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29 May 2018
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Alpenglow Sports in Tahoe City is presenting their 6th annual Alpenglow Mountain Festival from June 16-24th. The nine day festival provides over 40 clinics, events and gatherings focused on trail running, hiking, backpacking, lakeshore yoga, paddleboarding, rock climbing and natural history.

“The Mountain Festival was born out of the desire to share the mountain pursuits which drew us to Tahoe with others in our community,” said Brendan Madigan, founder of the event. And it’s 99% free and geared towards beginners and intermediates. It is the perfect opportunity to try something new, learn more about something you love, or find new friends to enjoy your favorite outdoor sport.

“We’ve designed the Mountain Festival as a destination event for mountain enthusiasts of all ability levels who are interested in trying a multitude of human-powered sports in a safe and welcoming environment,” said Madigan.

Events include:

The Broken Sky Race-A three day challenging series of Trail races.

Yoga on the Beach-Free classes on the lakeshore presented by instructors from The Yoga Room in The Cobblestone in Tahoe City.

Wildflower walks by Tahoe Institute for Natural Sciences and local wildflower book authors Hannah Sullivan and Cliff Lampson.

Hike with Pacific Crest Trail guidebook author Phillip Kramer, and then take in his Tailgate Talk that evening.

Trail Clean-up Day-Join a crowd of folks picking up litter in Squaw Valley

Fun Runs

Backpacking Classes

Paddleboard Clinics

Outdoor photography workshops

Intro to Rock climbing

Bird watching

Backcountry Bartending

Wilderness First Aid for dogs

Open water swimming clinics

Live Music at Commons Beach

And the latest addition, Van Life “We will fill our parking lot behind the shop with the most amazing and fun vans you’ve ever seen! Locals, manufacturers and road trippers will be on hand to show off and talk about their build-outs and individual vans.”

Registration for the events is already up and running, and since most of the events are free, they will fill up. Registration for some events requires a deposit that is refunded when you show up-A system designed to make sure that anyone who wants to attend is not shut out by folks who sign up and then don’t show.