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TPB 0019 California and the Sierras - Ski and Snowboard

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TPB 0019 California and the Sierras – Ski and Snowboard

Posted on 05 October 2013 by Leslie Lello

TPB 0019 California and the Sierras - Ski and Snowboard

 

Today I discuss three separate areas of California where you can enjoy the slopes.

The three ski/snowboard areas I will be covering today are:

  • Big Bear/Snow Summit area near Los Angeles (also a nod to a few tinier snow hills)
  • Mammoth Mountain / June Mountain
  • Lake Tahoe – which includes 7 separate ski resorts

I’ve heard people that typically ski the Rockies refer to the snow on the California mountains as “Sierra Sludge” because it tends to get very heavy by the end of the day and there is a TON of it (usually in big piles) by the time the sun starts going down.

Coming from the East Coast, the “sludge” they are referring to is AWESOME. It took a bit of adjusting in my skiing style, but it’s wonderful compared to the East Coast hard pack.

So I hope you enjoy today’s podcast. I had audio issues on this podcast. I was so enthusiastic to start recording that I forgot to clip my mic to my shirt, so it sounds like the mic is constantly bumping into things (which is it). I apologize for this, but I liked the content and if I re-recorded it I feel like I would have just breezed over the content rather than get into the details, so I chose to post this show with the icky audio.

If you don’t want to listen because if the audio pops, you can glean what you need from the podcast notes.

Thanks!

Leslie

 

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New Jersey Shore and Travel Dos and Don'ts for Tourists

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TBP 0003: New Jersey Do’s And Don’ts for Travelers, Tourists and Visitors

Posted on 15 June 2013 by Leslie Lello

New Jersey Shore and Travel Dos and Don'ts for Tourists

This weeks podcast is about the “Dos and Don’ts” of New Jersey for tourists and tourism… Things you SHOULD check out when you are a tourist and visiting the Garden State, as well as the things that you can skip.

I have also included my (very rough) notes from the podcast, as well as a few short videos I created from a road trip I took down to the shore in April.  (I also wanted to practice using the free version of Animoto.)

I am sure they have rebuilt a lot more of the boardwalk than what you see in the videos, but it will give you a sense of what the Jersey Shore looked like six months after Hurricane Sandy.

It’s rough to look at if you have been going there your entire life. But I’m sure it will have a comeback and it will be the same or better than before.

Sorry about my dog barking in the background on this podcast.  He knows when I am recording and thinks it’s funny to make noise. He had to get his 2 cents in about Jersey, too!  🙂

 

New Jersey Dos and Don’ts for Tourists and Visitors

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