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Adventure Risk Challenge (ARC) invites high school students from California and Reno to apply for an immersive outdoor and academic program in Tahoe from July 5-August 7. The ARC summer course introduces students to the natural beauty of the Sierra Nevada mountains, while challenging them academically, emotionally, and physically.  For students who are spending significant time at home during the COVID-19…

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Here in Tahoe, it seems like winter is finally here!   While we turn on our heaters and layer up in jackets and blankets, trees must make changes to make it through winter’s cold temperatures, too!   They have several ways to adapt to and survive the freezing cold. Trees go dormant Dormancy is the plant kingdom’s version of hibernation: metabolism and…

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Tahoe Institute for Natural Science, with a small army of volunteers, tallied 42 individual Bald Eagles around Lake Tahoe! For the past 40 years, the number of Bald Eagles in Tahoe have been counted each winter. This year's count, lead by the Tahoe Institute for Natural Science (TINS), identified 42 individual eagles around the lake!!! Thanks to the careful and…

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Friday 12/18 | Motorized Travel Safety & Tips   There are tons of ways to enjoy the backcountry. One of those is by snowmobile or snow bike. Motorized backcountry travelers have a whole slew of safety concerns to pay attention to. This day of Backcountry Safety Awareness Week is for all motorized users, especially those new to the sport. Where…

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Thursday 12/17 | Athlete Summit   What's a better way to learn about the backcountry than from the best in the business? Tune into the Athlete Summit tonight from 7:30-8:30 p.m. for first-hand accounts from people who spend more time than most in the backcountry. Watch live on Alpenglow Expeditions YouTube Channel at 7:30 p.m. Athlete Summit Join the best in the…

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Wednesday 12/16 | Get the training.    Education is everything. So far this week, we've learned the backcountry is dangerous and uncertain. Good thing we can overcome this uncertainty by getting educated! Taking an AIARE Level 1 or avalanche 101 class is a great way to learn how you can make the proper decision in the backcountry. Today, we will cover why…

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 Get the gear.   More Gear? Yep. The uncertainty of traveling in the backcountry and associated dangers requires you to have a unique set of safety equipment (and the knowledge of how to use it). In this section, learn what gear is necessary to travel in the backcountry and tips on how to use it. Don’t miss the video from…

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 Get the picture.   Welcome and thanks for tuning in to Tahoe Backcountry Safety Awareness Week! Each day of the week will feature a different backcountry topic leading up to a live - panel of professional athletes on Thursday, December 17th, hosted by Alpenglow Expeditions! Sign-up for it HERE. Today Alpenglow Expeditions, Sierra Avalanche Center, Tahoe Backcountry Alliance, and Tahoe…

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