Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Peaks & Paws Festival

Peaks & Paws

This weekend is the Peaks & Paws benefit out in Squaw Valley. Two legged and four legged are invited. We still have some good dog friendly rentals available for the event and you can even go to some dog friendly restaurants after the event.

Presented by The Donner Truckee Veterinary Hospital

Treat your dog to the best weekend featuring live music and on-mountain fun- all benefiting the Truckee-Tahoe Humane Society!

Enjoy Art, Wine & Beer Tasting, Doggy Vendors, Outdoor Activities, Bark-B-Q and continuous live bluegrass. 12 Wineries will be offering tastings the entire weekend from 5 to 8 PM. $25 ticket, per day, includes a commemorative glass. The Lagunitas beer tasting will be from 2 to 8pm, $4 per beer.


Mutt Strut - Saturday, 11am - A 3k walk or run that starts at Squaw Dogs in the Village. Race with your dog or run alone for prizes including Squaw Valley lift tickets and apparel. Registration is $5, starts at 10am at Squaw Dogs, and benefits the Humane Society of Truckee-Tahoe.

Fetch Fest - Sunday, 3pm - Who can get the most tennis balls out of Cushing Pond? Find out at the "Fetch Fest." We'll dump a lot of tennis balls into the pond, set a timer, and see which dog can fetch the most balls. Prizes include Squaw Valley lift tickets and a pet pass. Registration is $5 benefitting the Humane Society and begins at 2pm at the Cushing Pond. .

Hike with Your Pup on Saturday, 1pm - Take a guided hike from High Camp and enjoy the late season wildflowers and the big views of Lake Tahoe as your pup romps in the wide open. We are offering a $10 discount to ride the cable car specifically for this hike. Use code 3072 at the ticket window. Hike is Saturday August 27 at 1pm and is approximately 1 hour.

Hike with Your Pup on Sunday, 12:50pm - Shirley Canyon is still full of wildflowers, streams, and waterfalls. It's paradise for people and dogs. This guided hike starts in front of the Cable Car and heads up Shirley Canyon. Meeting time is 12:50 in front of the Cable Car on Sunday August 28 and the hike is approximately 1 hour.

Music Schedule:

Saturday, August 27-

Main Stage

  • 2:00pm - 3:30pm - Kate Gaffney Duo
  • 4:00pm - 5:30pm - Montana Slim String Band
  • 6:00pm - 8:00pm - Dead Winter Carpenters

Second Stage

  • 5:00pm - 8:00pm - Forget the Roses

Sunday, August 28 -

  • 2:00pm - 3:30pm - Greenstone Quarry
  • 4:00pm - 5:30pm - Blisses B
  • 6:00pm - 8:00pm - Brothers Comatose

On Mountain Event Schedule:

Saturday, August 27-

  • 11am Start - 3k Mutt Strut starting at Squaw Dogs
  • 1pm Start- Hike with your pet starting from High Camp. Meet at the Guest Services Information Booth at 1:50pm (Cable Car ticket not included)

Sunday, August 28 -

  • 1pm Start - Hike with your pet up Shirley Canyon. Meet in front of the Cable Car at 12:50pm
  • 3pm Start- Fetch Fest at Cushing Pond

Monday, August 8, 2011

The Push

The Push - A South Pole Adventure from p2sp on Vimeo.

The Push is a story about the human spirit and what it can overcome, "The Push," follows two adaptive athletes on their quest to reach the South Pole. On January 17, 2012, for the first time in history, two adaptive athletes will “push” the limits and themselves in sit skis 100 miles across the frozen Antarctic landscape to the most inhospitable place on the planet - the South Pole.

The Push team (John Davis, Grant Korgan, Tal Fletcher, and Doug Stoup) and local sponsors helping prepare the group for the 4-day journey around Lake Tahoe this week so if you are around please help cheer them on.

The group will launch the event Tuesday, August 9 at 6 a.m. from Sunnyside Restaurant & Lodge on the West Shore of Lake Tahoe, 5 miles south of Tahoe City, California, and will paddle clockwise 7 miles to Carnelian Bay, California. They will land just before noon at a lakefront estate (4850 North Lake Boulevard) for a private presentation by “The Push” with hosted lunch attended by media, tourism officials, as well as key community and industry leaders.

From there, the team will paddle to Waterman’s Landing in Carnelian Bay, California for a quick stop, before continuing onto Tahoe Vista, California, completing leg one (10 miles total) at Mourelatos Lakeshore Resort at 5 p.m. to be greeted by resort guests, spectators and supporters. One of the most festive days of the trip, this landing is open to the public and will include live music, along with free stand up paddleboard and kayak rentals and demonstrations. It’s also where the team will overnight. We encourage anyone interested to paddle along for the leg from Waterman's to Mourelatos Lakeshore Resort in Tahoe Vista.

Day two, Wednesday, August 10, is a much more difficult leg with “The Push” team departing at 8 a.m. and paddling 16 miles along the North Shore and camping lakeside that evening on Nevada’s East Shore. The film crew will accompany them on a powerboat, open to selected media, and will follow the group to document the entire journey. Live Internet dispatches will also be made available to the media and public during this training event, as they will be at the South Pole.

The film crew, along with top photographers, will continue to follow the team Thursday, August 11, day three, with another long stretch of paddle, 12 miles, from East Shore clockwise along the lake to a campground located on Tahoe’s West Shore.

Day four, Friday, August 12 (12 miles), is the final day of the trip, and similar to the first night’s landing at Mourelatos Lakeshore Resort is one of the best ways for the public to get involved and cheer on the team from the ground. Davis, Korgan and company will depart the campsite early morning and arrive at the historic Ehrman Mansion at Sugar Pine Point on the West Shore, 10 miles south of Tahoe City, at noon for a picnic lunch.

The team will close the loop on circumnavigating Lake Tahoe, ending their 50-milepaddling exercise, with an official landing taking place at Sunnyside Restaurant & Lodge at approximately 6 p.m. for a small, intimate dinner open to selected media.

Agate Bay Realty has some vacation rentals available this week for this worthy cause. All the calendars are in real time.