Hike, run, explore at Mountain Festival

 

By Jenn Sheridan · 

 

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Dane Shannon · 

The third annual Summer Alpenglow Mountain Festival returns with 10 days of inspiration to get out and explore the Tahoe Basin from June 20 to 29. Whether its improving technique, trying something new for the first time or meeting people with similar interests, the Alpenglow Mountain Festival offers clinics, classes and presentations to encourage everyone to get out and celebrate human-powered sports.

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Greg Burnett ·

“We felt like Tahoe and California needed a free resource for folks who wanted to try something new but were maybe intimidated,” said Brendan Madigan, who founded the Alpenglow Mountain Festival. “We’ve hit the sweet spot and we’ve had great participation. I feel like we need to keep evolving.”

This year, the festival has expanded to include several standup paddleboarding events including clinics, races and equipment demos.

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Hanni Convict · 

Start the morning with daily yoga sessions before joining one of many guided hikes and trail runs that give participants the opportunity to learn more about the natural history of the surrounding area. Try the latest in new gear offerings and learn tips and tricks from the best athletes in the area.

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Janelle JP · 

After a long day of learning a new sport or exploring new trails, enjoy one of three presentations offered at the Tahoe Art Haus & Cinema including a presentation with professional climber, BASE jumper and wingsuit flyer Steph Davis, an evening with the Trails in Motion film festival, and a premiere of “The Long Haul,” by local producer JB Benna of Journey Films in Reno.

Most activities are free but participants are encouraged to register at alpenglowsports.com.

 

Alpenglow Mountain Festival

Saturday, June 20

8-9 a.m. | Lakeshore Yoga
Led by Tammy Miller at Commons Beach

9-11 a.m. | Fun Run
Led by 2014 Western States 100 Champion Stephanie Howe with a 5-mile run on the Tahoe Rim Trail.

10 a.m.-3 p.m. | bigtruck Sew on Site
Stop by Alpenglow Sports\

Noon-5 p.m. | Hoka One One Trail Shoe Demo

7:30 p.m. | Managing Mountain Risk
Rock climber, BASE jumper and wing suit flyer Steph Davis will discuss Managing Mountain Risk at Tahoe Art Haus.

 

Sunday, June 21

8-9 a.m. | Lakeshore Yoga
Led by Jenna Minnes at Commons Beach

8 a.m.-2 p.m. | Donner Summit 20-Miler
Trail running tour includes Donner Rim Trail, Warren Lake and Negro Canyon

9-10:30 a.m. | Standup Paddleboard Yoga
Beginner class led by Crystal Robertson on Donner Lake.

9 a.m.-2 p.m. | Rubicon Trail Hike
Tahoe Wilderness Adventures leads a 7- to 10-mile hike on the Rubicon.

Monday, June 22

8-9 a.m. | Lakeshore Yoga
Led by Jamie Ebbert at West Shore cafe

8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. | Ellis Peak Run
Join Brendan Madigan for a 6.2-mile run on an intermediate trail.

9 a.m.-1 p.m. | Tahoe Rim Trail Hike
Luis Escobar leads a 5- to 7-mile hike from Brockway Summit.

7 p.m. | Trails in Motion Film Festival
Enjoy the premier trail and ultrarunning film festival at Tahoe Art Haus

 

Tuesday, June 23

8-9 a.m. | Lakeshore Yoga
Led by Hanni Schwieshow at Commons Beach

9-10 a.m. | Get Up, Stand Up
Join a beginner’s SUP course led by Andy Laughlin of Tahoe City Kayak

5:30-7 p.m. | Fun Run
Join a 5- to 7-mile run led by Alpenglow staff at Tahoe Cross Country

 

Wednesday, June 24

8-9 a.m. | Lakeshore Yoga
Led by Hanni Schwieshow at West Shore cafe

9-11 a.m. | Donner Lake SUP tour
Join an all-abilities SUP tour led by Le Grand Adventure Tours

9 a.m.-1 p.m. | Desolation Wilderness Geology Hike
Hike to Eagle Lake with geology guru Ben Hatchett

5-8 p.m. | Community Pub Run
Guided 4- to 6-mile run along the ridge overlooking the Tahoe Basin and Truckee River Canyon, finishing at River Grill for food and drink.

 

Thursday, June 25

8-9 a.m. | Lakeshore Yoga
Led by Tammy Miller at Commons Beach

9-10:30 a.m. | Beginners SUP clinic & tour
Join West Shore Sports for a beginner’s clinic and tour at Sugar Pine Point State Park.

9 a.m.-3 p.m. | Hoke One One Trail Shoe Demo
Held at Alpenglow Sports

9 a.m.-Noon | Tahoe Rim Trail Run: Page Meadows
Enjoy a mellow run for beginners to intermediates led by Luis Escobar

7 p.m. | Evening of Adventure and Ultrarunning
Featuring Journey Films’ “Unbreakable” and “The Long Haul” at Tahoe Art Haus.

 

Friday, June 26

9-10:30 a.m. | Standup Paddleboard Yoga
Led by Jenna Minnes at West Shore cafe

9 a.m.-5 p.m. | Salomon Trail Shoe Demo
Held at Alpenglow Sports

9 a.m.-Noon | Wildflower Hike
Led by Tahoe Institute for Natural Science in Blackwood Canyon

 

Saturday, June 27

Noon | Backpacking in Desolation Wilderness
Tahoe Wilderness Adventures leads a beginner’s overnight backpacking trip in Desolation.

9-10 a.m. | Standup Paddleboard Yoga
Led by Jenna Minnes at West Shore cafe

9 a.m.-Noon | Wildflower Hike on the Pacific Crest Trail
Led by Tahoe Rim Trail Association

 

Sunday, June 28

8-9 a.m. | Lakeshore Yoga
Led by Hanni Schwieshow at Commons Beach

8 a.m. | Bird watching Hike
Led by Tahoe Institute for Natural Science in Page Meadows

9-11 a.m. | Beginner’s SUP Clinic & Tour
Led by West Shore Sports at Sugar Pine Point State Park