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Alpine Aspen Fall Festival Oct 8 & 9th

Markleville Ca, Oct. 6, 2016 – The Apline Aspen Fall Festival is set to kick off this weekend as the fall colors peak  in the Central Sierra. Two full days of festival events on October 8-9, 2016.  Music, exhibitors, and speakers run from 10am to 4pm.  We took a drive up to Hope Valley and Red Fish Lake last weekend and the colors around Sorensons were already peaking, however about half the forest had not changed colors yet, so this should be a great weekend at the festival with the cold weather we have had the last week.
Bring your Cameras!
 
DIRECTIONS
The headquarters for the Alpine Aspen Festival is the Sno-Park located on Blue Lakes Road & Highway 88. Activities may take place at different venues, so be sure to check your confirmation for starting location and times. All activities check-in at the Festival headquarters; stop there first. Click for Google Map directions.
From Lake Tahoe – Take Highway 89 south over Luther Pass, at the intersection of Highway 88 turn right (west). Drive approximately 2 miles to Blue Lakes Road and turn left, and make the first left turn into the large parking area.
From Kirkwood – Take Highway 88 east for approximately 12 miles, turn right onto Blue Lakes Road, and make the first left turn into the large parking lot.
From Nevada – Take Highway 88 west, and continue past Woodfords approximately 9 miles. Turn left on Blue Lake Road, and make the first left into the large parking lot.

Alpine Aspen Festival in Hope Valley, California October 8 & 9, 2016

Schedule of Activities (subject to change)

Saturday October 8, 2016

7:30am – 12:00pm Photography Workshop
8:30am – 12:30pm Watercolor workshop
9:00am – 11:30am Fly fishing class
9:30am – 12:00pm Horseback Ride
9:45am – 11:15am Peck Ann Crow
10:30am – 11:30am Guided Nature Walk (free)
11:00am – 3:00pm Dutch Oven Cooking workshop
11:25am – 12:25pm SPEAKER: Laurie Hickey- History of Hope Valley Ranching
12:00pm – 3:00pm Old Mines & Beaver Dams hike
12:00pm – 1:30pm Yoga in the trees
12:30pm – 1:30pm Guided Nature Walk (free)
12:30pm – 1:30pm SPEAKER: Al Graff – Geology & Aspen Ecology
1:00pm – 4:00pm Footsteps of the ’49ers – history hike
1:30pm – 3:30pm P.E.A.C.E! – hands-on river restoration (free)
2:00pm – 4:00pm MUSIC: Peck Ann Crow
3:00pm – 4:00pm Guided Nature Walk (free)
6:30pm – 8:00pm Star Party (free)
 
Sunday October 9, 2016
9am – 11:30am Fly fishing class
9:30am – 12pm Horseback Ride
9:45am – 10:15am SPEAKER: Washo history and at’latl demonstration, by Irvin
Jim

10am – 12pm Medicinal Plants Walk
10:30am – 11:30am Guided Nature Walk (free)
10:30am – 12:15pm MUSIC – In The Time Band, with Debbie Cox
12pm – 3pm Old Mines & Beaver Dams hike
12:30pm – 1:30pm Guided Nature Walk (free)
12:30pm – 1:30pm SPEAKER: Frank Tortorich – Snowshoe Thompson
1pm – 4pm Devil’s Ladder – history hike
1:30pm – 3:30pm P.E.A.C.E! – hands-on river restoration (free)
2pm – 4pm MUSIC: In Stride
3pm – 4pm Guided Nature Walk (free)
 
 

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