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  • Whitewater Rafting on the South Fork of the American
    Late Summer Thrills on the American River
    Summer came to a very pleasant end last week with a two-day "first week of school" class bonding trip on the South Fork of the American, with an overnight at Lotus Campground.Kelsey, our amiable guide with veteran rafting outfit All...
  • Lake Tahoe
    Top 10 summer activities in North Lake Tahoe
    Lake Tahoe has been the playground of Northern California for decades, drawing visitors from San Francisco and beyond to enjoy the pleasures of the largest alpine lake in North America, surrounded by forests and jagged granite peaks that were...
  • 2014 GMC Sierra Denali 4WD pickup truck
    2014 GMC Sierra Denali road test: A pickup truck with a dual personality
    It used to be that a pickup truck was a rugged, single-purpose vehicle with a variety of commercial uses and little to no appeal as an alternative to the family car.Not anymore. You can now have all the luxury and comfort of an expensive sedan in...
  • 2014 GMC Sierra Denali offers all the amenities of a luxury sedan, and then some
    2014 GMC Sierra Denali offers all the amenities of a luxury sedan and then some
    Spring is the ideal time to buy a pickup truck for the myriad of home chores it could be used for like hauling bulk mulch, topsoil, pressure treated lumber, new shrubbery or small trees. And if you happen to have a boat, pickups excel at towing...
  • 2014 GMC Sierra offers comfort and functionality
    2014 GMC Sierra offers comfort and functionality
    Pickup trucks have long passed the point where hauling capacity and horsepower are the only things that matter.To succeed in today’s market, a pickup has to have many of the same niceties and conveniences you find on your average -- and...
  • Squaw's High Camp pool
    Plunge into North Lake Tahoe's Pool Scene
    Lake Tahoe's deep, snow-fed waters warm to 65 degrees (at best) in August—fine for the local Kokanee salmon and fun for a quick dip, but that's about it. Tahoe visitors who pine for a more satisfying aquatic experience migrate to...
  • Whitewater Rafting and Camping on the American River
    Whitewater Thrills on Northern California's American River
    A refreshing whitewater raft ride on the South Fork of the American River is the perfect way to beat the mid-summer heat. An ideal weekend getaway or add-on to a family road trip from the San Francisco Bay Area, the American River is an easy 2 1/2...
  • 2014 GMC Sierra
    2014 GMC Sierra is a Premium Full-size Pickup
    According to the folks over at GMC a major percentage of their truck owners tow things, at least they expect their trucks to tow things. So, it makes perfect sense that we tow things when testing the new 2014 GMC Sierra.On a recent preliminary...
  • 2013 GM Sierra crew cab
    New pickups are quiet and thrifty
    We could not resist to pass on this account of how automakers are continually improving current vehicles into ‘alternative transportation’ for the future; — The constant attention to details, which all car- and truck-makers are...
  • 2014 Chevy Siverado, GMC Sierra make their debut
    2014 Chevy Silverado/GMC Sierra make their debut
    Not to be outdone by the recent pickup truck introductions from Ram and Ford, General Motors has debuted their much-anticipated 2014 Chevy Silverado and GMC Sierra pickups.According to Mark Reuss, president of GM North America, the new trucks are...
  • 2014 GM pickups
    2014 GM pickups are ‘real trucks’
    General Motors couldn’t wait to reveal the new Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra at the Detroit Auto Show in January. They pulled the sheets off their new full-size stallions this week at a film studio in motor city with a bold message to...
  • Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade
    GMC literally powers the annual Macy’s Thanksgiving day Parade
    If you ever wondered what was doing the pulling behind all those giant floats, for 32 years and running,they'vebeen GMC cars and trucks. Every Thanksgiving since 1954, millions of Americans (about 52 million to be exact) tune in to watch the...
  • Lowrance Endura Sierra GPS
    GPS review: Lowrance Endura Sierra has problems finding its way
    Company Product Description ~ Designed for versatility, Sierra provides never before seen expansion capabilities. The device contains over 3GB of preloaded mapping content and provides a micro SD expansion slot supporting up to an additional 32GB...
  • High Sierra Fall Century Ride
    Changes to High Sierra Fall Century both positive and negative
    Saturday, Sept. 8 dawned clear and bright, a typically gorgeous day in the Eastern Sierra. Temperatures were mild in the wee morning hours as local and visiting road cyclists rose from their beds and prepared for a long day in the saddle. The...
  • Getaways
    Wine and much more await you in Fairplay
    Mapmakers don't always play fair with the wines of Fair Play.The pioneer-era town is situated in the southern end of El Dorado County, and the surrounding hills and valleys are home to eight of Northern California's finest vineyards. The...