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The Billy Dutton Uphill   Leave a comment

 

 

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By Tim Hauserman

Photos by Far West Nordic Association.

This Sunday April 23rd is the Billy Dutton Uphill. It is tougher then it looks, and it looks pretty damn tough. The event climbs up the Mountain Run at Squaw Valley. It’s just around five kilometers to the top, a piece of cake for a cross country skier or runner right? Well, wrong, because it’s 2000 feet of climbing. It’s hard, but it’s also spectacularly beautiful to ski the Squaw terrain in the early morning, enjoy an awesome party at the top with an always cool group of local folks, and then enjoy the view from the tram as you head back down the hill. Or you can be one of the truly adventurous and join a few crazies who ski back down the hill on their skinnies.

The race is run in memory of Billy Dutton, one of the founders of the Tahoe Nordic Search and Rescue. He was a Squaw Valley kid who used to like to ski up the mountain on his classic skis before succumbing to cancer several decades ago. Members of his family join the event every year.

 

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The Billy Dutton attracts cross country skiers, and snowshoers/runners and has different prize categories for each. A few runners have come close to winning the event every year, and are often in the lead until the several hundred yard downhill just before the finish. The Billy Dutton is a fundraiser for Far West Nordic’s Junior program. The party at High Camp includes an excellent silent auction and raffle prizes, as well as music and food and a chance to catch your breath while enjoying the amazing view.

Every skier or runner should try the Billy Dutton at least once. I’ve done it about five times, even though every time I do it I wonder why I’m doing this to myself once again. The trick of course is to ski slow and steady, which has never been my strong suit. I go way too fast out of the gate, followed by leaning over my poles gasping for breath. Whatever your technique, it’s a true iconic Tahoe event that should definitely be on every cross country skier or runners bucket list.

http://farwestnordic.org/racing/far-west-races/billy-dutton-uphill/

THINK OF ME, LYNN RICHARDSON, FOR ALL OF YOUR LAKE TAHOE AND TRUCKEE REAL ESTATE NEEDS!

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Happy Easter 2016!   Leave a comment

By Michelle Portesi

 

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This time of year we tend to think of spring, with crocus and daffodils peeking up in the yard. Not this year. Mother nature has blessed us with yet another several inches of snow, and it appears we’ll be skiing through June at this rate.

But Easter weekend is upon us, and somehow or other, your kids can participate in Easter Egg Hunts and several places offer Sunday Brunches. Be sure to check your favorite places for availability. Here are a few options:

April 15

Easter Egg Hunts:

Tahoe City at Commons Beach at 10 am.

Truckee River Regional Park at 11:30 am.

Incline Village Recreational Center at 11 am.

The Ritz Carleton, Northstar. 10:30 am.

Gar Woods – 11 am

Sunday Brunches
The Ritz Carleton, Northstar. 11:30 am to 2:30 am

Sunnyside, West Shore – 9 – a pm.

The River Ranch, Tahoe City – 10-2 pm

Gar Woods – 9:30 – 2:30 pm

The Lodge at Tahoe Donner. 10 – 2 pm.

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Photo from Carmela Pop

 

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And if you prefer a quiet brunch at home, here’s an easy and fresh pancake recipe you’ll love. Filled with lemony goodness, these are light and lovely. I tried them myself, and they were incredible.

Serves: 8 lemon pancakes
INGREDIENTS
  • 2 Tbsp oil or melted butter
  • 1 Cup milk
  • 2 Eggs
  • ½ Cup sugar
  • 1⅓ Cup flour
  • 2 Tsp baking powder
  • ⅛ Cup lemon juice
  • ¼ Tsp lemon zest
INSTRUCTIONS
  1. In a bowl mix the oil with the sugar. Add the eggs and the milk and continue mixing.
  2. Slowly incorporate the flour and baking powder and mix until there are no lumps left and the batter is shiny.
  3. Pour the lemon juice and the lemon zest and mix for 1 more minute.
  4. Lightly grease a pan and place it over medium heat.
  5. Once the pan is hot add ¼ cup of batter and cook until there are small bubbles on top.
  6. Flip and cook for 1 more minute. Remove from the heat.
  7. Repeat the process with the rest of the batter.
  8. Serve while hot with butter. Enjoy!

    For this and more recipes from this site or to subscribe to it –  carmelapop.com

 

From everyone at Your Friend in High Places, have a wonderful, safe and Happy Easter!

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THINK OF ME, LYNN RICHARDSON, FOR ALL OF YOUR LAKE TAHOE AND TRUCKEE REAL ESTATE NEEDS!

 

Snowfest! And Other Events in March   Leave a comment

By Michelle Portesi

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Snowfest, North Lake Tahoe’s premier annual winter carnival is in full swing from March 3-12. Featuring fireworks. Gar Woods Polar Bear Swim, Queen Carnival, Parades, Extreme Competitions, Entertainment, Local Restaurant Events and more. 530-583-7167.

For a full list of events throughout the week, visit: http://www.TahoeSnowFest.org

For a full list of what’s happening so far in March in the area, visit our Events Page: yourfriendinhighplaces.net

 

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