January 2nd, 2015

Philippe Kahn and Sonia Lee wish a prosperous year from Fullpower MotionX for the year of the Apple Watch, Google Wear, Jawbone Up

Philippe Kahn, Sonia Lee, Fullpower, MotionX wish a prosperous year to Apple Watch, Google Wear, Jawbone UP

Bear Tracks

Right out of our Cabin in the Tahoe National Forrest!

Philippe Kahn, Sonia Lee-Kahn, Bear Tracks on Christmas Day, 2014

YoYo Bear’s Den

YoYo is a the 500+ pound brown bear female that had three cubs a few years back. Her den is right by the tree that my right index is pointing at. How do we know? We use MotionX-GPS to mark all those “Points of interest”. I’m not putting up the coordinates or a map because we want to protect our wildlife. Today, it seems that the now-pack is so deep that YoYo’s den entrance is still fully covered. So she hasn’t been out yet since December. It won’t be long. Will she have cubs this year? We are leaving our winter quarters after 100+ days of riding in the high Sierras and an unbelievable powder season. We hope to see YoYo before we leave. We’re the very last house at the end of the road, and the very first one when she descends from the wilderness.


Meet Spunky, YoYo’s boldest Cub: This is Spunky, two days out of hibernation, a few years back. Spunky went right up the snow bank, right to my window and just stared at me. His coat in this picture is still a little gagged. Spunky has grown to be a 650 pound male and we think that he was relocated to the “deep sierras” as he had no fear of humans as he grew up. We know for a fact that he loves Häagen-Dazs Dulce de Leche. Who doesn’t?

Coyote Tracks

Up the trail, Coyote tracks. The Coyotes go scavenge under the chairlifts after the resort closes. They look for cookies and food that tourist riders drop. Their favorite seem to be hot dogs. Up the trail there were track of a snowshoe hare who seemed to have been fighting for his life against Waldo’s pack. That’s how things are up here. The bears will soon wake up from hibernation.



Waldo in the daylight. After two weeks of snowing, Coyotes are hungry and are looking for food and getting more and more daring. Here’s “Waldo” we see him during the days and nights. From the tracks there are 3 to 5 more in the pack. I’m going to try to find the den.. Probably a stump mostly covered with snow.