Yesterday we joined an impressive group of ski racing families, both past, present and coaches at the beautiful Quist estate on the west shore of Lake Tahoe for a wonderful fundraising feast. The annual asado tantilizes the taste buds with lamb cooked on an open spit, mouth watering sausage and chicken and a variety of sides. The tables are served by current ski team athletes from the surrounding local resorts who benefit from the proceeds made during the course of the ski season. The annual event is especially fun for me as I get to socialize with coaches from my ski racing days, former team mates and athletes that I coached in Mighty Mites, some of whom are now making the first tier of the US Ski Team. All in all a fun day for a great cause… ski racing.
Archive for August, 2011
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EXPERIENCE TRAILS AND VISTAS ART HIKE AT SPOONER LAKE
Trails and Vistas “Reflections and Rhythms” features more than three dozen artists
including dancers, poets and singers on Saturday, Sept. 17 and Sunday, Sept. 18, 2011
(purchase tickets by Sept. 1 to take advantage of discount pricing)
August 10, 2011, Truckee, CA – - Experience a unique blend of art and the natural world during the eighth annual Trails and Vistas art hike on Sept. 17 and Sept. 18. The hike, modeled on the theme of “Reflections and Rhythms,” takes place at Spooner Lake in Lake Tahoe-Nevada State Park (Glenbrook, NV ) – just fifteen from Incline Village and less than a one-hour drive from Reno, Carson City, South Lake Tahoe and Truckee.
“Nature belongs to all of us. Putting art in this context changes the hiking experience and captivates the audience. Experience a creative, inspiring and peaceful hike while creating cherished memories,” encourages Trails and Vistas Artistic Director and Founder, Nancy Tieken Lopez. There is so much to see, hear and experience with new and returning artists; the art hike experience is different each year. In “Reflections and Rhythms” the audience walks along a two and a half mile trail and makes approximately a dozen stops to take in live performances and art pieces. An experienced guide will lead the way.
Expect to hear the beats of REMO Endorsed Drum Circle Facilitator Norman Jones from The Rhythm Child Network, a group that helps children and adults connect with their inner rhythms through drumming. Also, new for Trails and Vistas are dancers from Marin-based Terpisicor D’Amour Dance and Lorna Danton, a visual artist from Reno.
Emmy-award winning Chris Spheeris, a fantastic musician and poet from Sedona, Arizona, will be returning to perform at Spooner Lake for this year’s art hike. Enjoy the fluid movements and strength exhibited by acrobats and dancers from San Francisco based Capacitor, an interdisciplinary dance company obsessed with the mechanics of the human body and machines that propel the body through space. These performers are known for the expertise in rigging systems, wearable sculpture, and engineers of large-scale props. Appreciate the sculpture, movement and mythology created by dancer Lesley Ehrenfeld Chapman. Delight in the exquisite painting by Cathee vanRossem-St.Clair, famous for her magnificent egg art – one of eggs, The California Thrasher was created for the Whitehouse Christmas Tree and is now in the National Archives. Another Tahoe-Truckee resident, Emily Tessmer of Orenda Blu Music, will share sacred chants. Dancers from InnerRhythms Dance Theatre will spark your imagination.
Additional artists Truckee-based artist Caree Bragg, local poet Kira Yannetta who recruited her brother, Benjamin Hall, a musician from Southern California to participate in this year’s event. The list keeps going with an impressive group of creative minds and hearts including Angelika’s Healing Music, Angelique Benicio and Deborah Kelly. Attend one of the Saturday hikes and hear Reno Taiko Drummers led by Rieko Shimbo. As a young girl in Japan, Shimbo saw taiko performed at many festivals. Her formal training began with a professional company based in Tokyo. Today she has her own group in Reno, NV, with 15 students who practice weekly and perform throughout the year.
There will be a variety of specialty hikes including family hikes designed for walking with children at 2 p.m. on Sept. 17 and 10 and 10:15 a.m. on Sept. 18; leisure hikes suitable for anyone not acclimated to high elevation at 4 p.m. on Sept. 17 and noon and 3:30 p.m. on Sept. 18; and adult-only meditative hikes will be available at 3:30 p.m. on Sept. 17 and 2:30 p.m. on Sept 18.
The art hike is a collaboration between artists and nonprofit organizations including the main sponsor, Trails and Vistas, and the Truckee Donner Land Trust, InnerRhythms Dance Theatre and the KidZone Children’s Museum.
Trails and Vistas “Reflections and Rhythms” event details
What: Guided 2.5 mile art hike
When: Sept. 17 and 18, 2011*
Where: Spooner Lake in Lake Tahoe-Nevada State Park
Tickets: $30 adults, $10 for children at www.trailsandvistas.org.
Sponsors: Christina and Kent Young of The Richardson House, For Goodness Sake, Cedar House Sport Hotel, Tahoe Mountain Resorts Foundation, Lake Tahoe-Nevada State Park
, Truckee Rotary, Kelley Brothers Painting
Visit www.trailsandvistas.org to purchase tickets for 2011. Prices will increase Sept. 1.
IMAGES: Drummer perform at Trails and Vistas. Sign up for an art hike on Saturday, Sept. 17 to experience Rieko Shimbo and the Reno Taiko Drummers. Photo credit: Jeff Engerbretson (attached)
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Last night Ron and I enjoyed a “date night” at the fabulous Wild Goose Restaurant on the shores of Lake Tahoe in Tahoe Vista. It was our first dining experience at Wild Goose and it was delicious. The restaurant enjoys great lake views from most dining locations, including a two tiered outdoor terrace with heat lamps. During the even we spoke with the restaurant’s manager, Brad Kohler, about their transition from a private restaurant to a public one. With little marketing the first year, word of mouth quickly spread and business continues to pick up this year over last. At the present moment Wild Goose is only open during the summer months but they are toying with the idea of a weekend schedule during the winter. Wild Goose was definitely one of the finer dining experiences in Lake Tahoe and the food was delicious.
This morning Ron and I went for an early morning pull with some friends on their 2010 water ski boat. The sun was shining bright, the lake was glassy, the air temperature comfortable and the rush…perfect. The wake behind this boat was smaller than I have ever skied over in the past. And our friend was a studette, she took a super long pull going 34mph on a shorter than average rope. I’m certain I could only be at the level when we have a boat of our own, if then. All in all, it was such a beautiful way to start a summer day.
Speaking of summer, the action is in full swing here in Squaw Valley and the broader Tahoe/Reno area. If you are not filling your days with any of the array of sports Tahoe has to offer, then you can certainly fill up plenty of days with events and festivals. This weekend alone there is the 10th Annual Brews, Jazz & Funk Festival in Squaw Valley, Tahoe Nalu Paddle Festival in Kings Beach, the Concours d’Elegance Wood Boat Show in Carnelian Bay and Hot August Nights is happening in Reno. Those are just the ones I can think of off the top of my head. With so many options it is hard to choose what to do for a little extra fun this weekend, but whatever it is it will certainly be fun.
A few weeks ago, Bill Jensen, owner and editor of the Squaw Valley Times newspaper, bumped into Larry at a deck party at the Resort at Squaw Creek. They got to talking about Larry’s past sailing adventures and Bill decided to feature my dad, Larry, in his As the Bullwheel Turns article. You can read the story by picking up the lastest issue of the Squaw Valley Times.