Tag: Adventure Racing

Adventure Racing: The Big Blue Series

Team ASJ entered the extremely rugged Big Blue series of adventure races as a three person co-ed team. The following are the results from the first three races of the series, with the Tahoe Big Blue finale coming on September 11

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Adventure Racing 101: Training for an Adventure Race

You've been glued to the TV watching the fifth season of Survivor and are craving an adventure of your own, but you don't want to fly thousands of miles from home or wither away to skin and bones in the process. Don't worry--there is something that offers challenging physical and mental tasks, requires teamwork and has a rewarding end. It's called adventure racing. There are dozens of races to choose from. Whether you're looking to compete for 3 hours or 6 days--there's bound to be a race that suits your desire. Most races require teams of three to mountain bike, kayak, and run their way to the finish line. Once you've narrowed down your decision to one particular race, next comes the training.

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Are You Ready For an Adventure Race?

Adventure races are also such a HUGE undertaking that someone entering one might think, “Am I ready? Did I train enough? Did I forget something?” I remember one race in particular, my very first Eco Challenge and only my second race ever. It was probably the most unprepared and frightened I have felt in my whole life. A 24-hour race seemed like an eternity to me. My background was cross country running in high school and college where the two and three mile races seemed long. Most of my fear was due to lack of experience and knowledge. I really had no idea what I was getting in to. I had done one 24 hour race that happened to be an Eco Challenge qualifier. I was like a deer caught in the headlights the whole way. We won the race, nonetheless, and were invited to Australia.

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There’s still time for spring skiing at @bvadventure

With over 65 kilometers of groomed paths and a cafe on the trails, it’s a great destination for the whole family.

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Looking to beat the crowds this season for some spring skiing? Just 3 hours from the Bay is Bear Valley Mountain Resort. Our writer @ellasuring explored the area this weekend and was greeted with short lift lines and friendly faces to share in the stoke!

@bearvalleyresort is located between Tahoe and Yosemite and is the perfect casual ski destination for friends and families. With a variety of terrain levels, rentals, a lodge and lots of dining options, it’s the perfect winter getaway.

#california #skiing #snowboarding #winter #mountains #snow #adventure
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🌸 Embrace the vibrant magic of spring in California`s desert state parks! 🌼 Get ready to be amazed by a sea of rainbow colors as the wildflower season blooms in all its glory. 🌈✨ Don`t miss out on this impressive display of nature`s artistry! 🌺🌵⁠ ⁠

Learn more about the bloom at the link in our bio!⁠

© California State Parks, all rights reserved. 2024.⁠


#SpringinCalifornia #WildflowerSeason #NatureAtItsFinest
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🏕️ As the popularity of dispersed camping grows, an increasing number of campers are leaving the beaten path. Picture the disappointment of arriving at your chosen adventure spot after hours of planning and travel, only to find it strewn with litter. ⁠

🌿 Let`s safeguard the unspoiled magnificence of our natural surroundings! ⁠

Click the link in our bio 🔗 for five essential tips to ensure your next outdoor escapade respects and preserves the beauty of our wild spaces. ⁠

Photo and story by Krista Houghton
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Disconnect to Reconnect: James Murren shares his annual tradition of a ‘Digital Detox’ in this issue’s Earn Your Beer column. 🌵

This year, he turned to the deserts of Anza-Borrego Desert State Park to reset. Read about his soul-refreshing experience. Cheers to adventure and unplugging! 📵

Featured Brews — The Butcher by @societebrewing and Bigfoot Barleywine-Style Ale by @sierranevada 🍻

Photo by Left Coast Photographer 📸

See the link in our bio to read more. 🔗
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The grand finale of the 23-24 @alpenglowsports Winter Speaker Series is THIS Thursday. Dave Nettle concludes the series with his presentation, “Ski Touring the Tyrol.”

🔹 Event Details:
📅 Date: Thursday, March 7th
🕕 Time: Doors open at 6pm, Show starts at 7pm
📍 Location: Palisades Tahoe Olympic Village Events Center
🎟️ Admission: FREE for all ages!
📺 Livestream: Tune in via Alpenglow Sports’ Youtube Channel

🔗 See link in bio for more info.

Prepare to be transported on a journey through the stunning Tyrol region, filled with humor, expert tips, and breathtaking adventure. Plus, enjoy the lively atmosphere with bar offerings and giveaways, with proceeds benefiting @slowfoodlaketahoe, the nonprofit beneficiary for the evening.

Don’t miss your chance to be part of this unforgettable event and support a great cause! RSVP for the livestream or join them in person!

📸 Dave Nettle

#AlpenglowSpeakerSeries #AdventureAwaits #SkiTyrol #DaveNettle #AlpenglowSports
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