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2009-03-26 17:06:05 Nice job on "Eye on the Bay" TV show. Good promo video piece. All BV'ers presented well. Good to see Dave and Kathy. —JohnDralla
2009-03-27 18:11:00 Definitely a good piece that KPIX did for their Eye on the Bay. I had to go online to see it though..... it needs to have fuller coverage..........It was as cozy and comfy and true as you can get. Truth be told about BV. I loved it. —SusiLewis
2009-03-27 18:12:41 Sorry, Tony I just say your msg from Dec.......ack! where was I? anyway... yes modems fry easily with surges, but now I have a beefy new surge protector/ups upgrade. My old one, was just that, old. Sometimes I wonder where my memory is, cuz I should have upgraded decades ago. —SusiLewis
2009-04-06 10:17:03 The 09-10 Season Passes for the ski area are on sale $299 (got mine). I was looking at the pricing for my 16 year old daughter and considering that, BUT what caught my eye was the "super senior" rate for over 75 - $39! I hope I'm still skiing at 75! Nick there are nice benefits to retiring! —BobRynd
2009-04-06 17:47:36 my dad was still skiing at 77. there is HOPE ! —SusiLewis
2009-04-06 19:10:52 $299 is pretty motivating actually... I for sure did not get my $450 worth of skiing this year. —TonyZuccarino
2009-05-22 10:52:43 Memorial Day is upon us. I'v heard the Forest Service Campgrounds are opening this weekend as well as Lake Alpine resort. Last weekend Lake Alpine was still covered 75% with ice - anyone for a refreshing dip in the water? But, Spicer was to open, probably Utica and Union Lake. I was up at Ebbetts Pass last Sunday(actually Tryon Peak) and could see that Highland Lakes were still very snowbound (as were the peaks around the lakes) —BobRynd
2009-05-22 16:18:15 None of our high country CG's are accessible yet...but Big Meadow, a bit of W Alpine, and maybe some at Silvertip, and of course, WakaLu . People are camping at Stan R CG, but no water pumps yet, no charge yet. Yes, can get to Ut/Un lakes,but is quite muddy in and around. Spicer is open. Thx for reminding me to do the update..You KNOW more than I? ha ha. —SusiLewis
2009-05-22 16:30:12 Actually Susi, I was proding you to do an update. —BobRynd
2009-07-27 08:40:49 MAS is having their Adventure Sports Festival over the course of the next few weeks. MTB - Grizzly Challenge coming up Aug. 15th, and the Ebbetts Pass Century on Aug. 29th. I missed the canoe/kayak fun this past weekend. Anyone join in the fun? http://www.adventuresportsfestival.com/ —BobRynd
2009-09-21 13:05:16 Does anyone know when the campgrounds at Lake Alpine close for the season? Pine Marten and Marmot?(is Marmot the one at the west end of the lake?) —BobRynd
2009-09-23 13:27:39 I just looked: per the FS website, June - Oct. weather permitting —BobRynd
2009-09-28 17:40:55 BOB- we just closed everything today. BUT, West end is always 'open', just no water anymore, and only toilet is the vault one bordering the highway. Have to shut/drain all water eating appliances before freeze. All high country etc is 'closed' but rest room vault toilets are open, just bring your own TP. No water at well pumps either. Closing of HL road dependent on weather/snow and the County guys. Don't know about Spicer Res CG. Stan R is useable, but no TP services or water pumps. Busy day! —SusiLewis
2009-11-20 08:27:16 OK, It's Friday before the Thanksgiving Holiday week. BV has been making snow all week. There is a good storm coming in tonight - maybe a 12+ inches of snow. Does anyone know if Bear Valley Mountain Resort is going to open for limited skiing(Mokelumne West?), perhaps the weekend after Thanksgiving (1 week away)? No word from the mountain to any opening date. Anyone have any info? —BobRynd
2009-11-21 21:35:18 Bear Vally Makes Sunset Magazine. Wow. —NicoleTesterLewerke
2009-12-11 13:55:31 Reminder: Winter Sports History Night on Saturday, Let's give Paul Peterson his deserved kudos an pats on the back! —BobRynd
2009-12-12 12:04:02 31000 visitors and 40000 page views in last month... fwiw. —TonyZuccarino
2010-02-03 12:32:42 An exciting weekend coming up. The freeheel crowd is in town for MAS' TELEFEST! With the weather predicted, it should be awesome. Also, "First Tracks" is running this Saturday 07:30. Get a jump on the powder with Martin and company! I'll be there! —BobRynd
2010-12-18 12:06:46 fixed the Forum tab... nabble.com zapped the old one... so I installed a new one. fwiw. —TonyZuccarino
2013-08-08 10:17:28 Our site has been hacked, my personal profile was hacked by "Mata Mutiara". Safe links were replaced with false links to who knows where. She/He has gone in to the Weather and Web Cams and replaced links. Please be advised that we need to be careful about clicking on suspecious url links. It seems to be some Indonesian Islam babble. (no I didn't click on the links) —BobRynd
2013-08-08 18:41:59 sorry about that Bob... I easily reverted Kata's changes. whomever the heck he/she/it is.... —TonyZuccarino
2013-08-09 07:29:16 Thanks Tony. I'm glad you could revert back. I was looking for an email to notify you. I'm glad you checked in. On another note, When I have some time, I'll add to "Stuff to Do" with the addition of Disc Golf at Bear. How you been Tony? —BobRynd
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2008-01-24 14:51:29 who's the kid on top? —TonyZuccarino
2008-01-24 21:24:05 The skier is my daughter Kaitlin. —MichaelShorts
2009-03-08 13:43:39 great pic Michael... looks like I missed an Epic one! —TonyZuccarino
2009-07-13 14:40:15 Diane, I love the "splashdown" picture of Murphy! Classic form, probably learned from watching the high divers off the cliffs of Acapulco! —BobRynd
2009-07-14 20:41:58 Bob, He is a total meathead chocolate lab (whom we adore). Fortunately was not injured. We had no idea he would jump! The 15 or so boys out there for someone's 21st birthday loved it. —DianeLundquist
2009-07-26 21:09:46 Diane, great pics of Utica and the dog's perfect form!! —TonyZuccarino
2009-08-06 20:26:11 Tony, Thanks, actually the photo credit must go to Ursula Anderson (former BV local now back in Napa) She got some amazing photos that day. We're going to enter Murphy in "Splashdogs" next (doggy long jump into a tank of water) —DianeLundquist
2009-11-16 17:22:31 Went for a nice hike this past weekend; down Round Valley and into Horse Canyon. The early season snow put a nice white blanket on everything —BobRynd
2010-01-26 18:55:19 Nice moment, nice shot. —BobRynd
2014-07-02 16:53:10 Anyone knows the exact location where the Utica rock jump? My family and I would like to go and camp there. Please help. —KbVobouxasinh
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