Author Archive: Kyle Montero

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Sky High! Nearby.

Sky High! Nearby.

It’s 8:30 PM and the gentle sun of early summer has finally dipped below the ever-expanding tree tops of centuries-old fir, cedar, and sugar pine trees hovering over the campsites at Pinecrest Campground in Pinecrest, CA “These trees look different at night . . . even scary,” my friend ponders as we navigate the trailed […]

By July 5, 2011 Read More →
MoBand

MoBand

Pair the warm evening breezes of the Central Valley’s summer nights with one of the country’s most long-established, continuously performing bands and you have Modesto’s Concert in the Park. “Groovin since 1919,” the Modesto Band of Stanislaus County has helped furnish the sound track of our humble city and Concert in the Park has filled […]

By June 4, 2011 Read More →
Caswell Memorial State Park

Caswell Memorial State Park

Without Old Man Winter, spring, with her green light, would not seem as charming. So, in welcoming April and reconnecting with the outdoors, let’s not forget the frost of winter as we embrace spring, for the Old Man is bound to return. In the meantime, however, agreeing with the wise words of Robin Williams – […]

By April 6, 2011 Read More →
Dry Creek Revisited

Dry Creek Revisited

Although the brisk weather may have you peering out the window, clutching your favorite coffee mug, and wrapped inside the Snuggie you said you would never wear, Modesto offers a range of outdoor activities capable of warming the winter cold. So, give your heater a rest and embrace the outdoors as a second home. A […]

By March 3, 2011 Read More →
Dodge Ridge Ski Resort: The Closest Snow to Home

Dodge Ridge Ski Resort: The Closest Snow to Home

Located a mere 80 miles northeast of Modesto, nestled in Stanislaus National Forest amidst the great Pines and Firs of the Sierra Nevadas, Dodge Ridge Ski Resort rightly earns its slogan “The Closest Snow to Home.”  In addition, getting to this mecca of wintersports doesn’t demand driving over dangerous high-mountain passes. For those not wanting […]

By January 20, 2011 Read More →