A Great Five Lake Day Trip into Desolation Wilderness

Five Lakes worth hiking to out of Meeks Bay into Desolation Wilderness

The Blue Angels Take to the Sierra Sky Saturday and Sunday in The Carson Valley

The Annual Aviation Round Up kicks off October 13-14 in Minden, NV. highlighted this year are the Blue Angels Sierra REC Magazine, October 12, 1018 - The Carson Valley is known around the world for its flight friendly air conditions for glider pilots. Home to adventure lifestyle flying community, the Carson Valley hosts its annual Aviation Round Up this weekend in the Sierra, featuring the Navy's Blue Angel Flying group,  the USASOC Black Dagger Jump team, and the Red Bull Acrobatic helicopter. The Aviation Round-up is Saturday Oct 13  & Sunday Oct 14th, Gates open at 10 am daily for the show.  Visitors can purchase tickets online or at the gate. This season Line-up includes performances daily by The US Navy Blue Angels, One of the premier flight demonstration teams for the United States armed forces, the Blue Angels represent the men and women of the United States Navy and Marine Corps.  Also flying the Red Bull Aerobatic Helicopter and the Red Bull Windsuit Team. See Arial Acrobatics from the likes of Dave Costa,  Paul McCowan, Kirby Chambliss and many more. We are ready for the airshow this week in the Carson Valley. This throwback was one of my favorite.. #sierralifestyle #sierraevents #fighterjets #blueangels #whycvA post shared by Sierra Rec (@sierra_rec_magazine) on Oct 11, 2018 at 6:27am PDT Plus family and friends will be able to stroll along the tarmacs and see vintage aircraft first hand is this family friendly show and tell type aviation event. Be up close and personal with all the aircraft as you spend the day in the beautiful Carson Valley If you go Important information:...

TAHOE VIA FERRATA OPENED OCTOBER 1 at Squaw Valley

Alpenglow Expeditions to offer $99 “Local’s Special” for month of October Olympic Valley, Calif. OCT. 12, 2018 – Alpenglow Expeditions, a North Lake Tahoe area-based guide service, opened Tahoe’s only Via Ferrata, located on Tram Face at Squaw Valley Resort. On Monday, October 1, Alpenglow Expeditions’ experienced team of AMGA (American Mountain Guide Association) trained guides starting taking participants up the iconic rock face on the first completed route. During the entire month of October, Alpenglow Expeditions will offer a $99 Local’s Special to residents of the Tahoe-Truckee area. 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 percent of the time via a Continuous Lifeline System. All climbs will be led by Alpenglow Expeditions’ experienced team of AMGA trained guides who will teach participants how to navigate the rock face while introducing basic climbing techniques. By design, ascent groups will be kept small, at a six-participant-per-guide ratio, which ensures safety and maximizes the learning opportunity for all.  The Tahoe Via Ferrata will ultimately consist of two routes that ascend the Tram Face at Squaw Valley Resort, allowing even those with no climbing experience the opportunity to scale the rock face, topping out more than 1,000 vertical feet above The Village at Squaw Valley.  Alpenglow Expeditions offers half-day and full-day guided Via Ferrata Tours. No climbing experience is necessary, but basic hiking fitness is recommended.  For more information about the Tahoe Via Ferrata and to book your adventure, visit tahoevia.com or call the Alpenglow Expeditions office at 877-873-5376.  About Alpenglow Expeditions:Alpenglow Expeditions was...

FIRST SNOW IN MAMMOTH ~ READY FOR A NEW EPIC SEASON

NEW Mammoth Improvements: New Flights, Restaurants, Deals and Experiences Expanded Air Service Options Make Mammoth Lakes Easier to Get to Than Ever Before Sierra Rec Magazine- October 2018 - Mammoth Lakes, Calif. (Sept. 18, 2018) -- With a new slate of flights, several new restaurants, new on-mountain experiences and over $20M in improvements to Canyon Lodge, MammothLakes continues to evolve as one of the world’s most visited mountain destinations.Several new restaurants, each with a focus that’s new to the Mammoth Lakes food scene, round out what’s quickly becoming one of the better mountain destinations for food and drink. And with interest in back and side country skiing and riding on the rise, Mammoth Mountain is offeringseveral ways to experience thousands of acres of accessible backcountry terrain.Mammoth Lakes’ visitors will also benefit from three new flight routes, including new routes from LAX and Denver on United. Together, United’s flight routes to the Mammoth Lakes airport open easy connections from more than 100 markets, including flights from Boston, Philadelphia, SanDiego, Seattle and Phoenix, as well as international cities including Hong Kong, Shanghai, Singapore and Toronto. FLIGHT SERVICE● New daily, year-round service from LAX​ on United will begin on Dec. 1. The United service will replace the Alaska route to Mammoth Lakes from LAX. Seasonal service on United from San Francisco is back this year as well, and will begin on Dec. 19.● New daily seasonal service from Denver​ will begin on Dec 19. It’s the first time that daily service has been offered to Mammoth from east of the Rockies.● New seasonal service from Orange County ​on JetSuiteX will begin this winter....

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. The festival is from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. each day. On Saturday, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s giant inflatable fish will be on hand to serve as a gateway for fun activity stations for kids. Both days will feature appearances by festival mascots Lulu the Lahontan Cutthroat Trout and Sandy and Rocky Salmon. Smokey Bear will also make special appearances. Festival events include children’s activities, such as face painting, a food vendor, educational booths and a streamside information station. Kokanee Trail Runs, sponsored by the Tahoe Mountain Milers, will take place on Sunday. For information on the trail runs, visit https://www.tahoemtnmilers.org/kokanee-5k--10k--half-marathon.html. The Fall Fish Festival and Oktoberfest at Historic Camp Richardson Resort occur the same weekend, so the parking lot at the visitor center fills up quickly. The Forest Service encourages attendees to bike, carpool, walk or take public transportation to the event. For more information on the festival, contact the Taylor Creek Visitor Center at 530-543-2674 or...

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 the venue at the Hard Rock Casino Lake Tahoe.  What an incredible opportunity to get a close-up look at these amazing machines!  Crews will be on hand to answer questions and explain how they help us when we need them most. New this year is the chance to Dunk a Fire Chief! Other activities include fire engines and utility equipment, vehicle extrication, home safety ideas, free hand out material and lots of special attractions for kids, like water fights, how to use a fire extinguisher, campfire safety and a special appearance by Smokey Bear and other friends.  By visiting the different booths, kids can earn a ticket for a drawing for a cool prize. Sponsored by the Lake Tahoe Kiwanis Club, this year Fire Fest is celebrating 24 years as our annual event hosted by our local fire agencies, including Lake Valley Fire Protection District, Tahoe Douglas Fire Protection District, Fallen Leaf Lake CSD Fire Department, South Tahoe Fire Rescue, CAL FIRE and the U.S. Forest Service.  This event highlights...