Inaugural Mountain Festival comes to Tahoe

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Alpenglow Sports hosts its inaugural Mountain Festival, a nine-day festival offering a range of activities that span daily events, presentations and excursions for outdoor enthusiasts of all interests and ability levels from June 22 to 30. All events are free and focus on non-competitive recreation opportunities in nature designed to inspire participants as they enjoy and explore the North Lake Tahoe playground and community.

Organizers of the Alpenglow Mountain Festival want everyone to have fun, make friends and enjoy activities including picturesque nature hikes, fabulous trail runs, serene lakefront yoga sessions, inspiring athlete presentations, cutting-edge product demos and awesome giveaways. Celebrated world-class athletes, local heroes, community businesses and nonprofits, and quality brands are partners in sharing this series of exceptional outdoor activities and lifestyle events.

Festival highlights include Ultra Trail du Mont Blanc winner and Western States 100 competitor Krissy Moehl leading a women’s only fun run and presentations for all; Ellie Greenwood, Western States 100 women’s record holder and Montrail athlete, signing posters and guiding a fun run through scenic Page Meadows; long-time North Lake Tahoe resident, hiker, biker and “Tahoe Rim Trail” guidebook author Tim Hauserman; guided historical hikes and more.

While all events are free, space is limited and participants are encouraged to register online. There also are contests running on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram throughout the festival. For more information, visit alpenglowsports.com or call (530) 583-6917.

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Saturday, June 22

9 a.m. | Kick Off Fun Run
Enjoy a community fun run with Krissy Moehl at Page Meadows open to all abilities for about 6 miles.

9 a.m. | Shoe Demo
Patagonia will be demoing trail shoes at Alpenglow Sports.

9 a.m. | Emerald Bay Historical Hike
Join a community hike with Tahoe Trips and Trails botanist and guide Kelly Boire at Rubicon Trail for 2 to 3 hours.

7:30 p.m. | Ultra Runner’s Talk
Adventures, stories and life lessons shared by Krissy Moehl.

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Sunday, June 23

7:30 a.m. | Birds of Lake Tahoe
Join a nature hike to Page Meadows to looks for Lake Tahoe birds.

9 a.m. | Fun Run
Krissy Moehl leads a Women’s Only Fun Run to Page Meadows for all levels for about 6 miles.

9 a.m. | Shoe Demo
Patagonia will be demoing trail shoes at Alpenglow Sports.

9 a.m.-3 p.m. | Shoe Demo
Salewa will be demoing hiking shoes at Alpenglow Sports.

9 p.m. | Full Moon Ramble
Enjoy a fun run under the full moon on the Ellis Peak Trail for about 5 miles.

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Monday, June 24

8 a.m. | Yoga on the Lake
Balance Body Works presents a community yoga at Commons Beach with Jenna Minnes.

9 a.m. | Tahoe Rim Trail hike
Tim Hauserman leads a guide hike on the Tahoe Rim Trail for 10 miles.

Noon-6 p.m. | Shoe Demo
Alpenglow Sports hosts a shoe demo for trail shoes with Hoka One One.

4 p.m. | Community Fun Run
Bring some friends for a fun run on the Tahoe Rim Trail from Tahoe City toward Brockway Summit.

7:30 p.m. | Training talk
Learn savvy training tips from Colleen Connors-Pace on Avoiding Chronic Overtraining.

Tuesday, June 25

6 a.m. | Fun Run
Join a Sunrise Fun Run at Ellis Peak Trail for a moderate to difficult run.

9 a.m. | Fun Run
A community Fun Run will be offered for all ages and abilities.

9 a.m.-noon | Shoe Demo
Head to Alpenglow Sports for a trail tour running demo with Salomon.

9 a.m.-noon | GPS Demo
Suunto Ambit offers a GPS demo.

7 p.m. | Full Moon Hike
Tahoe Rim Trail Association hosts a full moon hike on the trail leaving from the Tahoe City trailhead.

7:30 p.m. | Training talk
Julie Young leads a talk on Conditioning Strategies for injury prevention and improved performance at Alpenglow Sports.

Wednesday, June 26

8 a.m. | Yoga on the Lake
Hanni Schwiesow leads community yoga at Commons Beach.

9 a.m. | Hike
Head into Northern Desolation Wilderness in Meeks Bay on the Tahoe Yosemite Trail for 9.2 miles roundtrip.

Noon-6 p.m. | Shoe Demo
Montrail offers a trail shoe demo.

3 p.m. | Meet the Champ
Meet Ellie Greenwood, the Western States 100 champion, at Alpenglow Sports, who will be signing posters.

4 p.m. | Fun Run
Run with Ellie Greenwood on the Tahoe Rim Trail for about 6 miles.

7:30 p.m. | Training talk
Join Andy Pasternack on the Importance of Hydration talk at Alpenglow Sports.

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Thursday, June 27

9 a.m. | Community Hike
Explore Shirley Canyon with the Alpenglow Sports staff on a moderate to strenuous hike.

9 a.m. | Fun Run
A community Fun Run will be offered at Shirley Canyon for a strenuous adventure.

9 a.m.-3 p.m. | Nature Hike
Naturalist David Lukas leads an easy nature hike in Shirley Canyon that will showcase wildflowers, waterfalls and animal life.

Friday, June 28

8 a.m. | Yoga on the Lake
Rachel Sheridan leads community yoga at Commons Beach.

9 a.m. | Fun Run
A community Fun Run will be offered on the Tahoe Rim Trail.

9 a.m.-noon | GPS Demo
Suunto Ambit offers a GPS demo.

9 a.m.-5 p.m. | Shoe Demo
Salomon offers a trail shoe demo.

2 p.m. | Wildflower Hike
Tahoe Institute for Natural Science hosts a wildflower hike in Blackwood Canyon with Dr. Will Richardson.

7:30 p.m. | Training Talk
Jill Whisler discusses nutrition with a talk on Are You Fooled or Fueled by Food?

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Saturday, June 29

9 a.m.-3 p.m. | Climbing demo
Alpenglow Sports staff hosts a rock climbing demo for all levels and ages to the Old County Boulders.

7:30 p.m. | Half Dome talk
Dave Nettle shares his unique views on Yosemite Valley and Half Dome at Alpenglow Sports.

Sunday, June 30

9 a.m.-3 p.m. | Climbing demo
Alpenglow Sports staff and the North American Ski Training and Climbing School host a rock climbing demo for all levels on Donner Summit.