hunga Tonga affecting weather patterns accurate or inaccurate? 1:25:00 – El Nino versus La Nina seasons – when does the most snow fall in Lake Tahoe region?1:28:30 – The importance of human observational forecasting in a world of mathematics and computer modeling in meteorology and the AI bots that are coming. 1:35:00 – What webcams does BA use to give him a gauge of snowfall? Sugar Bowl, Palisades, Alpine Meadows and Mt. Rose.1:36:45 – Where does it snow the most in the Lake Tahoe region? 1:38:30 – What does Mind the Track mean to you? 1:40:00 – How can people get in touch with BA? Tahoe Daily Snow at Opensnow.com – firstname.lastname@example.org:43:00 – What is BA's season prediction for this winter? We will be have snow level issues and a late start to the winter.
An invasive snail was recently discovered in the largest alpine lake in the Mountain West. And these tiny critters could cause big problems for the area's ecosystem and economy.
Care Less, Do More. – E26 – Travis Ganong Travis Ganong and I grew up together here in Lake Tahoe skiing at Palisades where we honed our skiing technique with the famed race program. At 15 I started competing in Slopestyle competitions and Travis made the US Ski team and [...] The post Care Less, Do More. – E26 – Travis Ganong appeared first on Out Of Collective.
Watch this episode on YouTube! Make sure you're subscribed to our channel also, brothers. https://youtu.be/tJpPr5vwrr4 Hellllllllllo brothers! This week, we recorded Slop in Libbie's hotel room at the Harrah's Casino in Lake Tahoe! STATELINE NEVADA TO BE SPECIFIC. We give some holiday advice, talk about how to take proper photos on your phone and life on the road. If you want to support the podcast and want extra content from us- check out our Patreon! We do a weekly deep dive on a WikiHow article on there, post lost episodes and content we can't post on here. www.patreon.com/slopcity XO ALL HAIL PUCINA RAAAAAAANCH
By Davy Crockett Get this history in my new book The first certified 100 km race in America was held at Lake Waramaug, Connecticut, in 1974. Today it remains as the oldest 100 km race in the country and the second oldest American ultra still held. For many years in the late 1970s and throughout the 1980s, it was the unofficial national championship for the 100 km distance and the best ultrarunners in the U.S. made their pilgrimage to Lake Waramaug to test their abilities on the 7.59-mile paved road loop around the lake. Before 1974, the 50-mile or 100-mile distances had been the America's “standard” ultra distances. But most of the ultras held during the 1970s were of odd lengths. There were a few road 50 kms, such as those put on by the AAU in Sacramento. But in the New York City area, the hotspot for ultramarathons put on by Ted Corbitt (1919-2007), of the New York Road Runners, had a large variety of ultra distances during the 1960s and early 1970s. San Francisco had been the scene of multiple 32 milers. Racing around Lake Tahoe for 72 miles would become popular starting in 1975. No one had yet thought to put on a race that was exactly 100 km. The Great Tarahumara 100 km of 1926 We must give credit to Mexico and the Tarahumara for the earliest known running race that was strictly 100 km long. With the Central American Games coming to Mexico in 1926, Jesus Antonio Almeida (1885-1957), the governor of the State of Chihuahua, and the President of Mexico, Plutarco Elias Calles (1877-1945) wanted to showcase the newly discovered Tarahumara distance running talent on this world stage. They arranged for an exhibition 100 km race to be held. It was called La carrera Tarahumara, or the “Great Tarahumaran Race,” and was held five days after the games. It was hoped with the attention to this race, that the 100 km would be adopted by the upcoming Olympic Games. “They dreamed that their Tarahumaran countrymen would win honor for Mexico by thrilling the world at Amsterdam in 1928.” With Mexican victories, they hoped that it would help drive away racial lies about the Mexican people. The 100 km race was held on a highway from the silver mining center Pachuca to the stadium in Mexico City. Tarahumaras, Tomas Zafiro ran along with Leoncio San Miguel. A third Tarahumara, Virgillo Espinoza, also competed but did not finish. The race began in the dark at 3:05 a.m. The people in the villages along the highway to Mexico City lined the road to cheer them on to the city. They shot off firecrackers, cheered, and some joined in to run with them for short distances. Church bells tolled, bringing out more spectators. Zafiro and San Miguel entered the stadium packed with thousands of spectators at about 12:35 p.m. and ran three laps around the track, finishing tied for the win of 9:37. College athletes at the games were astonished. Zafiro and San Miguel became national heroes. 100 km Races Begin in Europe George Perdon 100 km races began to be held in Europe as early as 1959 with the Lauf Biel 100K that was competed on a long road loop in Biel, Switzerland. Most of these European 100 km events started as hikes but opened up to runners. In 1974, nearly 2,500 runners and walkers finished the very popular European race. At least 14 100 km races were held that year in Europe. The fastest recorded 100 km times were usually split times accomplished by runners trying to achieve longer distances, such as 100 miles. In 1974, before America had a 100 km race, the world record of 6:42:53, was held by Ensio Tanninen (1936-) of Finland, who set that mark on an uncertified road course in 1972 at Järvenpää, Finland. The record on a certified track was 7:26:14, set by George Perdon (1924-1993) of Australia, in 1970, at Olympic Park in Melbourne, Australia. America Was Slow to Adopt the 100 km Ultra America, of course, was not on the metric system, although there was increased discussion in the 1970s to start using it.
Tuesday, November 7, 2023 - Topic: Travel, RIP, Napoleon and more… The Ryan's are back from their court date in Lake Tahoe. Things only get more interesting as this story develops... Then a heartfelt farewell to Matthew Perry RIP, and the team reviews Napoleon Dynamite on 2nd chance theater with misunderstanding based on misunderstanding, mounted on more misunderstanding. Plus: Checking in with Nicole and GVBC is back @ Newcombs… wonderful but not without incident. Thank you for being here
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You can also subscribe to the free tier below:WhoDeirdra Walsh, Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Park City, UtahRecorded onOctober 18, 2023About Park CityClick here for a mountain stats overviewOwned by: Vail ResortsLocated in: Park City, UtahYear founded: 1963Pass affiliations:* Epic Pass: unlimited* Epic Local Pass: unlimited with holiday blackouts* Tahoe Local: five non-holiday days combined with Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Crested Butte, Keystone* Epic Day Pass: access with All Resorts tierClosest neighboring ski areas: Deer Valley (:04), Utah Olympic Park (:09), Woodward Park City (:11), Snowbird (:50), Alta (:55), Solitude (1:00), Brighton (1:08) – or just ski between them all; travel times vary massively pending weather, traffic, and time of yearBase elevation: 6,800 feetSummit elevation: 9,998 feet at the top of Jupiter (can hike to 10,026 on Jupiter Peak)Vertical drop: 3,226 feetSkiable Acres: 7,300 acresAverage annual snowfall: 355 inchesTrail count: 330+ (50% advanced/expert, 42% intermediate, 8% beginner)Lift count: 41 (2 eight-passenger gondolas, 1 pulse gondola, 1 cabriolet, 6 high-speed six-packs, 10 high-speed quads, 5 fixed-grip quads, 7 triples, 4 doubles, 3 carpets, 2 ropetows – view Lift Blog's inventory of Park City's lift fleet)View historic Park City trailmaps on skimap.org.Why I interviewed herAn unfortunate requirement of this job is concocting differentiated verbiage to describe a snowy hill equipped with chairlifts. Most often, I revert to the three standbys: ski area, mountain, and resort/ski resort. I use them interchangeably, as one may use couch/sofa or dinner/supper (for several decades, I thought oven/stove to be a similar pairing; imagine my surprise to discover that these words described two separate parts of one familiar machine). But that is problematic, of course, because while every enterprise that I describe is some sort of ski area, only around half of them are anywhere near an actual mountain. And an even smaller percentage of those are resorts. Still, I swap the trio around like T-shirts in the world's smallest wardrobe, hoping my readers value the absence of repetition more than they resent the mental gymnastics required to consider 210-vertical-foot Snow Snake, Michigan a “ski resort.”But these equivalencies introduce a problem when I get to Park City. At 7,300 acres, Park City sprawls over 37 percent more terrain than Vail Mountain, Vail Resorts' second-largest U.S. ski area, and the fourth-biggest in the nation overall. To call this a “ski area” seems inadequate, like describing an aircraft carrier as a “boat.” Even “mountain” feels insubstantial, as Park City's forty-some-odd lifts shoots-and-ladder their way over at least a dozen separate summits. “Ski resort” comes closest to capturing the grandeur of the whole operation, but even that undersells the experience, given that the ski runs are directly knotted to the town below them – a town that is a ski town but is also so much more.In recent years, “megaresort” has settled into the ski lexicon, usually as a pejorative describing a thing to be avoided, a tourist magnet that has swapped its soul for a Disney-esque welcome mat. “Your estimated wait time to board the Ultimate Super Summit Interactive 4D 8K Turbo Gondola is [one hour and 45 minutes]”. The “megas,” freighted with the existential burden of Epic and Ikon flagships, carry just a bit too much cruise ship mass-escapism and Cheesecake Factory illusions of luxe to truly capture that remote wilderness fantasy that is at least half the point of skiing. Right?Not really. Not any more than Times Square captures the essence of New York City or the security lines outside the ballpark distill the experience of consuming live sports. Yes, this is part of it, like the gondola lines winding back to the interstate are part of peak-day Park City. Those, along with the Epic Pass or the (up to) $299 lift ticket, are the cost of admission. But get through the gates, and a sprawling kingdom awaits.I don't know how many people ski Park City on a busy day. Let's call it 20,000. The vast majority of them are going to spend the vast majority of their day lapping the groomers, which occupy a small fraction of Park City's endless varied terrain. With its cascading hillocks, its limitless pitch-perfect glades, its lifts shooting every which way like hammered-together contraptions in some snowy realm of silver-miners - their century-old buildings and conveyor belts rising still off the mountain – Park City delivers a singular ski experience. Call it a “mountain,” a “ski area,” a “ski resort,” or a “megaresort” – all are accurate but also inadequate. Park City, in the lexicon of American skiing, stands alone.What we talked aboutPark City's deep 2022-23 winter; closing on May 1; skiing Missouri; Lake Tahoe; how America's largest ski area runs as a logistical and cultural unit; living through the Powdr-to-Vail ownership transition; the awesome realization that Park City and Canyons were one; Vail's deliberate culture of women's empowerment; the history and purpose of those giant industrial structures dotting Park City ski area; how you can tour them; the novel relationship between the ski area and the town at its base; Park City's Olympic legacy; thoughts on future potential Winter Olympic Games in Utah and at Park City; why a six-pack and an eight-pack chairlift scheduled for installation at Park City last year never happened; where those lifts went instead; whether those upgrades could ever happen; the incoming Sunrise Gondola; the logic of the Over And Out lift; Red Pine Gondola improvements; why the Jupiter double is unlikely to be upgraded anytime soon; Town Lift; reflecting on year one of paid parking; and the massive new employee housing development at Canyons. Why I thought that now was a good time for this interviewIf only The Storm had existed in 2014. Because wouldn't that have been fun? Hostile takeovers are rare in skiing. You normally can't give a ski area (sorry, a super-megaresort) away. Vail taking this one off Powdr's lunch tray is kind of amazing, kind of sad, kind of disturbing, and kind scary. Like, did that really happen? It did, so onward we go.Walsh, as it happened, worked at Park City at the time, though in a much different role, so we talked about what is was like to live through the transition. But two other events shape our modern perception of Park City: The Olympics and The Lifts.The Olympics, of course, came to Park City in 2002. On this podcast a few weeks back, Snowbird General Manager Dave Fields outlined the dramatic changes the Games wrought on Utah skiing. Suddenly, everyone on the planet realized that a half dozen ski resorts that averaged between 300 and 500 inches of snow per winter were lined up 45 minutes from a major international airport on good roads. And they were like, “Wait that's real?” And they all starting coming – annual Utah skier visits have more than doubled since the Olympics, from around 3 million in winter 2001-02 to more than 7 million in last year's amazing ski season. Which is cool. But the Olympics are (probably) coming back to Salt Lake, in 2030 or 2034, and Park City will likely be a part of them again. So we talk about that.The Lifts refers to this story that I covered last October:Last September, Vail Resorts announced what was likely the largest set of single-season lift upgrades in the history of the world: $315-plus million on 19 lifts (later increased to 21 lifts) across 14 ski areas. Two of those lifts would land in Park City: a D-line eight-pack would replace the Silverlode six, and a six-pack would replace the Eagle and Eaglet triples. Two more lifts in a town with 62 of them (Park City sits right next door to Deer Valley). Surely this would be another routine project for the world's largest ski area operator.It wasn't. In June, four local residents – Clive Bush, Angela Moschetta, Deborah Rentfrow, and Mark Stemler – successfully appealed the Park City Planning Commission's previous approval of the lift projects.“The upgrades were appealed on the basis that the proposed eight-place and six-place chairs were not consistent with the 1998 development agreement that governs the resort,” SAM wrote at the time. “The planning commission also cited the need for a more thorough review of the resort's comfortable carrying capacity calculations and parking mitigation plan, finding PCM's proposed paid parking plan at the Mountain Village insufficient.”So instead of rising on the mountain, the lifts spent the summer, in pieces, in the parking lot. Vail admitted defeat, at least temporarily. “We are considering our options and next steps based on today's disappointing decision—but one thing is clear—we will not be able to move forward with these two lift upgrades for the 22-23 winter season,” Park City Mountain Resort Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Deirdra Walsh said in response to the decision.One of the options Vail apparently considered was trucking the lifts to friendlier locales. Last Wednesday, as part of its year-end earnings release, Vail announced that the two lifts would be moved to Whistler and installed in time for the 2023-24 ski season. The eight-pack will replace the 1,129-vertical-foot Fitzsimmons high-speed quad on Whistler, giving the mountain 18 seats (!) out of the village (the lift runs alongside the 10-passenger Whistler Village Gondola). The six-pack will replace the Jersey Cream high-speed quad on Blackcomb, a midmountain lift with a 1,230-foot vertical rise. These will join the new Big Red six-pack and 10-passenger Creekside Gondola going in this summer on the Whistler side, giving the largest ski area on the continent four new lifts in two years. …Meanwhile, Park City skiers will have to continue riding Silverlode, a sixer dating to 1996, and Eagle, a 1993 Garaventa CTEC triple (the Eaglet lift, unfortunately, is already gone). The vintage of the remaining lifts don't sound particularly creaky, but both were built for a different, pre-Epic Pass Park City, and one that wasn't connected via the Quicksilver Gondola to the Canyons side of the resort. Vail targeted these choke points to improve the mountain's flow. But skiers are stuck with them indefinitely.On paper, Vail remains “committed to resolving our permit to upgrade the Eagle and Silverlode lifts in Park City.” I don't doubt that. But I wonder if the four individuals who chose to choke up this whole process understand the scale of what they just destroyed. Those two lifts, combined, probably cost somewhere around $50 million. Minimum. Maybe the resort will try again. Maybe it won't. Surely Vail can find a lot of places to spend its money with far less friction.All of which I thought was rather hilarious, for a number of reasons. First, stopping an enormous project on procedural grounds for nebulous reasons is the most U.S. American thing ever. Second, the more these sorts of over-the-top stall tactics are wielded for petty purposes (ski areas need to be able to upgrade chairlifts), the more likely we are to lose them, as politicians who never stop bragging about how “business-friendly” Utah is look to streamline these pesky checks and balances. Third, Vail unapologetically yanking those things out of the parking lot and hauling them up to BC was the company's brashest move since it punched Powdr in the face and took its resort away. It was harsh but necessary, a signal that the world keeps moving around the sun even when a small group of nitwits want it to stop on its axis.Questions I wish I'd askedOn Scott's Bowl accessI wanted to ask Walsh about the strange fact that Scott's Bowl and West Scott's Bowl – two high-alpine sections off Jupiter, suddenly closed in 2018 and stayed shut for four years. This story from the Park Record tells it well enough:Park City Mountain Resort on Tuesday said a high-altitude swath of terrain has reopened more than three years after a closure caused by the inability of the resort and the landowner to reach a lease agreement. …PCMR in December of 2018 indefinitely closed the terrain. The closure also included terrain located between Scott's Bowl and Constellation, a nearby ski run. The resort at the time of the closure said the landowner opted not to renew a lease. There had been an agreement in place for longer than 14 years, PCMR said at the time.A firm called Silver King Mining Company, with origins dating to Park City's silver-mining era, owns the land. The lease and renewals had been struck between the Gallivan family-controlled Silver King Mining Company and Powdr Corp., the former owner of PCMR. A representative of Silver King Mining Company in late 2018 indicated the firm traditionally accepted lift passes as compensation for the use of the land.The lease went to Vail Resorts when it acquired PCMR. The two sides negotiated a one-year extension but were unable at the time to reach a long-term agreement, the Silver King Mining Company side said in late 2018.Land ownership, particularly in the west, can be a wild patchwork. The majority of large western ski areas sit on National Forest Service land, but Park City (and neighboring Deer Valley), do not. While this grants them some developmental advantages over their neighbors in the Cottonwoods, who sit mostly or entirely on public land, it also means that sprawling Park City has more landlords than it would probably like.On Park City Epic Pass accessThis is the first Vail Resorts interview in a while where I haven't asked the question about Epic Pass access. I don't have a high-minded reason for that – I simply ran out of time.On the strange aversion to safety bars among Western U.S. skiersWhen you ski in Europe or, to a lesser-extent, the Northeastern U.S., skiers lower the chairlift safety bar reflexively, and typically before the carrier has exited the loading terminal. While I found this jarring when I first moved to New York from the Midwest – where safety bars remain rare – I quickly adapted, and now find it disconcerting to ride a chair without one.This whole dynamic is flipped in the West, where a sort of tough-guy bravado prevails, and skiers tend to ride with the safety bar aloft as a matter of stubborn pride. Many seem shocked, even offended, when I announce that I'm lowering it (and I always announce it, and bring it down slowly). Perhaps they are afraid their friends will see them riding with a lame tourist. It's all a bit tedious and stupid. I've had a few incidents where I've passed out for mysterious reasons. If that happens on a chairlift, I'd rather not die before I regain consciousness. So I like the bar. Vail Resorts, however, mandates that all employees lower the safety bar when in uniform. That doesn't mean they always do it. This past January, a Park City ski patroller died when a tree fell on the Short Cut liftline, flinging him into a snowbank, where he suffocated. Utah Occupational Safety and Health (UOSH) fined the resort a laughably inadequate sum of $2,500 for failing to clear potential hazards around the lift. UOSH's report did not indicate whether the patroller, 29-year-old Christian Helger, had lowered his safety bar, and experts who spoke to Fox 13 in Salt Lake City said that it may not have mattered. “With that type of hit from the weight of that type of a tree with that much snow on it, I don't know that the safety bar would have prevented this incident,” Travis Heggie, a Bowling Green State University professor, told the station.Fair enough. But a man is dead, and understanding the exact circumstances surrounding his death may help prevent another in the future. This is why airplane travel is so safe – regulators consider every factor of every tragedy to engineer similar failures out of future flights. We ought to be doing the same with chairlifts.Chairlifts are, on the whole, very safe to ride. But accidents, when they do happen, can be catastrophic. Miroslava “Mirka” Lewis, a former Stevens Pass employee, recently sued Vail Resorts after a fall from one of Stevens Pass' antique Riblet chairs in January of 2022 left her permanently disabled. From a local paper out of Everett, Washington:The lawsuit claims the ski lift Lewis was operating was designed in the 1960s by Riblet Tramway Company and lacked several safety precautions now considered standard in modern lifts. The lift suspended two chairs from a single pole in the center, with no safety bars or bails on the outside to confine passengers.Lewis suffered a traumatic brain injury, collapsed lung, four fractured vertebrae and other severe injuries, according to the complaint. She required multiple surgeries on her breasts and knees.The plaintiff also reportedly had to relearn how to speak, walk and write due to the severity of her injuries.It is unclear which lift Lewis was riding, but two centerpole Riblets remained at the resort last January: Kehr's and Seventh Heaven. Kehr's has since been removed. Vail Resorts, as a general policy, retrofits all of its chairlifts with safety bars, but these chairs' early-1960s recessed centerpole design is impossible to retrofit. So the lifts remain in their vintage state. It's a bit like buying a '57 Chevy – damn, does that thing look sweet, but if you drive it into a tree, you're kinda screwed without that seatbelt.Vail Resorts, by retrofitting its chairlifts and mandating employee use, has done more than probably any other entity to encourage safety bar use on chairlifts. But the industry, as a whole, could do more. In the east, safety bar use has been normalized by aggressive enforcement from lift crews and ski patrol and, in some cases (Vermont, Massachusetts, and New York), state laws mandating their use. Yet, across the West and the Midwest, hundreds of chairlifts still lack safety bars, let alone enforcement. That, in turn, discourages normalization of their use, and contributes to the blasé and dismissive attitude among western skiers, many of whom view the contraptions as extraneous.Technology can eventually resolve the issue for us – the new Burns high-speed quad at Deer Valley and the new Camelot six-pack at The Highlands in Michigan both drop the bar automatically, and raise it just before unload. But that's two chairlifts, at two very high-end resorts, out of 2,400 or so spinning in America. That technology is too expensive to apply at scale, and will be for the foreseeable future.So what to do? I think it starts with dismantling the tough-guy resistance. There are echoes here of the shift to widespread helmet use. Twenty years ago, almost no one, including me, wore helmets when skiing. I held out for a particularly long time – until 2016. But wearing them is the norm now, even among Western Bro Brahs. As the leader of a major Vail ski area who has watched the resort evolve first-hand, I think Walsh would have some valuable insights here into the roots of bar resistance and how Vail is tackling it, but we just didn't have the time to get into it.What I got wrongI noted that Nadia Guerriero, who appeared on this podcast last year as the VP/COO of Beaver Creek, had “transitioned to a regional leadership role.” That role is senior vice president and chief operating officer of Vail Resorts' Rockies Region.Park City personnel also provided a few clarifications following our conversation:* When discussing our 2023 closing date and “All the Way to May!” Deirdra said we had already extended our season by a week. In fact, our first extension was for two weeks: from April 9 to April 23. On April 12, we announced an additional eight days.* When discussing how we memorialize our Olympic legacy, Deirdra stated, “We have a mountain in the base area.” That should have been “monument.”* When discussing our lift upgrade permit, Deirdra said, “Our permit was upheld.” This should have been EITHER withheld, OR “The appeal was upheld.”Why you should ski Park CityPark City is a version of something that America needs a lot more of: a walkable community integrated with the ski area above it in a meaningful and seamless way. In Europe, this is the norm. In U.S. America, the exception. Only a few towns give you that experience: Telluride, Aspen, Red River. Park City is worth a visit for that experience alone – of sliding to the street, clicking out of your skis, and walking to the bar. It's novel and unexpected here in the land of King Car, but it feels very natural and right when you do it.The skiing, of course, is outstanding. There's less chest-thumping here than up in the Cottonwoods – less snow, too – but still plenty of steep stuff, plenty of glades, plenty of tucked-away spots where you look around and wonder where everyone went. Zip around off McConkey's or Jupiter or Tombstone or Ninety-Nine 90 or Super Condor and you'll find it. This is not Snowbird-off-the-Cirque stuff, but it's pretty good.But what Park City really is, at its core, is one of the world's great intermediate ski kingdoms. I'm talking here about King Con and Silverlode, the amazing jumble of blues skier's right off Tombstone, Saddleback and Dreamscape and Iron Mountain. You can ride express lifts pretty much everywhere as you skip around the low-angle glory. The mountain does not shoot skyward with the drama of Jackson or Palisades or Snowbird or Aspen. It rises and falls, rolls on forever, gifting you, off each summit, another peak to ride to.Before Vail bought it and stapled the resort together with the Canyons, no one talked about Park City in such epic – no pun intended – terms. It was just another of dozens of very good western ski areas. But that combination with its neighbor created something vast and otherworldly, six-and-a-half miles end-to-end, a scale that cannot be appreciated in any way other than to go ski it.Podcast NotesOn Vail's target opening and closing datesIn previous seasons, Vail Resorts would release target opening and closing dates for all of its ski areas. Perhaps traumatized by short seasons, particularly in the Midwest, the company released only target opening dates, and only for its largest ski areas, for 2023:The remainder of its ski areas, “expect to open consistent with target dates shared in years past,” according to a Vail Resorts press release.On Hidden Valley, MissouriWalsh's first ski experience was at Hidden Valley, a 320-footer just west of St. Louis. It's one of just two ski areas in Missouri (both of which Vail owns). Vail happened to acquire this little guy in the 2019 Peak Resorts acquisition. Here's a trailmap:Not to be confused, of course, with Vail's other Hidden Valley, which is stashed in Pennsylvania:Rather than renaming one or the other of these, I am actually in favor of just massively confusing everything by renaming every mountain in the portfolio “Vail Mountain” followed by its zip code. On the Vail-Powdr transitionI'll reset this 2019 story from the Park Record that I initially shared in the article accompanying my podcast conversation with Mount Snow GM Brian Suhadolc in August, who also worked at Park City during Vail's takeover from Powdr:In some circles, though, the whispers had already started that something was afoot, and perhaps not right, at PCMR. Powdr Corp. for some unknown reason was negotiating a sale of its flagship resort, the most prevalent of the rumblings held. The CEO of Powdr Corp., John Cumming, late in 2011 had publicly stated there was not a deal involving PCMR under negotiation, telling Park City leaders during a Marsac Building appearance in December of that year the resort was “not for sale.” Later that evening, he told The Park Record the rumors “always amuse me.”The reality was far more astonishing and something that would define the decade in Park City in a similar fashion as the Olympics did in the previous 10-year span and the population boom did in the 1990s.The corporate infrastructure in the spring of 2011 had inadvertently failed to renew two leases on the land underlying most of the PCMR terrain, propelling the PCMR side and the landowner, a firm under the umbrella of Talisker Corp., into what were initially private negotiations and then into a dramatic lawsuit that unfolded in state court as the Park City community, the tourism industry and the North American ski industry watched in disbelief. As the decade ends, the turmoil that beset PCMR stands, in many ways, as the instigator of a changing Park City that has left so many Parkites uneasy about the city's future as a true community.The PCMR side launched the litigation in March of 2012, saying the future of the resort was at stake in the case. PCMR might be forced to close if it did not prevail, the president and general manager of the resort at the time said at the outset of the case. Talisker Land Holdings, LLC countered that the leases had expired, suddenly leaving doubts that Powdr Corp. would retain control of PCMR. …Colorado-based Vail Resorts, one of Powdr Corp.'s industry rivals, would enter the case on the Talisker Land Holdings, LLC side in May of 2013 with the aim of wresting the disputed land from Powdr Corp. and coupling it with nearby Canyons Resort, which was branded a Vail Resorts property as part of a long-term lease and operations agreement reached at the same time of the Vail Resorts entry into the case. Vail Resorts was already an industry behemoth with its namesake property in the Rockies and other mountain resorts across North America. The addition of Canyons Resort would advance the Vail Resorts portfolio in one of North America's key skiing states.It was a deft maneuver orchestrated by the chairman and CEO of Vail Resorts, Rob Katz. The agreement was pegged at upward of $300 million in long-term debt. As part of the deal, Vail Resorts also seized control of the litigation on behalf of Talisker Land Holdings, LLC. …The lawsuit itself unfolded with stunning developments followed by shocking ones over the course of two-plus years. In one stupefying moment, the Talisker Land Holdings, LLC attorneys discovered a crucial letter from the PCMR side regarding the leases had been backdated. In another such moment, PCMR outlined plans to essentially dismantle the resort infrastructure, possibly on an around-the-clock schedule, if it was ordered off the disputed land.What was transpiring in the courtroom was inconceivable to the community. How could Powdr Corp., even inadvertently, not renew the leases on the ground that made up most of the skiing terrain at PCMR, many asked. Why couldn't Powdr Corp. and Talisker Land Holdings, LLC just reach a new agreement, others wondered. And many became weary as businessmen and their attorneys took to the courtroom with the future of PCMR, critical to a broad swath of the local economy, at stake. The mood eventually shifted to exasperation as it appeared there was a chance PCMR would not open for a ski season if Talisker Land Holdings, LLC moved forward with an eviction against Powdr Corp. from the disputed terrain.The lawsuit wore on with the Talisker Land Holdings, LLC-Vail Resorts side winning a series of key rulings from the 3rd District Court judge presiding over the case. Judge Ryan Harris in the summer of 2014 signed a de facto eviction notice against PCMR and ordered the sides into mediation. Powdr Corp., realizing there was little more that could be accomplished as it attempted to maintain control of PCMR, negotiated a $182.5 million sale of the resort to Vail Resorts that September.Incredible. Here, if you're curious, was Park City just before the merger:And Canyons:Now, imagine if someone, someday, merged this whole operation with the expanded version of Deer Valley, which sits right next door to Park City on Empire Peak:Here's a closer look at the border between the two, which is separated by ropes, rather than by any geographic barrier:Right around the time Vail took over Park City, all seven major local ski areas discussed a “One Wasatch” interconnect, which could be accomplished with a handful of lifts between Brighton and Park City and between Solitude and Alta (the Canyons/Park City connection below has since been built; Brighton and Solitude already share a ski link, as do Alta and Snowbird):This plan died under an avalanche of external factors, and is unlikely to be resurrected anytime soon. However, the mountains aren't getting any farther apart physically, and at some point we're going to accept that a few aerial lifts through the wilderness are a lot less damaging to our environment than thousands of cars cluttering up our roads.On the Park City-Canyons connector gondolaWe talked a bit about the Quicksilver Gondola, which, eight years after its construction, is taken for granted. But it's an amazing machine, a 7,767-foot-long connector that fused Park City to the much-larger Canyons, creating the largest interconnected ski resort in the United States. The fact that such a major, transformative lift opened in 2015, just a year after Vail acquired Park City, and the ski area is now having trouble simply upgrading two older lifts, speaks to how dramatically sentiment around the resort has changed within town.On Park City's mining historyAn amazing feature of skiing Park City is the gigantic warehouses, conveyor belts, and other industrial artifacts that dot the landscape. Visit Park City hosts free daily tours of these historic structures, which we discuss in the podcast. You can learn more here.On the Friends of Ski Mountain Mining HistoryWalsh mentions an organization called “Friends of Ski Mountain Mining History.” This group assumes the burden of restoring and maintaining all of these historic structures. From their website:More than 300 mines once operated in Park City, with the last silver mine closing in 1982. Twenty historic mine structures still exist today, many can been seen while skiing, hiking or mountain biking on our mountain trails. Due to the ravages of time and our harsh winters, many of the mine structures are dilapidated and in critical need of repair. We are committed to preserving our rich mining legacy for future residents and visitors before we lose these historic structures forever.Over the past seven years, our dedicated volunteers have completed stabilization of the King Con Counterweight, California Comstock Mill, Jupiter Ore Bin, Little Bell Ore Bin, two Silver King Water Tanks, the Silver Star Boiler Room and Coal Hopper, the Thaynes Conveyor and the King Con Ore Bin. Previous projects undertaken by our members include the Silver King Aerial Tramway Towers and two Silver King Water Tanks adjacent to the Silver Queen ski run. Our lecture with Clark Martinez, principal contractor on our projects and Jonathan Richards who is our structural engineer, will provide you insight as to how we saved these monuments to our mining era.Preserving our mining heritage is expensive. Our next challenge is to save the Silver King Headframe located at the base of the Bonanza lift and Thaynes Headframe near the Thaynes lift at Park City Mountain Resort. These massive buildings and adjacent structures will take 6 years to stabilize with an expected cost of $3 million. We are embarking on a capital campaign to raise the funds required to save these iconic structures. You can learn more about our campaign here.Here's a cool but slow-paced video about it:On the 2030/34 Winter OlympicsWe talk a bit about the potential for Salt Lake City – and, by extension, host mountains Park City, Deer Valley, and Snowbasin – to host a future Olympic Games. While both 2030 and 2034 are possibilities, the latter increasingly looks likely. Per an October Deseret News article:It looks like there's no competition for Salt Lake City's bid to host the 2034 Winter Games.International Olympic Committee members voted Sunday to formally award both the 2030 and 2034 Winter Games together next year after being told Salt Lake City's preference is for 2034 and the other three candidates still in the race are finalizing bids for 2030.“I think it's everything we could have hoped for,” said Fraser Bullock, president and CEO of the Salt Lake City-Utah Committee for the Games, describing the decision as “a tremendous step forward” now that Salt Lake City was identified as the only candidate for 2034.Salt Lake City is bidding to host the more than $2.2 billion event in either 2030 or 2034, but has made it clear waiting until the later date is better financially, because that will avoid competition for domestic sponsors with the 2028 Summer Games in Los Angeles.The next step for the bid that began more than a decade ago is a virtual presentation to the IOC's Future Host Commission for the Winter Games during the week starting Nov. 19 that will include Gov. Spencer Cox and Salt Lake City Mayor Erin Mendenhall. IOC Executive Board members will decide when they meet from Nov. 30 through Dec. 1 which bids will advance to contract negotiations for 2030 and 2034, known as targeted dialogue under the new, less formal selection process. Their choices to host the 2030 and 2034 Winter Games will go to the full membership for a final ratification vote next year, likely in July just before the start of the 2024 Summer Games in Paris. The Summer Olympics have evolved into a toxic expense that no one really wants. The Winter Games, however, still seem desirable, and I've yet to encounter any significant resistance from the Utah ski community, who have (not entirely but in significant pockets) kind of made resistence to everything their default posture.The Storm explores the world of lift-served skiing year-round. Join us.The Storm publishes year-round, and guarantees 100 articles per year. 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Today we are heading to a sun-soaked slice of heaven. The place I chose as my all time favourite destination when I answered my own travel diaries here on the podcast. The Golden State. It is of course, California. I have been so excited to work on this episode for you, bringing to life a destination so close to my heart - so close in fact, that I even got married on one of its many golden sand beaches.The reason I love California so much is that it's a paradise of possibilities, a promise of endless adventure, that truly caters to every traveller. From the dramatic coastlines of Big Sur, where the waves dance with the rugged cliffs, to the sun-kissed beaches of Santa Monica and the iconic Santa Cruz boardwalk, this state offers a buffet of coastal delights.Speaking of buffets, don't even get me started on the food. California is a culinary playground where flavours from around the world collide. From food truck gems in Los Angeles to Michelin-starred eateries in San Francisco, your taste buds will embark on a journey of their own. Not forgetting that it's home to some of the most famous and beautiful wine country in the world. And how about the great outdoors? California is a nature lover's dream come true. Yosemite National Park, with its colossal granite cliffs and lush forests, will make you feel like you've stepped into a postcard. There's the historic redwood forests of Northern California. And for the adrenaline junkies, Lake Tahoe offers year-round thrills, from skiing in the winter to kayaking in the summer.Whether you're chasing dreams in LA, hiking in the Sierra Nevada, or sipping on cabernet in wine country, California is a place where every moment feels like a movie scene, and you're the star.Speaking of stars, today we are joined by a star-studded lineup of some of my favourite guests across the last 10 seasons, who have chosen California as part of their travel diaries. They'll be taking us on the ultimate California road trip - a trip of a lifetime you can do in two or three weeks, that everyone should be adding to their travel bucket list. Destination Recap:Holly RubensteinCalifornia Road Trip - Los Angeles, Santa Barbara, MontecitoPoppy Delevingne - Chateau Marmont Hotel, Hollywood, LASir Trevor McDonald - Shutters on the Beach Hotel, Santa MonicaEd Gamble - Madonna Inn, San Luis ObispoJon Ronson - Pacific Highway Route 1, Hearst Castle, Los AngelesBrian Chesky - Walt Disney Museum, San FranciscoMichel Roux Jr - Pacific Highway Drive, Wine Region, San Francisco, Spago Restaurant, Chez Panisse, BerkeleyGregory Porter - Yosemite National Park Chef Nancy Silverton Los AngelesAnajack Thai, Sherman OaksKato, Los AngelesDowntown Los AngelesBaroo, Los AngelesOjaiOjai Valley Inn, OjaiSolvangThe Watts Towers, Los AngelesOlvera Street, Los AngelesYosemite National ParkPalm Springs San FranciscoBerkeleySan Juan CapistranoChez Panisse, Berkeley San Ysidro Ranch, Santa BarbaraFerry Plaza, San Francisco Embarcadero Buvette, San Francisco Blue Bottle, San Francisco Farmer's Market, San Francisco Boonville Hotel & Restaurant, Mendocino CountyTo discover more about California head to visitcalifornia.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
On the heels of Halloween, the boys catch up on a cornucopia of topics including the Hunter's Moon, a recap of Trail Whisperer and Swan John's annular eclipse wedding in the Ruby Mountains that Pow Bot officiated, taking the “Florida Man Challenge”, feeling out of place when traveling to a flat part of the country, Pow Bot's sailboat racing adventure with John Morrison, Trail Whisperer's weekend of granite slab riding in the annual Giro di StaMMina and a SENDY Send of the Week (Year?) shout out to Cam Zink for winning the 2023 Red Bull Rampage, along with his winning build crew and Mind the Track guests Henry Wilkins and Damon Iwanaga (Episode 10). The boys also debate whether or not you should kick over rock cairns, whether or not you are an early season skier on the “white ribbon of death” and whether or not getting rid of Daylight Savings Time will have an effect on ski resort operations. What say you, do you kick over cairns or let them be? Let us know in the comments, drop us a DM or email us. 2:00 – Snooze Bot – Tom is stress free and is getting good sleep!5:00 – Fall is fully setting in, time change, Harvest Moon and Hunter's Moon. 7:00 – Trail Whisperer's wedding in the Ruby Mountains of Nevada during the annular eclipse. 16:10 – Feeling out of place in a flat part of the country with no mountains. 18:20 – Florida Man Challenge. 22:00 – Hurricane Otis - Rapid Intensification, warm ocean water and Hunga Tonga.25:30 – Prime season for kayaking on Lake Tahoe, no motor boats in the lake. 27:00 – Halloween – celebrating your alter ego. 29:15 – PowBot goes sailing on a Santa Cruz Express with John Morrison at Richmond Yacht Club.35:15 – Trail Whisperer rides with Fred Stamm in his annual Giro di StaMMina in Pinecrest.42:30 – All about rock cairns. The importance of them, and when they are worth kicking over.52:30 – West View Park, Kennywood and amusement parks in Pittsburgh, PA. 55:20 – Early season skiing – the white strip of death - do you get after it or do you wait until the snow is deep enough? 1:03:30 – Daylight Savings Time – are you in support or against it? It's effect on ski resort operations.1:13:30 – SENDY Send of the week goes to Cam Zink, Henry Wilkins and Damon Iwanaga for winning the Red Bull Rampage.
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"నా కళ్లతో అమెరికా"- డా.కె.గీత చెప్తున్న ట్రావెలాగ్ సిరీస్. ఇందులో అమెరికాలోని కాలిఫోర్నియాతో ప్రారంభించి, అనేక ప్రాంతాల్ని గురించిన విశేషాలు ఉంటాయి. ఇవన్నీ అమెరికా చూడాలనుకున్న వారికి సులభమైన గైడ్లుగా ఉపయోగపడతాయి.
Greetings in love, light, and wisdom as one. As they say in Game of Thrones, winter is coming. It's nice then to be working on a pair of sessions from February 1993 when winter will be nearly done here in Lake Tahoe. We say a pair of lessons because this one podcast is a combination of two sessions over two nights three days apart. The first is from Valentine's Day of that year and features the four main speakers who are at pretty much every channeling session. The first of those is our resident ring mistress Tia who gets each of the two nights off to a start. For a little background, Bethany had not been showing up to channeling sessions but had attended a recent poetry reading Mark and I had taken part. We began with analyzing the negative feedback loop I had been using and working on ways to achieve a power boost when using it. As Mark was channeling Tia from within a pyramid, she suggested using outside power sources for the energy needed for the boost such as the pyramid itself or electrical appliances. She uses the analogy of a river gaining strength before it discharges into the ocean. What I would be doing is discharging the energy into my third eye. From there a giggling Kiri takes over to help me focus my questions. What immediately comes up was a recent trip to the dentist where Kiri had played some role in the procedure I can't remember at this time. From the gist of the conversation it sounds like it was quite the prank. We jump next to the poetry reading mentioned and even give an example of one that sounds like something written by Bethany which we then try to determine its meaning. She next gives me the assignment of listening to Mark after his astral travel trips to places here on the earth to do surveillance work for the Command. I was then have to give the reports to Korton afterwards to free up Mark from that same responsibility. She ends her time speaking by apologizing for being a grouch recently though her pregnancy gives her the right. Omal uses to the end of the first night with a demonstration of coercion with me saying the lines he normally would. Mark and I next get instructions from him to call Bethany which we confirm we did on side two. We also get their plan to start moving Mark's body while he channels instead of just using the vocal cords. Kiri would later become the expert at this. I give him a plan on a surveillance project for a college in Scotland and he provides the necessary navigation waypoints I should be looking for when I get near it in my astral body. It's quiz time after that where I have to remember what he taught me about finding Betelgeuse. We end with another astral travel project I had assigned myself to research pubs in London for a friend that he could then verify the information afterwards. From there the session ends we move on three nights later where Tia starts the follow-up session. For full transcripts of this session and more information about Hades Base and the 6th dimension, please visit our website: http://hadesbasenews.com The sessions lasted from 1992 to 2001 with this one being taped on 02/14 & 17/1992. Side one includes: 1.)(0:00)- Tia and I ponder the absence of Bethany recently and go over the process of gathering up energy while doing a negative feedback loop. It is a loop of energy from the root to crown chakra, out and back in again. 2.)(22:30)- Kiri and I discuss Bethany's last visit which included a poetry reading. We even get one of the examples from that night. Finally, I get assigned to report the farsighting trips of Mark's directly to Korton. 3.)(43:31)- Omal begins with a quick coercion demonstration before putting a plan in place for them getting Mark's body to move around while channeling. We also discuss a surveillance assignment for me.
Thursday October 26, 2023 - Topic: Off to Tahoe… The gang is all here, sans @MagnusWalkerUrbanOutlaw who's back on 11/9. Meanwhile… remember that ticket The Ryan's received on their big USA Grand Tour? Tonight we're revisiting this story as the court date is next week in Lake Tahoe. Spoiler alert, no show next Tuesday. Also on Second Chance Theater, we discuss the Farrely brothers 1998 ridiculousness that is “There's Something About Mary”. J is not a fan but we want to hear why you are… if anyone's actually able to make that arguement. Also Dumb and Dumber, The Ringer & an extended TMI update on New Life of Old Nicole. Thank you for being here!
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This podcast hit paid subscribers' inboxes on Oct. 13. It dropped for free subscribers on Oct. 20. To receive future pods as soon as they're live, and to support independent ski journalism, please consider an upgrade to a paid subscription. You can also subscribe to the free tier below:WhoAmy Ohran, Vice President and General Manager of Northstar, CaliforniaRecorded onOctober 2, 2023About NorthstarClick here for a mountain stats overviewOwned by: EPR Properties, operated by Vail ResortsLocated in: Truckee, CaliforniaYear founded: 1972Pass affiliations:* Epic Pass: unlimited* Epic Local Pass: unlimited with holiday blackouts* Tahoe Local: unlimited with holiday blackouts* Tahoe Value: unlimited with holiday and Saturday blackouts* Epic Day Pass: access with all resorts and 32-resorts tiersClosest neighboring ski areas: Boreal (:21), Tahoe Donner (:22), Palisades Tahoe (:25), Diamond Peak (:25), Soda Springs (:25), Kingvale (:27), Sugar Bowl (:28), Donner Ski Ranch (:29), Mt. Rose (:30), Homewood (:35), Heavenly (:57) - travel times vary considerably pending traffic, weather, and time of year.Base elevation: 6,330 feet (at the village)Summit elevation: 8,610 feet (top of Mt. Pluto)Vertical drop: 2,280 feetSkiable Acres: 3,170 acresAverage annual snowfall: 350 inchesTrail count: 100 (27% advanced, 60% intermediate, 13% beginner)Lift count: 20 (1 six-passenger gondola, 1 pulse gondola, 1 six/eight-passenger chondola, 1 high-speed six pack, 6 high-speed quads, 1 fixed-grip quad, 2 triples, 1 platter, 1 ropetow, 5 carpets – view Lift Blog's inventory of Northstar's lift fleet)Why I interviewed herI am slowly working my way through the continent's great ski regions. Aspen, Vail, Beaver Creek, Ski Cooper, Keystone, Breckenridge, and A-Basin along the I-70 corridor (Copper is coming). Snowbird, Solitude, Deer Valley, Sundance, and Snowbasin in the Wasatch (Park City is next). Jay Peak, Smugglers' Notch, Bolton Valley, Mad River Glen, Sugarbush, and Killington in Northern Vermont.I'm a little behind in Tahoe. Before today, the only entrants into this worthy tome have been with the leaders of Palisades Tahoe and Heavenly. But I'm working my way around the lake. Northstar today. Mount Rose in November. I'll get to the rest as soon as I'm able (you can always access the full podcast archive, and view the upcoming schedule, here or from the stormskiing.com homepage).I don't only cover megaresorts, of course, and the episodes with family-owned ski area operators always resonate deeply with my listeners. Many of you would prefer that I focus my energies solely on these under-covered gems. But corporate megaresorts matter a lot. They are where the vast majority of skier visits occur, and therefore are the backdrop to most skiers' wintertime stories. I personally love skiing them. They tend to be vast and varied, with excellent lift networks and gladed kingdoms mostly ignored by the masses. The “corporate blandness” so abhorred by posturing Brobots is, in practice, a sort of urban myth of the mountains. Vail Mountain and Stowe have as much quirk and character as Alta and Mad River Glen. Anyone who tells you different either hasn't skied them all, or is confusing popularity with soullessness.Every ski area guards terrain virtues that no amount of marketing can beat out of it. Northstar has plenty: expansive glades, big snowfalls, terrific park, long fall-line runs. Unfortunately, the mountain is the LA Clippers of Lake Tahoe, overshadowed, always, by big Palisades, the LA Lakers of big-time Cali skiing.But Northstar is a hella good ski area, as any NoCal shredder who's honest with themselves will admit. It's not KT-22, but it isn't trying to be. Most skier fantasize about lapping the Mothership, just as, I suppose, many playground basketball players fantasize about dunking from the freethrow line. In truth, most are better off lobbing shots from 15 feet out, just as most skiers are going to have a better day off Martis or Backside at Northstar than off the beastly pistes five miles southwest. But that revelation, relatively easy to arrive at, can be hard for progression-minded skiers to admit. And Northstar, because of that, often doesn't get the credit it deserves. But it's worth a deeper look.What we talked aboutTahoe's incredible 2022-23 winter; hey where'd our trail signs go?; comparing last year's big winter to the record 2016-17 season; navigating the Cottonwoods in a VW Bug; old-school Cottonwoods; rock-climbing as leadership academy; Bend in the 1990s; how two of Tahoe's smallest ski areas stay relevant in a land of giants; the importance of parks culture to Northstar; trying to be special in Tahoe's all-star lineup; Northstar's natural wind protection; who really owns Northstar; potential expansions on Sawtooth Ridge, Lookout Mountain, and Sawmill; potential terrain expansion within the current footprint; last year's Comstock lift upgrade; contemplating the future of the Rendezvous lift; which lift upgrade could come next; the proposed Castle Peak transport gondola; paid parking; the Epic Pass; a little-known benefit of the Tahoe Local Pass; the impact of Saturday blackouts; and Tōst.Why I thought that now was a good time for this interviewVail Resorts' 2022 Epic Lift upgrade struck me as a mind-bending exercise. Not just because the company was attempting to build 21 new lifts in a single summer (they managed to complete 18), but because that number represents a fraction of Vail's hundreds of lifts across its 37 North American resorts. Vail Mountain alone houses 18 high-speed chairlifts and two gondolas. Park City owns 16 detachables. Whistler has six or nine gondolas – depending on how you count them – and 13 high-speed chairs. You can keep counting through Heavenly, Breckenridge, Keystone – how do you even maintain such a sprawling network, let alone continue to upgrade it?Northstar managed to snag a piece of Vail's largess, securing a four-to-six replacement for the Comstock Express. It was just the third major lift upgrade since Vail bought the joint in 2010, following the 2011 addition of the Promised Land Express quad and the 2015 replacement of the Big Springs Gondola. So why Comstock? And what's next for a ski area with a trio of high-speed quads (Arrow, Backside, Vista), that are approaching that 30-year expiration date for first-generation detachable lifts?Tahoe is also one of several U.S. ski regions coping with a generational crisis of untenable congestion and cost. The culprits, in no particular order, are an over-reliance on individual automobiles as the primary mechanism of ski resort access, megapasses that enable and empower more frequent skiing, a Covid-driven exodus from cities, a permanent shift to remote work, short-term rentals choking local housing stock, and reflexive opposition to any development of any kind by an array of NIMBYs and leaf defenders.Northstar, an enormous and easy-to-access megaresort owned by the world's largest ski area operator and seated in America's most populous state, sits in the bullseye of several of these megatrends. The resort is responding with a big toolbox, tiering access across a variety of Epic Passes, implementing a partial paid parking plan, and continuing a masterplan that would increase on-mountain beds and decrease automobile congestion. Like every ski area, it's a work in progress, never quite finished and never quite perfect, but tiptoeing maybe a little closer to it every year.What I got wrongAbout the relative size of NorthstarI noted in Ohran's podcast intro that Northstar was America's ninth largest ski area. That's technically still true, but once Steamboat officially opens its Mahogany Ridge expansion this winter, the Alterra-owned resort will shoot up to the number eight spot, kicking Northstar down to number 10. Looking a few years down the road, Deer Valley is set to demote Northstar to number 11, once Mt. Fancypants completes its 3,700-acre expansion (boosting the mountain to 5,726 acres), and takes the fourth-place spot between Big Sky and Vail Mountain.About the coming ski seasonI noted that Northstar was opening, “probably around Thanksgiving.” The resort's scheduled opening date is Nov. 17.About Powdr's Tahoe complexI asked Ohran about her experience running Powdr's “three ski areas” in Tahoe, before correcting that to “two ski areas.” The confusion stemmed from the three distinct brands that Powdr operates in Tahoe: the Soda Springs ski area, the Boreal ski area, and the Woodward terrain park. While these are distinct brands, Woodward's winter facilities are part of Boreal ski area:Why you should ski NorthstarThe Brobots won't do much to surprise or interest you. That's why they're the Brobots. Rote takes, recited like multiplication tables, lacking nuance or context, designed to pledge allegiance to Brobot Nation. The Brobots hate Vail and the Ikon Pass. They despise “corporate” skiing, without ever defining what that is. They rage against ski-town congestion and traffic, while reflexively opposing any solutions that would require change of any kind. They worship dive bars, weed, and beanie caps. They despise tourists, chairlift safety bars, slopeside condos, and paid parking of any kind. They are the Brobots.Lake Tah-Bro is a subspecies of Brobotus Americanus. Lake Tah-Bro wishes you weren't here, but since you are, he wants you to understand his commandments. One of which is this: “Flatstar” is not cool. Like you. Real-ass skiers ski Palisades (steep), Alpine (chill), or Kirkwood (wild). But OK, if you must, go see for yourself. Tah-Bro won't be joining you. He has to go buy a six-pack of craft beer to celebrate his six-month anniversary of moving here from Virginia, while tapping out a Tweet reminding everyone that he's a local.It must be an exhausting way to live, having to constantly remind everyone how ridiculously cool you are. But luckily for you, I don't care about being cool. I'm a dad with two kids. I drive a minivan. I drink Miller Lite and rarely drive past a Taco Bell. My musical tastes are straightforward and mainstream. I track my ski days on an app and take a lot of pictures. I am not 100 percent sure which brand of ski boots I own (I trusted the bootfitter). My primary Brobot trait is that I like to ski mostly off-piste. Otherwise you can call me Sir Basic Bro. Or don't. I won't see it anyway – I stopped reading social media comments a long time ago.Brah do you have a point here? Yes. My point is this: I am supremely qualified to tell you that Northstar is a great ski area. It is huge. It is interesting. It has more glades than you could manage if you spent all winter trying. It is threaded with an excellent high-speed lift network that, during the week, rarely has an over-abundance of skiers to actually ride it. You can cruise the wide-open or sail the empty trees. Park Brahs can park-out on the Vista Park Brah.But if you take my advice and lap the place for an afternoon and find that it's just too flat for your radness, simply ask Ski Patrol if you can borrow a pair of scissors. Then cut the sleeves off your jacket and all under-layers, and descend each run in an arms-up posture of supreme muscle-itude. Everyone will be aware of and in awe of your studliness, and know that you are only skiing Flatstar as a sort of joke, the mountain a prop to your impossibly cool lifestyle. Your Instapost followers will love it.Podcast NotesOn Tahoe's competitive landscapeTahoe hosts one of the densest clusters of ski areas in North America. Here are the 16 currently in operation:On Northstar's masterplan Northstar's 2017 masterplan outlines several potential expansions, each of which we discuss in the podcast:On the “My Epic” appOhran referenced Vail's new My Epic app, which I devoted a section to explaining in the article accompanying my recent Keystone podcast. The Epic Pass website notes that the app will be “launching in October.”On Northstar's original brand campaignI couldn't find any relics from Northstar's 1972 “Everything in the middle of nowhere” ad campaign. I did, however, find this 1978 trailmap noting that all-day adult lift tickets cost $13:That's $64.02 adjusted for inflation, in case you're wondering.The Sierra Sun ran a nice little history of Northstar last year, in honor of the resort's 50-year anniversary:On Dec. 22, 1972, Northstar-at-Tahoe began spinning its original five lifts, operating under the motto “Everything in the middle of nowhere.” The first lifts were given alphabetic names A, B, C, and D. A T-chair provided access to mid-mountain from the village. The cost for an adult to ski for the day in 1972 was $8, gear could be rented for $7.50, and a room for the night at the resort was $30. …The 1980s brought further growth to the resort and in 1988 the first snowboarders took their turns at the resort. That year, George N. Gillett Jr., president of Colorado's Vail Associates purchased Northstar-at-Tahoe. By 1992, Gillett had run into financial troubles and lost Vail Associates. Gillett managed to come away with enough resources to form Booth Creek Ski Holdings, Inc. Gillett's new company focused on real estate development and creating multi-season resorts. In 1996, the company acquired Northstar-at-Tahoe, Sierra-at-Tahoe, and Bear Mountain for $127 million, and began developing the Big Springs area at Northstar. …The new millennium brought with it a joint venture between Booth Creek Ski Holdings and East West Partners with the aim to complete the resort's real estate and mountain development plan. The first phase of the project opened in 2004 and included the foundation for the village along with the completion of Iron Horse North, Iron Horse South, and the Great Bear Lodge buildings. The ice rink and surrounding commercial space were completed during this time. Skiers and riders were also treated to new terrain with the installation of Lookout Lift.From 2005 through 2008 work continued at the base of the mountain to complete the gondola building along with the Catamount and Big Horn buildings in the village. Collaboration between East West Partners and Hyatt Corp also began at this time, leading to the Northstar Lodge Hyatt project. The first building was started in May 2007 and completed in December 2008. Along with these came the Village Swim & Fitness center and the Highlands Gondola from the Northstar Lodge to The Ritz-Carlton Hotel and neighboring building.In 2010, Vail Resorts, Inc., entered the fray and purchased Northstar-at-Tahoe from Booth Creek for $63 million, and later renamed it Northstar California Resort.On Matt JonesOhran mentions Kirkwood GM Matt Jones once or twice during the pod, which we recorded on Oct. 2. This past Tuesday, Oct. 10, Alterra announced that they had hired Jones as the new president and chief operating officer of Stratton, Vermont.On that deep deep winterWhen I was skiing around Northstar in March, I snagged a bunch of hey-where'd-the-world-go shots of stuff buried in snow:The Storm explores the world of lift-served skiing year-round. Join us.The Storm publishes year-round, and guarantees 100 articles per year. This is article 85/100 in 2023, and number 471 since launching on Oct. 13, 2019. Want to send feedback? Reply to this email and I will answer (unless you sound insane, or, more likely, I just get busy). You can also email email@example.com. Get full access to The Storm Skiing Journal and Podcast at www.stormskiing.com/subscribe
At age 54, Alenka Vrecek decided it was never too late for an adventure by bike, rolling out her front door in Tahoe City, aiming 2,500 miles south to her other door at the tip of Baja Mexico. For nearly two months Alenka rode alone, giving her ample time to think about life, struggle, love, loss, family and the meaning of home through the eyes of a Slovenian immigrant. A cancer survivor dealing with her husband's recent diagnosis with Parkinson's disease, Alenka made the tough decision to temporarily leave her family behind, achieving a lifelong desire to adventure before she couldn't any more. Alenka's book, She Rides – Chasing Dreams Across California and Mexico is an exceptionally well-written account of the adventure, channeling the great alpinist authors Reinhold Messner and Nejc Zaplotnik, her literary heroes. Our discussion with Alenka is more than just about the bike or the book; it's about self-discovery, finding strength within yourself and mustering the courage to persevere against all odds. 2:00 – Trail Whisperer gets married, Pow Bot served as officiant.9:00 – Introducing Alenka Vrecek, moving from Slovenia to Lake Tahoe.13:30 – Was it challenging to get on her feet once she first arrived in Alpine Meadows?15:45 – Ski racing, ski instruction and being a certified ski instructor, working at River Ranch.18:00 – Skiing at Squaw Valley in the 1980s with Mike Slattery, Tommy Day and Scot Schmidt. 22:30 – Getting into alpinism and looking up to Nejc Zaplotnik, who was a writer and climber.23:30 – Capturing the essence of Reinhold Messner, a huge inspiration in in writing She Rides.26:00 – The importance of mountains, being outside and exercising regularly. 29:00 – Living with tragedy and personal struggle, and rebuilding your life and identity through being outside and completing a personal journey. 30:00 – What made Alenka want to ride her mountain bike 2,500 miles from Lake Tahoe to Baja? 35:30 – The love of being alone, the power of spending time in the outdoors by yourself. 39:00 – Riding alone in Mexico, feeling less safe around people than around animals.42:00 – Appreciating simple luxuries of life like hot showers and good food. 44:15 – The difference between riding in California and Mexico through the Sierra Nevada. 47:30 – What is the meaning of home? Being content at home, finding adventure in the backyard and learning a life lesson from Alejandro. 53:30 – Pow Bot quotes “Truckin” from the Grateful Dead and its metaphor for life.56:00 – The concept of living to work vs working to live and city culture vs mountain culture.59:00 – Would you do the trip again alone or with someone?1:02:20 – The process of writing the book, “She Rides”. 1:12:00 – Promoting and marketing the book. 1:15:00 – Pow Bot opens up about his wife and her journey with breast cancer.1:17:00 – Did the bicycle heal Alenka mentally and physically?1:20:30 – The flow state and being in the zone and its importance to life, moving meditation. 1:25:25 – Wing foiling, e-foiling and being on the water. 1:27:50 – Alenka rode an Ibis Mojo 3 mountain bike, aka The Beast, from Tahoe to Baja with help from Big Tall Wayne and Karl Rogne at Olympic Bike Shop. 1:31:00 – What “oh shit” moments did Alenka have on the ride? 1:37:30 – What does Mind the Track mean to you?
If you love young adult thrillers with a hint of sweet romance and some speculative fiction elements thrown in, I have just the conversation for you. Today, Angelique Burrell and I discuss her debut YA thriller. We talk about her writing process, her submission and querying process and she shares a few tips she's learned along the way. With an English teacher as a father and a librarian as a mother, it's no surprise that Angelique grew up loving to read. Now, she teaches high school English and creative writing in a suburb of Chicago, working to bring her love of reading and writing to high school students. She is blessed to have a supportive husband, daughter, and son, who don't mind her binge writing, an extended family who always encourage her creativity. Angelique and her husband Walt love their home in Illinois, but their hearts are forever hiking in Lake Tahoe, California. Angelique's debut novel is entitled A Mark in the road. Every tire track tells a story. At least that's what accident experts say. And there's no better expert than eighteen-year-old Mason. Mason dreads the skid marks left by braking tires. Every mark - every near miss, dead animal, injured person - plays like a soundless documentary in his mind. When Mason's on-again-off-again crush Addie begs him to drive cross-country to help her move, he must face what he thought was his greatest fear - the open road. But a tire mark left near a missing woman's car on the Loneliest Road in America changes everything. As Mason searches for clues, he and Addie drive closer to trouble and risk losing everything. Can his strange gift finally serve a purpose? Can he race against the clock and drive 2,000 miles before the skid mark disappears Purchase links: Anderson's Bookshop: https://www.andersonsbookshop.com/book/9781957656199 Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Mark-Road-Angelique-Burrell/dp/1957656190 Connect with Angelique at the following links: Website: https://www.angeliqueburrell.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/aburrellauthor/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aburrellauthor Visit www.everyday-excellence.com and use promo code Inspirational Journeys to get 10% off any product on the site. Subscribe to the 540 Writers Community for free, if you need some writing accountability, and you want to participate inwriting workshops. Visit: https://540writerscommunity.com/ to sign up for the newsletter and search for 540 writers community on Facebook. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/inspirational-journeys/message
Think Big, Act Small with 2x Olympic Medalist Skier Shannon Bahrke Two-time Olympic medalist and three-time Olympian in skiing, Shannon Bahrke, joins Laura for this week's fascinating episode of The Pursuit of Gold podcast. In addition to her Silver and Bronze Olympic medals, Shannon's achievements over her astonishing 12-year career include being a member of the U.S. “A' Team, earning 7 World Cup victories and 6 U.S. National titles, and winning the Overall World Cup title in 2003, despite enduring multiple major injuries. Since retiring from her sport, she has gone on to create the Team Empower Hour made up of Olympians who empower corporate leaders and teams around the globe through leadership development, team building, keynote speeches, and fitness workout classes. Today, Shannon shares details of her extraordinary journey, and, together with Laura, explores such themes such as purpose, resilience, and the power of mental training in sports. The episode delves into Shannon's early introduction to aerial skiing, her childhood in Lake Tahoe, and her love for adventure sports. It highlights her transition to mogul skiing and the pivotal role of community and freedom in her skiing passion. Shannon's journey from the University of Utah to competing at the World Cup level sheds light on the challenges she faced, and her accounts of using journaling and visualization in training and competitions underscore the roller coaster of success that defined her Olympic path. Shannon's story, as told here today, serves as a testament to the importance of mental and emotional resilience, seizing opportunities, and embracing unity and patriotism on a global scale. You owe it to yourself to join in on this remarkable journey, as Shannon's inspiring tale exemplifies the indomitable spirit of athletes who choose resilience and triumph, leaving an enduring legacy in the world of sports and beyond. Episode Highlights: Shannon's journey and her resilience and determination to overcome setbacks Her development of mental toughness, a vital quality for elite athletes The pivotal role of positive self-talk The power of visualization Falling in love with mogul skiing The importance of seizing opportunities even when faced with adversity Shannon's ability to bounce back from injuries and setbacks Choosing resilience and turning failures into stepping stones toward success Quotes: "It was hard, it was difficult, it had so many challenges, but it had all of these super crazy and wild people just like me, so it seemed like a perfect fit." "I'm a natural problem solver, and I like when people tell you can't do it." "That was the moment that I first started to use visualization, closing my eyes and experiencing and seeing what it is that I wanted." "We can be the best at our sport, but the difference is in your mental and emotional resilience." "I could be the person that could change the world as a female to do these things." "When you have a purpose that's greater than yourself, that gives you the ability to do things you wouldn't normally be able to do." "Our destiny isn't given to us; we have the choice to make it." "This is the resilience that I need right now to dig deep and be my best self and show the world what I am truly made of." Links: The Pursuit of Gold Website The Confidence Journal- FREE SHIPPING with checkout code: STARTNOW Conquer Your Fear Laura's Social Media: Laura's Instagram Laura's Facebook Connect with Shannon: Shannon's Website Shannon's Instagram Shannon's LinkedIn
“Staying employed at the same company for over two years on average is going to make you earn less over your lifetime by about 50% or more.” — Cameron KengYou may be underpaid if you've stayed with your current employer for longer than two years. Consider the following chart. On average, people who change jobs see bigger increases in their income. Haven't you noticed this in your career? When you took a new job, you probably enjoyed a nice bump in title and compensation (you negotiated, right?). But, the longer you stayed with an employer, you noticed the annual raises weren't nearly as impressive. Luckily, I experienced this early in my career, and it influenced how I thought about changing jobs for the next ~15 years. I was working for a pretty amazing company that was, unfortunately, going through some hard times. So, even though I was told I was performing well, I received a tiny raise during the review cycle. A couple of weeks later, I was approached by a startup, thanks to my network. I decided it never hurts to talk and interview to see what they had to say. They gave me a sweet offer that was more than a 50% bump to my compensation. I accepted and put my lifetime earning potential on a new trajectory. It was a valuable lesson that I never forgot, and now I share it with all of my clients. Your biggest bumps in level and compensation will most likely happen when you start a new job. I was a manager and leader inside some of the biggest tech companies in Silicon Valley. Many of my friends became leaders, as well. We talked about this issue. Once an employee is “inside the machine,” it's hard to compensate them more than HR policies will allow. There's only so much you can do, and exceptions are extremely hard to get approved. We often ended up in a terrible situation where we would make a job offer to a candidate with much better compensation than an equivalent internal employee was currently being paid. It's pretty messed up! So, I know that intelligent job hopping can increase your lifetime earning potential. But let me be clear about something. You should not change jobs just to change jobs. By all means, if you're in a good situation, stay!* If you're receiving promotions every year or so, stay and climb the ladder as long as you can. * If you're receiving big raises every year or so (way above the cost of living increases), stay. * If your compensation is much better than you'd receive from a prospective employer, stay. How do you find out about this? Always be interviewing! * If you love your job, boss, and coworkers and you don't care about making more money or getting promoted, stay in your comfort zone. Some people prefer that. However, a big problem with not making more money is inflation is still pretty high in the U.S. That means you're essentially taking a pay cut if your compensation doesn't stay ahead of inflation. Your dollar is weaker than it was before. The current annual inflation rate for the 12 months ending this September is 3.7%. It's lower than 2022, which is kind of surprising given how much the cost of goods has exploded. Have you been grocery shopping lately? So, if your income isn't increasing to keep pace with inflation and the growing cost of living, you're falling behind. Today's dollar is worth less than it was a year ago. If you aren't receiving a sizable raise that exceeds inflation, you're actually making less money every year because the dollar isn't as valuable. It's as if your annual salary was reduced by thousands. And, due to the rising costs of almost everything, it is getting harder to make ends meet. You should ask for a promotion or raiseOf course, you should always have a household budget and strive to reduce your expenses. You know I'm an advocate for living more simply and curbing extravagant spending. That's one reason I left the Bay Area of California. However, that doesn't mean you shouldn't maximize your earning potential at the same time. If you want to get ahead and live a better life, you must ask your employer for the compensation you deserve. Some people are comfortable requesting raises and promotions every year (Note: You shouldn't expect a promotion every single year). I had a few employees like that. But most folks don't like to push or pitch themselves. Instead, they hope their hard work will speak for itself and their manager will do the right thing.But I'm here to tell you that waiting and hoping is a risky strategy. Not every employer looks out for their employees. Not every boss is going to fight for you. Many employers try to keep their expenses down, and, for most businesses, salaries are the most significant expense. If an employer has many employees, reducing raises by a few percentage points can translate to millions in savings. I want you to get comfortable with having a conversation with your manager about your performance every year before the employee review process begins. For many companies, this happens in late Q4 and early Q1. If you wait until the decisions have been made, it is too late. I also want you to feel good about asking for a promotion (and the associated raise) when you know you are performing at the next level and deserve it. I want you to feel confident asking for the raise you should receive every year to keep pace with inflation and cost of living increases. * Be professional.* Be prepared.* Don't feel shy.* Don't be nervous.* Don't feel “greedy.”When you are providing value to your employer, you deserve commensurate compensation in return. And, if your employer doesn't understand that, it's time to find a new job with an employer who will pay you fairly. CaveatThe current job market isn't that great. So, be respectful about this process, and don't risk losing your job. You should always be looking for your next opportunity. It's easier to push for a raise or promotion when you know you could easily land a new job quickly. But if you have doubts about that, tread carefully. Prepare for the conversationHere we are in Q4, and the Fall weather reminds us that winter is coming. It is also a reminder that something else will be happening soon.Your annual performance review.Now, not every company has its annual performance reviews at the end of the year or the beginning of the next one. However, I know many do.I also know most people put off writing their personal performance reviews until the last minute. Then, they scramble to gather information, ask people for input, and remember everything they did during the year.Don't be that person.Start capturing information and notes for your review now. Doing this gives you plenty of time to prepare by spending a few minutes on the task each day.Go back through your calendar for the year. Review the meetings that you attended. Doing this will jog your memory for a few activities and accomplishments that you may have forgotten.Similarly, review your email inbox and other messages. Quickly scroll through starting at the beginning of the year, or search for key phrases. Most of the messages won't be that useful or will look familiar. However, a few will jump out at you and remind you of projects, achievements, and other work you did during the year.As you start writing your review, gaps will appear and help you create a to-do list of information you need to gather and conversations with people you may need to have. That's normal. It sure is better to start this process now vs. waiting until it is too late.A performance review is your opportunity to ask for that raise or promotion. So, capture as much quantitative data as possible to support your case (e.g., that project you worked on increased sales by 23%).* Know your internal value (e.g., prepare several quantitative examples of how you're helping the company succeed).* Know your market value (i.e., what your compensation could be with a new employer). You also need to understand what the expectations are for the level above you. Please tell me that your department has a levels and expectations document (e.g., a senior individual contributor is expected to demonstrate ABC and do XYZ). Hopefully, you've been focused on clearly performing at that level this year. It's also essential to demonstrate proof that you are operating at that level. It's hard to justify a significant raise if no one is aware of what you are doing. Don't expect your manager to take your word for it either. Have proof.However, I stand by my belief that you still deserve a raise that keeps pace with inflation if your performance is meeting expectations. Don't settle for less.Of course, some of your accomplishments will have to be qualitative. That's OK, too. It helps to gather feedback from your coworkers. A few positive quotes always improve your review (e.g., “Susan saved our project from disaster. We couldn't have finished on time without her help!”).As I've mentioned in the past, bosses often forget all of the details of what you have accomplished. They don't remember all of the work you did during the year. Writing your detailed review may make all the difference between a small raise and a much more significant raise or promotion.I often talk with my clients about maximizing their earning potential during their long-term careers. To successfully negotiate raises and promotions — and you should be prepared to negotiate — you have to demonstrate that your value to the organization is continuously increasing.In other words, if you continue to do the work you've always done at the level of contribution expected for your current level, that is not enough. That is called “meeting expectations.” You may get a minimal raise as a cost-of-living increase (e.g., 2–3%), or you may receive nothing (which means your compensation is actually decreasing).The business of your careerI wish I had known earlier in my career how important it is to treat your career like a business. This is what I recommend to all of my clients.You can't just put your head down and work hard within the walls of your company, hoping that a good boss will always recognize your contribution and value and commensurately reward you. You have to market yourself, just as a business markets its products. The world needs to know that you exist!I work with so many talented people who have virtually no presence online or at real-world events either. They are so busy working hard — and living their lives — that they haven't bothered to put themselves out there. They haven't spent much time networking, public speaking, or writing.Like any business that wants to succeed, you need to market the “business of you.” Find ways to demonstrate your expertise and talent outside of the office. Show the world what you know and how you think.This boosts your perceived value, generates inbound interest from potential employers (or clients), and shows your current employer that they have competition for your talent.Be visibleBeing more visible is hard for many people, especially those of us who are a bit introverted. It requires that you find a way to share your knowledge and insights publicly.You can create blog posts, write on sites like Medium, get interviewed on podcasts (or create your own), share your thoughts on social media, create videos (e.g., on Instagram, YouTube, Vimeo), etc.Creating this content generates inbound interest in you. Being in demand is one way to always know your value and have negotiating power.Some of my most talented employees, who were also good at marketing themselves, received unsolicited job offers every week. They didn't have to hunt for work.Jobs came to them, and they always knew their value. They weren't shy about asking for raises and promotions because they knew they had options.Note, I am not saying they used job offers as leverage to threaten me. I highly recommend that you never use that approach with your manager.Instead, we would honestly discuss and evaluate job offers they had received. We'd talk about the pros and cons of taking the offer vs. staying. Sometimes, I had insight into that company and who their potential boss and colleagues would be.If it genuinely seemed like a fantastic opportunity with no hidden gotchas, who was I to stand between them and a great chance to advance their career much more quickly than they could with me?Be in demandAsking for a raise or promotion is so much easier when you know that you are clearly delivering value above and beyond your current level.You're not asking for special treatment with a chance to prove yourself later. You have already proven that you are worth that investment.When you are known and in demand, you are constantly receiving data that confirms your value. Putting yourself out there allows the right people to be aware of you and find you.Sooner or later, someone will want to talk with you about an opportunity. There is nothing wrong with having conversations with people who are interested in hiring you.It's good practice to interview with the few that are of particular interest. If your current job, compensation, and career path all still seem great in comparison to something new, then, by all means, stick with your current job!However, if your current manager and company don't recognize and compensate you appropriately for your value — and a new company will — then it's time to seriously consider an offer from that company. My most significant jumps in earning potential always happened when I took a new job.But don't be hastyThe grass isn't always greener, so take the time to evaluate any new opportunity deeply. You don't want to be hasty and jump ship only to regret it later. It's also more challenging to find a new job in this market. The layoffs are continuing. I have always used a spreadsheet to compare different opportunities on dozens of factors quantitatively (comment to let me know if you're interested in this spreadsheet). It helps me remain a bit more objective, although emotion can't help but play a role too. Sometimes, you are really excited about a new opportunity or really upset about something going on in your current job.Regardless of whether you decide to stay in your current job or pursue something new, you should be compensated appropriately for the value you bring to an organization.When you know that you are delivering above and beyond your current job level, have an honest conversation about your expectations and ambitions with your manager. If you never ask for something, you may never receive it!My Invincible Career community can help Members of my community have used our advice and support to find better jobs and receive promotions. For example, one person received a 10x return on his investment when he landed a new job with a much higher salary. We all want to be compensated as much as possible for our time and effort. We all want to find work that we enjoy.However, we sometimes get stuck and find ourselves blocked without a clear path ahead. When this happens, it's easy to get tunnel vision and feel like there's no way to escape a bad job or get paid what we are worth.That's why it helps to join a friendly and supportive community of people who have been there and done that. We can help you explore options, prepare for your job search, practice job interviews, and hold you accountable for making progress.“After a year of receiving poor advice from recruiters and design professionals, it wasn't until I joined Larry's group where my career started to head in the right direction. The advice I received from Larry and other professionals in his community was instrumental in improving my resume, portfolio, increased my results in interviews, and even got me into writing. I have been very fortunate to have Larry as a mentor, and I can't recommend joining his Invincible Career community enough.”— Christopher SchuttThe weekly check-ins and the accountability to the group have helped many people overcome obstacles. More importantly, it encourages you to invest in yourself and your happiness and fulfillment.If you are feeling stuck and nothing is working, lean on us and let the community help you break free. ➡️ Learn more about my community… ⬆️ Scroll to the top if you want to listen to my more detailed reading of this article
Barry Grzebik is making some mighty fine guitars at Grez Guitars in Petaluma, CA. They are beautiful instruments, with tops made from salvaged redwood. The example Barry was kind enough to send us was a Mendocino baritone, with a top made of redwood from an old municipal water tower in Lake Tahoe. The body is hollow, and it plays like an acoustic. We had a blast talking to Barry. To see more of his work, check out his website: https://www.grezguitars.com/ Like the show? Follow us at these fine establishments: Patreon https://www.patreon.com/thehighgain Instagram @thehighgain Web https://www.thehighgain.com
Carl Stickelmeyer and Brian Danker met at the American Pilgrims on the Camino annual gathering at Lake Tahoe in 2020. They've since become great buddies. Earlier this year they embarked on the Camino Primitivo from Oviedo to Santiago de Compostela. Along the Way, they discovered it was much more difficult than they had anticipated, and it meant it was an even greater achievement to arrive in Santiago and then to take their Camino back to their family. This is a great chat about friendship, overcoming hardship and sticking it out, even when you think you're on your last legs.
In tonight's episode of Crystal's Nightcap we go to Lake Tahoe, California for my primos wedding, my mom is furious at how I acted,w e gamble all of Zaddy's money at the casino, get into the biggest fight of our relationship, and MORE!
On Friday, January 24, 1983, 62 year old Terri McClure traveled from her home in Reno to Lake Tahoe to attend her son Tim's wedding. After the wedding, about 10pm, Tim walked his mother to her car so she could return home. The next evening at approximately 6pm, Tim and his new wife went to visit Terri at her home, however, Terri was not there. Tim immediately filed a missing persons report. Three days later on Monday, January 17th, Terri was found shot to death in her car in the parking lot of the Carson City Nugget Casino. Despite Tim's emphatic denials, he has remained the only suspect in the murder of his mother. What happened to Terri McClure? Join Mark and Amy as we delve into this unusual case. Thank you to Mat Graham from Artificial Fear for allowing us to use his amazing cover of the Unsolved Mysteries Theme Song! Check out his YouTube Channel here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCoQNyGGSIl_ZbEDq-teZDWQ And thank you to Ryan Hughes from Planet H for lending us his spot-on “Stack Voice” and working with us to have such a cool intro and outro! Check out his YouTube Channel here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCYrlNAFRMlWQN1rhWboZh2g
A former lawyer and legal affairs journalist, Erin Gordon writes book club novels that stay with you long after you've read the final page. Erin also writes breezy contemporary romance novels under the pen name Jenna Starly. The former attorney lives in San Francisco with her family and loves yoga, knitting, reading, and spending time in Lake Tahoe. We've heard many women say that they have a book inside them, so we called on an expert to walk us through the process. Nada sat down with Erin to discuss her journey to becoming a self-published author. Erin tells us about her books and the realities of the publishing world. She also introduces the idea that you can write books with community and book clubs in mind. Erin explains why she uses a pen name to explore different writing styles and reach a larger audience.Check out Erin's websites: Erin Gordon for the books written under her name and Jenna Starly for the books written under her pen name. Erin recommends adding Rogue Justice: A Thriller Book by Stacey Abrams and Lady Tan's Circle of Women by Lisa See to your bookshelf. If you want to read Erin's all-time favorite books, her complete list is on her About page. Follow on Instagram: @ErinGordonSFPlease follow us at @thisislibertyroad on Instagram--that's where we hang out the most and connect with our community. And please rate and review this podcast. It helps to know if these conversations inspire and equip you to consider what's now and what's next. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
What's all of this buzz about Reno being one of the happiest cities in the United States? Maybe it's the Reno Balloon Races, the mountains, Lake Tahoe or the community, but do these factors balance out the expensive rent, lack of accessibility, weather and little to no concerts? Mia Wood, Jaedyn Young, Heather Saxe and Daniel Lowe dive deep into the inner workings of what makes Reno the happiest city for some, or maybe not for others.
This subspecies of fish has adapted to living in lakes and streams situated in high-altitude deserts – and it's pretty tasty. Anney and Lauren dive into the ecology and history of Lahontan cutthroat trout.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
The Two Bobs episode 228 for Monday, September 25, 2023: What are The Bobs drinking? Rob enjoyed a Vanilla Scoop Imperial Ale from Southern Tier. https://stbcbeer.com/beers/vanilla-scoop/ Robert nursed an Air Gourd'n Pumpkin Porter from Solace. https://untp.beer/47a82bf22c Follow us on Untapped at @RobFromTTB and @lowercaserobert or we'll send Hank the Tank to your house. We talked more about nerdy iPhone shit. You'll live. This week's CRAZY NEWS is as ironic as Lauren Boebert giving a handy in a theatre while preaching that schools are grooming kids. Hank the Tank, made famous on a prior TTB episode (see TTB175: Suitcase Getaway), has been captured near Lake Tahoe. https://www.npr.org/2023/08/07/1192455516/hank-the-tank-bear-lake-tahoe A Krispy Kreme truck in Alaska was invaded by bears. That's unsurprisingly the only newsworthy thing to happen that day in Alaska. https://www.upi.com/Odd_News/2023/09/19/Krispy-Kreme-van-bears-Alaska/8351695143277/ Florida Man® was arrested by trying to run on water from Florida to London using a makeshift inflatable hamster wheel. Apparently, you're not supposed to do that. https://news.sky.com/story/man-arrested-after-trying-to-run-from-florida-to-london-in-a-makeshift-hamster-wheel-12956130 A woman in North Dakota was arrested after kicking a police office in the butt. https://www.kxnet.com/crime-tracker/minot-woman-arrested-for-kicking-police-officers-butt-literally/ Pepperidge Farm has finally announced that it's okay to pour milk on your Goldfish Crackers and eat them like cereal if you've recently lost a kid, or something. https://clickhole.com/laying-down-the-law-pepperidge-farm-has-announced-that-its-fine-to-pour-milk-on-your-goldfish-crackers-and-eat-them-like-cereal-if-youve-recently-lost-a-kid-or-something-but-otherwi/ Please share the show with your friends, and don't forget to subscribe! Visit www.thetwobobs.com for our contact information. Thanks for listening! Leave us a message or text us at 530-882-BOBS (530-882-2627) Join us on all the social things: Follow us on Twitter Check out our Instagram Follow Rob on Untappd Follow Robert on Untappd The Two Bobs Podcast is © The Two Bobs. For more information, see our Who are The Two Bobs? page, or check our Contact page. Words, views, and opinions are our own and do not represent those of our friends, family, or our employers unless otherwise noted. Music for The Two Bobs was provided by JewelBeat.