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Taylor Creek Visitor Center to host Fall Fish Festival

Sierra Rec Magazine, October 7, 2018 – SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. – The Fall Fish Festival will take place at the Taylor Creek Visitor Center this Saturday and Sunday, October 6 – 7, 2018. The Taylor Creek Visitor Center is located on SR Highway 89, three miles north of the City of South Lake Tahoe. Hosted by the U.S. Forest Service Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit in collaboration with Great Basin Institute, the festival is an opportunity to learn about the variety of fish species that live in Lake Tahoe and its tributaries including the federally threatened Lahontan cutthroat trout....

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The 99th Annual Candy Dance in Genoa Kicksoff

September 28, 2018 – Genoa, NV ~ A number of special events occur throughout the year in Genoa. None are bigger than the Annual Candy Dance Arts & Crafts Faire which has over 300 craft and food vendors and draws thousands of people to Genoa during the two-day event. The Genoa Candy Dance is on the last full weekend of September each year. The date for the Annual Genoa Candy Dance Art & Crafts Faire is Saturday and Sunday, September 29-30, 2018, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Candy Dance Dinner & Dance is Saturday night from 4 to 10 p.m. This popular festival in the...

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Fire Fest Returns to Stateline September 29

Dunk The Fire Chief at This Family Friendly Lake Tahoe Event LAKE TAHOE, Calif./Nev. – Fire Fest 2018 will be held on Saturday, September 29, 2018, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. outside the Hard Rock Casino Lake Tahoe.  Admission is free and it’s a great opportunity for families to have fun while learning about fire safety and conservation. Photo caption: Fire Fest is a fun, family event for all ages and will be held on Saturday, September 29, at Hard Rock Casino Lake Tahoe. Photo credit: Lisa Herron, USFS. Helicopters will star this year as they land just outside...

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Spartan Releases Weekend Schedule for 2018 World Championship Powered by Rakuten

Obstacle Racing’s Main Event to Draw more than 15,000 Athletes to North Lake Tahoe for the Spartan World Championship this weekend, Sport’s Best Competitors Battling for more than $125,000 in Cash Prizes Lake Tahoe, CA (September 27, 2018) – Spartan, the world’s largest obstacle race (OCR) and endurance brand, released the schedule for the 2018 Spartan World Championship Powered by Rakuten, with events taking place September 28 – 30. The best endurance athletes from across the globe will compete for the sport’s ultimate prize at the main event, featuring more than 12-miles of mountainous terrain, more than 30 signature Spartan...

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Lassen Volcanic to Waive Entrance Fee to Celebrate 25th Anniversary of National Public Lands Day

MINERAL, CA – All National Park Service sites, including Lassen Volcanic National Park, will offer free admission to visitors on September 22 for National Public Lands Day. “I encourage everyone to take advantage of this fee free day to explore and discover the beauty and recreational opportunities that Lassen Volcanic National Park has to offer,” said Superintendent Jim Richardson. “There is much for the public to experience and enjoy in the parklands and forests of northern California.On September 22, thousands of volunteers will show their appreciation for our America’s public lands by volunteering in National Public Lands Day activities. To celebrate the 25th anniversary of...

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The 17th Annual Oktoberfest Kicks Off Fall in The Village at Squaw Valley® September 22

Sierra Rec Magazine – Olympic Valley, Calif., Sept. 12, 2018—The Village at Squaw Valley comes alive on the first day of fall with the 17th annual Oktoberfest on September 22. The Village will transform into an Oktoberfest festival, complete with authentic German beer and food, Bavarian music and performances, and popular Oktoberfest themed games. All beer sales from Squaw Valley’s Oktoberfest will go toward benefitting the High Sierra Lacrosse Foundation, a non-profit organization that supports student athletes developing character and skills through the sport of lacrosse. The festivities get an active start with the Lederhosen 5k Trail Run on the Squaw Valley Trail. Entry...

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Reds Meadow Road closure planned October 9 for necessary repairs 

Sierra Rec Magazine – Forest Service Announcement – August 30, 2018 – The Inyo National Forest and Devils Postpile National Monument are planning for winter on the Reds Meadow Road.  The road will close at the Minaret Vista Gate on October 9, 2018 at noon. The Inyo National Forest’s engineering staff has had to complete numerous repairs along the road in recent years. However, more extensive repairs are needed to prepare the road for the winter. Typically, starting October 15, there is no overnight parking in the Reds Meadow Valley and the road is not plowed during or after...

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The Inyo National Forest to Re-open Fern/Beck Trails

Sierra Rec Magazine – Forest Service News Update – August 29, 2018 – The Inyo National Forest is pleased to announce that the forest order closing the Fern Lake and Beck Lake Trails due to the Lions Fire will be terminated on Thursday, August 30. The trails will be open for recreation on Thursday. Lions Fire’s activity has been along the west flank and the north east portion of the fire remains quiet and contained. Therefore, these popular trails on the Inyo National Forest will re-open. Hikers and backpackers are reminded that a Sierra National Forest forest order remains in place...

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EnerPlex 1200 Power Center by Sierra Wave The Perfect Lightweight Companion For Every Roadtrip Adventure

The New EnerPlex 1200 Provides Needed Power Supply for Camera and Drone Batteries on Road Trip Adventures Sierra Rec Magazine- Product Review – August 2018 – The bigger the adventure the bigger the needs or desire for more conveniences and an increased need for alternative power solutions. We are honored to introduce to you the EnerPlex 1200 Power center today by Sierra Wave. Sierra Wave is a brand by Aervoe Industries in Gardnerville Nevada. The  EnerPlex 1200 is their newest in a line of alternative power source solutions that are designed for the outdoor and emergency prepared consumer. The...

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Yosemite Valley to Reopen to Visitors on Tuesday, August 14th, at 9:00 a.m.

The Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias to reopen on Monday, August 13th Yosemite National Park is pleased to announce that Yosemite Valley will reopen to visitors on Tuesday, August 14th, at 9:00 a.m. Yosemite Valley has been closed to visitors since Wednesday, July 25th, due to impacts from the Ferguson Fire. Visitors can access Yosemite Valley from the El Portal Road (Highway 140), the Big Oak Flat Road (Highway 120), or the Tioga Road (Highway 120).  The Wawona Road (Highway 41) will remain closed from Wawona to Yosemite Valley for at least another week due to ongoing fire activity...

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Alpenglow Expeditions to Open Via Ferrata at Lake Tahoe’s Squaw Valley Resort

Sierra Rec Magazine – Olympic Valley, Calif., August 9, 2018 – Alpenglow Expeditions, a North Lake Tahoe area-based guide service, will soon begin construction of two Via Ferrata climbing routes up Tram Face at Squaw Valley Resort. The routes will allow even those with no climbing experience the opportunity to safely scale the iconic rock face, exploring high alpine terrain while taking in the beautiful vistas.Via Ferrata, an Italian term meaning Iron Road, is a protected climbing route with permanent steel anchors and cables that allow participants to be safely connected to the rock 100% of the time. All climbs will be led by Alpenglow Expeditions’ experienced team of AMGA (American Mountain Guide Association) trained guides who will teach participants how to navigate the rock face while introducing basic climbing techniques. The Via Ferrata at Squaw Valley is the first in the Lake Tahoe area and will open up one-of-a-kind access to one of California’s most beautiful regions, and most iconic rock faces: the Tram Face, which towers above The Village at Squaw Valley. “Our Via Ferrata routes will let adventurers of all skill levels experience the exhilaration of a real climb,” said Alpenglow Expeditions CEO, Adrian Ballinger. “Best of all, entire families, regardless of experience, can take part in the same climb – and share the same breathtaking views of Squaw Valley and the Lake Tahoe region.” The first guided ascents...

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Crystal Basin recreation improvements underway, alternative destinations recommended in 2018

Campsites and Roadways Getting Needed Updates In The Crystal Basin Sierra Rec Magazine – May 17, 2018 – The popular Crystal Basin Recreation Area in the Eldorado National Forest is undergoing major upgrades which will greatly enhance the visitor experience in the future, but may make other destinations a better choice this year. Sunset Campground is closed for the 2018 season. Although Sunset Campground will be closed, the Sunset Boat Launch and Fashoda Campground / Day Use Area will be open Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend, providing opportunities for water recreation on Union Valley Reservoir. Azalea Cove...

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