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Outessa is a women’s only weekend getaway made of stunning views, opens spaces and adventure. Imagine a custom schedule built from hundreds of options, wholesome food, good wine, challenges and the professional instruction to meet them. You can find time to yourself or the synergy of dauntless women. This is an event where you indulge in any outdoor activity you desire without a shred of guilt. You’ll come back enlivened with new skills and lifelong friends. Outessa is every women’s weekend. Join us. Open the outdoors. 

 

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Thursday, August 18
 

TBA

Early Check-In: 3:00-6:00pm
Sponsors
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REI

At REI we love to get outside and play. Whether you're new to outdoor adventure or a seasoned pro, we’ll gladly share our passion.  Our core purpose guides everything we do: we inspire, educate and outfit for a lifetime of outdoor adventure and stewardship. What began as a group of... Read More →

Instructor

Thursday August 18, 2016 TBA
Outessa Camp Hostess Off the Wall Bar & Grill

TBA

Concierge Tent Set Up: 3:00-6:00pm
Limited Capacity filling up

Welcome to camp!  We can we help make the start of your camping experience even better. We’d love to get things rolling in the right direction by helping you set up your tent. Whether it’s your first time, third time, or even tenth let us give you a hand.  
 

Sponsors
avatar for Big Agnes

Big Agnes

Named for a peak in the nearby Mt. Zirkel Wilderness, Big Agnes®, Inc. is located in Steamboat Springs, Colorado, and produces award-winning sleeping bags, pads and tents.  Big Agnes is the exclusive distributor of Helinox trekking poles and camp furniture in North and South America... Read More →

Co-Sponsor
avatar for REI

REI

At REI we love to get outside and play. Whether you're new to outdoor adventure or a seasoned pro, we’ll gladly share our passion.  Our core purpose guides everything we do: we inspire, educate and outfit for a lifetime of outdoor adventure and stewardship. What began as a group of... Read More →

Instructor
RD

Rachel Daughenbaugh

Guide, Big Agnes
KH

Katie Hughes

Guide, Big Agnes
ST

Sara Tlamka

Guide, Big Agnes


Thursday August 18, 2016 TBA
Camp Outessa

TBA

REI Signature Camp Check In: 3:00-6:00pm
Sponsors
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REI

At REI we love to get outside and play. Whether you're new to outdoor adventure or a seasoned pro, we’ll gladly share our passion.  Our core purpose guides everything we do: we inspire, educate and outfit for a lifetime of outdoor adventure and stewardship. What began as a group of... Read More →



Thursday August 18, 2016 TBA
REI Signature Camp Village
 
Friday, August 19
 

TBA

Welcome and Check-In: 8:00-10:00am
Sponsors
avatar for REI

REI

At REI we love to get outside and play. Whether you're new to outdoor adventure or a seasoned pro, we’ll gladly share our passion.  Our core purpose guides everything we do: we inspire, educate and outfit for a lifetime of outdoor adventure and stewardship. What began as a group of... Read More →

Instructor

Friday August 19, 2016 TBA
Outessa Camp Hostess Off the Wall Bar & Grill

TBA

Concierge Tent Set Up: 8:00-10:00am
Limited Capacity seats available

Welcome to camp!  We can we help make the start of your camping experience even better. We’d love to get things rolling in the right direction by helping you set up your tent. Whether it’s your first time, third time, or even tenth let us give you a hand. 

Sponsors
avatar for Big Agnes

Big Agnes

Named for a peak in the nearby Mt. Zirkel Wilderness, Big Agnes®, Inc. is located in Steamboat Springs, Colorado, and produces award-winning sleeping bags, pads and tents.  Big Agnes is the exclusive distributor of Helinox trekking poles and camp furniture in North and South America... Read More →

Co-Sponsor
avatar for REI

REI

At REI we love to get outside and play. Whether you're new to outdoor adventure or a seasoned pro, we’ll gladly share our passion.  Our core purpose guides everything we do: we inspire, educate and outfit for a lifetime of outdoor adventure and stewardship. What began as a group of... Read More →

Instructor
RD

Rachel Daughenbaugh

Guide, Big Agnes
KH

Katie Hughes

Guide, Big Agnes
CL

Cierra Lorenz

Big Agnes
ST

Sara Tlamka

Guide, Big Agnes


Friday August 19, 2016 TBA
Camp Outessa

TBA

Taylor Maid Farms: Featuring Cold Brew Draft Coffee: 12:30-3:00pm
Reboot your afternoon with a glass of our cold brew draft coffee. Much like a certain dark beer from Ireland that we know and love, our cold brew is kegged and pulled through a stout tap. The nitrogen infusion from the tap creates a stout-like cascade and a creamy head for a rich, satisfying cup. 

Beyond our passion for quality and organics, we want to do good in this world. We pay the farmers producing our coffee above market, above fair, in an effort to affect change and promote positive growth in those communities. We want everyone to benefit and prosper, putting power back in the hands of our stakeholders. 

 

Sponsors
avatar for Taylor Maid Farms Organic Coffee

Taylor Maid Farms Organic Coffee

We buy, roast and sell organic coffees because we feel it’s the right thing to do. Fewer chemicals in the ground, and in our bodies, is one way in which we honor each other and the planet. We got our start roasting organic coffee in an old barn in Sonoma County, California in 1993... Read More →

Co-Sponsor
avatar for REI

REI

At REI we love to get outside and play. Whether you're new to outdoor adventure or a seasoned pro, we’ll gladly share our passion.  Our core purpose guides everything we do: we inspire, educate and outfit for a lifetime of outdoor adventure and stewardship. What began as a group of... Read More →



Friday August 19, 2016 TBA
REI Village - KBar

TBA

Taylor Maid Farms: Featuring Full Coffee Bar: 8:00am-12:30pm
Rise and shine with our delicious organic espresso beverages (shots, cappuccinos and lattes) and drip coffee of our organic blends.
Coffee is a connection. At Taylor Maid Farms, our global community of farmers, makers, doers and dreamers are collectively telling a story that reaches beyond language and geography. It's about doing good things really well, taking care of what you have and providing for the people around you.

Organic should be more than a sticker on a package. It should be about making decisions with purpose and intent. It should be about voting for a better world, a place where good things always win. 

Sponsors
avatar for Taylor Maid Farms Organic Coffee

Taylor Maid Farms Organic Coffee

We buy, roast and sell organic coffees because we feel it’s the right thing to do. Fewer chemicals in the ground, and in our bodies, is one way in which we honor each other and the planet. We got our start roasting organic coffee in an old barn in Sonoma County, California in 1993... Read More →

Co-Sponsor
avatar for REI

REI

At REI we love to get outside and play. Whether you're new to outdoor adventure or a seasoned pro, we’ll gladly share our passion.  Our core purpose guides everything we do: we inspire, educate and outfit for a lifetime of outdoor adventure and stewardship. What began as a group of... Read More →



Friday August 19, 2016 TBA
REI Village - KBar

TBA

Taylor Maid Farms: Featuring Hot Chocolate: 7:00-8:00pm
We'll have hot chocolate to enjoy during the fireside chat.
For many of us here at Taylor Maid, coffee sparked conversation between strangers, re-connected us with old friends and provided space to share time with loved ones. We opened our coffee bars with the dream of creating a gathering space for our community while serving beautiful coffees with care, responsibility and a commitment to our place- both locally and globally. As a community, mutual support is vital. That's why we donate 1% of profits in coffee, beverage service and gift baskets to non-profits, schools and faith based organizations.

 

Sponsors
avatar for Taylor Maid Farms Organic Coffee

Taylor Maid Farms Organic Coffee

We buy, roast and sell organic coffees because we feel it’s the right thing to do. Fewer chemicals in the ground, and in our bodies, is one way in which we honor each other and the planet. We got our start roasting organic coffee in an old barn in Sonoma County, California in 1993... Read More →

Co-Sponsor
avatar for REI

REI

At REI we love to get outside and play. Whether you're new to outdoor adventure or a seasoned pro, we’ll gladly share our passion.  Our core purpose guides everything we do: we inspire, educate and outfit for a lifetime of outdoor adventure and stewardship. What began as a group of... Read More →



Friday August 19, 2016 TBA
REI Village - KBar

TBA

Taylor Maid Farms: Featuring Tea: 3:00-5:00pm
Relax your body, mind and spirit with a cup of organic hot or iced tea. Black, green and herbal teas will be available. 

Our teas are sourced from Silk Road Tea, a Bay Area speciality tea company that procures single-source, handmade specialty teas from China. Owners Ned and Catherine have built longstanding supplier relationships and have access to some of China's finest and most unusual teas. They partner with small farms, out-of-the-way markets and specialty tea companies to find teas that offer a distinctive taste experience. Many of their teas are bought in early spring when the leaves are fresh, tender and their tastes most pronounced. http://www.silkroadteas.com/

Sponsors
avatar for Taylor Maid Farms Organic Coffee

Taylor Maid Farms Organic Coffee

We buy, roast and sell organic coffees because we feel it’s the right thing to do. Fewer chemicals in the ground, and in our bodies, is one way in which we honor each other and the planet. We got our start roasting organic coffee in an old barn in Sonoma County, California in 1993... Read More →

Co-Sponsor
avatar for REI

REI

At REI we love to get outside and play. Whether you're new to outdoor adventure or a seasoned pro, we’ll gladly share our passion.  Our core purpose guides everything we do: we inspire, educate and outfit for a lifetime of outdoor adventure and stewardship. What began as a group of... Read More →



Friday August 19, 2016 TBA
REI Village - KBar

TBA

SmartyPants Wellness Tent: 9:00am-5:00pm
Attendees can register for one-on-one fascial stretching sessions with certified fascial stretch therapist and Crossfit trainer, Lindsay Sudell. Lindsay will educate on the importance of flexibility & recovery, while working through a private, 15 minute fascial stretch session.

Fascial Stretch Therapy (FST) targets the myofascial system by targeting muscles, joints, ligaments, tendons, and bones. In an FST session, the client lies on a massage table while the therapist uses their body as leverage to create traction and gently moves the client’s limbs in a wave-like motion to release tension. The constant movement through multiple planes of motion coupled with synchronized breathing is what sets this technique apart from traditional stretching and maximizes recovery.

In addition to one-on-one sessions with Lindsay, SmartyPants’ Online Editor, Grace McCalmon, will be available throughout the day to share samples of SmartyPants products and provide insight and knowledge in nutrition, supplementation, and health.

Sponsors
avatar for SmartyPants Vitamins

SmartyPants Vitamins

SmartyPants produces the “More Than a Multivitamin” line of premium, all-in-one gummy vitamins for all ages. We focus on including the nutrients that are typically the hardest for some people to get consistently from diet alone, and use the bioavailable forms of these nutrients... Read More →

Co-Sponsor
avatar for REI

REI

At REI we love to get outside and play. Whether you're new to outdoor adventure or a seasoned pro, we’ll gladly share our passion.  Our core purpose guides everything we do: we inspire, educate and outfit for a lifetime of outdoor adventure and stewardship. What began as a group of... Read More →

Instructor
avatar for Grace McCalmon

Grace McCalmon

Content Manager, SmartyPants Vitamins
Grace is a Pittsburgh native and a graduate of Duke University. Prior to joining the SmartyPants team, Grace lived in Miami and London, where she discovered her passion for health and healing through nutrition. Grace is a certified nutritional therapist from the Nutritional Therapy... Read More →
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Lindsay Suddell

SmartyPants Vitamins

Friday August 19, 2016 TBA
REI Village - SmartyPants

TBA

nuun Hydration Testing: 9:00am-5:00pm
Hydration is important for everyone, but it's especially vital for athletes.  Proper hydration can lead to increased performance, improved health, and better energy.  Come and get tested before and after a strenuous activity to determine your hydration level.  

You will receive a "surprise and delight" at the end of the test!  

Sponsors
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nuun

Make your water count with nuun! nuun makes a range of products from real, clean ingredients that keep you hydrated wherever your active lifestyle takes you, and comes in convenient and environmentally friendly tubes. Add a tab to your own water to create a drink that’s right for... Read More →

Co-Sponsor
avatar for REI

REI

At REI we love to get outside and play. Whether you're new to outdoor adventure or a seasoned pro, we’ll gladly share our passion.  Our core purpose guides everything we do: we inspire, educate and outfit for a lifetime of outdoor adventure and stewardship. What began as a group of... Read More →

Instructor


Friday August 19, 2016 TBA
REI Village - nuun Tent

TBA

Lunch: 11:30am-1:30pm
Chef’s choice Grab ‘n’ Go midday meal. Keep the mind sharp and body energized with healthy foods and rehydrating drinks.

Sponsors
avatar for REI

REI

At REI we love to get outside and play. Whether you're new to outdoor adventure or a seasoned pro, we’ll gladly share our passion.  Our core purpose guides everything we do: we inspire, educate and outfit for a lifetime of outdoor adventure and stewardship. What began as a group of... Read More →


Friday August 19, 2016 TBA
REI Village

TBA

Amy's Camp Kitchen: 10:00am-5:00pm
Amy's Camp Kitchen will be serving savory snacks to keep everyone fueled in-between meals – all complimentary.  The Amy's team will be cooking Amy's organic soups, chili, and veggie burgers.  Chat with the camp cooks while they grill you a quesadilla to go with your mug of soup, or just have a seat at their kitchen table. Check out the menu board to see what's cooking.


Friday August 19th: Camp Kitchen



  • Amy's Vegan Chunky Tomato Bisque 

  • Grilled quesadilla with our homemade tortillas and shredded cheddar cheese


Sponsors
avatar for Amy's Kitchen

Amy's Kitchen

Amy’s Kitchen is one of the pioneers of the organic foods movement and is now one of the leading brands for delicious, high quality soups and frozen entrees.

Co-Sponsor
avatar for REI

REI

At REI we love to get outside and play. Whether you're new to outdoor adventure or a seasoned pro, we’ll gladly share our passion.  Our core purpose guides everything we do: we inspire, educate and outfit for a lifetime of outdoor adventure and stewardship. What began as a group of... Read More →

Instructor
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Team Amy's

Amy's Kitchen

Friday August 19, 2016 TBA
REI Village - Amy's

TBA

ENO Hammock Lounge: 9:00am-6:00pm
ENO will provide a hammock lounge for participants.  The lounge will be a relaxing oasis amidst the daily activities.  It will be an area that allows participants to slow down, be present, and reflect upon all that they are taking in from the Outessa experience.     

Sponsors
avatar for Eagles Nest Outfitters Inc.

Eagles Nest Outfitters Inc.

ENO is the original parachute hammock creator. We craft all our hammocks and accessories to the highest quality in the industry and with one thing in mind...to help you Relax...

Co-Sponsor
avatar for REI

REI

At REI we love to get outside and play. Whether you're new to outdoor adventure or a seasoned pro, we’ll gladly share our passion.  Our core purpose guides everything we do: we inspire, educate and outfit for a lifetime of outdoor adventure and stewardship. What began as a group of... Read More →

Instructor
CP

Catie Pekarek

Eagles Nest Outfitters, Inc.


Friday August 19, 2016 TBA
Hammock Village

TBA

Stance Pair to Share: 10:00am-4:00pm
Stop by Stance and spread the sock love with their Pair to Share! Come find out what that means for you and a friend.

Sponsors
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Stance

Stance’s founders saw a category that had been ignored, taken for granted, and dismissed. By breathing life into something that had been overlooked, Stance has ignited a movement of art and self-expression that has drawn athletes, performers and iconic cultural influencers to the... Read More →

Co-Sponsor
avatar for REI

REI

At REI we love to get outside and play. Whether you're new to outdoor adventure or a seasoned pro, we’ll gladly share our passion.  Our core purpose guides everything we do: we inspire, educate and outfit for a lifetime of outdoor adventure and stewardship. What began as a group of... Read More →

Instructor


Friday August 19, 2016 TBA
REI Village - Stance

8:30am PDT

High Alpine Emigrant Lake Hike: 8:30am-12:00pm
Limited Capacity filling up

Enjoy a scenic ride on SnowKirk and Caples Crest Chair Lifts to begin your hike to high alpine Emigrant Lake. Enjoy the wildflowers and History Kirkwood Offers along the way. The Mormon Emigrant Trail passes through the Kirkwood mountain area, winding up over the saddle just south of Thimble Peak. To this day, rust marks from the iron wagon wheels can be seen on the granite rocks along the route. Some scars on the trees made from the ropes and pulleys used to haul the heavy wagons up over the rugged terrain still remain. The trail continues around Emigrant Lake where you can enjoy the view before your hike back to the Kirkwood Base area. This hike is 6 miles total round trip.

Sponsors
avatar for REI

REI

At REI we love to get outside and play. Whether you're new to outdoor adventure or a seasoned pro, we’ll gladly share our passion.  Our core purpose guides everything we do: we inspire, educate and outfit for a lifetime of outdoor adventure and stewardship. What began as a group of... Read More →

Instructor
avatar for Rachel Beltran

Rachel Beltran

Guide, REI
Rachel, in her current role as Senior Instructor with REI Outdoor School, teaches classes in a variety of disciplines, including Stand Up Paddleboarding (SUP), Kayaking, Rock Climbing, Backpacking, Hiking, and Cycling. She also leads regular trainings and assessments for REI Outdoor... Read More →

Friday August 19, 2016 8:30am - 12:00pm PDT
REI Village - Base of Chair Lift #1

9:00am PDT

How to Pack a Bag: 9:00-10:00am
Limited Capacity seats available

A proper fitting pack is crucial for the ultimate enjoyment of any extended outdoor adventure. Join the pack experts from Osprey Packs as they explain proper sizing and adjustment of your pack as well as how to pack it for a comfortable carry and efficient access to frequently used items.

Sponsors
avatar for Osprey Packs

Osprey Packs

Independent since 1974 and still anchored by the design genius of company founder and owner, Mike Pfotenhauer, Osprey Packs is a leader in technical packs for outdoor, cycling, travel and urban adventures.  Osprey’s dedication to create innovative, high performance gear reflects... Read More →

Co-Sponsor
avatar for REI

REI

At REI we love to get outside and play. Whether you're new to outdoor adventure or a seasoned pro, we’ll gladly share our passion.  Our core purpose guides everything we do: we inspire, educate and outfit for a lifetime of outdoor adventure and stewardship. What began as a group of... Read More →

Instructor
LB

Lauren Beaudoin

Guide, Osprey Packs
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Rosie Mansfield

Guide, Osprey Packs


Friday August 19, 2016 9:00am - 10:00am PDT
REI Village - Outdoor Maven

9:00am PDT

Tired Feet Take a Hike: 9:00-10:00am
Limited Capacity seats available

Pep up your tired toes and prep them for their next adventure.  Since pack space is tight multi-purpose products are a must.

During our time together we will explore and experience the benefits of the Rinse Peppofoot collection featuring moisturizing and nourishing shea butter, revitalizing and invigorating peppermint essential oil, anti-bacterial and anti-fungal tea tree essential oil and menthol which promotes circulation.

DIY pampering includes:
Cooling & Refreshing Spray, Tea Tree, Mint & Menthol Moisturizing Stick, and a Tea Tree & Mint Essential Oil Spot Treatment

Take away:
Soaking Salt Sample
Mini Peppofoot Stick

Sponsors
avatar for Rinse Bath & Body Co.

Rinse Bath & Body Co.

Rinse began in 2002, when owner Heather Swanepoel finally decided to give up her failed attempts at knitting and take a soapmaking class. Heather was in need of a creative outlet. At the time, she worked on the Supercross circuit (yes, that would be dirtbikes) which had her traveling... Read More →

Co-Sponsor
avatar for REI

REI

At REI we love to get outside and play. Whether you're new to outdoor adventure or a seasoned pro, we’ll gladly share our passion.  Our core purpose guides everything we do: we inspire, educate and outfit for a lifetime of outdoor adventure and stewardship. What began as a group of... Read More →

Instructor
avatar for Heather Swanepoel

Heather Swanepoel

Rinse Bath & Body Co.


Friday August 19, 2016 9:00am - 10:00am PDT
REI Village - Igloo

9:00am PDT

Morning Yoga: 9:00-10:00am
Limited Capacity seats available

Begin your Outessa Summit experience with Morning Yoga to ground your feet, deepen your breath, and prepare your body for a weekend full of activity and movement.


Sponsors
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prAna

We create versatile, stylish, and sustainable clothing and accessories that you can wear during every activity, every adventure, every day. How do we know? Because we base our designs on our own experiences. We’re more than makers, we’re doers—yogis, climbers, and world travelers—and... Read More →

Co-Sponsor
avatar for REI

REI

At REI we love to get outside and play. Whether you're new to outdoor adventure or a seasoned pro, we’ll gladly share our passion.  Our core purpose guides everything we do: we inspire, educate and outfit for a lifetime of outdoor adventure and stewardship. What began as a group of... Read More →

Instructor
avatar for Sage Rountree

Sage Rountree

Brand Ambassador, prAna
A former couch potato, Sage Rountree, came to running as stress relief during graduate school and to wear out her large chocolate Lab with runs in the forest. More than a dozen years later she’s run all sorts of races—everything from the 400m to ultramarathons, and triathlons... Read More →

Friday August 19, 2016 9:00am - 10:00am PDT
Red Cliffs Lodge

9:00am PDT

Fitness Meets Fun with the ElliptiGO: 9:00-10:30am
Limited Capacity seats available

Elliptical cycling combines the best of running, cycling and the elliptical trainer to give you a fun and effective way to exercise outdoors. Because it is a low-impact exercise, elliptical cycling builds cardiovascular fitness, while being easy on the joints, which makes it great for everyone – young or old, health conscious to elite. Elliptical cycling is a great way to revolutionize your fitness.

Sponsors
avatar for ElliptiGO Inc.

ElliptiGO Inc.

ElliptiGO Inc. created the world’s first elliptical bicycle to deliver a fun, comfortable and effective workout experience that inspires people, improves their lives and revolutionizes fitness. Combining the best of running, cycling and the elliptical trainer, ElliptiGO bikes provide... Read More →

Co-Sponsor
avatar for REI

REI

At REI we love to get outside and play. Whether you're new to outdoor adventure or a seasoned pro, we’ll gladly share our passion.  Our core purpose guides everything we do: we inspire, educate and outfit for a lifetime of outdoor adventure and stewardship. What began as a group of... Read More →

Instructor
BW

Bryce Whiting

Chief Enthusiast, ElliptiGO Inc.
EW

Erin Whiting

ElliptiGO Inc.


Friday August 19, 2016 9:00am - 10:30am PDT
REI Village - ElliptiGO Tent

9:00am PDT

Wilderness Survival for Women: 9:00-11:00am
Limited Capacity filling up

Join REI Outdoor School for a wilderness self-reliance class for women that could save your life. During this class you will learn practical tips and strategies that every outdoor traveler should know: emergency priorities; shelters; locating and accessing drinking water; and how to make your own emergency kit. You will also participate in interactive scenarios to practice and hone your skills. 

Sponsors
avatar for REI

REI

At REI we love to get outside and play. Whether you're new to outdoor adventure or a seasoned pro, we’ll gladly share our passion.  Our core purpose guides everything we do: we inspire, educate and outfit for a lifetime of outdoor adventure and stewardship. What began as a group of... Read More →

Instructor
avatar for Hope Oldham

Hope Oldham

Guide, REI
Greetings! I have been leading adventure trips since I was a sophomore in college. The National Outdoor Leadership School set me on a fast track towards recreation as a career. I did a month-long course kayaking down Desolation Canyon and climbing in Wyoming. I worked for... Read More →

Friday August 19, 2016 9:00am - 11:00am PDT
REI Village - Base of Chair Lift #10

9:00am PDT

Map and Compass Basics: 9:00-11:00am
Limited Capacity seats available

Are you heading into the woods and want to learn how to use your map & compass properly? REI Outdoor School instructors will help you understand the information provided on your map, the proper use of your compass and how to put the two together while planning your trip and on the trail. We will cover the tricks of the trade relating to back country navigation as we apply our knowledge on the trail establishing a route, navigating the route and making necessary adjustments in the field.

Sponsors
avatar for REI

REI

At REI we love to get outside and play. Whether you're new to outdoor adventure or a seasoned pro, we’ll gladly share our passion.  Our core purpose guides everything we do: we inspire, educate and outfit for a lifetime of outdoor adventure and stewardship. What began as a group of... Read More →

Instructor
avatar for Lindsay McIntosh-Tolle

Lindsay McIntosh-Tolle

Guide, REI
I began working as an Instructor with the REI Outdoor School in Portland, OR in 2012. Since then I have taught a range of classes including navigation, backpacking, wilderness skills, Stand Up Paddleboarding, gourmet backcountry cooking, and more. I love helping people develop... Read More →


Friday August 19, 2016 9:00am - 11:00am PDT
REI Village - Base of Chair Lift #10

9:00am PDT

Wildflower Photography: 9:00-11:00am
Limited Capacity seats available

Explore wildflower photography under the watchful eye of an REI Outdoor School photography pro to learn and practice exposure and composition techniques inherent to macro photography. Begin to effectively capture the intimate, finely detailed beauty of wildflowers, plants and trees that is best captured with a macro lens. Please bring your digital camera and owner’s manual, as well as extra batteries and memory. 

Sponsors
avatar for REI

REI

At REI we love to get outside and play. Whether you're new to outdoor adventure or a seasoned pro, we’ll gladly share our passion.  Our core purpose guides everything we do: we inspire, educate and outfit for a lifetime of outdoor adventure and stewardship. What began as a group of... Read More →

Instructor
avatar for Mary K. Pritchard

Mary K. Pritchard

Guide, REI
My name is Mary K. Pritchard. I grew up in Virginia which will always be home in my heart. I ventured forth to Oregon where I lived for many years, and received a B.S. in Geology from the Univ. of Oregon. Studying Geology in the PNW was fantastic because the landscape is so... Read More →

Friday August 19, 2016 9:00am - 11:00am PDT
REI Village - Base of Chair Lift #10

9:00am PDT

Honing Your Trail Legs: 9:00-11:00am
Limited Capacity seats available

Backcountry stepping techniques can help your knees, keep you upright and widen your smile because sometimes a backcountry trail is anything but smooth. Obstacles take many forms so the way you navigate them can either help or hurt your physical abilities. Learn proven walking techniques from an REI Outdoor School instructor in this hike. We’ve designed trekking activities to give the backpacker or day hiker stepping savvy over a variety of terrain. With our trekking poles activities, you’ll discover better balance and improved pace while reducing impacts to your knees. We’ll also discuss backpack loading options for better balance. Additionally, a footwear and sock clinic and mileage strategy tips for the backcountry will round out the day. “Finding Your Trail Legs” is for the Beginner to the Experienced. Savvy stepping and improved odds of a joyful journey are just one class away.

Sponsors
avatar for REI

REI

At REI we love to get outside and play. Whether you're new to outdoor adventure or a seasoned pro, we’ll gladly share our passion.  Our core purpose guides everything we do: we inspire, educate and outfit for a lifetime of outdoor adventure and stewardship. What began as a group of... Read More →

Instructor
avatar for Cyndi Wyatt

Cyndi Wyatt

Guide, REI
I power myself by these three words. “Engage. Exert. Evolve.” Engage in Mother Nature, exert yourself to challenges in the outdoors to evolve into a peaceful, complete, powerful being. My name is Cyndi Wyatt and my single goal to leave a legacy to women of empowerment... Read More →

Friday August 19, 2016 9:00am - 11:00am PDT
REI Village - Base of Chair Lift #10

9:00am PDT

Mountain Biking Skills Session - Level 2: Climbing & Descending: 9:00-11:00am
Limited Capacity full

Ride smarter, not harder. If you've been mountain biking for a while and are eager to improve your trail riding ability, join us for a session of focused skills instruction. REI & Cannondale instructors will provide detailed breakdowns of riding skills to help you improve your performance. Specific topics include stopping and starting mid-climb or descent as well as body and bike positioning for successful riding. You will receive a "surprise & delight" at the conclusion of the class.

Sponsors
avatar for Cannondale

Cannondale

"Speed is Our Friend" has become the motto of Cannondale. On one level, these four words reflect our support of the world's top professional cycling teams. On a more fundamental level, they convey our commitment to a lightning-fast product development process that, with unmatched speed, turns the combined insights of our sponsored riders... Read More →

Co-Sponsor
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REI

At REI we love to get outside and play. Whether you're new to outdoor adventure or a seasoned pro, we’ll gladly share our passion.  Our core purpose guides everything we do: we inspire, educate and outfit for a lifetime of outdoor adventure and stewardship. What began as a group of... Read More →

Instructor
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Shannon Gibson

Brand Ambassador, Cannondale
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Cindy Abbott Wood

Guide, REI
Cindy is the Senior Instructor for the REI Outdoor School in Austin, TX and has over 10 years' experience in the Outdoor Experiential Education field. Aside from being a pro-level mountain bike racer and USA Cycling XC series Category 1 national champion, she is a professionally... Read More →


Friday August 19, 2016 9:00am - 11:00am PDT
REI Village - Cannondale Tent to Caples Vista Loop

9:00am PDT

High Alpine Emigrant Lake Hike: 9:00am-12:30pm
Limited Capacity filling up

Enjoy a scenic ride on SnowKirk and Caples Crest Chair Lifts to begin your hike to high alpine Emigrant Lake. Enjoy the wildflowers and History Kirkwood Offers along the way. The Mormon Emigrant Trail passes through the Kirkwood mountain area, winding up over the saddle just south of Thimble Peak. To this day, rust marks from the iron wagon wheels can be seen on the granite rocks along the route. Some scars on the trees made from the ropes and pulleys used to haul the heavy wagons up over the rugged terrain still remain. The trail continues around Emigrant Lake where you can enjoy the view before your hike back to the Kirkwood Base area. This hike is 6 miles total round trip.

Sponsors
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REI

At REI we love to get outside and play. Whether you're new to outdoor adventure or a seasoned pro, we’ll gladly share our passion.  Our core purpose guides everything we do: we inspire, educate and outfit for a lifetime of outdoor adventure and stewardship. What began as a group of... Read More →

Instructor
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Victoria McBride

Guide, REI
Victoria has a long history of being a woodsy woman, as she was already going on backpacking trips in-utero. Constantly longing for more hours in the day (and more days in the week) to be outside, her outdoor interests have only expanded from there. In addition to now over... Read More →

Friday August 19, 2016 9:00am - 12:30pm PDT
REI Village - Base of Chair Lift #1

9:00am PDT

Introduction to Mountain Biking Class - Level 1: 9:00am-12:30pm
Limited Capacity full

Experience the thrill of mountain biking with enthusiastic, knowledgeable REI & Cannondale instructors! We'll start by addressing proper bike fit and making any necessary adjustments to your bike. Next we'll demonstrate riding techniques, including body and pedal position, shifting, braking, climbing, descending, and navigating minor obstacles on the trail. We'll also go over important communication skills and mountain biking trail etiquette with the aim of keeping multi-use trails open and safe for everyone. And finally, we'll practice all these new skills on a great trail ride! You will receive a "surprise & delight" at the conclusion of the class.

Sponsors
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Cannondale

"Speed is Our Friend" has become the motto of Cannondale. On one level, these four words reflect our support of the world's top professional cycling teams. On a more fundamental level, they convey our commitment to a lightning-fast product development process that, with unmatched speed, turns the combined insights of our sponsored riders... Read More →

Co-Sponsor
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REI

At REI we love to get outside and play. Whether you're new to outdoor adventure or a seasoned pro, we’ll gladly share our passion.  Our core purpose guides everything we do: we inspire, educate and outfit for a lifetime of outdoor adventure and stewardship. What began as a group of... Read More →

Instructor
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Amy Bruski

Guide, REI
My passion is Cycling. I am currently living the dream as an REI Outdoor School Instructor for all things Cycling and Hiking. I strive to be an exceptional guide and purveyor of information for those who have interest in the cycling community and the outdoors in general. A... Read More →
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Amanda Dekan

Guide, REI
My name is Amanda Dekan and I am the Senior Instructor for REI Outdoor School in the Twin Cities area. I have been working for REI since 2007, became an Instructor for Outdoor School in May of 2012, and have been the Senior Instructor for this market since May of 2013. I currently... Read More →
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Jenny Smith

Brand Ambassador, Cannondale
I’m Jenny. New Zealander. Xterra Triathlete. Professional mountain bike cyclist. Endurance athlete. I started running competitively as a teenager and have since represented New Zealand in three sports at World Championships. Track and Field, cycling and triathlon. My athletics have... Read More →


Friday August 19, 2016 9:00am - 12:30pm PDT
REI Village - Cannondale Tent to Lower Corral

9:00am PDT

Intermediate Rock Climbing: 9:00am-12:30pm
Limited Capacity full

Do you know the basics of rock climbing but want to learn to move more efficiently and gracefully on the rock? Join our professional climbing instructors of learning to improve your footwork, hand placement, and body positioning to advance your climbing skills for longer and more challenging climbs! All equipment is provided. Prerequisite: Introduction to Outdoor Rock Climbing or equivalent experience.

Sponsors
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Petzl

For over 40 years, Petzl has developed innovative tools and techniques used by those who work and play in the vertical world. Today, the Petzl brand is closely associated with adventure, exploration, rescue, and many notable exploits in the worlds of rock climbing, caving, and... Read More →

Co-Sponsor
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prAna

We create versatile, stylish, and sustainable clothing and accessories that you can wear during every activity, every adventure, every day. How do we know? Because we base our designs on our own experiences. We’re more than makers, we’re doers—yogis, climbers, and world travelers—and... Read More →
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REI

At REI we love to get outside and play. Whether you're new to outdoor adventure or a seasoned pro, we’ll gladly share our passion.  Our core purpose guides everything we do: we inspire, educate and outfit for a lifetime of outdoor adventure and stewardship. What began as a group of... Read More →

Instructor
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Quinn Brett

Brand Ambassador, Petzl
Quinn Brett is an adventurer and record setting athlete.  Tying herself to Estes Park, Colorado for the last ten years, she strives to push mind and body to the limits.  She holds numerous speed climbing records in Yosemite, Zion and Rocky Mountain National park, is a competitive... Read More →
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Nicole Belle Isle

Guide, REI
Nicole has been working for the REI Outdoor School for over two years, mainly as a rock climbing instructor with some bicycling classes sprinkled in as well. She has over 15 years of teaching experience both outdoors and in the classroom and holds a Single Pitch Instructor... Read More →


Friday August 19, 2016 9:00am - 12:30pm PDT
REI Village - Petzl tent to Rainbow Crags

9:00am PDT

Intro to Outdoor Rock Climbing: 9:00am-12:30pm
Limited Capacity full

Experience the thrill of Rock Climbing in a friendly women's only environment with our enthusiastic, professional instructors! We'll focus on building solid fundamental skills, such as belaying, knots, crack and face-climbing technique. If you've only climbed inside or you're looking to explore rock climbing for the first time, this is your opportunity to practice with professional rock climbing instructors. All equipment is provided and no previous experience necessary.

Sponsors
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Petzl

For over 40 years, Petzl has developed innovative tools and techniques used by those who work and play in the vertical world. Today, the Petzl brand is closely associated with adventure, exploration, rescue, and many notable exploits in the worlds of rock climbing, caving, and... Read More →

Co-Sponsor
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prAna

We create versatile, stylish, and sustainable clothing and accessories that you can wear during every activity, every adventure, every day. How do we know? Because we base our designs on our own experiences. We’re more than makers, we’re doers—yogis, climbers, and world travelers—and... Read More →
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REI

At REI we love to get outside and play. Whether you're new to outdoor adventure or a seasoned pro, we’ll gladly share our passion.  Our core purpose guides everything we do: we inspire, educate and outfit for a lifetime of outdoor adventure and stewardship. What began as a group of... Read More →

Instructor
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Alyson Chun

Guide, REI
Alyson has worked as an outdoor and experiential education facilitator for over 6 years. She has had the opportunity to work in places all over the world, including China, Thailand, Turkey, and Botswana. Alyson joined the REI Outdoor School as a Senior Instructor in February... Read More →
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Gavriel Weiner

Guide, REI
Gavi has been guiding for years in inspiring please like Yosemite, Rocky Mountain NP and Joshua Tree NP. She is a certified Single Pitch Instructor with American Mountain Guide Association and a Wilderness First Responder. In her free time, Gavi climbs! She also loves to backpack... Read More →
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Heidi Wirtz

Brand Ambassador, Petzl
Heidi Wirtz is one of the country’s few prominent female adventure climbers. She has been climbing for over twenty years, letting her passion for adventure and exploration lead her to exotic and remote places around the world. Heidi has pioneered new routes up unclimbed... Read More →


Friday August 19, 2016 9:00am - 12:30pm PDT
REI Village - Petzl tent to Rainbow Crags

9:30am PDT

Kayaking Basics: 9:30-11:30am
Limited Capacity seats available

In this 2 hour class you will learn the basics of flat water kayaking–equipment, kayak entry/exit, strokes, safety, water, and wind. The class is setup to be hands on–we'll talk you through each new skill and help you learn by doing! In this way you'll better learn the necessary gear for a day on the water, key strokes you'll use to go forward, reverse, and turn, and a few important safety concerns while paddling lakes, rivers, and the ocean. By the end of the class you will feel more comfortable on the water, understand safety risks around you, and have more fun kayaking. 

Sponsors
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Oru Kayak

Oru Kayak is a San Francisco based company that manufactures high-performance, folding kayaks. Using patented technology and a lightweight skin, Oru kayaks can be stowed in a trunk, checked on a plane, and hiked into remote waters. This allows you to explore like never before—for... Read More →

Co-Sponsor
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prAna

We create versatile, stylish, and sustainable clothing and accessories that you can wear during every activity, every adventure, every day. How do we know? Because we base our designs on our own experiences. We’re more than makers, we’re doers—yogis, climbers, and world travelers—and... Read More →
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REI

At REI we love to get outside and play. Whether you're new to outdoor adventure or a seasoned pro, we’ll gladly share our passion.  Our core purpose guides everything we do: we inspire, educate and outfit for a lifetime of outdoor adventure and stewardship. What began as a group of... Read More →

Instructor


Friday August 19, 2016 9:30am - 11:30am PDT
REI Village Shuttle Stop to Silver Lake

9:30am PDT

Walk on Water: Learn to SUP or Advance your Skills: 9:30-11:30am
Limited Capacity full

Stand Up Paddleboarding is the closest thing to walking on water and we invite you to experience the freedom, the balance and the joy of this popular sport! We'll get started with an introduction to boards and gear followed by an on-water paddling class. Learn how to paddle effectively and safely for maximum health and fitness benefits, and explore SUP Yoga and SUP Fitness. Bring your enthusiasm, your adventurous spirit and your questions! 

 
 

Sponsors
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BIC Sport

Founded in 1979 by the Bich family, of BIC pen fame, BIC Sport grew from the family’s passion for watersports and expertise in sustainable manufacturing. BIC’s core values of quality, durability and affordability form the foundation of BIC Sport’s reputation, and have opened... Read More →

Co-Sponsor
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prAna

We create versatile, stylish, and sustainable clothing and accessories that you can wear during every activity, every adventure, every day. How do we know? Because we base our designs on our own experiences. We’re more than makers, we’re doers—yogis, climbers, and world travelers—and... Read More →
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REI

At REI we love to get outside and play. Whether you're new to outdoor adventure or a seasoned pro, we’ll gladly share our passion.  Our core purpose guides everything we do: we inspire, educate and outfit for a lifetime of outdoor adventure and stewardship. What began as a group of... Read More →

Instructor
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Jodelle Fitzwater

Brand Ambassador, BIC Sport
It's all in the name : "Fitzwater" Jodelle Fitzwater loves anything that has to do with getting "fit", getting on the "water", and getting involved in anything that allows the body to move and stretch and progress towards a healthier state. Jodelle teaches to inspire and lives for... Read More →
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Julie Roach

Brand Ambassador, BIC Sport
Julie is one of the few early pioneers of SUP Yoga and created H2YO SUP Yoga & Fitness in 2009. She is certified in several schools of yoga and standup paddleboarding. The H2YO program is committing to safety and empowering anyone and everyone to an incredible experience on the water... Read More →


Friday August 19, 2016 9:30am - 11:30am PDT
REI Village Shuttle Stop to Silver Lake

9:30am PDT

High Alpine Emigrant Lake Hike: 9:30am-1:00pm
Limited Capacity seats available

Enjoy a scenic ride on SnowKirk and Caples Crest Chair Lifts to begin your hike to high alpine Emigrant Lake. Enjoy the wildflowers and History Kirkwood Offers along the way. The Mormon Emigrant Trail passes through the Kirkwood mountain area, winding up over the saddle just south of Thimble Peak. To this day, rust marks from the iron wagon wheels can be seen on the granite rocks along the route. Some scars on the trees made from the ropes and pulleys used to haul the heavy wagons up over the rugged terrain still remain. The trail continues around Emigrant Lake where you can enjoy the view before your hike back to the Kirkwood Base area. This hike is 6 miles total round trip.

Sponsors
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REI

At REI we love to get outside and play. Whether you're new to outdoor adventure or a seasoned pro, we’ll gladly share our passion.  Our core purpose guides everything we do: we inspire, educate and outfit for a lifetime of outdoor adventure and stewardship. What began as a group of... Read More →

Instructor
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Julia Perry

Guide, REI
Before joining the REI Outdoor School in 2012, I worked as a dogsledding, skiing, canoeing, climbing, and backpacking instructor in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness. Between 2007-2012, I spent more days traveling through the backcountry with all of my belongings in... Read More →

Friday August 19, 2016 9:30am - 1:00pm PDT
REI Village - Base of Chair Lift #1

10:00am PDT

Trail X: 10:00-11:30am
Limited Capacity full

The world is your playground. We'll use the natural environment and a few simple items to set up an exciting ninja obstacle course that will challenge all aspects of your fitness and adaptability. Then we'll break down and practice the techniques required to complete each of the obstacles, which will include jumping, bounding, swinging, climbing, balancing, and all sorts of monkeying around. All levels welcome.

Sponsors
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prAna

We create versatile, stylish, and sustainable clothing and accessories that you can wear during every activity, every adventure, every day. How do we know? Because we base our designs on our own experiences. We’re more than makers, we’re doers—yogis, climbers, and world travelers—and... Read More →

Co-Sponsor
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REI

At REI we love to get outside and play. Whether you're new to outdoor adventure or a seasoned pro, we’ll gladly share our passion.  Our core purpose guides everything we do: we inspire, educate and outfit for a lifetime of outdoor adventure and stewardship. What began as a group of... Read More →

Instructor
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Traci Dinwiddie

Brand Ambassador, prAna
Traci Dinwiddie is an actress, yogini, aerialist, drummer, and Team Ninja Warrior fitness fruitcake! For all of you social media mavens, you may know Traci as @groovegoddess on twitter and @goodisness on instagram, where she helms a super fun community of tv/film & fitness fans known... Read More →


Friday August 19, 2016 10:00am - 11:30am PDT
REI Village - prAna Tent

10:00am PDT

Campfire Cooking: 10:00-11:30am
Limited Capacity seats available

In this interactive Campfire Cooking class, you will learn different ways to create delicious dishes using a campfire. We will explore techniques on how to start a campfire, and talk about different cooking methods, including making a foil pouch, dutch oven cooking, and pie iron cooking.

Sponsors
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Dirty Gourmet

We came together after a bike tour across Canada and years of camp life to rethink food in the outdoors. We believe that food should be as much a part of the experience as the activities, locations, and five star views. We started with our blog in 2010, and have expanded to curate... Read More →

Co-Sponsor
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Camp Chef

Great tasting food will always bring people together and Camp Chef has that figured out. As an industry leading manufacture for more than 20 years, Camp Chef produces high quality products offering efficient ways to cook for almost any outdoor gathering. From social functions to campouts... Read More →
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Coleman

Coleman is the World' s leading camping & outdoor gear manufacturer of tents, lanterns, coolers, stoves, sleeping bags & more.
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Amy's Kitchen

Amy’s Kitchen is one of the pioneers of the organic foods movement and is now one of the leading brands for delicious, high quality soups and frozen entrees.
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REI

At REI we love to get outside and play. Whether you're new to outdoor adventure or a seasoned pro, we’ll gladly share our passion.  Our core purpose guides everything we do: we inspire, educate and outfit for a lifetime of outdoor adventure and stewardship. What began as a group of... Read More →

Instructor
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Mai-yan Kwan

Dirty Gourmet
Mai-yan is originally from Quebec, Canada, but now calls Los Angeles home. Her love of travel has taken her around the world and influences many flavors in our recipes. She’s usually out cycling, climbing or hiking, but otherwise keeps busy as a designer and teaches at Art Center... Read More →
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Emily Nielson

Dirty Gourmet
Emily grew up camping, backpacking, kayaking, and climbing in Las Vegas and Florida. She moved to California after college, and has been working in the outdoor industry ever since. She is an outdoor instructor and writer, and currently works as a Sales Manager with REI. 
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Aimee Trudeau

Dirty Gourmet
Aimee is a full time momma to three year old twins. She has a background in food science and web development, and has loved to cook since she was a little girl. She recently switched to a plant based diet, and is embracing the challenge of creating satisfying meals with whole foods... Read More →


Friday August 19, 2016 10:00am - 11:30am PDT
REI Village - Amy's

10:00am PDT

Intro to Backpacking: 10:00am-1:00pm
Limited Capacity filling up

Whether you have never backpacked before or you are out every weekend, this outing will be both informative and fun. In this session, the folks at Osprey Packs will provide a pack for you to demo and instruct how to properly fit and pack your pack. Next you will head out for a hike to a nearby scenic destination to set up camp. Our friends at Big Agnes will then walk you through how to identify a good site and how to set up your campsite – including what tents and sleeping bags are right for you. Other topics will include Leave No Trace principals, water filtration and more. This course includes all required gear (backpack, tent, sleeping bag, pad, and water filters). Just show up ready for an awesome experience. Note: this is not an overnight outing. We will break camp and head back after a snack and discussion.

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Osprey Packs

Independent since 1974 and still anchored by the design genius of company founder and owner, Mike Pfotenhauer, Osprey Packs is a leader in technical packs for outdoor, cycling, travel and urban adventures.  Osprey’s dedication to create innovative, high performance gear reflects... Read More →

Co-Sponsor
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Big Agnes

Named for a peak in the nearby Mt. Zirkel Wilderness, Big Agnes®, Inc. is located in Steamboat Springs, Colorado, and produces award-winning sleeping bags, pads and tents.  Big Agnes is the exclusive distributor of Helinox trekking poles and camp furniture in North and South America... Read More →
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REI

At REI we love to get outside and play. Whether you're new to outdoor adventure or a seasoned pro, we’ll gladly share our passion.  Our core purpose guides everything we do: we inspire, educate and outfit for a lifetime of outdoor adventure and stewardship. What began as a group of... Read More →

Instructor
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Rachel Daughenbaugh

Guide, Big Agnes
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Cierra Lorenz

Big Agnes


Friday August 19, 2016 10:00am - 1:00pm PDT
REI Village - Osprey Tent

10:30am PDT

Fitness Meets Fun with the ElliptiGO: 10:30am-12:00pm
Limited Capacity seats available

Elliptical cycling combines the best of running, cycling and the elliptical trainer to give you a fun and effective way to exercise outdoors. Because it is a low-impact exercise, elliptical cycling builds cardiovascular fitness, while being easy on the joints, which makes it great for everyone – young or old, health conscious to elite. Elliptical cycling is a great way to revolutionize your fitness.

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ElliptiGO Inc.

ElliptiGO Inc. created the world’s first elliptical bicycle to deliver a fun, comfortable and effective workout experience that inspires people, improves their lives and revolutionizes fitness. Combining the best of running, cycling and the elliptical trainer, ElliptiGO bikes provide... Read More →

Co-Sponsor
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REI

At REI we love to get outside and play. Whether you're new to outdoor adventure or a seasoned pro, we’ll gladly share our passion.  Our core purpose guides everything we do: we inspire, educate and outfit for a lifetime of outdoor adventure and stewardship. What began as a group of... Read More →

Instructor
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Bryce Whiting

Chief Enthusiast, ElliptiGO Inc.
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Erin Whiting

ElliptiGO Inc.


Friday August 19, 2016 10:30am - 12:00pm PDT
REI Village - ElliptiGO Tent

10:30am PDT

Kayaking Basics: 10:30am-12:30pm
Limited Capacity seats available

In this 2 hour class you will learn the basics of flat water kayaking–equipment, kayak entry/exit, strokes, safety, water, and wind. The class is setup to be hands on–we'll talk you through each new skill and help you learn by doing! In this way you'll better learn the necessary gear for a day on the water, key strokes you'll use to go forward, reverse, and turn, and a few important safety concerns while paddling lakes, rivers, and the ocean. By the end of the class you will feel more comfortable on the water, understand safety risks around you, and have more fun kayaking. 

Sponsors
avatar for Oru Kayak

Oru Kayak

Oru Kayak is a San Francisco based company that manufactures high-performance, folding kayaks. Using patented technology and a lightweight skin, Oru kayaks can be stowed in a trunk, checked on a plane, and hiked into remote waters. This allows you to explore like never before—for... Read More →

Co-Sponsor
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prAna

We create versatile, stylish, and sustainable clothing and accessories that you can wear during every activity, every adventure, every day. How do we know? Because we base our designs on our own experiences. We’re more than makers, we’re doers—yogis, climbers, and world travelers—and... Read More →
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REI

At REI we love to get outside and play. Whether you're new to outdoor adventure or a seasoned pro, we’ll gladly share our passion.  Our core purpose guides everything we do: we inspire, educate and outfit for a lifetime of outdoor adventure and stewardship. What began as a group of... Read More →

Instructor


Friday August 19, 2016 10:30am - 12:30pm PDT
REI Village Shuttle Stop to Silver Lake

10:30am PDT

Walk on Water: Learn to SUP or Advance your Skills: 10:30am-12:30pm
Limited Capacity seats available

Stand Up Paddleboarding is the closest thing to walking on water and we invite you to experience the freedom, the balance and the joy of this popular sport! We'll get started with an introduction to boards and gear followed by an on-water paddling class. Learn how to paddle effectively and safely for maximum health and fitness benefits, and explore SUP Yoga and SUP Fitness. Bring your enthusiasm, your adventurous spirit and your questions! 

 
 

Sponsors
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BIC Sport

Founded in 1979 by the Bich family, of BIC pen fame, BIC Sport grew from the family’s passion for watersports and expertise in sustainable manufacturing. BIC’s core values of quality, durability and affordability form the foundation of BIC Sport’s reputation, and have opened... Read More →

Co-Sponsor
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prAna

We create versatile, stylish, and sustainable clothing and accessories that you can wear during every activity, every adventure, every day. How do we know? Because we base our designs on our own experiences. We’re more than makers, we’re doers—yogis, climbers, and world travelers—and... Read More →
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REI

At REI we love to get outside and play. Whether you're new to outdoor adventure or a seasoned pro, we’ll gladly share our passion.  Our core purpose guides everything we do: we inspire, educate and outfit for a lifetime of outdoor adventure and stewardship. What began as a group of... Read More →

Instructor
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Jodelle Fitzwater

Brand Ambassador, BIC Sport
It's all in the name : "Fitzwater" Jodelle Fitzwater loves anything that has to do with getting "fit", getting on the "water", and getting involved in anything that allows the body to move and stretch and progress towards a healthier state. Jodelle teaches to inspire and lives for... Read More →
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Julie Roach

Brand Ambassador, BIC Sport
Julie is one of the few early pioneers of SUP Yoga and created H2YO SUP Yoga & Fitness in 2009. She is certified in several schools of yoga and standup paddleboarding. The H2YO program is committing to safety and empowering anyone and everyone to an incredible experience on the water... Read More →


Friday August 19, 2016 10:30am - 12:30pm PDT
REI Village Shuttle Stop to Silver Lake

11:00am PDT

Leave No Trace and How to 'Go' in the Woods: 11:00am-12:00pm
Limited Capacity seats available

Learn the ins and outs of keeping our outdoors pristine while enjoying ourselves on the trail and doing our business off trail. We will cover the Leave No Trace Seven Principles and the what’s, where’s, and how’s of the outdoor restroom.

Sponsors
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REI

At REI we love to get outside and play. Whether you're new to outdoor adventure or a seasoned pro, we’ll gladly share our passion.  Our core purpose guides everything we do: we inspire, educate and outfit for a lifetime of outdoor adventure and stewardship. What began as a group of... Read More →

Instructor
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Mary K. Pritchard

Guide, REI
My name is Mary K. Pritchard. I grew up in Virginia which will always be home in my heart. I ventured forth to Oregon where I lived for many years, and received a B.S. in Geology from the Univ. of Oregon. Studying Geology in the PNW was fantastic because the landscape is so... Read More →

Friday August 19, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm PDT
REI Village - Arbor Meadow

11:00am PDT

What Knot to Do While Camping: 11:00am-12:00pm
Limited Capacity seats available

Have you ever wondered which knots to use while camping? Have you woken up in the morning in a wet tent because the knot you used to tie your rainfly didn’t stay? Then this is the class for you! This class will introduce you to 5 important camping knots: the bowline, quick-release half-hitch, truckers hitch, taut-line hitch, and square knot.

Sponsors
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REI

At REI we love to get outside and play. Whether you're new to outdoor adventure or a seasoned pro, we’ll gladly share our passion.  Our core purpose guides everything we do: we inspire, educate and outfit for a lifetime of outdoor adventure and stewardship. What began as a group of... Read More →

Instructor
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Lindsay McIntosh-Tolle

Guide, REI
I began working as an Instructor with the REI Outdoor School in Portland, OR in 2012. Since then I have taught a range of classes including navigation, backpacking, wilderness skills, Stand Up Paddleboarding, gourmet backcountry cooking, and more. I love helping people develop... Read More →

Friday August 19, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm PDT
REI Village - Outdoor Maven

11:00am PDT

Trail Running Tips & Techniques: 11:00am-12:00pm
Limited Capacity seats available

Ramp up your trail running knowledge with tips and techniques to get yourself, up, down and across the trails more safely, effectively and stronger than you were when you stepped foot on the trail. In this class we will discuss trail running form to help prevent injury and stress, gear for a more comfortable experience and how to prepare mentally and physically for a faster pace day on the trail.

All levels of expertise can benefit from this class, from hikers that have felt the urge to run a little to Ultra runners who want to reach a further distances.

Sponsors
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REI

At REI we love to get outside and play. Whether you're new to outdoor adventure or a seasoned pro, we’ll gladly share our passion.  Our core purpose guides everything we do: we inspire, educate and outfit for a lifetime of outdoor adventure and stewardship. What began as a group of... Read More →

Instructor
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Cyndi Wyatt

Guide, REI
I power myself by these three words. “Engage. Exert. Evolve.” Engage in Mother Nature, exert yourself to challenges in the outdoors to evolve into a peaceful, complete, powerful being. My name is Cyndi Wyatt and my single goal to leave a legacy to women of empowerment... Read More →

Friday August 19, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm PDT
REI Village - Salomon Tent

11:00am PDT

Bike Maintenance Basics Class: 11:00am-12:00pm
Limited Capacity seats available

In this informative session you will learn how to lube a chain, fix a flat tire in record time, and make other minor adjustments to your bicycle that will keep you riding smoothly and prolong your bike's life. No experience necessary! Note that this is a demonstration class. You will receive a "surprise & delight" at the conclusion of the class.

Sponsors
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Cannondale

"Speed is Our Friend" has become the motto of Cannondale. On one level, these four words reflect our support of the world's top professional cycling teams. On a more fundamental level, they convey our commitment to a lightning-fast product development process that, with unmatched speed, turns the combined insights of our sponsored riders... Read More →

Co-Sponsor
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REI

At REI we love to get outside and play. Whether you're new to outdoor adventure or a seasoned pro, we’ll gladly share our passion.  Our core purpose guides everything we do: we inspire, educate and outfit for a lifetime of outdoor adventure and stewardship. What began as a group of... Read More →

Instructor
KC

Kevin Costa

Guide, Cannondale


Friday August 19, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm PDT
REI Village - Cannondale Tent

11:00am PDT

Smartphone Photography: 11:00am-12:00pm
Limited Capacity seats available

Get the most out of the handy piece of gear you always have with you - your smartphone camera! REI professional photographer will teach you the functions of the camera, basic exposure and composition techniques, and apps to help take your photos to the next level.

Sponsors
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REI

At REI we love to get outside and play. Whether you're new to outdoor adventure or a seasoned pro, we’ll gladly share our passion.  Our core purpose guides everything we do: we inspire, educate and outfit for a lifetime of outdoor adventure and stewardship. What began as a group of... Read More →

Instructor
avatar for Hope Oldham

Hope Oldham

Guide, REI
Greetings! I have been leading adventure trips since I was a sophomore in college. The National Outdoor Leadership School set me on a fast track towards recreation as a career. I did a month-long course kayaking down Desolation Canyon and climbing in Wyoming. I worked for... Read More →

Friday August 19, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm PDT
REI Village - Base of Chair Lift #10

11:00am PDT

Tired Feet Take a Hike: 11:00am-12:00pm
Limited Capacity seats available

Pep up your tired toes and prep them for their next adventure.  Since pack space is tight multi-purpose products are a must.

During our time together we will explore and experience the benefits of the Rinse Peppofoot collection featuring moisturizing and nourishing shea butter, revitalizing and invigorating peppermint essential oil, anti-bacterial and anti-fungal tea tree essential oil and menthol which promotes circulation.

DIY pampering includes:
Cooling & Refreshing Spray, Tea Tree, Mint & Menthol Moisturizing Stick, and a Tea Tree & Mint Essential Oil Spot Treatment

Take away:
Soaking Salt Sample
Mini Peppofoot Stick

Sponsors
avatar for Rinse Bath & Body Co.

Rinse Bath & Body Co.

Rinse began in 2002, when owner Heather Swanepoel finally decided to give up her failed attempts at knitting and take a soapmaking class. Heather was in need of a creative outlet. At the time, she worked on the Supercross circuit (yes, that would be dirtbikes) which had her traveling... Read More →

Co-Sponsor
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REI

At REI we love to get outside and play. Whether you're new to outdoor adventure or a seasoned pro, we’ll gladly share our passion.  Our core purpose guides everything we do: we inspire, educate and outfit for a lifetime of outdoor adventure and stewardship. What began as a group of... Read More →

Instructor
avatar for Heather Swanepoel

Heather Swanepoel

Rinse Bath & Body Co.


Friday August 19, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm PDT
REI Village - Igloo

11:30am PDT

Introduction to Mountain Biking Class - Level 1: 11:30am-3:00pm
Limited Capacity full

Experience the thrill of mountain biking with enthusiastic, knowledgeable REI & Cannondale instructors! We'll start by addressing proper bike fit and making any necessary adjustments to your bike. Next we'll demonstrate riding techniques, including body and pedal position, shifting, braking, climbing, descending, and navigating minor obstacles on the trail. We'll also go over important communication skills and mountain biking trail etiquette with the aim of keeping multi-use trails open and safe for everyone. And finally, we'll practice all these new skills on a great trail ride! You will receive a "surprise & delight" at the conclusion of the class.

Sponsors
avatar for Cannondale

Cannondale

"Speed is Our Friend" has become the motto of Cannondale. On one level, these four words reflect our support of the world's top professional cycling teams. On a more fundamental level, they convey our commitment to a lightning-fast product development process that, with unmatched speed, turns the combined insights of our sponsored riders... Read More →

Co-Sponsor
avatar for REI

REI

At REI we love to get outside and play. Whether you're new to outdoor adventure or a seasoned pro, we’ll gladly share our passion.  Our core purpose guides everything we do: we inspire, educate and outfit for a lifetime of outdoor adventure and stewardship. What began as a group of... Read More →

Instructor
SG

Shannon Gibson

Brand Ambassador, Cannondale
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Cindy Abbott Wood

Guide, REI
Cindy is the Senior Instructor for the REI Outdoor School in Austin, TX and has over 10 years' experience in the Outdoor Experiential Education field. Aside from being a pro-level mountain bike racer and USA Cycling XC series Category 1 national champion, she is a professionally... Read More →


Friday August 19, 2016 11:30am - 3:00pm PDT
REI Village - Cannondale Tent to Lower Corral

12:00pm PDT

Fitness Meets Fun with the ElliptiGO: 12:00-1:30pm
Limited Capacity seats available

Elliptical cycling combines the best of running, cycling and the elliptical trainer to give you a fun and effective way to exercise outdoors. Because it is a low-impact exercise, elliptical cycling builds cardiovascular fitness, while being easy on the joints, which makes it great for everyone – young or old, health conscious to elite. Elliptical cycling is a great way to revolutionize your fitness.

Sponsors
avatar for ElliptiGO Inc.

ElliptiGO Inc.

ElliptiGO Inc. created the world’s first elliptical bicycle to deliver a fun, comfortable and effective workout experience that inspires people, improves their lives and revolutionizes fitness. Combining the best of running, cycling and the elliptical trainer, ElliptiGO bikes provide... Read More →

Co-Sponsor
avatar for REI

REI

At REI we love to get outside and play. Whether you're new to outdoor adventure or a seasoned pro, we’ll gladly share our passion.  Our core purpose guides everything we do: we inspire, educate and outfit for a lifetime of outdoor adventure and stewardship. What began as a group of... Read More →

Instructor
BW

Bryce Whiting

Chief Enthusiast, ElliptiGO Inc.
EW

Erin Whiting

ElliptiGO Inc.


Friday August 19, 2016 12:00pm - 1:30pm PDT
REI Village - ElliptiGO Tent

12:30pm PDT

Kayaking Basics: 12:30-2:30pm
Limited Capacity filling up

In this 2 hour class you will learn the basics of flat water kayaking–equipment, kayak entry/exit, strokes, safety, water, and wind. The class is setup to be hands on–we'll talk you through each new skill and help you learn by doing! In this way you'll better learn the necessary gear for a day on the water, key strokes you'll use to go forward, reverse, and turn, and a few important safety concerns while paddling lakes, rivers, and the ocean. By the end of the class you will feel more comfortable on the water, understand safety risks around you, and have more fun kayaking. 

Sponsors
avatar for Oru Kayak

Oru Kayak

Oru Kayak is a San Francisco based company that manufactures high-performance, folding kayaks. Using patented technology and a lightweight skin, Oru kayaks can be stowed in a trunk, checked on a plane, and hiked into remote waters. This allows you to explore like never before—for... Read More →

Co-Sponsor
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prAna

We create versatile, stylish, and sustainable clothing and accessories that you can wear during every activity, every adventure, every day. How do we know? Because we base our designs on our own experiences. We’re more than makers, we’re doers—yogis, climbers, and world travelers—and... Read More →
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REI

At REI we love to get outside and play. Whether you're new to outdoor adventure or a seasoned pro, we’ll gladly share our passion.  Our core purpose guides everything we do: we inspire, educate and outfit for a lifetime of outdoor adventure and stewardship. What began as a group of... Read More →

Instructor


Friday August 19, 2016 12:30pm - 2:30pm PDT
REI Village Shuttle Stop to Silver Lake

12:30pm PDT

Walk on Water: Learn to SUP or Advance your Skills: 12:30-2:30pm
Limited Capacity full

Stand Up Paddleboarding is the closest thing to walking on water and we invite you to experience the freedom, the balance and the joy of this popular sport! We'll get started with an introduction to boards and gear followed by an on-water paddling class. Learn how to paddle effectively and safely for maximum health and fitness benefits, and explore SUP Yoga and SUP Fitness. Bring your enthusiasm, your adventurous spirit and your questions! 

 
 

Sponsors
avatar for BIC Sport

BIC Sport

Founded in 1979 by the Bich family, of BIC pen fame, BIC Sport grew from the family’s passion for watersports and expertise in sustainable manufacturing. BIC’s core values of quality, durability and affordability form the foundation of BIC Sport’s reputation, and have opened... Read More →

Co-Sponsor
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prAna

We create versatile, stylish, and sustainable clothing and accessories that you can wear during every activity, every adventure, every day. How do we know? Because we base our designs on our own experiences. We’re more than makers, we’re doers—yogis, climbers, and world travelers—and... Read More →
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REI

At REI we love to get outside and play. Whether you're new to outdoor adventure or a seasoned pro, we’ll gladly share our passion.  Our core purpose guides everything we do: we inspire, educate and outfit for a lifetime of outdoor adventure and stewardship. What began as a group of... Read More →

Instructor
avatar for Jodelle Fitzwater

Jodelle Fitzwater

Brand Ambassador, BIC Sport
It's all in the name : "Fitzwater" Jodelle Fitzwater loves anything that has to do with getting "fit", getting on the "water", and getting involved in anything that allows the body to move and stretch and progress towards a healthier state. Jodelle teaches to inspire and lives for... Read More →
avatar for Julie Roach

Julie Roach

Brand Ambassador, BIC Sport
Julie is one of the few early pioneers of SUP Yoga and created H2YO SUP Yoga & Fitness in 2009. She is certified in several schools of yoga and standup paddleboarding. The H2YO program is committing to safety and empowering anyone and everyone to an incredible experience on the water... Read More →


Friday August 19, 2016 12:30pm - 2:30pm PDT
REI Village Shuttle Stop to Silver Lake

1:00pm PDT

GRID Foam Rolling - Foundations: 1:00-2:00pm
Limited Capacity seats available

TriggerPoint™ Foam Rolling Practices for Self-Massage: Join us for a 60 minute total body foam rolling session using TriggerPoint’s GRID Foam roller to relax and rejuvenate the body from toe to head. Whether used after an intense workout or as a recovery day, learn how you can increase circulation, reduce muscle tension, and restore the body’s natural ease of movement. We’ll roll through your foot, calves, quads, adductor, glutes, t-spine, pec and neck identifying and breathing through each tender spot along the way.

Sponsors
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Trigger Point

Trigger Point Performance™ is a life-enhancing brand concentrating on empowering people with revolutionary methodologies and patented products that maintain regulate and stimulate the muscular movement of the human body. Our mission is to provide the most practical style of products... Read More →

Co-Sponsor
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REI

At REI we love to get outside and play. Whether you're new to outdoor adventure or a seasoned pro, we’ll gladly share our passion.  Our core purpose guides everything we do: we inspire, educate and outfit for a lifetime of outdoor adventure and stewardship. What began as a group of... Read More →

Instructor
avatar for Ryan Halvorson

Ryan Halvorson

Brand Ambassador, Trigger Point
Ryan has been involved in the fitness industry for nearly 10 years. He is a contributing editor to IDEA Health & Fitness Association, the group personal training director at Bird Rock Fit in La Jolla, California, and the founder and chief content officer of Fit Scribe Media... Read More →


Friday August 19, 2016 1:00pm - 2:00pm PDT
REI Village - Trigger Point

1:00pm PDT

Core Strength for Real People: 1:00-2:00pm
Limited Capacity seats available

Paying a little attention to core strength most days makes everything easier: it alleviates back pain, improves your balance and posture, and helps you enjoy outdoor activities more. Using a simple, friendly approach to your core with moves from yoga, Pilates, and functional training, you'll learn accessible sequences to shore it up. 

You will receive a "surprise & delight" at the conclusion of the class.

Sponsors
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prAna

We create versatile, stylish, and sustainable clothing and accessories that you can wear during every activity, every adventure, every day. How do we know? Because we base our designs on our own experiences. We’re more than makers, we’re doers—yogis, climbers, and world travelers—and... Read More →

Co-Sponsor
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REI

At REI we love to get outside and play. Whether you're new to outdoor adventure or a seasoned pro, we’ll gladly share our passion.  Our core purpose guides everything we do: we inspire, educate and outfit for a lifetime of outdoor adventure and stewardship. What began as a group of... Read More →

Instructor
avatar for Sage Rountree

Sage Rountree

Brand Ambassador, prAna
A former couch potato, Sage Rountree, came to running as stress relief during graduate school and to wear out her large chocolate Lab with runs in the forest. More than a dozen years later she’s run all sorts of races—everything from the 400m to ultramarathons, and triathlons... Read More →


Friday August 19, 2016 1:00pm - 2:00pm PDT
Red Cliffs Lodge

1:00pm PDT

Backpacking Cooking: 1:00-2:30pm
Limited Capacity seats available

This class will explore making your own non-perishable meals for the backcountry. We will discuss how to make your own dehydrated foods, with or without a dehydrator, and great ingredient options you can find at your local grocery store. We will also talk about how to make a nutritionally complete meal for high energy output days. 

Sponsors
avatar for Dirty Gourmet

Dirty Gourmet

We came together after a bike tour across Canada and years of camp life to rethink food in the outdoors. We believe that food should be as much a part of the experience as the activities, locations, and five star views. We started with our blog in 2010, and have expanded to curate... Read More →

Co-Sponsor
avatar for Camp Chef

Camp Chef

Great tasting food will always bring people together and Camp Chef has that figured out. As an industry leading manufacture for more than 20 years, Camp Chef produces high quality products offering efficient ways to cook for almost any outdoor gathering. From social functions to campouts... Read More →
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Coleman

Coleman is the World' s leading camping & outdoor gear manufacturer of tents, lanterns, coolers, stoves, sleeping bags & more.
avatar for Amy's Kitchen

Amy's Kitchen

Amy’s Kitchen is one of the pioneers of the organic foods movement and is now one of the leading brands for delicious, high quality soups and frozen entrees.
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REI

At REI we love to get outside and play. Whether you're new to outdoor adventure or a seasoned pro, we’ll gladly share our passion.  Our core purpose guides everything we do: we inspire, educate and outfit for a lifetime of outdoor adventure and stewardship. What began as a group of... Read More →

Instructor
avatar for Mai-yan Kwan

Mai-yan Kwan

Dirty Gourmet
Mai-yan is originally from Quebec, Canada, but now calls Los Angeles home. Her love of travel has taken her around the world and influences many flavors in our recipes. She’s usually out cycling, climbing or hiking, but otherwise keeps busy as a designer and teaches at Art Center... Read More →
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Emily Nielson

Dirty Gourmet
Emily grew up camping, backpacking, kayaking, and climbing in Las Vegas and Florida. She moved to California after college, and has been working in the outdoor industry ever since. She is an outdoor instructor and writer, and currently works as a Sales Manager with REI. 
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Aimee Trudeau

Dirty Gourmet
Aimee is a full time momma to three year old twins. She has a background in food science and web development, and has loved to cook since she was a little girl. She recently switched to a plant based diet, and is embracing the challenge of creating satisfying meals with whole foods... Read More →


Friday August 19, 2016 1:00pm - 2:30pm PDT
REI Village - Amy's

1:00pm PDT

The Dirty Details of Backcountry Skills: 1:00-3:00pm
Limited Capacity seats available

Getting ready to head into the wilderness for the first time and not sure what you need to know or do to have a successful trip? Hone your skills and discuss the importance of proper planning, equipment selection, and other fundamental backcountry skills. Here’s a chance to ask all the questions you’ve been wondering but never felt comfortable asking!

Sponsors
avatar for REI

REI

At REI we love to get outside and play. Whether you're new to outdoor adventure or a seasoned pro, we’ll gladly share our passion.  Our core purpose guides everything we do: we inspire, educate and outfit for a lifetime of outdoor adventure and stewardship. What began as a group of... Read More →

Instructor
avatar for Hope Oldham

Hope Oldham

Guide, REI
Greetings! I have been leading adventure trips since I was a sophomore in college. The National Outdoor Leadership School set me on a fast track towards recreation as a career. I did a month-long course kayaking down Desolation Canyon and climbing in Wyoming. I worked for... Read More →

Friday August 19, 2016 1:00pm - 3:00pm PDT
REI Village - Base of Chair Lift #10

1:00pm PDT

Map and Compass Basics: 1:00-3:00pm
Limited Capacity seats available

Are you heading into the woods and want to learn how to use your map & compass properly? REI Outdoor School instructors will help you understand the information provided on your map, the proper use of your compass and how to put the two together while planning your trip and on the trail. We will cover the tricks of the trade relating to back country navigation as we apply our knowledge on the trail establishing a route, navigating the route and making necessary adjustments in the field.

Sponsors
avatar for REI

REI

At REI we love to get outside and play. Whether you're new to outdoor adventure or a seasoned pro, we’ll gladly share our passion.  Our core purpose guides everything we do: we inspire, educate and outfit for a lifetime of outdoor adventure and stewardship. What began as a group of... Read More →

Instructor
avatar for Lindsay McIntosh-Tolle

Lindsay McIntosh-Tolle

Guide, REI
I began working as an Instructor with the REI Outdoor School in Portland, OR in 2012. Since then I have taught a range of classes including navigation, backpacking, wilderness skills, Stand Up Paddleboarding, gourmet backcountry cooking, and more. I love helping people develop... Read More →


Friday August 19, 2016 1:00pm - 3:00pm PDT
REI Village - Base of Chair Lift #10

1:00pm PDT

Capturing the Vista: Outdoor Photography Hike: 1:00-3:00pm
Limited Capacity full

Take your photography to the next level an REI Outdoor School guide. Learn to turn everyday nature snapshots into beautiful compositions. See beyond your primary subject so that everything in the frame improves the image. Walk away with composition techniques, including how to eliminate distractions, utilize human subjects, and use leading lines and the Rule of Thirds to create more dynamic images. Shoot photos that draw the viewer's attention into a vibrant and stimulating outdoor photograph. Photographers of any level using cameras or smart phones are encouraged to attend. Bring your questions about photography, your camera (owner's manual recommended too), and extra batteries.

Sponsors
avatar for REI

REI

At REI we love to get outside and play. Whether you're new to outdoor adventure or a seasoned pro, we’ll gladly share our passion.  Our core purpose guides everything we do: we inspire, educate and outfit for a lifetime of outdoor adventure and stewardship. What began as a group of... Read More →

Instructor
avatar for Mary K. Pritchard

Mary K. Pritchard

Guide, REI
My name is Mary K. Pritchard. I grew up in Virginia which will always be home in my heart. I ventured forth to Oregon where I lived for many years, and received a B.S. in Geology from the Univ. of Oregon. Studying Geology in the PNW was fantastic because the landscape is so... Read More →

Friday August 19, 2016 1:00pm - 3:00pm PDT
REI Village - Base of Chair Lift #10

1:00pm PDT

Honing Your Trail Legs: 1:00-3:00pm
Limited Capacity seats available

Backcountry stepping techniques can help your knees, keep you upright and widen your smile because sometimes a backcountry trail is anything but smooth. Obstacles take many forms so the way you navigate them can either help or hurt your physical abilities. Learn proven walking techniques from an REI Outdoor School instructor in this hike. We’ve designed trekking activities to give the backpacker or day hiker stepping savvy over a variety of terrain. With our trekking poles activities, you’ll discover better balance and improved pace while reducing impacts to your knees. We’ll also discuss backpack loading options for better balance. Additionally, a footwear and sock clinic and mileage strategy tips for the backcountry will round out the day. “Finding Your Trail Legs” is for the Beginner to the Experienced. Savvy stepping and improved odds of a joyful journey are just one class away.

Sponsors
avatar for REI

REI

At REI we love to get outside and play. Whether you're new to outdoor adventure or a seasoned pro, we’ll gladly share our passion.  Our core purpose guides everything we do: we inspire, educate and outfit for a lifetime of outdoor adventure and stewardship. What began as a group of... Read More →

Instructor
avatar for Cyndi Wyatt

Cyndi Wyatt

Guide, REI
I power myself by these three words. “Engage. Exert. Evolve.” Engage in Mother Nature, exert yourself to challenges in the outdoors to evolve into a peaceful, complete, powerful being. My name is Cyndi Wyatt and my single goal to leave a legacy to women of empowerment... Read More →

Friday August 19, 2016 1:00pm - 3:00pm PDT
REI Village - Base of Chair Lift #10

1:30pm PDT

Fitness Meets Fun with the ElliptiGO: 1:30-3:00pm
Limited Capacity seats available

Elliptical cycling combines the best of running, cycling and the elliptical trainer to give you a fun and effective way to exercise outdoors. Because it is a low-impact exercise, elliptical cycling builds cardiovascular fitness, while being easy on the joints, which makes it great for everyone – young or old, health conscious to elite. Elliptical cycling is a great way to revolutionize your fitness.

Sponsors
avatar for ElliptiGO Inc.

ElliptiGO Inc.

ElliptiGO Inc. created the world’s first elliptical bicycle to deliver a fun, comfortable and effective workout experience that inspires people, improves their lives and revolutionizes fitness. Combining the best of running, cycling and the elliptical trainer, ElliptiGO bikes provide... Read More →

Co-Sponsor
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REI

At REI we love to get outside and play. Whether you're new to outdoor adventure or a seasoned pro, we’ll gladly share our passion.  Our core purpose guides everything we do: we inspire, educate and outfit for a lifetime of outdoor adventure and stewardship. What began as a group of... Read More →

Instructor
BW

Bryce Whiting

Chief Enthusiast, ElliptiGO Inc.
EW

Erin Whiting

ElliptiGO Inc.


Friday August 19, 2016 1:30pm - 3:00pm PDT
REI Village - ElliptiGO Tent

1:30pm PDT

The Cirque Hike: 1:30-3:30pm
Limited Capacity seats available

Grab your lunch and join us on a hike up to scenic views of the Kirkwood Valley. This three mile hike will feature The Cirque looming above and the scenic Kirkwood Valley 100s of feet below. 

Sponsors
avatar for REI

REI

At REI we love to get outside and play. Whether you're new to outdoor adventure or a seasoned pro, we’ll gladly share our passion.  Our core purpose guides everything we do: we inspire, educate and outfit for a lifetime of outdoor adventure and stewardship. What began as a group of... Read More →

Instructor
avatar for Victoria McBride

Victoria McBride

Guide, REI
Victoria has a long history of being a woodsy woman, as she was already going on backpacking trips in-utero. Constantly longing for more hours in the day (and more days in the week) to be outside, her outdoor interests have only expanded from there. In addition to now over... Read More →

Friday August 19, 2016 1:30pm - 3:30pm PDT
REI Village - Base of Chair Lift #10

1:30pm PDT

Kayaking Basics: 1:30-3:30pm
Limited Capacity seats available

In this 2 hour class you will learn the basics of flat water kayaking–equipment, kayak entry/exit, strokes, safety, water, and wind. The class is setup to be hands on–we'll talk you through each new skill and help you learn by doing! In this way you'll better learn the necessary gear for a day on the water, key strokes you'll use to go forward, reverse, and turn, and a few important safety concerns while paddling lakes, rivers, and the ocean. By the end of the class you will feel more comfortable on the water, understand safety risks around you, and have more fun kayaking. 

Sponsors
avatar for Oru Kayak

Oru Kayak

Oru Kayak is a San Francisco based company that manufactures high-performance, folding kayaks. Using patented technology and a lightweight skin, Oru kayaks can be stowed in a trunk, checked on a plane, and hiked into remote waters. This allows you to explore like never before—for... Read More →

Co-Sponsor
avatar for prAna

prAna

We create versatile, stylish, and sustainable clothing and accessories that you can wear during every activity, every adventure, every day. How do we know? Because we base our designs on our own experiences. We’re more than makers, we’re doers—yogis, climbers, and world travelers—and... Read More →
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REI

At REI we love to get outside and play. Whether you're new to outdoor adventure or a seasoned pro, we’ll gladly share our passion.  Our core purpose guides everything we do: we inspire, educate and outfit for a lifetime of outdoor adventure and stewardship. What began as a group of... Read More →

Instructor


Friday August 19, 2016 1:30pm - 3:30pm PDT
REI Village Shuttle Stop to Silver Lake

1:30pm PDT

Walk on Water: Learn to SUP or Advance your Skills: 1:30-3:30pm
Limited Capacity filling up

Stand Up Paddleboarding is the closest thing to walking on water and we invite you to experience the freedom, the balance and the joy of this popular sport! We'll get started with an introduction to boards and gear followed by an on-water paddling class. Learn how to paddle effectively and safely for maximum health and fitness benefits, and explore SUP Yoga and SUP Fitness. Bring your enthusiasm, your adventurous spirit and your questions! 

 
 

Sponsors
avatar for BIC Sport

BIC Sport

Founded in 1979 by the Bich family, of BIC pen fame, BIC Sport grew from the family’s passion for watersports and expertise in sustainable manufacturing. BIC’s core values of quality, durability and affordability form the foundation of BIC Sport’s reputation, and have opened... Read More →

Co-Sponsor
avatar for prAna

prAna

We create versatile, stylish, and sustainable clothing and accessories that you can wear during every activity, every adventure, every day. How do we know? Because we base our designs on our own experiences. We’re more than makers, we’re doers—yogis, climbers, and world travelers—and... Read More →
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REI

At REI we love to get outside and play. Whether you're new to outdoor adventure or a seasoned pro, we’ll gladly share our passion.  Our core purpose guides everything we do: we inspire, educate and outfit for a lifetime of outdoor adventure and stewardship. What began as a group of... Read More →

Instructor
avatar for Jodelle Fitzwater

Jodelle Fitzwater

Brand Ambassador, BIC Sport
It's all in the name : "Fitzwater" Jodelle Fitzwater loves anything that has to do with getting "fit", getting on the "water", and getting involved in anything that allows the body to move and stretch and progress towards a healthier state. Jodelle teaches to inspire and lives for... Read More →
avatar for Julie Roach

Julie Roach

Brand Ambassador, BIC Sport
Julie is one of the few early pioneers of SUP Yoga and created H2YO SUP Yoga & Fitness in 2009. She is certified in several schools of yoga and standup paddleboarding. The H2YO program is committing to safety and empowering anyone and everyone to an incredible experience on the water... Read More →


Friday August 19, 2016 1:30pm - 3:30pm PDT
REI Village Shuttle Stop to Silver Lake

1:30pm PDT

High Alpine Emigrant Lake Hike: 1:30-5:00pm
Limited Capacity seats available

Enjoy a scenic ride on SnowKirk and Caples Crest Chair Lifts to begin your hike to high alpine Emigrant Lake. Enjoy the wildflowers and History Kirkwood Offers along the way. The Mormon Emigrant Trail passes through the Kirkwood mountain area, winding up over the saddle just south of Thimble Peak. To this day, rust marks from the iron wagon wheels can be seen on the granite rocks along the route. Some scars on the trees made from the ropes and pulleys used to haul the heavy wagons up over the rugged terrain still remain. The trail continues around Emigrant Lake where you can enjoy the view before your hike back to the Kirkwood Base area. This hike is 6 miles total round trip.

Sponsors
avatar for REI

REI

At REI we love to get outside and play. Whether you're new to outdoor adventure or a seasoned pro, we’ll gladly share our passion.  Our core purpose guides everything we do: we inspire, educate and outfit for a lifetime of outdoor adventure and stewardship. What began as a group of... Read More →

Instructor
avatar for Rachel Beltran

Rachel Beltran

Guide, REI
Rachel, in her current role as Senior Instructor with REI Outdoor School, teaches classes in a variety of disciplines, including Stand Up Paddleboarding (SUP), Kayaking, Rock Climbing, Backpacking, Hiking, and Cycling. She also leads regular trainings and assessments for REI Outdoor... Read More →

Friday August 19, 2016 1:30pm - 5:00pm PDT
REI Village - Base of Chair Lift #1

1:30pm PDT

Introduction to Mountain Biking Class - Level 1: 1:30-5:00pm
Limited Capacity filling up

Experience the thrill of mountain biking with enthusiastic, knowledgeable REI & Cannondale instructors! We'll start by addressing proper bike fit and making any necessary adjustments to your bike. Next we'll demonstrate riding techniques, including body and pedal position, shifting, braking, climbing, descending, and navigating minor obstacles on the trail. We'll also go over important communication skills and mountain biking trail etiquette with the aim of keeping multi-use trails open and safe for everyone. And finally, we'll practice all these new skills on a great trail ride! You will receive a "surprise & delight" at the conclusion of the class.

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Cannondale

"Speed is Our Friend" has become the motto of Cannondale. On one level, these four words reflect our support of the world's top professional cycling teams. On a more fundamental level, they convey our commitment to a lightning-fast product development process that, with unmatched speed, turns the combined insights of our sponsored riders... Read More →

Co-Sponsor
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REI

At REI we love to get outside and play. Whether you're new to outdoor adventure or a seasoned pro, we’ll gladly share our passion.  Our core purpose guides everything we do: we inspire, educate and outfit for a lifetime of outdoor adventure and stewardship. What began as a group of... Read More →

Instructor
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Amy Bruski

Guide, REI
My passion is Cycling. I am currently living the dream as an REI Outdoor School Instructor for all things Cycling and Hiking. I strive to be an exceptional guide and purveyor of information for those who have interest in the cycling community and the outdoors in general. A... Read More →
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Amanda Dekan

Guide, REI
My name is Amanda Dekan and I am the Senior Instructor for REI Outdoor School in the Twin Cities area. I have been working for REI since 2007, became an Instructor for Outdoor School in May of 2012, and have been the Senior Instructor for this market since May of 2013. I currently... Read More →
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Jenny Smith

Brand Ambassador, Cannondale
I’m Jenny. New Zealander. Xterra Triathlete. Professional mountain bike cyclist. Endurance athlete. I started running competitively as a teenager and have since represented New Zealand in three sports at World Championships. Track and Field, cycling and triathlon. My athletics have... Read More →


Friday August 19, 2016 1:30pm - 5:00pm PDT
REI Village - Cannondale Tent to Lower Corral

1:30pm PDT

Intermediate Rock Climbing: 1:30-5:00pm
Limited Capacity seats available

Do you know the basics of rock climbing but want to learn to move more efficiently and gracefully on the rock? Join our professional climbing instructors of learning to improve your footwork, hand placement, and body positioning to advance your climbing skills for longer and more challenging climbs! All equipment is provided. Prerequisite: Introduction to Outdoor Rock Climbing or equivalent experience.

Sponsors
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Petzl

For over 40 years, Petzl has developed innovative tools and techniques used by those who work and play in the vertical world. Today, the Petzl brand is closely associated with adventure, exploration, rescue, and many notable exploits in the worlds of rock climbing, caving, and... Read More →

Co-Sponsor
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prAna

We create versatile, stylish, and sustainable clothing and accessories that you can wear during every activity, every adventure, every day. How do we know? Because we base our designs on our own experiences. We’re more than makers, we’re doers—yogis, climbers, and world travelers—and... Read More →
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REI

At REI we love to get outside and play. Whether you're new to outdoor adventure or a seasoned pro, we’ll gladly share our passion.  Our core purpose guides everything we do: we inspire, educate and outfit for a lifetime of outdoor adventure and stewardship. What began as a group of... Read More →

Instructor
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Nicole Belle Isle

Guide, REI
Nicole has been working for the REI Outdoor School for over two years, mainly as a rock climbing instructor with some bicycling classes sprinkled in as well. She has over 15 years of teaching experience both outdoors and in the classroom and holds a Single Pitch Instructor... Read More →
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Heidi Wirtz

Brand Ambassador, Petzl
Heidi Wirtz is one of the country’s few prominent female adventure climbers. She has been climbing for over twenty years, letting her passion for adventure and exploration lead her to exotic and remote places around the world. Heidi has pioneered new routes up unclimbed... Read More →


Friday August 19, 2016 1:30pm - 5:00pm PDT
REI Village - Petzl tent to Rainbow Crags

1:30pm PDT

Intro to Outdoor Rock Climbing: 1:30-5:00pm
Limited Capacity filling up

Experience the thrill of Rock Climbing in a friendly women's only environment with our enthusiastic, professional instructors! We'll focus on building solid fundamental skills, such as belaying, knots, crack and face-climbing technique. If you've only climbed inside or you're looking to explore rock climbing for the first time, this is your opportunity to practice with professional rock climbing instructors. All equipment is provided and no previous experience necessary.

Sponsors
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Petzl

For over 40 years, Petzl has developed innovative tools and techniques used by those who work and play in the vertical world. Today, the Petzl brand is closely associated with adventure, exploration, rescue, and many notable exploits in the worlds of rock climbing, caving, and... Read More →

Co-Sponsor
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prAna

We create versatile, stylish, and sustainable clothing and accessories that you can wear during every activity, every adventure, every day. How do we know? Because we base our designs on our own experiences. We’re more than makers, we’re doers—yogis, climbers, and world travelers—and... Read More →
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REI

At REI we love to get outside and play. Whether you're new to outdoor adventure or a seasoned pro, we’ll gladly share our passion.  Our core purpose guides everything we do: we inspire, educate and outfit for a lifetime of outdoor adventure and stewardship. What began as a group of... Read More →

Instructor
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Quinn Brett

Brand Ambassador, Petzl
Quinn Brett is an adventurer and record setting athlete.  Tying herself to Estes Park, Colorado for the last ten years, she strives to push mind and body to the limits.  She holds numerous speed climbing records in Yosemite, Zion and Rocky Mountain National park, is a competitive... Read More →
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Alyson Chun

Guide, REI
Alyson has worked as an outdoor and experiential education facilitator for over 6 years. She has had the opportunity to work in places all over the world, including China, Thailand, Turkey, and Botswana. Alyson joined the REI Outdoor School as a Senior Instructor in February... Read More →
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Gavriel Weiner

Guide, REI
Gavi has been guiding for years in inspiring please like Yosemite, Rocky Mountain NP and Joshua Tree NP. She is a certified Single Pitch Instructor with American Mountain Guide Association and a Wilderness First Responder. In her free time, Gavi climbs! She also loves to backpack... Read More →


Friday August 19, 2016 1:30pm - 5:00pm PDT
REI Village - Petzl tent to Rainbow Crags

2:00pm PDT

TriggerPoint™ for Movement: Hip and Shoulder Mobility: 2:00-3:00pm
Limited Capacity seats available

TriggerPoint™ for Movement: Hip and Shoulder Mobility: Can your body move? Unfortunately most people can’t move where it matters the most. The hips and shoulders are designed to be some of the most mobile areas of the human movement system, but they often lock up creating a cycle of improper movement patterns and injuries. Normal functional activities, such as walking, require extension, flexion, and rotation of the hips and shoulders. If this can’t occur, the nervous system will alter the spine or the gait itself. Learn how to quickly identify these patterns and how to properly address these areas with the MB5 Massage Ball and self-myofascial release. This advanced approach is focused on creating the myofascial relationships necessary to optimize movement, preventing injury and prepping the body to perform at its best. 

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Trigger Point

Trigger Point Performance™ is a life-enhancing brand concentrating on empowering people with revolutionary methodologies and patented products that maintain regulate and stimulate the muscular movement of the human body. Our mission is to provide the most practical style of products... Read More →

Co-Sponsor
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REI

At REI we love to get outside and play. Whether you're new to outdoor adventure or a seasoned pro, we’ll gladly share our passion.  Our core purpose guides everything we do: we inspire, educate and outfit for a lifetime of outdoor adventure and stewardship. What began as a group of... Read More →

Instructor
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Ryan Halvorson

Brand Ambassador, Trigger Point
Ryan has been involved in the fitness industry for nearly 10 years. He is a contributing editor to IDEA Health & Fitness Association, the group personal training director at Bird Rock Fit in La Jolla, California, and the founder and chief content officer of Fit Scribe Media... Read More →


Friday August 19, 2016 2:00pm - 3:00pm PDT
REI Village - Trigger Point

2:00pm PDT

Tired Feet Take a Hike: 2:00-3:00pm
Limited Capacity seats available

Pep up your tired toes and prep them for their next adventure.  Since pack space is tight multi-purpose products are a must.

During our time together we will explore and experience the benefits of the Rinse Peppofoot collection featuring moisturizing and nourishing shea butter, revitalizing and invigorating peppermint essential oil, anti-bacterial and anti-fungal tea tree essential oil and menthol which promotes circulation.

DIY pampering includes:
Cooling & Refreshing Spray, Tea Tree, Mint & Menthol Moisturizing Stick, and a Tea Tree & Mint Essential Oil Spot Treatment

Take away:
Soaking Salt Sample
Mini Peppofoot Stick

Sponsors
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Rinse Bath & Body Co.

Rinse began in 2002, when owner Heather Swanepoel finally decided to give up her failed attempts at knitting and take a soapmaking class. Heather was in need of a creative outlet. At the time, she worked on the Supercross circuit (yes, that would be dirtbikes) which had her traveling... Read More →

Co-Sponsor
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REI

At REI we love to get outside and play. Whether you're new to outdoor adventure or a seasoned pro, we’ll gladly share our passion.  Our core purpose guides everything we do: we inspire, educate and outfit for a lifetime of outdoor adventure and stewardship. What began as a group of... Read More →

Instructor
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Heather Swanepoel

Rinse Bath & Body Co.


Friday August 19, 2016 2:00pm - 3:00pm PDT
REI Village - Igloo

2:00pm PDT

Build-A-Bar with PROBAR: 2:00-3:00pm
Limited Capacity seats available

Build your own, customized nutrition bar to fuel you through your Outessa adventures.  We’ll provide the SimplyReal® ingredients – like nuts, fruits, superfood boosters, and chocolate – and you get to let your creativity run wild!  Come meet us at our tent for some healthy fun.  

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PROBAR

PROBAR® creates delicious, convenient, healthy, plant-based food products. We strive to become the leading provider of REAL FOOD choices, always maintaining our commitment to quality, sustainability and fantastic taste.

Co-Sponsor
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REI

At REI we love to get outside and play. Whether you're new to outdoor adventure or a seasoned pro, we’ll gladly share our passion.  Our core purpose guides everything we do: we inspire, educate and outfit for a lifetime of outdoor adventure and stewardship. What began as a group of... Read More →

Instructor
avatar for Maggie Heile

Maggie Heile

VP of Marketing, PROBAR
Maggie is our Head of Marketing at PROBAR.  Her love of activity and the outdoors led her to Park City, Utah.  And her quest for healthy, real food choices led her to PROBAR.  When she’s not working on new ways to share the PROBAR story, Maggie is usually out cycling or hiking... Read More →
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Alana Prowse

Territory Manager, PROBAR
Alana is a territory manager for PROBAR based in Northern CA, combining her love and passion for a healthy lifestyle through diet and exercise with a company that promotes healthy living.  Alana has studied herbology, nutrition, and homeopathy, as well as business and management... Read More →


Friday August 19, 2016 2:00pm - 3:00pm PDT
REI Village - PROBAR Tent

2:00pm PDT

The Cirque Hike: 2:00pm-4:00pm
Limited Capacity seats available

Grab your lunch and join us on a hike up to scenic views of the Kirkwood Valley. This three mile hike will feature The Cirque looming above and the scenic Kirkwood Valley 100s of feet below. 

Sponsors
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REI

At REI we love to get outside and play. Whether you're new to outdoor adventure or a seasoned pro, we’ll gladly share our passion.  Our core purpose guides everything we do: we inspire, educate and outfit for a lifetime of outdoor adventure and stewardship. What began as a group of... Read More →

Instructor
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Julia Perry

Guide, REI
Before joining the REI Outdoor School in 2012, I worked as a dogsledding, skiing, canoeing, climbing, and backpacking instructor in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness. Between 2007-2012, I spent more days traveling through the backcountry with all of my belongings in... Read More →

Friday August 19, 2016 2:00pm - 4:00pm PDT
REI Village - Base of Chair Lift #10

2:00pm PDT

Intro to Backpacking: 2:00-5:00pm
Limited Capacity seats available

Whether you have never backpacked before or you are out every weekend, this outing will be both informative and fun. In this session, the folks at Osprey Packs will provide a pack for you to demo and instruct how to properly fit and pack your pack. Next you will head out for a hike to a nearby scenic destination to set up camp. Our friends at Big Agnes will then walk you through how to identify a good site and how to set up your campsite – including what tents and sleeping bags are right for you. Other topics will include Leave No Trace principals, water filtration and more. This course includes all required gear (backpack, tent, sleeping bag, pad, and water filters). Just show up ready for an awesome experience. Note: this is not an overnight outing. We will break camp and head back after a snack and discussion.

Sponsors
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Osprey Packs

Independent since 1974 and still anchored by the design genius of company founder and owner, Mike Pfotenhauer, Osprey Packs is a leader in technical packs for outdoor, cycling, travel and urban adventures.  Osprey’s dedication to create innovative, high performance gear reflects... Read More →

Co-Sponsor
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Big Agnes

Named for a peak in the nearby Mt. Zirkel Wilderness, Big Agnes®, Inc. is located in Steamboat Springs, Colorado, and produces award-winning sleeping bags, pads and tents.  Big Agnes is the exclusive distributor of Helinox trekking poles and camp furniture in North and South America... Read More →
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REI

At REI we love to get outside and play. Whether you're new to outdoor adventure or a seasoned pro, we’ll gladly share our passion.  Our core purpose guides everything we do: we inspire, educate and outfit for a lifetime of outdoor adventure and stewardship. What began as a group of... Read More →

Instructor
LB

Lauren Beaudoin

Guide, Osprey Packs
RM

Rosie Mansfield

Guide, Osprey Packs
ST

Sara Tlamka

Guide, Big Agnes


Friday August 19, 2016 2:00pm - 5:00pm PDT
REI Village - Osprey Tent

2:30pm PDT

Kayaking Basics: 2:30-4:30pm
Limited Capacity seats available

In this 2 hour class you will learn the basics of flat water kayaking–equipment, kayak entry/exit, strokes, safety, water, and wind. The class is setup to be hands on–we'll talk you through each new skill and help you learn by doing! In this way you'll better learn the necessary gear for a day on the water, key strokes you'll use to go forward, reverse, and turn, and a few important safety concerns while paddling lakes, rivers, and the ocean. By the end of the class you will feel more comfortable on the water, understand safety risks around you, and have more fun kayaking. 

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Oru Kayak

Oru Kayak is a San Francisco based company that manufactures high-performance, folding kayaks. Using patented technology and a lightweight skin, Oru kayaks can be stowed in a trunk, checked on a plane, and hiked into remote waters. This allows you to explore like never before—for... Read More →

Co-Sponsor
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prAna

We create versatile, stylish, and sustainable clothing and accessories that you can wear during every activity, every adventure, every day. How do we know? Because we base our designs on our own experiences. We’re more than makers, we’re doers—yogis, climbers, and world travelers—and... Read More →
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REI

At REI we love to get outside and play. Whether you're new to outdoor adventure or a seasoned pro, we’ll gladly share our passion.  Our core purpose guides everything we do: we inspire, educate and outfit for a lifetime of outdoor adventure and stewardship. What began as a group of... Read More →

Instructor


Friday August 19, 2016 2:30pm - 4:30pm PDT
REI Village Shuttle Stop to Silver Lake

2:30pm PDT

Walk on Water: Learn to SUP or Advance your Skills: 2:30-4:30pm
Limited Capacity full

Stand Up Paddleboarding is the closest thing to walking on water and we invite you to experience the freedom, the balance and the joy of this popular sport! We'll get started with an introduction to boards and gear followed by an on-water paddling class. Learn how to paddle effectively and safely for maximum health and fitness benefits, and explore SUP Yoga and SUP Fitness. Bring your enthusiasm, your adventurous spirit and your questions! 

 
 

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BIC Sport

Founded in 1979 by the Bich family, of BIC pen fame, BIC Sport grew from the family’s passion for watersports and expertise in sustainable manufacturing. BIC’s core values of quality, durability and affordability form the foundation of BIC Sport’s reputation, and have opened... Read More →

Co-Sponsor
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prAna

We create versatile, stylish, and sustainable clothing and accessories that you can wear during every activity, every adventure, every day. How do we know? Because we base our designs on our own experiences. We’re more than makers, we’re doers—yogis, climbers, and world travelers—and... Read More →
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REI

At REI we love to get outside and play. Whether you're new to outdoor adventure or a seasoned pro, we’ll gladly share our passion.  Our core purpose guides everything we do: we inspire, educate and outfit for a lifetime of outdoor adventure and stewardship. What began as a group of... Read More →

Instructor
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Jodelle Fitzwater

Brand Ambassador, BIC Sport
It's all in the name : "Fitzwater" Jodelle Fitzwater loves anything that has to do with getting "fit", getting on the "water", and getting involved in anything that allows the body to move and stretch and progress towards a healthier state. Jodelle teaches to inspire and lives for... Read More →
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Julie Roach

Brand Ambassador, BIC Sport
Julie is one of the few early pioneers of SUP Yoga and created H2YO SUP Yoga & Fitness in 2009. She is certified in several schools of yoga and standup paddleboarding. The H2YO program is committing to safety and empowering anyone and everyone to an incredible experience on the water... Read More →


Friday August 19, 2016 2:30pm - 4:30pm PDT
REI Village Shuttle Stop to Silver Lake

3:00pm PDT

Pad Blowing Up Contest ~ Awesome Prize!: 3:00-4:00pm
Limited Capacity seats available

So not everyone loves to blow up their pad for camping, though in the end the comfort of it rules while you are catching some ZZZZ’s! What if I told you, that if you could blow up your pad faster than anyone else (hopefully not passing out while doing so) you could win that mother of comfort sleeping pad! I’m mean doesn’t love a super comfy night’s sleep after a day of fun in the sun.

Sponsors
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Big Agnes

Named for a peak in the nearby Mt. Zirkel Wilderness, Big Agnes®, Inc. is located in Steamboat Springs, Colorado, and produces award-winning sleeping bags, pads and tents.  Big Agnes is the exclusive distributor of Helinox trekking poles and camp furniture in North and South America... Read More →

Co-Sponsor
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REI

At REI we love to get outside and play. Whether you're new to outdoor adventure or a seasoned pro, we’ll gladly share our passion.  Our core purpose guides everything we do: we inspire, educate and outfit for a lifetime of outdoor adventure and stewardship. What began as a group of... Read More →

Instructor
RD

Rachel Daughenbaugh

Guide, Big Agnes
KH

Katie Hughes

Guide, Big Agnes


Friday August 19, 2016 3:00pm - 4:00pm PDT
REI Village - Big Agnes

3:00pm PDT

Become An Outdoor Tool Maven: 3:00-4:00pm
Limited Capacity full

One multi-tool. Millions of possibilities. Join Leatherman Tool Group for an interactive Women’s Multi-Tool class to learn about the right tools to bring on your next outdoor adventure. From pitching a tent, to cutting kindling and starting a fire to prepping your meals and more. Plus, be a nature ninja with secret Leatherman tricks! 

Bonus:  You will receive a surprise & delight at the end of the class! 

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Leatherman

Leatherman
Founded in 1983 by Tim Leatherman, Oregon-based Leatherman Tool Group is the world’s largest manufacturer of high quality multi-tools sold in more than 80 countries around the world. Our mission is simple: to improve people’s lives by creating products that prepare them for the... Read More →

Co-Sponsor
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REI

At REI we love to get outside and play. Whether you're new to outdoor adventure or a seasoned pro, we’ll gladly share our passion.  Our core purpose guides everything we do: we inspire, educate and outfit for a lifetime of outdoor adventure and stewardship. What began as a group of... Read More →

Instructor
avatar for Carie Behe

Carie Behe

Marketing Manager, Leatherman Tool Group Inc.
As the marketing manager at Leatherman, Carie works on all U.S. consumer marketing initiatives. She grew up at the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains in Pennsylvania, but didn’t participate in outdoor activities until her first year of college at West Virginia University. There... Read More →
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Susan Dinesen

Director of Sales, Specialty Markets, Leatherman Tool Group Inc.
Originally from North Dakota, Susan came to the Pacific Northwest for the mountains and beaches. She is a veteran of the outdoor industry, working for brands like Suunto and KEEN. Now, as the Sales Director for specialty markets at Leatherman, Susan will develop the Outdoor fan base... Read More →

Friday August 19, 2016 3:00pm - 4:00pm PDT
REI Village - Outdoor Maven

3:00pm PDT

Runspiration—The Foundations of GPS Watches: 3:00-4:00 pm
Limited Capacity seats available

Get inspired by your music, your goals, and your run with a GPS watch. If you’re training for your first 5k, a marathon, or simply trying to challenge yourself in your training, GPS technology can help you track your progress along the way. Learn how you can use the real-time GPS metrics to monitor your efforts by tracking your pace, distance, HR, and even track against your training plan. A GPS watch is a great way to spice up your training and help you beat your personal best. 

You will receive a "surprise and delight" at the completion of this course.  

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TomTom

TomTom
At TomTom we know that living an active life makes people feel happier and healthier. Combining that with our mission to make technology so easy to use that everyone can benefit from it, has inspired us to create category changing sports wearable innovations. We continue to simplify... Read More →

Co-Sponsor
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REI

At REI we love to get outside and play. Whether you're new to outdoor adventure or a seasoned pro, we’ll gladly share our passion.  Our core purpose guides everything we do: we inspire, educate and outfit for a lifetime of outdoor adventure and stewardship. What began as a group of... Read More →

Instructor
avatar for Ilana Cohen

Ilana Cohen

TomTom
Ilana is an avid runner hailing from Boston, Massachusetts. As a former college lacrosse player, she wanted to find a new passion and something to keep her fit after graduating – long distance running. Ilana has finished several marathons, half-marathons and triathlons and is excited... Read More →
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Cydney Ross

TomTom
As a former full-time professional track athlete, Cydney knows how to create balance in her life. Now as an athlete and a working professional, she finds time to dedicate to her sport and also to her role at TomTom. TomTom has allowed her to stay connected to fitness and running with... Read More →

Friday August 19, 2016 3:00pm - 4:00pm PDT
REI Village - TomTom Tent

3:00pm PDT

Smartphone Photography: 3:00-4:00pm
Limited Capacity full

Get the most out of the handy piece of gear you always have with you - your smartphone camera! REI professional photographer will teach you the functions of the camera, basic exposure and composition techniques, and apps to help take your photos to the next level.

Sponsors
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REI

At REI we love to get outside and play. Whether you're new to outdoor adventure or a seasoned pro, we’ll gladly share our passion.  Our core purpose guides everything we do: we inspire, educate and outfit for a lifetime of outdoor adventure and stewardship. What began as a group of... Read More →

Instructor
avatar for Mary K. Pritchard

Mary K. Pritchard

Guide, REI
My name is Mary K. Pritchard. I grew up in Virginia which will always be home in my heart. I ventured forth to Oregon where I lived for many years, and received a B.S. in Geology from the Univ. of Oregon. Studying Geology in the PNW was fantastic because the landscape is so... Read More →

Friday August 19, 2016 3:00pm - 4:00pm PDT
REI Village - Base of Chair Lift #10

3:00pm PDT

Mid Day Trail Run - Easy / Moderate Pace: 3:00-4:00pm
Limited Capacity filling up

Get out and strectch those legs out for a great afternoon run to start the weekend off right!

Sponsors
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Salomon

Salomon was born in 1947 in the heart of the French Alps and the birthplace of modern alpinism. Salomon's commitment to innovative design and passion for mountain sports created a vast range of revolutionary new concepts in bindings, boots, skis and apparel for both alpine and nordic... Read More →
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Stance

Stance’s founders saw a category that had been ignored, taken for granted, and dismissed. By breathing life into something that had been overlooked, Stance has ignited a movement of art and self-expression that has drawn athletes, performers and iconic cultural influencers to the... Read More →

Co-Sponsor
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REI

At REI we love to get outside and play. Whether you're new to outdoor adventure or a seasoned pro, we’ll gladly share our passion.  Our core purpose guides everything we do: we inspire, educate and outfit for a lifetime of outdoor adventure and stewardship. What began as a group of... Read More →

Instructor


Friday August 19, 2016 3:00pm - 4:00pm PDT
REI Village - Salomon Tent

3:00pm PDT

Mid Day Trail Run - Moderate / Advanced Pace: 3:00-4:00pm
Limited Capacity seats available

Get out and strectch those legs out for a great afternoon run to start the weekend off right!

Sponsors
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Salomon

Salomon was born in 1947 in the heart of the French Alps and the birthplace of modern alpinism. Salomon's commitment to innovative design and passion for mountain sports created a vast range of revolutionary new concepts in bindings, boots, skis and apparel for both alpine and nordic... Read More →
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Stance

Stance’s founders saw a category that had been ignored, taken for granted, and dismissed. By breathing life into something that had been overlooked, Stance has ignited a movement of art and self-expression that has drawn athletes, performers and iconic cultural influencers to the... Read More →

Co-Sponsor
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REI

At REI we love to get outside and play. Whether you're new to outdoor adventure or a seasoned pro, we’ll gladly share our passion.  Our core purpose guides everything we do: we inspire, educate and outfit for a lifetime of outdoor adventure and stewardship. What began as a group of... Read More →

Instructor


Friday August 19, 2016 3:00pm - 4:00pm PDT
REI Village - Salomon Tent

3:00pm PDT

Fitness Meets Fun with the ElliptiGO: 3:00-4:30pm
Limited Capacity filling up

Elliptical cycling combines the best of running, cycling and the elliptical trainer to give you a fun and effective way to exercise outdoors. Because it is a low-impact exercise, elliptical cycling builds cardiovascular fitness, while being easy on the joints, which makes it great for everyone – young or old, health conscious to elite. Elliptical cycling is a great way to revolutionize your fitness.

Sponsors
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ElliptiGO Inc.

ElliptiGO Inc. created the world’s first elliptical bicycle to deliver a fun, comfortable and effective workout experience that inspires people, improves their lives and revolutionizes fitness. Combining the best of running, cycling and the elliptical trainer, ElliptiGO bikes provide... Read More →

Co-Sponsor
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REI

At REI we love to get outside and play. Whether you're new to outdoor adventure or a seasoned pro, we’ll gladly share our passion.  Our core purpose guides everything we do: we inspire, educate and outfit for a lifetime of outdoor adventure and stewardship. What began as a group of... Read More →

Instructor
BW

Bryce Whiting

Chief Enthusiast, ElliptiGO Inc.
EW

Erin Whiting

ElliptiGO Inc.


Friday August 19, 2016 3:00pm - 4:30pm PDT
REI Village - ElliptiGO Tent

3:00pm PDT

Wilderness Survival for Women: 3:00pm-5:00pm
Limited Capacity seats available

Join REI Outdoor School for a wilderness self-reliance class for women that could save your life. During this class you will learn practical tips and strategies that every outdoor traveler should know: emergency priorities; shelters; locating and accessing drinking water; and how to make your own emergency kit. You will also participate in interactive scenarios to practice and hone your skills. 

Sponsors
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REI

At REI we love to get outside and play. Whether you're new to outdoor adventure or a seasoned pro, we’ll gladly share our passion.  Our core purpose guides everything we do: we inspire, educate and outfit for a lifetime of outdoor adventure and stewardship. What began as a group of... Read More →

Instructor
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Hope Oldham

Guide, REI
Greetings! I have been leading adventure trips since I was a sophomore in college. The National Outdoor Leadership School set me on a fast track towards recreation as a career. I did a month-long course kayaking down Desolation Canyon and climbing in Wyoming. I worked for... Read More →

Friday August 19, 2016 3:00pm - 5:00pm PDT
REI Village - Base of Chair Lift #10

3:00pm PDT

Map and Compass Basics: 3:00-5:00pm
Limited Capacity seats available

Are you heading into the woods and want to learn how to use your map & compass properly? REI Outdoor School instructors will help you understand the information provided on your map, the proper use of your compass and how to put the two together while planning your trip and on the trail. We will cover the tricks of the trade relating to back country navigation as we apply our knowledge on the trail establishing a route, navigating the route and making necessary adjustments in the field.

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REI

At REI we love to get outside and play. Whether you're new to outdoor adventure or a seasoned pro, we’ll gladly share our passion.  Our core purpose guides everything we do: we inspire, educate and outfit for a lifetime of outdoor adventure and stewardship. What began as a group of... Read More →

Instructor
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Lindsay McIntosh-Tolle

Guide, REI
I began working as an Instructor with the REI Outdoor School in Portland, OR in 2012. Since then I have taught a range of classes including navigation, backpacking, wilderness skills, Stand Up Paddleboarding, gourmet backcountry cooking, and more. I love helping people develop... Read More →


Friday August 19, 2016 3:00pm - 5:00pm PDT
REI Village - Base of Chair Lift #10

3:00pm PDT

Mountain Bike Trail Ride - Level 2: 3:00-5:00pm
Limited Capacity filling up

Join REI and Cannondale for a scenic ride on mountain bike trails. This ride is designed for cyclists with previous mountain bike experience or complettion of the Introduction to Mountain Bike Class. REI instructors will give tips to improve your flow and work on intermediate skills techinique during the ride. You will receive a "surprise & delight" at the conclusion of the class.

Sponsors
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Cannondale

"Speed is Our Friend" has become the motto of Cannondale. On one level, these four words reflect our support of the world's top professional cycling teams. On a more fundamental level, they convey our commitment to a lightning-fast product development process that, with unmatched speed, turns the combined insights of our sponsored riders... Read More →

Co-Sponsor
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REI

At REI we love to get outside and play. Whether you're new to outdoor adventure or a seasoned pro, we’ll gladly share our passion.  Our core purpose guides everything we do: we inspire, educate and outfit for a lifetime of outdoor adventure and stewardship. What began as a group of... Read More →

Instructor
SG

Shannon Gibson

Brand Ambassador, Cannondale
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Cindy Abbott Wood

Guide, REI
Cindy is the Senior Instructor for the REI Outdoor School in Austin, TX and has over 10 years' experience in the Outdoor Experiential Education field. Aside from being a pro-level mountain bike racer and USA Cycling XC series Category 1 national champion, she is a professionally... Read More →


Friday August 19, 2016 3:00pm - 5:00pm PDT
REI Village - Cannondale Tent

3:30pm PDT

Backpacking Cooking: 3:30-5:00 pm
Limited Capacity seats available

This class will explore making your own non-perishable meals for the backcountry. We will discuss how to make your own dehydrated foods, with or without a dehydrator, and great ingredient options you can find at your local grocery store. We will also talk about how to make a nutritionally complete meal for high energy output days. 

Sponsors
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Dirty Gourmet

We came together after a bike tour across Canada and years of camp life to rethink food in the outdoors. We believe that food should be as much a part of the experience as the activities, locations, and five star views. We started with our blog in 2010, and have expanded to curate... Read More →

Co-Sponsor
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Camp Chef

Great tasting food will always bring people together and Camp Chef has that figured out. As an industry leading manufacture for more than 20 years, Camp Chef produces high quality products offering efficient ways to cook for almost any outdoor gathering. From social functions to campouts... Read More →
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Coleman

Coleman is the World' s leading camping & outdoor gear manufacturer of tents, lanterns, coolers, stoves, sleeping bags & more.
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Amy's Kitchen

Amy’s Kitchen is one of the pioneers of the organic foods movement and is now one of the leading brands for delicious, high quality soups and frozen entrees.
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REI

At REI we love to get outside and play. Whether you're new to outdoor adventure or a seasoned pro, we’ll gladly share our passion.  Our core purpose guides everything we do: we inspire, educate and outfit for a lifetime of outdoor adventure and stewardship. What began as a group of... Read More →

Instructor
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Mai-yan Kwan

Dirty Gourmet
Mai-yan is originally from Quebec, Canada, but now calls Los Angeles home. Her love of travel has taken her around the world and influences many flavors in our recipes. She’s usually out cycling, climbing or hiking, but otherwise keeps busy as a designer and teaches at Art Center... Read More →
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Emily Nielson

Dirty Gourmet
Emily grew up camping, backpacking, kayaking, and climbing in Las Vegas and Florida. She moved to California after college, and has been working in the outdoor industry ever since. She is an outdoor instructor and writer, and currently works as a Sales Manager with REI. 
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Aimee Trudeau

Dirty Gourmet
Aimee is a full time momma to three year old twins. She has a background in food science and web development, and has loved to cook since she was a little girl. She recently switched to a plant based diet, and is embracing the challenge of creating satisfying meals with whole foods... Read More →


Friday August 19, 2016 3:30pm - 5:00pm PDT
REI Village - Amy's

4:00pm PDT

The Ten Essentials for Women: 4:00-5:00pm
Limited Capacity seats available

Packing the Ten Essentials whenever you step into the backcountry, even on day hikes, is a good habit. True, on a routine trip you may use only a few of them. Yet you’ll probably never fully appreciate the value of the Ten Essentials until you really need one of them. Join us to discuss the 10 Essentials Plus for Women.

Sponsors
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REI

At REI we love to get outside and play. Whether you're new to outdoor adventure or a seasoned pro, we’ll gladly share our passion.  Our core purpose guides everything we do: we inspire, educate and outfit for a lifetime of outdoor adventure and stewardship. What began as a group of... Read More →

Instructor
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Victoria McBride

Guide, REI
Victoria has a long history of being a woodsy woman, as she was already going on backpacking trips in-utero. Constantly longing for more hours in the day (and more days in the week) to be outside, her outdoor interests have only expanded from there. In addition to now over... Read More →

Friday August 19, 2016 4:00pm - 5:00pm PDT
REI Village - REI Tent

4:00pm PDT

Sack Race ~ Awesome Prize! : 4:00-5:00pm
Limited Capacity seats available

Most people at some point in their lives participated in a potato sack race right! Well now’s your chance to take it too the next level with the Big Agnes sleeping bag sack race. Test your skills against other competitors to see who will jump home with an awesome prize.

Sponsors
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Big Agnes

Named for a peak in the nearby Mt. Zirkel Wilderness, Big Agnes®, Inc. is located in Steamboat Springs, Colorado, and produces award-winning sleeping bags, pads and tents.  Big Agnes is the exclusive distributor of Helinox trekking poles and camp furniture in North and South America... Read More →

Co-Sponsor
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REI

At REI we love to get outside and play. Whether you're new to outdoor adventure or a seasoned pro, we’ll gladly share our passion.  Our core purpose guides everything we do: we inspire, educate and outfit for a lifetime of outdoor adventure and stewardship. What began as a group of... Read More →

Instructor
RD

Rachel Daughenbaugh

Guide, Big Agnes
KH

Katie Hughes

Guide, Big Agnes


Friday August 19, 2016 4:00pm - 5:00pm PDT
REI Village - Big Agnes

4:00pm PDT

Foot Care for Outdoor Enthusiasts: 4:00-5:00pm
Limited Capacity seats available

If you are a runner, hiker, or outdoor enthusiast, this class is for you.  We will discuss common foot concerns in the backcountry: blisters, hot spots, sprains/strains and common treatment modalities for each.  This class is hands on and will include taping an ankle, building a blister treatment system, and discussing prevention strategies for common alterations related to foot care in the backcountry.

 

Sponsors
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REI

At REI we love to get outside and play. Whether you're new to outdoor adventure or a seasoned pro, we’ll gladly share our passion.  Our core purpose guides everything we do: we inspire, educate and outfit for a lifetime of outdoor adventure and stewardship. What began as a group of... Read More →

Instructor
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Julia Perry

Guide, REI
Before joining the REI Outdoor School in 2012, I worked as a dogsledding, skiing, canoeing, climbing, and backpacking instructor in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness. Between 2007-2012, I spent more days traveling through the backcountry with all of my belongings in... Read More →

Friday August 19, 2016 4:00pm - 5:00pm PDT
REI Village - Salomon Tent

4:00pm PDT

Tired Feet Take a Hike: 4:00-5:00pm
Limited Capacity seats available

Pep up your tired toes and prep them for their next adventure.  Since pack space is tight multi-purpose products are a must.

During our time together we will explore and experience the benefits of the Rinse Peppofoot collection featuring moisturizing and nourishing shea butter, revitalizing and invigorating peppermint essential oil, anti-bacterial and anti-fungal tea tree essential oil and menthol which promotes circulation.

DIY pampering includes:
Cooling & Refreshing Spray, Tea Tree, Mint & Menthol Moisturizing Stick, and a Tea Tree & Mint Essential Oil Spot Treatment

Take away:
Soaking Salt Sample
Mini Peppofoot Stick

Sponsors
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Rinse Bath & Body Co.

Rinse began in 2002, when owner Heather Swanepoel finally decided to give up her failed attempts at knitting and take a soapmaking class. Heather was in need of a creative outlet. At the time, she worked on the Supercross circuit (yes, that would be dirtbikes) which had her traveling... Read More →

Co-Sponsor
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REI

At REI we love to get outside and play. Whether you're new to outdoor adventure or a seasoned pro, we’ll gladly share our passion.  Our core purpose guides everything we do: we inspire, educate and outfit for a lifetime of outdoor adventure and stewardship. What began as a group of... Read More →

Instructor
avatar for Heather Swanepoel

Heather Swanepoel

Rinse Bath & Body Co.


Friday August 19, 2016 4:00pm - 5:00pm PDT
REI Village - Igloo

4:00pm PDT

Build-A-Bar with PROBAR: 4:00-5:00 p.m.
Limited Capacity seats available

Build your own, customized nutrition bar to fuel you through your Outessa adventures.  We’ll provide the SimplyReal® ingredients – like nuts, fruits, superfood boosters, and chocolate – and you get to let your creativity run wild!  Come meet us at our tent for some healthy fun.  

Sponsors
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PROBAR

PROBAR® creates delicious, convenient, healthy, plant-based food products. We strive to become the leading provider of REAL FOOD choices, always maintaining our commitment to quality, sustainability and fantastic taste.

Co-Sponsor
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REI

At REI we love to get outside and play. Whether you're new to outdoor adventure or a seasoned pro, we’ll gladly share our passion.  Our core purpose guides everything we do: we inspire, educate and outfit for a lifetime of outdoor adventure and stewardship. What began as a group of... Read More →

Instructor
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Maggie Heile

VP of Marketing, PROBAR
Maggie is our Head of Marketing at PROBAR.  Her love of activity and the outdoors led her to Park City, Utah.  And her quest for healthy, real food choices led her to PROBAR.  When she’s not working on new ways to share the PROBAR story, Maggie is usually out cycling or hiking... Read More →
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Alana Prowse

Territory Manager, PROBAR
Alana is a territory manager for PROBAR based in Northern CA, combining her love and passion for a healthy lifestyle through diet and exercise with a company that promotes healthy living.  Alana has studied herbology, nutrition, and homeopathy, as well as business and management... Read More →


Friday August 19, 2016 4:00pm - 5:00pm PDT
REI Village - PROBAR Tent

4:00pm PDT

Yoga and Mind: 4:00-5:00pm
Limited Capacity seats available

Cool down your day and center your energy as you enter into the evening. You will receive a "surprise & delight" at the conclusion of the class.

Sponsors
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prAna

We create versatile, stylish, and sustainable clothing and accessories that you can wear during every activity, every adventure, every day. How do we know? Because we base our designs on our own experiences. We’re more than makers, we’re doers—yogis, climbers, and world travelers—and... Read More →

Co-Sponsor
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REI

At REI we love to get outside and play. Whether you're new to outdoor adventure or a seasoned pro, we’ll gladly share our passion.  Our core purpose guides everything we do: we inspire, educate and outfit for a lifetime of outdoor adventure and stewardship. What began as a group of... Read More →

Instructor
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Sage Rountree

Brand Ambassador, prAna
A former couch potato, Sage Rountree, came to running as stress relief during graduate school and to wear out her large chocolate Lab with runs in the forest. More than a dozen years later she’s run all sorts of races—everything from the 400m to ultramarathons, and triathlons... Read More →


Friday August 19, 2016 4:00pm - 5:00pm PDT
Red Cliffs Lodge

4:30pm PDT

The Truth About Juice: 4:30-5:00pm
Limited Capacity seats available

Detoxes and cleanses are all the rage, but do we really need to "do a detox”? Do they actually work? Here we'll talk about the real, biological detox process, and the specific nutrients your body needs to do it.



Sponsors
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SmartyPants Vitamins

SmartyPants produces the “More Than a Multivitamin” line of premium, all-in-one gummy vitamins for all ages. We focus on including the nutrients that are typically the hardest for some people to get consistently from diet alone, and use the bioavailable forms of these nutrients... Read More →

Co-Sponsor
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REI

At REI we love to get outside and play. Whether you're new to outdoor adventure or a seasoned pro, we’ll gladly share our passion.  Our core purpose guides everything we do: we inspire, educate and outfit for a lifetime of outdoor adventure and stewardship. What began as a group of... Read More →

Instructor
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Grace McCalmon

Content Manager, SmartyPants Vitamins
Grace is a Pittsburgh native and a graduate of Duke University. Prior to joining the SmartyPants team, Grace lived in Miami and London, where she discovered her passion for health and healing through nutrition. Grace is a certified nutritional therapist from the Nutritional Therapy... Read More →

Friday August 19, 2016 4:30pm - 5:00pm PDT
REI Village - SmartyPants

4:30pm PDT

Guided Stretch: 4:30-5:00pm
Limited Capacity filling up

TriggerPoint™ Guided Stretch: Join us for a 30 minute total body foam rolling session using TriggerPoint’s GRID® Foam Roller to help the body recover from the demands of exercising. The GRID’s unique design helps to increase blood flow and mobilize areas that commonly become stuck or restricted from everyday life. We’ll roll through your calves, IT Band, hamstrings, glutes and t-spine + several complimentary yoga stretches.

Sponsors
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Trigger Point

Trigger Point Performance™ is a life-enhancing brand concentrating on empowering people with revolutionary methodologies and patented products that maintain regulate and stimulate the muscular movement of the human body. Our mission is to provide the most practical style of products... Read More →

Co-Sponsor
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REI

At REI we love to get outside and play. Whether you're new to outdoor adventure or a seasoned pro, we’ll gladly share our passion.  Our core purpose guides everything we do: we inspire, educate and outfit for a lifetime of outdoor adventure and stewardship. What began as a group of... Read More →

Instructor
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Ryan Halvorson

Brand Ambassador, Trigger Point
Ryan has been involved in the fitness industry for nearly 10 years. He is a contributing editor to IDEA Health & Fitness Association, the group personal training director at Bird Rock Fit in La Jolla, California, and the founder and chief content officer of Fit Scribe Media... Read More →


Friday August 19, 2016 4:30pm - 5:00pm PDT
REI Village - Trigger Point

5:00pm PDT

Powered by Passion: 5:00-6:00pm

With so much on our plates, there are times in our lives where we all get stuck in our daily rut and feel flat and out of steam.  This talk will wake you up and teach you the simple tools to be powered by passion in all areas of your life.  



Sponsors
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REI

At REI we love to get outside and play. Whether you're new to outdoor adventure or a seasoned pro, we’ll gladly share our passion.  Our core purpose guides everything we do: we inspire, educate and outfit for a lifetime of outdoor adventure and stewardship. What began as a group of... Read More →

Speakers
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Kristine Carlson

Kristine Carlson
Kristine Carlson is a New York Times bestselling author and world-renowned speaker, featured in radio and television broadcasts globally and nationally. She is passionate about spreading her message of living with joy and gratitude, what she calls “awakening to your most vibrant... Read More →

Co-Sponsor
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West Side Wine Co.

From our sun-soaked California vines, home to some of the world’s most loved varieties, we stray from convention by putting seriously good wine in not-so-serious packaging: cans! Easy to transport and perfectly suited for today’s active lifestyle. No corkscrew or glassware needed... Read More →


Friday August 19, 2016 5:00pm - 6:00pm PDT
REI Village - REI Tent

5:00pm PDT

Powered by Passion: 5:00-6:00pm

With so much on our plates, there are times in our lives where we all get stuck in our daily rut and feel flat and out of steam.  This talk will wake you up and teach you the simple tools to be powered by passion in all areas of your life.  



Sponsors
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REI

At REI we love to get outside and play. Whether you're new to outdoor adventure or a seasoned pro, we’ll gladly share our passion.  Our core purpose guides everything we do: we inspire, educate and outfit for a lifetime of outdoor adventure and stewardship. What began as a group of... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Kristine Carlson

Kristine Carlson

Kristine Carlson
Kristine Carlson is a New York Times bestselling author and world-renowned speaker, featured in radio and television broadcasts globally and nationally. She is passionate about spreading her message of living with joy and gratitude, what she calls “awakening to your most vibrant... Read More →

Co-Sponsor
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West Side Wine Co.

From our sun-soaked California vines, home to some of the world’s most loved varieties, we stray from convention by putting seriously good wine in not-so-serious packaging: cans! Easy to transport and perfectly suited for today’s active lifestyle. No corkscrew or glassware needed... Read More →


Friday August 19, 2016 5:00pm - 6:00pm PDT
REI Village - REI Tent

6:00pm PDT

Farm to Table Dinner: 6:00-8:00pm
Family-style farm-to-table meal. Replenish, recover, and feed your body and soul with delicious foods. Connect with other Outessa women through shared stories and experiences over a hearty meal—it’s what memorable gatherings are made of.  

Sponsors
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REI

At REI we love to get outside and play. Whether you're new to outdoor adventure or a seasoned pro, we’ll gladly share our passion.  Our core purpose guides everything we do: we inspire, educate and outfit for a lifetime of outdoor adventure and stewardship. What began as a group of... Read More →


Friday August 19, 2016 6:00pm - 8:00pm PDT
REI Village

8:30pm PDT

Fireside Chat with Guest Speaker Karla Amador, 52 Hike Challenge - 8:30pm-9:00pm
The Hiking Secret: Finding Inner Strength

Karla set her mind to complete 52 Hikes in a year with her life partner Phillip. In the process, she overcame her limiting beliefs and they developed a strong bond through hiking. By sharing the Hiking Secrets they learned, they have helped thousands of people around the world to find their voice, and eventually their own inner strength. Experience what happens when individuals come together to create a community, with one goal in mind, to complete 52 hikes in a year.

Sponsors
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REI

At REI we love to get outside and play. Whether you're new to outdoor adventure or a seasoned pro, we’ll gladly share our passion.  Our core purpose guides everything we do: we inspire, educate and outfit for a lifetime of outdoor adventure and stewardship. What began as a group of... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Karla Amador

Karla Amador

Co-Founder, 52 Hike Challenge
While going through a dark and emotional time in her life (divorce), fate stepped in, when she met her soulmate Phillip!  After seeing Phillip's weight-loss journey, Karla was inspired to get out and hike... while outdoors she noticed that she was starting to feel better inside.  In... Read More →

Co-Sponsor
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Lagunitas Brewing

From points distant and beyond we all converged on Petaluma in 1993 and '94 with an unenunciated desire to be more than we were before. The core of Lagunitas came from Chicago, St Louis, Memphis, Walker Creek, and the highlands of Quincy.The Chicago contingent initiated the brewing... Read More →
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West Side Wine Co.

From our sun-soaked California vines, home to some of the world’s most loved varieties, we stray from convention by putting seriously good wine in not-so-serious packaging: cans! Easy to transport and perfectly suited for today’s active lifestyle. No corkscrew or glassware needed... Read More →
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Igloo Products Corp

The Igloo® Story Born from a modest metalworking shop back in 1947, Igloo has been instrumental in redefining how we live, work and play. What began with bringing clean water to the worksite quickly moved into super-functional, best in class ice chests. Igloo products made the family... Read More →
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Amy's Kitchen

Amy’s Kitchen is one of the pioneers of the organic foods movement and is now one of the leading brands for delicious, high quality soups and frozen entrees.
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Dandies Marshmallows

Dandies Marshmallows are made with all natural ingredients, contain no high fructose corn syrup or gelatin (they're 100% vegan!), and are the first ever marshmallow to be Non-GMO Project Verified. Oh, and our marshmallows are kosher too! Traditional marshmallows are loaded with unnatural... Read More →
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Honey Stinger

Located in Steamboat Springs, Colorado, Honey Stinger makes nutritious and great tasting honey-based foods including energy bars, protein bars, energy gels, organic waffles, organic chews, kids specific snacks and our very own Organic Wildflower Honey. Fueling more than just the country’s... Read More →


Friday August 19, 2016 8:30pm - 9:00pm PDT
REI Village

8:30pm PDT

The Night Cap Headlamp Trail Run - Easy Pace: 8:30-9:15pm
Limited Capacity filling up

Scared of the dark - get over your fears as you transverse some trails with guides and find the joy and peacefull ness to run in the dark with your Petzl headlamp leading the way.

Petzl headlamp provided.

Sponsors
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Petzl

For over 40 years, Petzl has developed innovative tools and techniques used by those who work and play in the vertical world. Today, the Petzl brand is closely associated with adventure, exploration, rescue, and many notable exploits in the worlds of rock climbing, caving, and... Read More →
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Salomon

Salomon was born in 1947 in the heart of the French Alps and the birthplace of modern alpinism. Salomon's commitment to innovative design and passion for mountain sports created a vast range of revolutionary new concepts in bindings, boots, skis and apparel for both alpine and nordic... Read More →
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Stance

Stance’s founders saw a category that had been ignored, taken for granted, and dismissed. By breathing life into something that had been overlooked, Stance has ignited a movement of art and self-expression that has drawn athletes, performers and iconic cultural influencers to the... Read More →

Co-Sponsor
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REI

At REI we love to get outside and play. Whether you're new to outdoor adventure or a seasoned pro, we’ll gladly share our passion.  Our core purpose guides everything we do: we inspire, educate and outfit for a lifetime of outdoor adventure and stewardship. What began as a group of... Read More →

Instructor
avatar for Stevie Kremer

Stevie Kremer

Brand Ambassador, Salomon
I'm thrilled to head to the Lake Tahoe area with like-minded ladies who love running and challenging themselves on the trails and in the mountains. Regardless of the temperature or the weather, there is nothing like the feeling of being outside in the fresh air, climbing new... Read More →


Friday August 19, 2016 8:30pm - 9:15pm PDT
REI Village - Salomon Tent

8:30pm PDT

The Night Cap Headlamp Trail Run - Moderate Pace: 8:30-9:15pm
Limited Capacity filling up

Scared of the dark - get over your fears as you transverse some trails with guides and find the joy and peacefull ness to run in the dark with your Petzl headlamp leading the way.

Petzl headlamp provided.

Sponsors
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Petzl

For over 40 years, Petzl has developed innovative tools and techniques used by those who work and play in the vertical world. Today, the Petzl brand is closely associated with adventure, exploration, rescue, and many notable exploits in the worlds of rock climbing, caving, and... Read More →
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Salomon

Salomon was born in 1947 in the heart of the French Alps and the birthplace of modern alpinism. Salomon's commitment to innovative design and passion for mountain sports created a vast range of revolutionary new concepts in bindings, boots, skis and apparel for both alpine and nordic... Read More →
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Stance

Stance’s founders saw a category that had been ignored, taken for granted, and dismissed. By breathing life into something that had been overlooked, Stance has ignited a movement of art and self-expression that has drawn athletes, performers and iconic cultural influencers to the... Read More →

Co-Sponsor
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REI

At REI we love to get outside and play. Whether you're new to outdoor adventure or a seasoned pro, we’ll gladly share our passion.  Our core purpose guides everything we do: we inspire, educate and outfit for a lifetime of outdoor adventure and stewardship. What began as a group of... Read More →

Instructor


Friday August 19, 2016 8:30pm - 9:15pm PDT
REI Village - Salomon Tent
 
Saturday, August 20
 

TBA

Breakfast: 7:30-9:30am
Grab ’n’ Go fuel-up. Start the day strong with a complimentary delicious breakfast of:


  • Amy's Tofu scramble + hash browns


Sponsors
avatar for Taylor Maid Farms Organic Coffee

Taylor Maid Farms Organic Coffee

We buy, roast and sell organic coffees because we feel it’s the right thing to do. Fewer chemicals in the ground, and in our bodies, is one way in which we honor each other and the planet. We got our start roasting organic coffee in an old barn in Sonoma County, California in 1993... Read More →
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Amy's Kitchen

Amy’s Kitchen is one of the pioneers of the organic foods movement and is now one of the leading brands for delicious, high quality soups and frozen entrees.

Co-Sponsor
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REI

At REI we love to get outside and play. Whether you're new to outdoor adventure or a seasoned pro, we’ll gladly share our passion.  Our core purpose guides everything we do: we inspire, educate and outfit for a lifetime of outdoor adventure and stewardship. What began as a group of... Read More →


Saturday August 20, 2016 TBA
REI Village

TBA

Taylor Maid Farms: Featuring Cold Brew Draft Coffee: 12:30-2:00pm
Reboot your afternoon with a glass of our cold brew draft coffee. Much like a certain dark beer from Ireland that we know and love, our cold brew is kegged and pulled through a stout tap. The nitrogen infusion from the tap creates a stout-like cascade and a creamy head for a rich, satisfying cup. 

Beyond our passion for quality and organics, we want to do good in this world. We pay the farmers producing our coffee above market, above fair, in an effort to affect change and promote positive growth in those communities. We want everyone to benefit and prosper, putting power back in the hands of our stakeholders. 

 

Sponsors
avatar for Taylor Maid Farms Organic Coffee

Taylor Maid Farms Organic Coffee

We buy, roast and sell organic coffees because we feel it’s the right thing to do. Fewer chemicals in the ground, and in our bodies, is one way in which we honor each other and the planet. We got our start roasting organic coffee in an old barn in Sonoma County, California in 1993... Read More →

Co-Sponsor
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REI

At REI we love to get outside and play. Whether you're new to outdoor adventure or a seasoned pro, we’ll gladly share our passion.  Our core purpose guides everything we do: we inspire, educate and outfit for a lifetime of outdoor adventure and stewardship. What began as a group of... Read More →



Saturday August 20, 2016 TBA
REI Village - KBar

TBA

Taylor Maid Farms: Featuring Full Coffee Bar and Espresso Shots: 6:30am-12:30pm
Rise and shine with our delicious organic espresso beverages (shots, cappuccinos and lattes) and drip coffee of our organic blends.

Coffee is a connection. At Taylor Maid Farms, our global community of farmers, makers, doers and dreamers are collectively telling a story that reaches beyond language and geography. It's about doing good things really well, taking care of what you have and providing for the people around you.

Organic should be more than a sticker on a package. It should be about making decisions with purpose and intent. It should be about voting for a better world, a place where good things always win. 



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Taylor Maid Farms Organic Coffee

We buy, roast and sell organic coffees because we feel it’s the right thing to do. Fewer chemicals in the ground, and in our bodies, is one way in which we honor each other and the planet. We got our start roasting organic coffee in an old barn in Sonoma County, California in 1993... Read More →

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REI

At REI we love to get outside and play. Whether you're new to outdoor adventure or a seasoned pro, we’ll gladly share our passion.  Our core purpose guides everything we do: we inspire, educate and outfit for a lifetime of outdoor adventure and stewardship. What began as a group of... Read More →



Saturday August 20, 2016 TBA
REI Village - KBar

TBA

Taylor Maid Farms: Featuring Hot Chocolate: 7:00-8:00pm
We'll have hot chocolate to enjoy during the fireside chat.

For many of us here at Taylor Maid, coffee sparked conversation between strangers, re-connected us with old friends and provided space to share time with loved ones. We opened our coffee bars with the dream of creating a gathering space for our community while serving beautiful coffees with care, responsibility and a commitment to our place- both locally and globally. As a community, mutual support is vital. That's why we donate 1% of profits in coffee, beverage service and gift baskets to non-profits, schools and faith based organizations.

 



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Taylor Maid Farms Organic Coffee

We buy, roast and sell organic coffees because we feel it’s the right thing to do. Fewer chemicals in the ground, and in our bodies, is one way in which we honor each other and the planet. We got our start roasting organic coffee in an old barn in Sonoma County, California in 1993... Read More →

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REI

At REI we love to get outside and play. Whether you're new to outdoor adventure or a seasoned pro, we’ll gladly share our passion.  Our core purpose guides everything we do: we inspire, educate and outfit for a lifetime of outdoor adventure and stewardship. What began as a group of... Read More →



Saturday August 20, 2016 TBA
REI Village - KBar

TBA

Taylor Maid Farms: Featuring Tea: 3:30-5:00pm
Relax your body, mind and spirit with a cup of organic hot or iced tea. Black, green and herbal teas will be available. 

Our teas are sourced from Silk Road Tea, a Bay Area speciality tea company that procures single-source, handmade specialty teas from China. Owners Ned and Catherine have built longstanding supplier relationships and have access to some of China's finest and most unusual teas. They partner with small farms, out-of-the-way markets and specialty tea companies to find teas that offer a distinctive taste experience. Many of their teas are bought in early spring when the leaves are fresh, tender and their tastes most pronounced. http://www.silkroadteas.com/

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Taylor Maid Farms Organic Coffee

We buy, roast and sell organic coffees because we feel it’s the right thing to do. Fewer chemicals in the ground, and in our bodies, is one way in which we honor each other and the planet. We got our start roasting organic coffee in an old barn in Sonoma County, California in 1993... Read More →

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REI

At REI we love to get outside and play. Whether you're new to outdoor adventure or a seasoned pro, we’ll gladly share our passion.  Our core purpose guides everything we do: we inspire, educate and outfit for a lifetime of outdoor adventure and stewardship. What began as a group of... Read More →



Saturday August 20, 2016 TBA
REI Village - KBar

TBA

SmartyPants Wellness Tent: 9:00am-5:00pm
Attendees can register for one-on-one fascial stretching sessions with certified fascial stretch therapist and Crossfit trainer, Lindsay Sudell. Lindsay will educate on the importance of flexibility & recovery, while working through a private, 15 minute fascial stretch session.

Fascial Stretch Therapy (FST) targets the myofascial system by targeting muscles, joints, ligaments, tendons, and bones. In an FST session, the client lies on a massage table while the therapist uses their body as leverage to create traction and gently moves the client’s limbs in a wave-like motion to release tension. The constant movement through multiple planes of motion coupled with synchronized breathing is what sets this technique apart from traditional stretching and maximizes recovery.

In addition to one-on-one sessions with Lindsay, SmartyPants’ Online Editor, Grace McCalmon, will be available throughout the day to share samples of SmartyPants products and provide insight and knowledge in nutrition, supplementation, and health.

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SmartyPants Vitamins

SmartyPants produces the “More Than a Multivitamin” line of premium, all-in-one gummy vitamins for all ages. We focus on including the nutrients that are typically the hardest for some people to get consistently from diet alone, and use the bioavailable forms of these nutrients... Read More →

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REI

At REI we love to get outside and play. Whether you're new to outdoor adventure or a seasoned pro, we’ll gladly share our passion.  Our core purpose guides everything we do: we inspire, educate and outfit for a lifetime of outdoor adventure and stewardship. What began as a group of... Read More →

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Grace McCalmon

Content Manager, SmartyPants Vitamins
Grace is a Pittsburgh native and a graduate of Duke University. Prior to joining the SmartyPants team, Grace lived in Miami and London, where she discovered her passion for health and healing through nutrition. Grace is a certified nutritional therapist from the Nutritional Therapy... Read More →
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Lindsay Suddell

SmartyPants Vitamins

Saturday August 20, 2016 TBA
REI Village - SmartyPants

TBA

nuun Hydration Testing 9:00am-5:00pm
Hydration is important for everyone, but it's especially vital for athletes.  Proper hydration can lead to increased performance, improved health, and better energy.  Come and get tested before and after a strenuous activity to determine your hydration level.  

You will receive a "surprise and delight" at the end of the test! 

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nuun

Make your water count with nuun! nuun makes a range of products from real, clean ingredients that keep you hydrated wherever your active lifestyle takes you, and comes in convenient and environmentally friendly tubes. Add a tab to your own water to create a drink that’s right for... Read More →

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REI

At REI we love to get outside and play. Whether you're new to outdoor adventure or a seasoned pro, we’ll gladly share our passion.  Our core purpose guides everything we do: we inspire, educate and outfit for a lifetime of outdoor adventure and stewardship. What began as a group of... Read More →

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Saturday August 20, 2016 TBA
REI Village - nuun Tent

TBA

Lunch: 11:30am-1:30pm
Chef’s choice Grab ‘n’ Go midday meal. Keep the mind sharp and body energized with healthy foods and rehydrating drinks.

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REI

At REI we love to get outside and play. Whether you're new to outdoor adventure or a seasoned pro, we’ll gladly share our passion.  Our core purpose guides everything we do: we inspire, educate and outfit for a lifetime of outdoor adventure and stewardship. What began as a group of... Read More →


Saturday August 20, 2016 TBA
REI Village

TBA

Amy's Camp Kitchen: 10:00am-5:00pm
Amy's Camp Kitchen will be serving savory snacks to keep everyone fueled in-between meals – all complimentary.  The Amy's team will be cooking Amy's organic soups, chili, and veggie burgers.  Chat with the camp cooks while they grill you a quesadilla to go with your mug of soup, or just have a seat at their kitchen table. Check out the menu board to see what's cooking.

Saturday August 20th: Camp Kitchen



  • Amy's Sonoma Veggie Burger on Amy’s Gluten Free Rounds

  • R.W. Garcia Tortilla Chips with Amy’s Medium Salsa

  • Amy's Quinoa, Kale & Red Lentil Soup




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Amy's Kitchen

Amy’s Kitchen is one of the pioneers of the organic foods movement and is now one of the leading brands for delicious, high quality soups and frozen entrees.

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REI

At REI we love to get outside and play. Whether you're new to outdoor adventure or a seasoned pro, we’ll gladly share our passion.  Our core purpose guides everything we do: we inspire, educate and outfit for a lifetime of outdoor adventure and stewardship. What began as a group of... Read More →

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Team Amy's

Amy's Kitchen

Saturday August 20, 2016 TBA
REI Village - Amy's

TBA

ENO Hammock Lounge: 9:00am-6:00pm
ENO will provide a hammock lounge for participants.  The lounge will be a relaxing oasis amidst the daily activities.  It will be an area that allows participants to slow down, be present, and reflect upon all that they are taking in from the Outessa experience.      

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Eagles Nest Outfitters Inc.

ENO is the original parachute hammock creator. We craft all our hammocks and accessories to the highest quality in the industry and with one thing in mind...to help you Relax...

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REI

At REI we love to get outside and play. Whether you're new to outdoor adventure or a seasoned pro, we’ll gladly share our passion.  Our core purpose guides everything we do: we inspire, educate and outfit for a lifetime of outdoor adventure and stewardship. What began as a group of... Read More →

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Catie Pekarek

Eagles Nest Outfitters, Inc.


Saturday August 20, 2016 TBA
Hammock Village

TBA

Stance Pair to Share: 10:00am-4:00pm
Stop by Stance and spread the sock love with their Pair to Share! Come find out what that means for you and a friend.

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Stance

Stance’s founders saw a category that had been ignored, taken for granted, and dismissed. By breathing life into something that had been overlooked, Stance has ignited a movement of art and self-expression that has drawn athletes, performers and iconic cultural influencers to the... Read More →

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REI

At REI we love to get outside and play. Whether you're new to outdoor adventure or a seasoned pro, we’ll gladly share our passion.  Our core purpose guides everything we do: we inspire, educate and outfit for a lifetime of outdoor adventure and stewardship. What began as a group of... Read More →

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Saturday August 20, 2016 TBA
REI Village - Stance

6:00am PDT

Sunrise over the Mountains Run - Various Distances: 6:00-7:00am
Limited Capacity seats available

 Start your day off right with a sunrise run over the mountains.

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Salomon

Salomon was born in 1947 in the heart of the French Alps and the birthplace of modern alpinism. Salomon's commitment to innovative design and passion for mountain sports created a vast range of revolutionary new concepts in bindings, boots, skis and apparel for both alpine and nordic... Read More →
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Stance

Stance’s founders saw a category that had been ignored, taken for granted, and dismissed. By breathing life into something that had been overlooked, Stance has ignited a movement of art and self-expression that has drawn athletes, performers and iconic cultural influencers to the... Read More →

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REI

At REI we love to get outside and play. Whether you're new to outdoor adventure or a seasoned pro, we’ll gladly share our passion.  Our core purpose guides everything we do: we inspire, educate and outfit for a lifetime of outdoor adventure and stewardship. What began as a group of... Read More →

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Saturday August 20, 2016 6:00am - 7:00am PDT
REI Village - Salomon Tent

6:30am PDT

Sunrise Yoga: 6:30-7:30am
Limited Capacity filling up

Wake up with the SUN. Energize your body, mind and spirit in this punctual one hour practice that energizes your day and harmonizes your life. 

You will receive a "surprise & delight" at the conclusion of the class.

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prAna

We create versatile, stylish, and sustainable clothing and accessories that you can wear during every activity, every adventure, every day. How do we know? Because we base our designs on our own experiences. We’re more than makers, we’re doers—yogis, climbers, and world travelers—and... Read More →

Co-Sponsor
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REI

At REI we love to get outside and play. Whether you're new to outdoor adventure or a seasoned pro, we’ll gladly share our passion.  Our core purpose guides everything we do: we inspire, educate and outfit for a lifetime of outdoor adventure and stewardship. What began as a group of... Read More →

Instructor
avatar for Sage Rountree

Sage Rountree

Brand Ambassador, prAna
A former couch potato, Sage Rountree, came to running as stress relief during graduate school and to wear out her large chocolate Lab with runs in the forest. More than a dozen years later she’s run all sorts of races—everything from the 400m to ultramarathons, and triathlons... Read More →


Saturday August 20, 2016 6:30am - 7:30am PDT
Red Cliffs Lodge

7:00am PDT

Morning Meditation: 7:00-7:30am
Limited Capacity seats available

Join Kristine Carlson on in a guided meditation that will clear your mind, awaken your spirit, and relax your body in preparation for a full day of Alpine fun.



 

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REI

At REI we love to get outside and play. Whether you're new to outdoor adventure or a seasoned pro, we’ll gladly share our passion.  Our core purpose guides everything we do: we inspire, educate and outfit for a lifetime of outdoor adventure and stewardship. What began as a group of... Read More →

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Kristine Carlson

Kristine Carlson
Kristine Carlson is a New York Times bestselling author and world-renowned speaker, featured in radio and television broadcasts globally and nationally. She is passionate about spreading her message of living with joy and gratitude, what she calls “awakening to your most vibrant... Read More →

Saturday August 20, 2016 7:00am - 7:30am PDT
REI Village - Arbor Meadow

7:00am PDT

Sunrise over the Mountains Run - Easy / Moderate Pace: 7:00-8:00am
Limited Capacity filling up

Slept past the Sunrise run - here is your opportunity to get in a run before breakfast.

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Salomon

Salomon was born in 1947 in the heart of the French Alps and the birthplace of modern alpinism. Salomon's commitment to innovative design and passion for mountain sports created a vast range of revolutionary new concepts in bindings, boots, skis and apparel for both alpine and nordic... Read More →
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Stance

Stance’s founders saw a category that had been ignored, taken for granted, and dismissed. By breathing life into something that had been overlooked, Stance has ignited a movement of art and self-expression that has drawn athletes, performers and iconic cultural influencers to the... Read More →

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REI

At REI we love to get outside and play. Whether you're new to outdoor adventure or a seasoned pro, we’ll gladly share our passion.  Our core purpose guides everything we do: we inspire, educate and outfit for a lifetime of outdoor adventure and stewardship. What began as a group of... Read More →

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avatar for Stevie Kremer

Stevie Kremer

Brand Ambassador, Salomon
I'm thrilled to head to the Lake Tahoe area with like-minded ladies who love running and challenging themselves on the trails and in the mountains. Regardless of the temperature or the weather, there is nothing like the feeling of being outside in the fresh air, climbing new... Read More →


Saturday August 20, 2016 7:00am - 8:00am PDT
REI Village - Salomon Tent

7:00am PDT

Sunrise over the Mountains Run - Moderate / Advanced Pace: 7:00-8:00am
Limited Capacity seats available

Slept past the Sunrise run - here is your opportunity to get in a run before breakfast.

Sponsors
avatar for Salomon

Salomon

Salomon was born in 1947 in the heart of the French Alps and the birthplace of modern alpinism. Salomon's commitment to innovative design and passion for mountain sports created a vast range of revolutionary new concepts in bindings, boots, skis and apparel for both alpine and nordic... Read More →
avatar for Stance

Stance

Stance’s founders saw a category that had been ignored, taken for granted, and dismissed. By breathing life into something that had been overlooked, Stance has ignited a movement of art and self-expression that has drawn athletes, performers and iconic cultural influencers to the... Read More →

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REI

At REI we love to get outside and play. Whether you're new to outdoor adventure or a seasoned pro, we’ll gladly share our passion.  Our core purpose guides everything we do: we inspire, educate and outfit for a lifetime of outdoor adventure and stewardship. What began as a group of... Read More →

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Saturday August 20, 2016 7:00am - 8:00am PDT
REI Village - Salomon Tent

8:00am PDT

Rise and SUP: 8:00-9:00am
Limited Capacity filling up

Begin your morning with an intro to stand up paddleboarding that will give you the tools you need to get started. If you're wondering what kind of board and equipment is right for you or don't feel confident about your balance on the water yet, you'll want to join us for this informative dry-land session. Bring your coffee and your questions to this session about the fastest growing water sport in the world. Bonus - we'll start off with a little yoga to balance body and mind!

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BIC Sport

Founded in 1979 by the Bich family, of BIC pen fame, BIC Sport grew from the family’s passion for watersports and expertise in sustainable manufacturing. BIC’s core values of quality, durability and affordability form the foundation of BIC Sport’s reputation, and have opened... Read More →

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prAna

We create versatile, stylish, and sustainable clothing and accessories that you can wear during every activity, every adventure, every day. How do we know? Because we base our designs on our own experiences. We’re more than makers, we’re doers—yogis, climbers, and world travelers—and... Read More →
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REI

At REI we love to get outside and play. Whether you're new to outdoor adventure or a seasoned pro, we’ll gladly share our passion.  Our core purpose guides everything we do: we inspire, educate and outfit for a lifetime of outdoor adventure and stewardship. What began as a group of... Read More →

Instructor
avatar for Jodelle Fitzwater

Jodelle Fitzwater

Brand Ambassador, BIC Sport
It's all in the name : "Fitzwater" Jodelle Fitzwater loves anything that has to do with getting "fit", getting on the "water", and getting involved in anything that allows the body to move and stretch and progress towards a healthier state. Jodelle teaches to inspire and lives for... Read More →
avatar for Julie Roach

Julie Roach

Brand Ambassador, BIC Sport
Julie is one of the few early pioneers of SUP Yoga and created H2YO SUP Yoga & Fitness in 2009. She is certified in several schools of yoga and standup paddleboarding. The H2YO program is committing to safety and empowering anyone and everyone to an incredible experience on the water... Read More →


Saturday August 20, 2016 8:00am - 9:00am PDT
REI Village - Ice Arena

8:30am PDT

High Alpine Emigrant Lake Hike: 8:30am-12:00pm
Limited Capacity seats available

Enjoy a scenic ride on SnowKirk and Caples Crest Chair Lifts to begin your hike to high alpine Emigrant Lake. Enjoy the wildflowers and History Kirkwood Offers along the way. The Mormon Emigrant Trail passes through the Kirkwood mountain area, winding up over the saddle just south of Thimble Peak. To this day, rust marks from the iron wagon wheels can be seen on the granite rocks along the route. Some scars on the trees made from the ropes and pulleys used to haul the heavy wagons up over the rugged terrain still remain. The trail continues around Emigrant Lake where you can enjoy the view before your hike back to the Kirkwood Base area. This hike is 6 miles total round trip.

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REI

At REI we love to get outside and play. Whether you're new to outdoor adventure or a seasoned pro, we’ll gladly share our passion.  Our core purpose guides everything we do: we inspire, educate and outfit for a lifetime of outdoor adventure and stewardship. What began as a group of... Read More →

Instructor
avatar for Karla Amador

Karla Amador

Co-Founder, 52 Hike Challenge
While going through a dark and emotional time in her life (divorce), fate stepped in, when she met her soulmate Phillip!  After seeing Phillip's weight-loss journey, Karla was inspired to get out and hike... while outdoors she noticed that she was starting to feel better inside.  In... Read More →
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Rachel Beltran

Guide, REI
Rachel, in her current role as Senior Instructor with REI Outdoor School, teaches classes in a variety of disciplines, including Stand Up Paddleboarding (SUP), Kayaking, Rock Climbing, Backpacking, Hiking, and Cycling. She also leads regular trainings and assessments for REI Outdoor... Read More →

Saturday August 20, 2016 8:30am - 12:00pm PDT
REI Village - Base of Chair Lift #1

9:00am PDT

How to Pack a Bag: 9:00-10:00am
Limited Capacity seats available

A proper fitting pack is crucial for the ultimate enjoyment of any extended outdoor adventure. Join the pack experts from Osprey Packs as they explain proper sizing and adjustment of your pack as well as how to pack it for a comfortable carry and efficient access to frequently used items.

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Osprey Packs

Independent since 1974 and still anchored by the design genius of company founder and owner, Mike Pfotenhauer, Osprey Packs is a leader in technical packs for outdoor, cycling, travel and urban adventures.  Osprey’s dedication to create innovative, high performance gear reflects... Read More →

Co-Sponsor
avatar for REI

REI

At REI we love to get outside and play. Whether you're new to outdoor adventure or a seasoned pro, we’ll gladly share our passion.  Our core purpose guides everything we do: we inspire, educate and outfit for a lifetime of outdoor adventure and stewardship. What began as a group of... Read More →

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Lauren Beaudoin

Guide, Osprey Packs
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Rosie Mansfield

Guide, Osprey Packs


Saturday August 20, 2016 9:00am - 10:00am PDT
REI Village - Outdoor Maven

9:00am PDT

Essential Essential Oils for the Outdoors: 9:00-10:00am
Limited Capacity full

Aromatherapy to-go.  Take essential oils with you into your outdoor and everyday adventures. 

We will take a quick look into the world of aromatherapy & introduce you to our favorite multi-functional essential oils that deserve to have a place in your pack.  Essential oils are an easy to use natural option to help combat many issues often found in the outdoors including allergies, bug bites, irritations, scrapes, burns and headaches. 

We will get you comfortable with when to use them, where to use them & how to use them.

Take away:
Mini Essential Oil Roll-On
Handouts

 

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avatar for Rinse Bath & Body Co.

Rinse Bath & Body Co.

Rinse began in 2002, when owner Heather Swanepoel finally decided to give up her failed attempts at knitting and take a soapmaking class. Heather was in need of a creative outlet. At the time, she worked on the Supercross circuit (yes, that would be dirtbikes) which had her traveling... Read More →

Co-Sponsor
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REI

At REI we love to get outside and play. Whether you're new to outdoor adventure or a seasoned pro, we’ll gladly share our passion.  Our core purpose guides everything we do: we inspire, educate and outfit for a lifetime of outdoor adventure and stewardship. What began as a group of... Read More →

Instructor
avatar for Heather Swanepoel

Heather Swanepoel

Rinse Bath & Body Co.


Saturday August 20, 2016 9:00am - 10:00am PDT
REI Village - Igloo

9:00am PDT

Build-A-Bar with PROBAR: 9:00-10:00am
Limited Capacity seats available

Build your own, customized nutrition bar to fuel you through your Outessa adventures.  We’ll provide the SimplyReal® ingredients – like nuts, fruits, superfood boosters, and chocolate – and you get to let your creativity run wild!  Come meet us at our tent for some healthy fun.  

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PROBAR

PROBAR® creates delicious, convenient, healthy, plant-based food products. We strive to become the leading provider of REAL FOOD choices, always maintaining our commitment to quality, sustainability and fantastic taste.

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avatar for REI

REI

At REI we love to get outside and play. Whether you're new to outdoor adventure or a seasoned pro, we’ll gladly share our passion.  Our core purpose guides everything we do: we inspire, educate and outfit for a lifetime of outdoor adventure and stewardship. What began as a group of... Read More →

Instructor
avatar for Maggie Heile

Maggie Heile

VP of Marketing, PROBAR
Maggie is our Head of Marketing at PROBAR.  Her love of activity and the outdoors led her to Park City, Utah.  And her quest for healthy, real food choices led her to PROBAR.  When she’s not working on new ways to share the PROBAR story, Maggie is usually out cycling or hiking... Read More →
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Alana Prowse

Territory Manager, PROBAR
Alana is a territory manager for PROBAR based in Northern CA, combining her love and passion for a healthy lifestyle through diet and exercise with a company that promotes healthy living.  Alana has studied herbology, nutrition, and homeopathy, as well as business and management... Read More →


Saturday August 20, 2016 9:00am - 10:00am PDT
REI Village - PROBAR Tent

9:00am PDT

Fitness Meets Fun with the ElliptiGO: 9:00-10:30am
Limited Capacity seats available

Elliptical cycling combines the best of running, cycling and the elliptical trainer to give you a fun and effective way to exercise outdoors. Because it is a low-impact exercise, elliptical cycling builds cardiovascular fitness, while being easy on the joints, which makes it great for everyone – young or old, health conscious to elite. Elliptical cycling is a great way to revolutionize your fitness.

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avatar for ElliptiGO Inc.

ElliptiGO Inc.

ElliptiGO Inc. created the world’s first elliptical bicycle to deliver a fun, comfortable and effective workout experience that inspires people, improves their lives and revolutionizes fitness. Combining the best of running, cycling and the elliptical trainer, ElliptiGO bikes provide... Read More →

Co-Sponsor
avatar for REI

REI

At REI we love to get outside and play. Whether you're new to outdoor adventure or a seasoned pro, we’ll gladly share our passion.  Our core purpose guides everything we do: we inspire, educate and outfit for a lifetime of outdoor adventure and stewardship. What began as a group of... Read More →

Instructor
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Bryce Whiting

Chief Enthusiast, ElliptiGO Inc.
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Erin Whiting

ElliptiGO Inc.


Saturday August 20, 2016 9:00am - 10:30am PDT
REI Village - ElliptiGO Tent

9:00am PDT

Trail X: 9:00-10:30am
Limited Capacity full

The world is your playground. We'll use the natural environment and a few simple items to set up an exciting ninja obstacle course that will challenge all aspects of your fitness and adaptability. Then we'll break down and practice the techniques required to complete each of the obstacles, which will include jumping, bounding, swinging, climbing, balancing, and all sorts of monkeying around. All levels welcome.

Sponsors
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prAna

We create versatile, stylish, and sustainable clothing and accessories that you can wear during every activity, every adventure, every day. How do we know? Because we base our designs on our own experiences. We’re more than makers, we’re doers—yogis, climbers, and world travelers—and... Read More →

Co-Sponsor
avatar for REI

REI

At REI we love to get outside and play. Whether you're new to outdoor adventure or a seasoned pro, we’ll gladly share our passion.  Our core purpose guides everything we do: we inspire, educate and outfit for a lifetime of outdoor adventure and stewardship. What began as a group of... Read More →

Instructor
avatar for Traci Dinwiddie

Traci Dinwiddie

Brand Ambassador, prAna
Traci Dinwiddie is an actress, yogini, aerialist, drummer, and Team Ninja Warrior fitness fruitcake! For all of you social media mavens, you may know Traci as @groovegoddess on twitter and @goodisness on instagram, where she helms a super fun community of tv/film & fitness fans known... Read More →


Saturday August 20, 2016 9:00am - 10:30am PDT
REI Village - prAna Tent

9:00am PDT

Wilderness Survival for Women: 9:00-11:00am
Limited Capacity filling up

Join REI Outdoor School for a wilderness self-reliance class for women that could save your life. During this class you will learn practical tips and strategies that every outdoor traveler should know: emergency priorities; shelters; locating and accessing drinking water; and how to make your own emergency kit. You will also participate in interactive scenarios to practice and hone your skills. 

Sponsors
avatar for REI

REI

At REI we love to get outside and play. Whether you're new to outdoor adventure or a seasoned pro, we’ll gladly share our passion.  Our core purpose guides everything we do: we inspire, educate and outfit for a lifetime of outdoor adventure and stewardship. What began as a group of... Read More →

Instructor
avatar for Hope Oldham

Hope Oldham

Guide, REI
Greetings! I have been leading adventure trips since I was a sophomore in college. The National Outdoor Leadership School set me on a fast track towards recreation as a career. I did a month-long course kayaking down Desolation Canyon and climbing in Wyoming. I worked for... Read More →

Saturday August 20, 2016 9:00am - 11:00am PDT
REI Village - Base of Chair Lift #10

9:00am PDT

Map and Compass Basics: 9:00-11:00am
Limited Capacity seats available

Are you heading into the woods and want to learn how to use your map & compass properly? REI Outdoor School instructors will help you understand the information provided on your map, the proper use of your compass and how to put the two together while planning your trip and on the trail. We will cover the tricks of the trade relating to back country navigation as we apply our knowledge on the trail establishing a route, navigating the route and making necessary adjustments in the field.

Sponsors
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REI

At REI we love to get outside and play. Whether you're new to outdoor adventure or a seasoned pro, we’ll gladly share our passion.  Our core purpose guides everything we do: we inspire, educate and outfit for a lifetime of outdoor adventure and stewardship. What began as a group of... Read More →

Instructor
avatar for Lindsay McIntosh-Tolle

Lindsay McIntosh-Tolle

Guide, REI
I began working as an Instructor with the REI Outdoor School in Portland, OR in 2012. Since then I have taught a range of classes including navigation, backpacking, wilderness skills, Stand Up Paddleboarding, gourmet backcountry cooking, and more. I love helping people develop... Read More →


Saturday August 20, 2016 9:00am - 11:00am PDT
REI Village - Base of Chair Lift #10

9:00am PDT

Wildflower Photography: 9:00-11:00am
Limited Capacity seats available

Explore wildflower photography under the watchful eye of an REI Outdoor School photography pro to learn and practice exposure and composition techniques inherent to macro photography. Begin to effectively capture the intimate, finely detailed beauty of wildflowers, plants and trees that is best captured with a macro lens. Please bring your digital camera and owner’s manual, as well as extra batteries and memory. 

Sponsors
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REI

At REI we love to get outside and play. Whether you're new to outdoor adventure or a seasoned pro, we’ll gladly share our passion.  Our core purpose guides everything we do: we inspire, educate and outfit for a lifetime of outdoor adventure and stewardship. What began as a group of... Read More →

Instructor
avatar for Mary K. Pritchard

Mary K. Pritchard

Guide, REI
My name is Mary K. Pritchard. I grew up in Virginia which will always be home in my heart. I ventured forth to Oregon where I lived for many years, and received a B.S. in Geology from the Univ. of Oregon. Studying Geology in the PNW was fantastic because the landscape is so... Read More →

Saturday August 20, 2016 9:00am - 11:00am PDT
REI Village - Base of Chair Lift #10

9:00am PDT

Honing Your Trail Legs: 9:00-11:00am
Limited Capacity seats available

Backcountry stepping techniques can help your knees, keep you upright and widen your smile because sometimes a backcountry trail is anything but smooth. Obstacles take many forms so the way you navigate them can either help or hurt your physical abilities. Learn proven walking techniques from an REI Outdoor School instructor in this hike. We’ve designed trekking activities to give the backpacker or day hiker stepping savvy over a variety of terrain. With our trekking poles activities, you’ll discover better balance and improved pace while reducing impacts to your knees. We’ll also discuss backpack loading options for better balance. Additionally, a footwear and sock clinic and mileage strategy tips for the backcountry will round out the day. “Finding Your Trail Legs” is for the Beginner to the Experienced. Savvy stepping and improved odds of a joyful journey are just one class away.

Sponsors
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REI

At REI we love to get outside and play. Whether you're new to outdoor adventure or a seasoned pro, we’ll gladly share our passion.  Our core purpose guides everything we do: we inspire, educate and outfit for a lifetime of outdoor adventure and stewardship. What began as a group of... Read More →

Instructor
avatar for Cyndi Wyatt

Cyndi Wyatt

Guide, REI
I power myself by these three words. “Engage. Exert. Evolve.” Engage in Mother Nature, exert yourself to challenges in the outdoors to evolve into a peaceful, complete, powerful being. My name is Cyndi Wyatt and my single goal to leave a legacy to women of empowerment... Read More →

Saturday August 20, 2016 9:00am - 11:00am PDT
REI Village - Base of Chair Lift #10

9:00am PDT

Mountain Bike Skills Session - Level 2: Tight Turns: 9:00-11:00am
Limited Capacity full

Slow speed bike control can be critical when the trail gets techy. Rocks, roots, and switchbacks create an obstacle course that requires tight maneuvers. Join REI & Cannondale instructors to develop these handling skills and clear that stubborn section of trail on your next ride! You will receive a "surprise & delight" at the conclusion of the class.

Sponsors
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Cannondale

"Speed is Our Friend" has become the motto of Cannondale. On one level, these four words reflect our support of the world's top professional cycling teams. On a more fundamental level, they convey our commitment to a lightning-fast product development process that, with unmatched speed, turns the combined insights of our sponsored riders... Read More →

Co-Sponsor
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REI

At REI we love to get outside and play. Whether you're new to outdoor adventure or a seasoned pro, we’ll gladly share our passion.  Our core purpose guides everything we do: we inspire, educate and outfit for a lifetime of outdoor adventure and stewardship. What began as a group of... Read More →

Instructor
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Cindy Abbott Wood

Guide, REI
Cindy is the Senior Instructor for the REI Outdoor School in Austin, TX and has over 10 years' experience in the Outdoor Experiential Education field. Aside from being a pro-level mountain bike racer and USA Cycling XC series Category 1 national champion, she is a professionally... Read More →


Saturday August 20, 2016 9:00am - 11:00am PDT
REI Village - Cannondale Tent to Dangberg Trail Loop

9:00am PDT

Documenting Your Adventure with Chris Burkard: 9:00-11:00am
Limited Capacity seats available

Join Chris Burkard for an exclusive 2-hour photography workshop at the Outessa Summit, Kirkwood, CA.  During this unique workshop, attendees will receive guidance on documenting their adventures in the most meaningful way possible.  Focusing on aspects of composition and technology in photography.  In this group session format, all attendees are encouraged to ask questions at all times in order to create and inspire an organic and spontaneous atmosphere.   

Feel free to bring a camera.  Any camera will do -- iPhone / mirrorless / point and shoot/ etc.

Sponsors
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prAna

We create versatile, stylish, and sustainable clothing and accessories that you can wear during every activity, every adventure, every day. How do we know? Because we base our designs on our own experiences. We’re more than makers, we’re doers—yogis, climbers, and world travelers—and... Read More →

Co-Sponsor
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REI

At REI we love to get outside and play. Whether you're new to outdoor adventure or a seasoned pro, we’ll gladly share our passion.  Our core purpose guides everything we do: we inspire, educate and outfit for a lifetime of outdoor adventure and stewardship. What began as a group of... Read More →

Instructor
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Chris Burkard

Brand Ambassador, prAna
Chris Burkard is a twenty-nine-year-old travel, landscape, and adventure photographer who makes his home on California’s Central Coast. But if you are one of the more than 1.5 million who follow Chris on social media, you’d be excused for thinking that he was permanently on the... Read More →

Saturday August 20, 2016 9:00am - 11:00am PDT
REI Village - Red Cliffs Club

9:00am PDT

High Alpine Emigrant Lake Hike: 9:00am-12:30pm
Limited Capacity seats available

Enjoy a scenic ride on SnowKirk and Caples Crest Chair Lifts to begin your hike to high alpine Emigrant Lake. Enjoy the wildflowers and History Kirkwood Offers along the way. The Mormon Emigrant Trail passes through the Kirkwood mountain area, winding up over the saddle just south of Thimble Peak. To this day, rust marks from the iron wagon wheels can be seen on the granite rocks along the route. Some scars on the trees made from the ropes and pulleys used to haul the heavy wagons up over the rugged terrain still remain. The trail continues around Emigrant Lake where you can enjoy the view before your hike back to the Kirkwood Base area. This hike is 6 miles total round trip.

Sponsors
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REI

At REI we love to get outside and play. Whether you're new to outdoor adventure or a seasoned pro, we’ll gladly share our passion.  Our core purpose guides everything we do: we inspire, educate and outfit for a lifetime of outdoor adventure and stewardship. What began as a group of... Read More →

Instructor
avatar for Victoria McBride

Victoria McBride

Guide, REI
Victoria has a long history of being a woodsy woman, as she was already going on backpacking trips in-utero. Constantly longing for more hours in the day (and more days in the week) to be outside, her outdoor interests have only expanded from there. In addition to now over... Read More →

Saturday August 20, 2016 9:00am - 12:30pm PDT
REI Village - Base of Chair Lift #1

9:00am PDT

Introduction to Mountain Biking Class - Level 1: 9:00am-12:30pm
Limited Capacity seats available

Experience the thrill of mountain biking with enthusiastic, knowledgeable REI & Cannondale instructors! We'll start by addressing proper bike fit and making any necessary adjustments to your bike. Next we'll demonstrate riding techniques, including body and pedal position, shifting, braking, climbing, descending, and navigating minor obstacles on the trail. We'll also go over important communication skills and mountain biking trail etiquette with the aim of keeping multi-use trails open and safe for everyone. And finally, we'll practice all these new skills on a great trail ride! You will receive a "surprise & delight" at the conclusion of the class.

Sponsors
avatar for Cannondale

Cannondale

"Speed is Our Friend" has become the motto of Cannondale. On one level, these four words reflect our support of the world's top professional cycling teams. On a more fundamental level, they convey our commitment to a lightning-fast product development process that, with unmatched speed, turns the combined insights of our sponsored riders... Read More →

Co-Sponsor
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REI

At REI we love to get outside and play. Whether you're new to outdoor adventure or a seasoned pro, we’ll gladly share our passion.  Our core purpose guides everything we do: we inspire, educate and outfit for a lifetime of outdoor adventure and stewardship. What began as a group of... Read More →

Instructor
avatar for Amy Bruski

Amy Bruski

Guide, REI
My passion is Cycling. I am currently living the dream as an REI Outdoor School Instructor for all things Cycling and Hiking. I strive to be an exceptional guide and purveyor of information for those who have interest in the cycling community and the outdoors in general. A... Read More →
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Amanda Dekan

Guide, REI
My name is Amanda Dekan and I am the Senior Instructor for REI Outdoor School in the Twin Cities area. I have been working for REI since 2007, became an Instructor for Outdoor School in May of 2012, and have been the Senior Instructor for this market since May of 2013. I currently... Read More →
SG

Shannon Gibson

Brand Ambassador, Cannondale


Saturday August 20, 2016 9:00am - 12:30pm PDT
REI Village - Cannondale Tent to Lower Corral

9:00am PDT

Intermediate Rock Climbing: 9:00am-12:30pm
Limited Capacity seats available

Do you know the basics of rock climbing but want to learn to move more efficiently and gracefully on the rock? Join our professional climbing instructors of learning to improve your footwork, hand placement, and body positioning to advance your climbing skills for longer and more challenging climbs! All equipment is provided. Prerequisite: Introduction to Outdoor Rock Climbing or equivalent experience.

Sponsors
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Petzl

For over 40 years, Petzl has developed innovative tools and techniques used by those who work and play in the vertical world. Today, the Petzl brand is closely associated with adventure, exploration, rescue, and many notable exploits in the worlds of rock climbing, caving, and... Read More →

Co-Sponsor
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prAna

We create versatile, stylish, and sustainable clothing and accessories that you can wear during every activity, every adventure, every day. How do we know? Because we base our designs on our own experiences. We’re more than makers, we’re doers—yogis, climbers, and world travelers—and... Read More →
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REI

At REI we love to get outside and play. Whether you're new to outdoor adventure or a seasoned pro, we’ll gladly share our passion.  Our core purpose guides everything we do: we inspire, educate and outfit for a lifetime of outdoor adventure and stewardship. What began as a group of... Read More →

Instructor
avatar for Quinn Brett

Quinn Brett

Brand Ambassador, Petzl
Quinn Brett is an adventurer and record setting athlete.  Tying herself to Estes Park, Colorado for the last ten years, she strives to push mind and body to the limits.  She holds numerous speed climbing records in Yosemite, Zion and Rocky Mountain National park, is a competitive... Read More →
avatar for Nicole Belle Isle

Nicole Belle Isle

Guide, REI
Nicole has been working for the REI Outdoor School for over two years, mainly as a rock climbing instructor with some bicycling classes sprinkled in as well. She has over 15 years of teaching experience both outdoors and in the classroom and holds a Single Pitch Instructor... Read More →


Saturday August 20, 2016 9:00am - 12:30pm PDT
REI Village - Petzl tent to Rainbow Crags

9:00am PDT

Intro to Outdoor Rock Climbing: 9:00am-12:30pm
Limited Capacity filling up

Experience the thrill of Rock Climbing in a friendly women's only environment with our enthusiastic, professional instructors! We'll focus on building solid fundamental skills, such as belaying, knots, crack and face-climbing technique. If you've only climbed inside or you're looking to explore rock climbing for the first time, this is your opportunity to practice with professional rock climbing instructors. All equipment is provided and no previous experience necessary.

Sponsors
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Petzl

For over 40 years, Petzl has developed innovative tools and techniques used by those who work and play in the vertical world. Today, the Petzl brand is closely associated with adventure, exploration, rescue, and many notable exploits in the worlds of rock climbing, caving, and... Read More →

Co-Sponsor
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prAna

We create versatile, stylish, and sustainable clothing and accessories that you can wear during every activity, every adventure, every day. How do we know? Because we base our designs on our own experiences. We’re more than makers, we’re doers—yogis, climbers, and world travelers—and... Read More →
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REI

At REI we love to get outside and play. Whether you're new to outdoor adventure or a seasoned pro, we’ll gladly share our passion.  Our core purpose guides everything we do: we inspire, educate and outfit for a lifetime of outdoor adventure and stewardship. What began as a group of... Read More →

Instructor
avatar for Alyson Chun

Alyson Chun

Guide, REI
Alyson has worked as an outdoor and experiential education facilitator for over 6 years. She has had the opportunity to work in places all over the world, including China, Thailand, Turkey, and Botswana. Alyson joined the REI Outdoor School as a Senior Instructor in February... Read More →
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Gavriel Weiner

Guide, REI
Gavi has been guiding for years in inspiring please like Yosemite, Rocky Mountain NP and Joshua Tree NP. She is a certified Single Pitch Instructor with American Mountain Guide Association and a Wilderness First Responder. In her free time, Gavi climbs! She also loves to backpack... Read More →
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Heidi Wirtz

Brand Ambassador, Petzl
Heidi Wirtz is one of the country’s few prominent female adventure climbers. She has been climbing for over twenty years, letting her passion for adventure and exploration lead her to exotic and remote places around the world. Heidi has pioneered new routes up unclimbed... Read More →


Saturday August 20, 2016 9:00am - 12:30pm PDT
REI Village - Petzl tent to Rainbow Crags

9:30am PDT

Kayaking Basics: 9:30-11:30am
Limited Capacity seats available

In this 2 hour class you will learn the basics of flat water kayaking–equipment, kayak entry/exit, strokes, safety, water, and wind. The class is setup to be hands on–we'll talk you through each new skill and help you learn by doing! In this way you'll better learn the necessary gear for a day on the water, key strokes you'll use to go forward, reverse, and turn, and a few important safety concerns while paddling lakes, rivers, and the ocean. By the end of the class you will feel more comfortable on the water, understand safety risks around you, and have more fun kayaking. 

Sponsors
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Oru Kayak

Oru Kayak is a San Francisco based company that manufactures high-performance, folding kayaks. Using patented technology and a lightweight skin, Oru kayaks can be stowed in a trunk, checked on a plane, and hiked into remote waters. This allows you to explore like never before—for... Read More →

Co-Sponsor
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prAna

We create versatile, stylish, and sustainable clothing and accessories that you can wear during every activity, every adventure, every day. How do we know? Because we base our designs on our own experiences. We’re more than makers, we’re doers—yogis, climbers, and world travelers—and... Read More →
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REI

At REI we love to get outside and play. Whether you're new to outdoor adventure or a seasoned pro, we’ll gladly share our passion.  Our core purpose guides everything we do: we inspire, educate and outfit for a lifetime of outdoor adventure and stewardship. What began as a group of... Read More →

Instructor


Saturday August 20, 2016 9:30am - 11:30am PDT
REI Village Shuttle Stop to Silver Lake

9:30am PDT

Walk on Water: Learn to SUP or Advance your Skills: 9:30-11:30am
Limited Capacity full

Stand Up Paddleboarding is the closest thing to walking on water and we invite you to experience the freedom, the balance and the joy of this popular sport! We'll get started with an introduction to boards and gear followed by an on-water paddling class. Learn how to paddle effectively and safely for maximum health and fitness benefits, and explore SUP Yoga and SUP Fitness. Bring your enthusiasm, your adventurous spirit and your questions! 

 
 

Sponsors
avatar for BIC Sport

BIC Sport

Founded in 1979 by the Bich family, of BIC pen fame, BIC Sport grew from the family’s passion for watersports and expertise in sustainable manufacturing. BIC’s core values of quality, durability and affordability form the foundation of BIC Sport’s reputation, and have opened... Read More →

Co-Sponsor
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prAna

We create versatile, stylish, and sustainable clothing and accessories that you can wear during every activity, every adventure, every day. How do we know? Because we base our designs on our own experiences. We’re more than makers, we’re doers—yogis, climbers, and world travelers—and... Read More →
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REI

At REI we love to get outside and play. Whether you're new to outdoor adventure or a seasoned pro, we’ll gladly share our passion.  Our core purpose guides everything we do: we inspire, educate and outfit for a lifetime of outdoor adventure and stewardship. What began as a group of... Read More →

Instructor
avatar for Jodelle Fitzwater

Jodelle Fitzwater

Brand Ambassador, BIC Sport
It's all in the name : "Fitzwater" Jodelle Fitzwater loves anything that has to do with getting "fit", getting on the "water", and getting involved in anything that allows the body to move and stretch and progress towards a healthier state. Jodelle teaches to inspire and lives for... Read More →
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Julie Roach

Brand Ambassador, BIC Sport
Julie is one of the few early pioneers of SUP Yoga and created H2YO SUP Yoga & Fitness in 2009. She is certified in several schools of yoga and standup paddleboarding. The H2YO program is committing to safety and empowering anyone and everyone to an incredible experience on the water... Read More →


Saturday August 20, 2016 9:30am - 11:30am PDT
REI Village Shuttle Stop to Silver Lake

9:30am PDT

High Alpine Emigrant Lake Hike: 9:30am-1:00pm
Limited Capacity seats available

Enjoy a scenic ride on SnowKirk and Caples Crest Chair Lifts to begin your hike to high alpine Emigrant Lake. Enjoy the wildflowers and History Kirkwood Offers along the way. The Mormon Emigrant Trail passes through the Kirkwood mountain area, winding up over the saddle just south of Thimble Peak. To this day, rust marks from the iron wagon wheels can be seen on the granite rocks along the route. Some scars on the trees made from the ropes and pulleys used to haul the heavy wagons up over the rugged terrain still remain. The trail continues around Emigrant Lake where you can enjoy the view before your hike back to the Kirkwood Base area. This hike is 6 miles total round trip.

Sponsors
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REI

At REI we love to get outside and play. Whether you're new to outdoor adventure or a seasoned pro, we’ll gladly share our passion.  Our core purpose guides everything we do: we inspire, educate and outfit for a lifetime of outdoor adventure and stewardship. What began as a group of... Read More →

Instructor
avatar for Julia Perry

Julia Perry

Guide, REI
Before joining the REI Outdoor School in 2012, I worked as a dogsledding, skiing, canoeing, climbing, and backpacking instructor in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness. Between 2007-2012, I spent more days traveling through the backcountry with all of my belongings in... Read More →

Saturday August 20, 2016 9:30am - 1:00pm PDT
REI Village - Base of Chair Lift #1

10:00am PDT

TriggerPoint™ Myofascial Compression™ Techniques for Multi-Sport: 10:00-11:00am
Limited Capacity seats available

TriggerPoint™ Myofascial Compression™ Techniques for Multi-Sport
Learn the Myofascial Compression™ Techniques (MCT) used by many of the best triathletes in the world to stay injury-free. Studies suggest that 70% of injuries occur below the waist in sports, and much of this is due to repetition. Whether it’s running, swimming, or cycling, improper biomechanics will ultimately lead to lack of tissue tolerance and eventually, injury. Learn the simple foundations of hydration, movement, and principles of tissue mobility that contribute to overuse injuries. Walk away with the knowledge of MCT and how to restore normal tissue mobility before the injuries occur. 

Sponsors
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Trigger Point

Trigger Point Performance™ is a life-enhancing brand concentrating on empowering people with revolutionary methodologies and patented products that maintain regulate and stimulate the muscular movement of the human body. Our mission is to provide the most practical style of products... Read More →

Co-Sponsor
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REI

At REI we love to get outside and play. Whether you're new to outdoor adventure or a seasoned pro, we’ll gladly share our passion.  Our core purpose guides everything we do: we inspire, educate and outfit for a lifetime of outdoor adventure and stewardship. What began as a group of... Read More →

Instructor
avatar for Ryan Halvorson

Ryan Halvorson

Brand Ambassador, Trigger Point
Ryan has been involved in the fitness industry for nearly 10 years. He is a contributing editor to IDEA Health & Fitness Association, the group personal training director at Bird Rock Fit in La Jolla, California, and the founder and chief content officer of Fit Scribe Media... Read More →


Saturday August 20, 2016 10:00am - 11:00am PDT
REI Village - Trigger Point

10:00am PDT

Campfire Cooking: 10:00-11:30am
Limited Capacity seats available

In this interactive Campfire Cooking class, you will learn different ways to create delicious dishes using a campfire. We will explore techniques on how to start a campfire, and talk about different cooking methods, including making a foil pouch, dutch oven cooking, and pie iron cooking.

Sponsors
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Dirty Gourmet

We came together after a bike tour across Canada and years of camp life to rethink food in the outdoors. We believe that food should be as much a part of the experience as the activities, locations, and five star views. We started with our blog in 2010, and have expanded to curate... Read More →

Co-Sponsor
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Camp Chef

Great tasting food will always bring people together and Camp Chef has that figured out. As an industry leading manufacture for more than 20 years, Camp Chef produces high quality products offering efficient ways to cook for almost any outdoor gathering. From social functions to campouts... Read More →
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Coleman

Coleman is the World' s leading camping & outdoor gear manufacturer of tents, lanterns, coolers, stoves, sleeping bags & more.
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Amy's Kitchen

Amy’s Kitchen is one of the pioneers of the organic foods movement and is now one of the leading brands for delicious, high quality soups and frozen entrees.
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REI

At REI we love to get outside and play. Whether you're new to outdoor adventure or a seasoned pro, we’ll gladly share our passion.  Our core purpose guides everything we do: we inspire, educate and outfit for a lifetime of outdoor adventure and stewardship. What began as a group of... Read More →

Instructor
avatar for Mai-yan Kwan

Mai-yan Kwan

Dirty Gourmet
Mai-yan is originally from Quebec, Canada, but now calls Los Angeles home. Her love of travel has taken her around the world and influences many flavors in our recipes. She’s usually out cycling, climbing or hiking, but otherwise keeps busy as a designer and teaches at Art Center... Read More →
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Emily Nielson

Dirty Gourmet
Emily grew up camping, backpacking, kayaking, and climbing in Las Vegas and Florida. She moved to California after college, and has been working in the outdoor industry ever since. She is an outdoor instructor and writer, and currently works as a Sales Manager with REI. 
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Aimee Trudeau

Dirty Gourmet
Aimee is a full time momma to three year old twins. She has a background in food science and web development, and has loved to cook since she was a little girl. She recently switched to a plant based diet, and is embracing the challenge of creating satisfying meals with whole foods... Read More →


Saturday August 20, 2016 10:00am - 11:30am PDT
REI Village - Amy's

10:00am PDT

2 Hour Trail Run - Easy / Moderate Pace: 10:00am-12:00pm
Limited Capacity seats available

Get out with your Osprey Pack and enjoy the time with friends as you head out for an exciting long run with some of the top female distance runners in the US. 

Sponsors
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Salomon

Salomon was born in 1947 in the heart of the French Alps and the birthplace of modern alpinism. Salomon's commitment to innovative design and passion for mountain sports created a vast range of revolutionary new concepts in bindings, boots, skis and apparel for both alpine and nordic... Read More →
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Stance

Stance’s founders saw a category that had been ignored, taken for granted, and dismissed. By breathing life into something that had been overlooked, Stance has ignited a movement of art and self-expression that has drawn athletes, performers and iconic cultural influencers to the... Read More →

Co-Sponsor
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REI

At REI we love to get outside and play. Whether you're new to outdoor adventure or a seasoned pro, we’ll gladly share our passion.  Our core purpose guides everything we do: we inspire, educate and outfit for a lifetime of outdoor adventure and stewardship. What began as a group of... Read More →

Instructor
avatar for Stevie Kremer

Stevie Kremer

Brand Ambassador, Salomon
I'm thrilled to head to the Lake Tahoe area with like-minded ladies who love running and challenging themselves on the trails and in the mountains. Regardless of the temperature or the weather, there is nothing like the feeling of being outside in the fresh air, climbing new... Read More →


Saturday August 20, 2016 10:00am - 12:00pm PDT
REI Village - Salomon Tent

10:00am PDT

Intro to Backpacking: 10:00am-1:00pm
Limited Capacity seats available

Whether you have never backpacked before or you are out every weekend, this outing will be both informative and fun. In this session, the folks at Osprey Packs will provide a pack for you to demo and instruct how to properly fit and pack your pack. Next you will head out for a hike to a nearby scenic destination to set up camp. Our friends at Big Agnes will then walk you through how to identify a good site and how to set up your campsite – including what tents and sleeping bags are right for you. Other topics will include Leave No Trace principals, water filtration and more. This course includes all required gear (backpack, tent, sleeping bag, pad, and water filters). Just show up ready for an awesome experience. Note: this is not an overnight outing. We will break camp and head back after a snack and discussion.

Sponsors
avatar for Osprey Packs

Osprey Packs

Independent since 1974 and still anchored by the design genius of company founder and owner, Mike Pfotenhauer, Osprey Packs is a leader in technical packs for outdoor, cycling, travel and urban adventures.  Osprey’s dedication to create innovative, high performance gear reflects... Read More →

Co-Sponsor
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Big Agnes

Named for a peak in the nearby Mt. Zirkel Wilderness, Big Agnes®, Inc. is located in Steamboat Springs, Colorado, and produces award-winning sleeping bags, pads and tents.  Big Agnes is the exclusive distributor of Helinox trekking poles and camp furniture in North and South America... Read More →
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REI

At REI we love to get outside and play. Whether you're new to outdoor adventure or a seasoned pro, we’ll gladly share our passion.  Our core purpose guides everything we do: we inspire, educate and outfit for a lifetime of outdoor adventure and stewardship. What began as a group of... Read More →

Instructor
LB

Lauren Beaudoin

Guide, Osprey Packs
CL

Cierra Lorenz

Big Agnes
RM

Rosie Mansfield

Guide, Osprey Packs


Saturday August 20, 2016 10:00am - 1:00pm PDT
REI Village - Osprey Tent

10:30am PDT

Fitness Meets Fun with the ElliptiGO: 10:30am-12:00pm
Limited Capacity seats available

Elliptical cycling combines the best of running, cycling and the elliptical trainer to give you a fun and effective way to exercise outdoors. Because it is a low-impact exercise, elliptical cycling builds cardiovascular fitness, while being easy on the joints, which makes it great for everyone – young or old, health conscious to elite. Elliptical cycling is a great way to revolutionize your fitness.

Sponsors
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ElliptiGO Inc.

ElliptiGO Inc. created the world’s first elliptical bicycle to deliver a fun, comfortable and effective workout experience that inspires people, improves their lives and revolutionizes fitness. Combining the best of running, cycling and the elliptical trainer, ElliptiGO bikes provide... Read More →

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REI

At REI we love to get outside and play. Whether you're new to outdoor adventure or a seasoned pro, we’ll gladly share our passion.  Our core purpose guides everything we do: we inspire, educate and outfit for a lifetime of outdoor adventure and stewardship. What began as a group of... Read More →

Instructor
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Bryce Whiting

Chief Enthusiast, ElliptiGO Inc.
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Erin Whiting

ElliptiGO Inc.


Saturday August 20, 2016 10:30am - 12:00pm PDT
REI Village - ElliptiGO Tent

10:30am PDT

Kayaking Basics: 10:30am-12:30pm
Limited Capacity seats available

In this 2 hour class you will learn the basics of flat water kayaking–equipment, kayak entry/exit, strokes, safety, water, and wind. The class is setup to be hands on–we'll talk you through each new skill and help you learn by doing! In this way you'll better learn the necessary gear for a day on the water, key strokes you'll use to go forward, reverse, and turn, and a few important safety concerns while paddling lakes, rivers, and the ocean. By the end of the class you will feel more comfortable on the water, understand safety risks around you, and have more fun kayaking. 

Sponsors
avatar for Oru Kayak

Oru Kayak

Oru Kayak is a San Francisco based company that manufactures high-performance, folding kayaks. Using patented technology and a lightweight skin, Oru kayaks can be stowed in a trunk, checked on a plane, and hiked into remote waters. This allows you to explore like never before—for... Read More →

Co-Sponsor
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prAna

We create versatile, stylish, and sustainable clothing and accessories that you can wear during every activity, every adventure, every day. How do we know? Because we base our designs on our own experiences. We’re more than makers, we’re doers—yogis, climbers, and world travelers—and... Read More →
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REI

At REI we love to get outside and play. Whether you're new to outdoor adventure or a seasoned pro, we’ll gladly share our passion.  Our core purpose guides everything we do: we inspire, educate and outfit for a lifetime of outdoor adventure and stewardship. What began as a group of... Read More →

Instructor


Saturday August 20, 2016 10:30am - 12:30pm PDT
REI Village Shuttle Stop to Silver Lake

10:30am PDT

Walk on Water: Learn to SUP or Advance your Skills: 10:30am-12:30pm
Limited Capacity seats available

Stand Up Paddleboarding is the closest thing to walking on water and we invite you to experience the freedom, the balance and the joy of this popular sport! We'll get started with an introduction to boards and gear followed by an on-water paddling class. Learn how to paddle effectively and safely for maximum health and fitness benefits, and explore SUP Yoga and SUP Fitness. Bring your enthusiasm, your adventurous spirit and your questions! 

 
 

Sponsors
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BIC Sport

Founded in 1979 by the Bich family, of BIC pen fame, BIC Sport grew from the family’s passion for watersports and expertise in sustainable manufacturing. BIC’s core values of quality, durability and affordability form the foundation of BIC Sport’s reputation, and have opened... Read More →

Co-Sponsor
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prAna

We create versatile, stylish, and sustainable clothing and accessories that you can wear during every activity, every adventure, every day. How do we know? Because we base our designs on our own experiences. We’re more than makers, we’re doers—yogis, climbers, and world travelers—and... Read More →
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REI

At REI we love to get outside and play. Whether you're new to outdoor adventure or a seasoned pro, we’ll gladly share our passion.  Our core purpose guides everything we do: we inspire, educate and outfit for a lifetime of outdoor adventure and stewardship. What began as a group of... Read More →

Instructor
avatar for Jodelle Fitzwater

Jodelle Fitzwater

Brand Ambassador, BIC Sport
It's all in the name : "Fitzwater" Jodelle Fitzwater loves anything that has to do with getting "fit", getting on the "water", and getting involved in anything that allows the body to move and stretch and progress towards a healthier state. Jodelle teaches to inspire and lives for... Read More →
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Julie Roach

Brand Ambassador, BIC Sport
Julie is one of the few early pioneers of SUP Yoga and created H2YO SUP Yoga & Fitness in 2009. She is certified in several schools of yoga and standup paddleboarding. The H2YO program is committing to safety and empowering anyone and everyone to an incredible experience on the water... Read More →


Saturday August 20, 2016 10:30am - 12:30pm PDT
REI Village Shuttle Stop to Silver Lake

11:00am PDT

Leave No Trace and How to 'Go' in the Woods: 11:00am-12:00pm
Limited Capacity seats available

Learn the ins and outs of keeping our outdoors pristine while enjoying ourselves on the trail and doing our business off trail. We will cover the Leave No Trace Seven Principles and the what’s, where’s, and how’s of the outdoor restroom.

Sponsors
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REI

At REI we love to get outside and play. Whether you're new to outdoor adventure or a seasoned pro, we’ll gladly share our passion.  Our core purpose guides everything we do: we inspire, educate and outfit for a lifetime of outdoor adventure and stewardship. What began as a group of... Read More →

Instructor
avatar for Mary K. Pritchard

Mary K. Pritchard

Guide, REI
My name is Mary K. Pritchard. I grew up in Virginia which will always be home in my heart. I ventured forth to Oregon where I lived for many years, and received a B.S. in Geology from the Univ. of Oregon. Studying Geology in the PNW was fantastic because the landscape is so... Read More →

Saturday August 20, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm PDT
REI Village - Arbor Meadow

11:00am PDT

What Knot to Do While Camping: 11:00am-12:00pm
Limited Capacity seats available

Have you ever wondered which knots to use while camping? Have you woken up in the morning in a wet tent because the knot you used to tie your rainfly didn’t stay? Then this is the class for you! This class will introduce you to 5 important camping knots: the bowline, quick-release half-hitch, truckers hitch, taut-line hitch, and square knot.

Sponsors
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REI

At REI we love to get outside and play. Whether you're new to outdoor adventure or a seasoned pro, we’ll gladly share our passion.  Our core purpose guides everything we do: we inspire, educate and outfit for a lifetime of outdoor adventure and stewardship. What began as a group of... Read More →

Instructor
avatar for Lindsay McIntosh-Tolle

Lindsay McIntosh-Tolle

Guide, REI
I began working as an Instructor with the REI Outdoor School in Portland, OR in 2012. Since then I have taught a range of classes including navigation, backpacking, wilderness skills, Stand Up Paddleboarding, gourmet backcountry cooking, and more. I love helping people develop... Read More →

Saturday August 20, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm PDT
REI Village - Outdoor Maven

11:00am PDT

Tent Pitching Contest ~ Awesome Prize! : 11:00am-12:00pm
Limited Capacity seats available

Whether it’s your first time or maybe your 50th pitching your tent takes a little bit of skill to get it just right. Some think they might even have it mastered at this point in life. I say let’s put you to the ultimate test in tent pitching. Let’s see who can pitch a tent the fastest for some bragging rights of course and a sweet prize from us.

Sponsors
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Big Agnes

Named for a peak in the nearby Mt. Zirkel Wilderness, Big Agnes®, Inc. is located in Steamboat Springs, Colorado, and produces award-winning sleeping bags, pads and tents.  Big Agnes is the exclusive distributor of Helinox trekking poles and camp furniture in North and South America... Read More →

Co-Sponsor
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REI

At REI we love to get outside and play. Whether you're new to outdoor adventure or a seasoned pro, we’ll gladly share our passion.  Our core purpose guides everything we do: we inspire, educate and outfit for a lifetime of outdoor adventure and stewardship. What began as a group of... Read More →

Instructor
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Katie Hughes

Guide, Big Agnes
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Sara Tlamka

Guide, Big Agnes


Saturday August 20, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm PDT
REI Village - Big Agnes

11:00am PDT

What Healthy Buzzwords Really Mean: 11:00am-12:00pm
Limited Capacity seats available

"Grass-fed," "pasture-raised," "non-GMO," “RDI or RDA?” We use terms like these on a daily basis to help us make nutritional choices - but what do they really mean? Join SmartyPants' resident nutritionist and Editor, Grace McCalmon, to decipher the most common nutrition labels and lingo. We'll also talk about health claims, and how you can tell the difference between truth and marketing hype.

Sponsors
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SmartyPants Vitamins

SmartyPants produces the “More Than a Multivitamin” line of premium, all-in-one gummy vitamins for all ages. We focus on including the nutrients that are typically the hardest for some people to get consistently from diet alone, and use the bioavailable forms of these nutrients... Read More →

Co-Sponsor
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REI

At REI we love to get outside and play. Whether you're new to outdoor adventure or a seasoned pro, we’ll gladly share our passion.  Our core purpose guides everything we do: we inspire, educate and outfit for a lifetime of outdoor adventure and stewardship. What began as a group of... Read More →

Instructor
avatar for Grace McCalmon

Grace McCalmon

Content Manager, SmartyPants Vitamins
Grace is a Pittsburgh native and a graduate of Duke University. Prior to joining the SmartyPants team, Grace lived in Miami and London, where she discovered her passion for health and healing through nutrition. Grace is a certified nutritional therapist from the Nutritional Therapy... Read More →

Saturday August 20, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm PDT
REI Village - SmartyPants

11:00am PDT

Trail Running Tips & Techniques: 11:00am-12:00pm
Limited Capacity seats available

Ramp up your trail running knowledge with tips and techniques to get yourself, up, down and across the trails more safely, effectively and stronger than you were when you stepped foot on the trail. In this class we will discuss trail running form to help prevent injury and stress, gear for a more comfortable experience and how to prepare mentally and physically for a faster pace day on the trail.

All levels of expertise can benefit from this class, from hikers that have felt the urge to run a little to Ultra runners who want to reach a further distances.

Sponsors
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REI

At REI we love to get outside and play. Whether you're new to outdoor adventure or a seasoned pro, we’ll gladly share our passion.  Our core purpose guides everything we do: we inspire, educate and outfit for a lifetime of outdoor adventure and stewardship. What began as a group of... Read More →

Instructor
avatar for Cyndi Wyatt

Cyndi Wyatt

Guide, REI
I power myself by these three words. “Engage. Exert. Evolve.” Engage in Mother Nature, exert yourself to challenges in the outdoors to evolve into a peaceful, complete, powerful being. My name is Cyndi Wyatt and my single goal to leave a legacy to women of empowerment... Read More →

Saturday August 20, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm PDT
REI Village - Salomon Tent

11:00am PDT

Bike Maintenance Basics Class: 11:00am-12:00pm
Limited Capacity seats available

In this informative session you will learn how to lube a chain, fix a flat tire in record time, and make other minor adjustments to your bicycle that will keep you riding smoothly and prolong your bike's life. No experience necessary! Note that this is a demonstration class. You will receive a "surprise & delight" at the conclusion of the class.

Sponsors
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Cannondale

"Speed is Our Friend" has become the motto of Cannondale. On one level, these four words reflect our support of the world's top professional cycling teams. On a more fundamental level, they convey our commitment to a lightning-fast product development process that, with unmatched speed, turns the combined insights of our sponsored riders... Read More →

Co-Sponsor
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REI

At REI we love to get outside and play. Whether you're new to outdoor adventure or a seasoned pro, we’ll gladly share our passion.  Our core purpose guides everything we do: we inspire, educate and outfit for a lifetime of outdoor adventure and stewardship. What began as a group of... Read More →

Instructor
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Kevin Costa

Guide, Cannondale

Saturday August 20, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm PDT
REI Village - Cannondale Tent

11:00am PDT

Smartphone Photography: 11:00am-12:00pm
Limited Capacity seats available

Get the most out of the handy piece of gear you always have with you - your smartphone camera! REI professional photographer will teach you the functions of the camera, basic exposure and composition techniques, and apps to help take your photos to the next level.

Sponsors
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REI

At REI we love to get outside and play. Whether you're new to outdoor adventure or a seasoned pro, we’ll gladly share our passion.  Our core purpose guides everything we do: we inspire, educate and outfit for a lifetime of outdoor adventure and stewardship. What began as a group of... Read More →

Instructor
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Hope Oldham

Guide, REI
Greetings! I have been leading adventure trips since I was a sophomore in college. The National Outdoor Leadership School set me on a fast track towards recreation as a career. I did a month-long course kayaking down Desolation Canyon and climbing in Wyoming. I worked for... Read More →

Saturday August 20, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm PDT
REI Village - Base of Chair Lift #10

11:00am PDT

Essential Essential Oils for the Outdoors: 11:00am-12:00pm
Limited Capacity filling up

Aromatherapy to-go.  Take essential oils with you into your outdoor and everyday adventures. 

We will take a quick look into the world of aromatherapy & introduce you to our favorite multi-functional essential oils that deserve to have a place in your pack.  Essential oils are an easy to use natural option to help combat many issues often found in the outdoors including allergies, bug bites, irritations, scrapes, burns and headaches. 

We will get you comfortable with when to use them, where to use them & how to use them.

Take away:
Mini Essential Oil Roll-On
Handouts

 

Sponsors
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Rinse Bath & Body Co.

Rinse began in 2002, when owner Heather Swanepoel finally decided to give up her failed attempts at knitting and take a soapmaking class. Heather was in need of a creative outlet. At the time, she worked on the Supercross circuit (yes, that would be dirtbikes) which had her traveling... Read More →

Co-Sponsor
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REI

At REI we love to get outside and play. Whether you're new to outdoor adventure or a seasoned pro, we’ll gladly share our passion.  Our core purpose guides everything we do: we inspire, educate and outfit for a lifetime of outdoor adventure and stewardship. What began as a group of... Read More →

Instructor
avatar for Heather Swanepoel

Heather Swanepoel

Rinse Bath & Body Co.


Saturday August 20, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm PDT
REI Village - Igloo

11:00am PDT

Building Better Balance: 11:00am-12:00pm
Limited Capacity seats available

Balance is the key to injury prevention, and thus to keeping you happy on the trails for years to come. Practice simple techniques and yoga poses to build and sharpen your balance both on and off your yoga mat, to help you find better balance of your body in space and of the spaces within your body—top to bottom, front to back, left to right.

You will receive a "surprise & delight" at the conclusion of the class.

Sponsors
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prAna

We create versatile, stylish, and sustainable clothing and accessories that you can wear during every activity, every adventure, every day. How do we know? Because we base our designs on our own experiences. We’re more than makers, we’re doers—yogis, climbers, and world travelers—and... Read More →

Co-Sponsor
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REI

At REI we love to get outside and play. Whether you're new to outdoor adventure or a seasoned pro, we’ll gladly share our passion.  Our core purpose guides everything we do: we inspire, educate and outfit for a lifetime of outdoor adventure and stewardship. What began as a group of... Read More →

Instructor
avatar for Sage Rountree

Sage Rountree

Brand Ambassador, prAna
A former couch potato, Sage Rountree, came to running as stress relief during graduate school and to wear out her large chocolate Lab with runs in the forest. More than a dozen years later she’s run all sorts of races—everything from the 400m to ultramarathons, and triathlons... Read More →


Saturday August 20, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm PDT
Red Cliffs Lodge

11:30am PDT

Introduction to Mountain Biking Class - Level 1: 11:30am-3:00pm
Limited Capacity full

Experience the thrill of mountain biking with enthusiastic, knowledgeable REI & Cannondale instructors! We'll start by addressing proper bike fit and making any necessary adjustments to your bike. Next we'll demonstrate riding techniques, including body and pedal position, shifting, braking, climbing, descending, and navigating minor obstacles on the trail. We'll also go over important communication skills and mountain biking trail etiquette with the aim of keeping multi-use trails open and safe for everyone. And finally, we'll practice all these new skills on a great trail ride! You will receive a "surprise & delight" at the conclusion of the class.

Sponsors
avatar for Cannondale

Cannondale

"Speed is Our Friend" has become the motto of Cannondale. On one level, these four words reflect our support of the world's top professional cycling teams. On a more fundamental level, they convey our commitment to a lightning-fast product development process that, with unmatched speed, turns the combined insights of our sponsored riders... Read More →

Co-Sponsor
avatar for REI

REI

At REI we love to get outside and play. Whether you're new to outdoor adventure or a seasoned pro, we’ll gladly share our passion.  Our core purpose guides everything we do: we inspire, educate and outfit for a lifetime of outdoor adventure and stewardship. What began as a group of... Read More →

Instructor
avatar for Jenny Smith

Jenny Smith

Brand Ambassador, Cannondale
I’m Jenny. New Zealander. Xterra Triathlete. Professional mountain bike cyclist. Endurance athlete. I started running competitively as a teenager and have since represented New Zealand in three sports at World Championships. Track and Field, cycling and triathlon. My athletics have... Read More →
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Cindy Abbott Wood

Guide, REI
Cindy is the Senior Instructor for the REI Outdoor School in Austin, TX and has over 10 years' experience in the Outdoor Experiential Education field. Aside from being a pro-level mountain bike racer and USA Cycling XC series Category 1 national champion, she is a professionally... Read More →


Saturday August 20, 2016 11:30am - 3:00pm PDT
REI Village - Cannondale Tent to Lower Corral

12:00pm PDT

Guided Stretch: 12:00-12:30pm
Limited Capacity filling up

TriggerPoint™ Guided Stretch: Join us for a 30 minute total body foam rolling session using TriggerPoint’s GRID® Foam Roller to help the body recover from the demands of exercising. The GRID’s unique design helps to increase blood flow and mobilize areas that commonly become stuck or restricted from everyday life. We’ll roll through your calves, IT Band, hamstrings, glutes and t-spine + several complimentary yoga stretches.

Sponsors
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Trigger Point

Trigger Point Performance™ is a life-enhancing brand concentrating on empowering people with revolutionary methodologies and patented products that maintain regulate and stimulate the muscular movement of the human body. Our mission is to provide the most practical style of products... Read More →

Co-Sponsor
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REI

At REI we love to get outside and play. Whether you're new to outdoor adventure or a seasoned pro, we’ll gladly share our passion.  Our core purpose guides everything we do: we inspire, educate and outfit for a lifetime of outdoor adventure and stewardship. What began as a group of... Read More →

Instructor
avatar for Ryan Halvorson

Ryan Halvorson

Brand Ambassador, Trigger Point
Ryan has been involved in the fitness industry for nearly 10 years. He is a contributing editor to IDEA Health & Fitness Association, the group personal training director at Bird Rock Fit in La Jolla, California, and the founder and chief content officer of Fit Scribe Media... Read More →


Saturday August 20, 2016 12:00pm - 12:30pm PDT
REI Village - Trigger Point

12:00pm PDT

ElliptiGO Tour with Ninja Warrior: 12:00-1:30pm
Limited Capacity seats available

Elliptical cycling combines the best of running, cycling and the elliptical trainer to give you a fun and effective way to exercise outdoors. Because it is a low-impact exercise, elliptical cycling builds cardiovascular fitness, while being easy on the joints, which makes it great for everyone – young or old, health conscious to elite. Elliptical cycling is a great way to revolutionize your fitness.

Sponsors
avatar for ElliptiGO Inc.

ElliptiGO Inc.

ElliptiGO Inc. created the world’s first elliptical bicycle to deliver a fun, comfortable and effective workout experience that inspires people, improves their lives and revolutionizes fitness. Combining the best of running, cycling and the elliptical trainer, ElliptiGO bikes provide... Read More →

Co-Sponsor
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REI

At REI we love to get outside and play. Whether you're new to outdoor adventure or a seasoned pro, we’ll gladly share our passion.  Our core purpose guides everything we do: we inspire, educate and outfit for a lifetime of outdoor adventure and stewardship. What began as a group of... Read More →

Instructor
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Traci Dinwiddie (ElliptiGO)

Brand Ambassador, ElliptiGO Inc.
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Bryce Whiting

Chief Enthusiast, ElliptiGO Inc.
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Erin Whiting

ElliptiGO Inc.

Saturday August 20, 2016 12:00pm - 1:30pm PDT
REI Village - ElliptiGO Tent

12:30pm PDT

Kayaking Basics: 12:30-2:30pm
Limited Capacity full

In this 2 hour class you will learn the basics of flat water kayaking–equipment, kayak entry/exit, strokes, safety, water, and wind. The class is setup to be hands on–we'll talk you through each new skill and help you learn by doing! In this way you'll better learn the necessary gear for a day on the water, key strokes you'll use to go forward, reverse, and turn, and a few important safety concerns while paddling lakes, rivers, and the ocean. By the end of the class you will feel more comfortable on the water, understand safety risks around you, and have more fun kayaking. 

Sponsors
avatar for Oru Kayak

Oru Kayak

Oru Kayak is a San Francisco based company that manufactures high-performance, folding kayaks. Using patented technology and a lightweight skin, Oru kayaks can be stowed in a trunk, checked on a plane, and hiked into remote waters. This allows you to explore like never before—for... Read More →

Co-Sponsor
avatar for prAna

prAna

We create versatile, stylish, and sustainable clothing and accessories that you can wear during every activity, every adventure, every day. How do we know? Because we base our designs on our own experiences. We’re more than makers, we’re doers—yogis, climbers, and world travelers—and... Read More →
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REI

At REI we love to get outside and play. Whether you're new to outdoor adventure or a seasoned pro, we’ll gladly share our passion.  Our core purpose guides everything we do: we inspire, educate and outfit for a lifetime of outdoor adventure and stewardship. What began as a group of... Read More →

Instructor


Saturday August 20, 2016 12:30pm - 2:30pm PDT
REI Village Shuttle Stop to Silver Lake

12:30pm PDT

Walk on Water: Learn to SUP or Advance your Skills: 12:30-2:30pm
Limited Capacity full

Stand Up Paddleboarding is the closest thing to walking on water and we invite you to experience the freedom, the balance and the joy of this popular sport! We'll get started with an introduction to boards and gear followed by an on-water paddling class. Learn how to paddle effectively and safely for maximum health and fitness benefits, and explore SUP Yoga and SUP Fitness. Bring your enthusiasm, your adventurous spirit and your questions! 

 
 

Sponsors
avatar for BIC Sport

BIC Sport

Founded in 1979 by the Bich family, of BIC pen fame, BIC Sport grew from the family’s passion for watersports and expertise in sustainable manufacturing. BIC’s core values of quality, durability and affordability form the foundation of BIC Sport’s reputation, and have opened... Read More →

Co-Sponsor
avatar for prAna

prAna

We create versatile, stylish, and sustainable clothing and accessories that you can wear during every activity, every adventure, every day. How do we know? Because we base our designs on our own experiences. We’re more than makers, we’re doers—yogis, climbers, and world travelers—and... Read More →
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REI

At REI we love to get outside and play. Whether you're new to outdoor adventure or a seasoned pro, we’ll gladly share our passion.  Our core purpose guides everything we do: we inspire, educate and outfit for a lifetime of outdoor adventure and stewardship. What began as a group of... Read More →

Instructor
avatar for Jodelle Fitzwater

Jodelle Fitzwater

Brand Ambassador, BIC Sport
It's all in the name : "Fitzwater" Jodelle Fitzwater loves anything that has to do with getting "fit", getting on the "water", and getting involved in anything that allows the body to move and stretch and progress towards a healthier state. Jodelle teaches to inspire and lives for... Read More →
avatar for Julie Roach

Julie Roach

Brand Ambassador, BIC Sport
Julie is one of the few early pioneers of SUP Yoga and created H2YO SUP Yoga & Fitness in 2009. She is certified in several schools of yoga and standup paddleboarding. The H2YO program is committing to safety and empowering anyone and everyone to an incredible experience on the water... Read More →


Saturday August 20, 2016 12:30pm - 2:30pm PDT
REI Village Shuttle Stop to Silver Lake

1:00pm PDT

How to Pack a Bag: 1:00-2:00pm
Limited Capacity seats available

A proper fitting pack is crucial for the ultimate enjoyment of any extended outdoor adventure. Join the pack experts from Osprey Packs as they explain proper sizing and adjustment of your pack as well as how to pack it for a comfortable carry and efficient access to frequently used items.

Sponsors
avatar for Osprey Packs

Osprey Packs

Independent since 1974 and still anchored by the design genius of company founder and owner, Mike Pfotenhauer, Osprey Packs is a leader in technical packs for outdoor, cycling, travel and urban adventures.  Osprey’s dedication to create innovative, high performance gear reflects... Read More →

Co-Sponsor
avatar for REI

REI

At REI we love to get outside and play. Whether you're new to outdoor adventure or a seasoned pro, we’ll gladly share our passion.  Our core purpose guides everything we do: we inspire, educate and outfit for a lifetime of outdoor adventure and stewardship. What began as a group of... Read More →

Instructor
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Lauren Beaudoin

Guide, Osprey Packs
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Rosie Mansfield

Guide, Osprey Packs


Saturday August 20, 2016 1:00pm - 2:00pm PDT
REI Village - Outdoor Maven

1:00pm PDT

Backpacking Cooking: 1:00-2:30pm
Limited Capacity seats available

This class will explore making your own non-perishable meals for the backcountry. We will discuss how to make your own dehydrated foods, with or without a dehydrator, and great ingredient options you can find at your local grocery store. We will also talk about how to make a nutritionally complete meal for high energy output days. 

Sponsors
avatar for Dirty Gourmet

Dirty Gourmet

We came together after a bike tour across Canada and years of camp life to rethink food in the outdoors. We believe that food should be as much a part of the experience as the activities, locations, and five star views. We started with our blog in 2010, and have expanded to curate... Read More →

Co-Sponsor
avatar for Camp Chef

Camp Chef

Great tasting food will always bring people together and Camp Chef has that figured out. As an industry leading manufacture for more than 20 years, Camp Chef produces high quality products offering efficient ways to cook for almost any outdoor gathering. From social functions to campouts... Read More →
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Coleman

Coleman is the World' s leading camping & outdoor gear manufacturer of tents, lanterns, coolers, stoves, sleeping bags & more.
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Amy's Kitchen

Amy’s Kitchen is one of the pioneers of the organic foods movement and is now one of the leading brands for delicious, high quality soups and frozen entrees.
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REI

At REI we love to get outside and play. Whether you're new to outdoor adventure or a seasoned pro, we’ll gladly share our passion.  Our core purpose guides everything we do: we inspire, educate and outfit for a lifetime of outdoor adventure and stewardship. What began as a group of... Read More →

Instructor
avatar for Mai-yan Kwan

Mai-yan Kwan

Dirty Gourmet
Mai-yan is originally from Quebec, Canada, but now calls Los Angeles home. Her love of travel has taken her around the world and influences many flavors in our recipes. She’s usually out cycling, climbing or hiking, but otherwise keeps busy as a designer and teaches at Art Center... Read More →
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Emily Nielson

Dirty Gourmet
Emily grew up camping, backpacking, kayaking, and climbing in Las Vegas and Florida. She moved to California after college, and has been working in the outdoor industry ever since. She is an outdoor instructor and writer, and currently works as a Sales Manager with REI. 
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Aimee Trudeau

Dirty Gourmet
Aimee is a full time momma to three year old twins. She has a background in food science and web development, and has loved to cook since she was a little girl. She recently switched to a plant based diet, and is embracing the challenge of creating satisfying meals with whole foods... Read More →


Saturday August 20, 2016 1:00pm - 2:30pm PDT
REI Village - Amy's

1:00pm PDT

The Dirty Details of Backcountry Skills: 1:00-3:00pm
Limited Capacity seats available

Getting ready to head into the wilderness for the first time and not sure what you need to know or do to have a successful trip? Hone your skills and discuss the importance of proper planning, equipment selection, and other fundamental backcountry skills. Here’s a chance to ask all the questions you’ve been wondering but never felt comfortable asking!

Sponsors
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REI

At REI we love to get outside and play. Whether you're new to outdoor adventure or a seasoned pro, we’ll gladly share our passion.  Our core purpose guides everything we do: we inspire, educate and outfit for a lifetime of outdoor adventure and stewardship. What began as a group of... Read More →

Instructor
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Hope Oldham

Guide, REI
Greetings! I have been leading adventure trips since I was a sophomore in college. The National Outdoor Leadership School set me on a fast track towards recreation as a career. I did a month-long course kayaking down Desolation Canyon and climbing in Wyoming. I worked for... Read More →

Saturday August 20, 2016 1:00pm - 3:00pm PDT
REI Village - Base of Chair Lift #10

1:00pm PDT

Map and Compass Basics: 1:00-3:00pm
Limited Capacity seats available

Are you heading into the woods and want to learn how to use your map & compass properly? REI Outdoor School instructors will help you understand the information provided on your map, the proper use of your compass and how to put the two together while planning your trip and on the trail. We will cover the tricks of the trade relating to back country navigation as we apply our knowledge on the trail establishing a route, navigating the route and making necessary adjustments in the field.

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REI

At REI we love to get outside and play. Whether you're new to outdoor adventure or a seasoned pro, we’ll gladly share our passion.  Our core purpose guides everything we do: we inspire, educate and outfit for a lifetime of outdoor adventure and stewardship. What began as a group of... Read More →

Instructor
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Lindsay McIntosh-Tolle

Guide, REI
I began working as an Instructor with the REI Outdoor School in Portland, OR in 2012. Since then I have taught a range of classes including navigation, backpacking, wilderness skills, Stand Up Paddleboarding, gourmet backcountry cooking, and more. I love helping people develop... Read More →


Saturday August 20, 2016 1:00pm - 3:00pm PDT
REI Village - Base of Chair Lift #10

1:00pm PDT

Capturing the Vista: Outdoor Photography Hike: 1:00-3:00pm
Limited Capacity seats available

Take your photography to the next level an REI Outdoor School guide. Learn to turn everyday nature snapshots into beautiful compositions. See beyond your primary subject so that everything in the frame improves the image. Walk away with composition techniques, including how to eliminate distractions, utilize human subjects, and use leading lines and the Rule of Thirds to create more dynamic images. Shoot photos that draw the viewer's attention into a vibrant and stimulating outdoor photograph. Photographers of any level using cameras or smart phones are encouraged to attend. Bring your questions about photography, your camera (owner's manual recommended too), and extra batteries.

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REI

At REI we love to get outside and play. Whether you're new to outdoor adventure or a seasoned pro, we’ll gladly share our passion.  Our core purpose guides everything we do: we inspire, educate and outfit for a lifetime of outdoor adventure and stewardship. What began as a group of... Read More →

Instructor
avatar for Mary K. Pritchard

Mary K. Pritchard

Guide, REI
My name is Mary K. Pritchard. I grew up in Virginia which will always be home in my heart. I ventured forth to Oregon where I lived for many years, and received a B.S. in Geology from the Univ. of Oregon. Studying Geology in the PNW was fantastic because the landscape is so... Read More →

Saturday August 20, 2016 1:00pm - 3:00pm PDT
REI Village - Base of Chair Lift #10

1:00pm PDT

Honing Your Trail Legs: 1:00-3:00pm
Limited Capacity seats available

Backcountry stepping techniques can help your knees, keep you upright and widen your smile because sometimes a backcountry trail is anything but smooth. Obstacles take many forms so the way you navigate them can either help or hurt your physical abilities. Learn proven walking techniques from an REI Outdoor School instructor in this hike. We’ve designed trekking activities to give the backpacker or day hiker stepping savvy over a variety of terrain. With our trekking poles activities, you’ll discover better balance and improved pace while reducing impacts to your knees. We’ll also discuss backpack loading options for better balance. Additionally, a footwear and sock clinic and mileage strategy tips for the backcountry will round out the day. “Finding Your Trail Legs” is for the Beginner to the Experienced. Savvy stepping and improved odds of a joyful journey are just one class away.

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REI

At REI we love to get outside and play. Whether you're new to outdoor adventure or a seasoned pro, we’ll gladly share our passion.  Our core purpose guides everything we do: we inspire, educate and outfit for a lifetime of outdoor adventure and stewardship. What began as a group of... Read More →

Instructor
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Cyndi Wyatt

Guide, REI
I power myself by these three words. “Engage. Exert. Evolve.” Engage in Mother Nature, exert yourself to challenges in the outdoors to evolve into a peaceful, complete, powerful being. My name is Cyndi Wyatt and my single goal to leave a legacy to women of empowerment... Read More →

Saturday August 20, 2016 1:00pm - 3:00pm PDT
REI Village - Base of Chair Lift #10

1:30pm PDT

Fitness Meets Fun with the ElliptiGO: 1:30-3:00pm
Limited Capacity seats available

Elliptical cycling combines the best of running, cycling and the elliptical trainer to give you a fun and effective way to exercise outdoors. Because it is a low-impact exercise, elliptical cycling builds cardiovascular fitness, while being easy on the joints, which makes it great for everyone – young or old, health conscious to elite. Elliptical cycling is a great way to revolutionize your fitness.

Sponsors
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ElliptiGO Inc.

ElliptiGO Inc. created the world’s first elliptical bicycle to deliver a fun, comfortable and effective workout experience that inspires people, improves their lives and revolutionizes fitness. Combining the best of running, cycling and the elliptical trainer, ElliptiGO bikes provide... Read More →

Co-Sponsor
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REI

At REI we love to get outside and play. Whether you're new to outdoor adventure or a seasoned pro, we’ll gladly share our passion.  Our core purpose guides everything we do: we inspire, educate and outfit for a lifetime of outdoor adventure and stewardship. What began as a group of... Read More →

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Bryce Whiting

Chief Enthusiast, ElliptiGO Inc.
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Erin Whiting

ElliptiGO Inc.


Saturday August 20, 2016 1:30pm - 3:00pm PDT
REI Village - ElliptiGO Tent

1:30pm PDT

The Cirque Hike: 1:30-3:30pm
Limited Capacity filling up

Grab your lunch and join us on a hike up to scenic views of the Kirkwood Valley. This three mile hike will feature The Cirque looming above and the scenic Kirkwood Valley 100s of feet below. 

Sponsors
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REI

At REI we love to get outside and play. Whether you're new to outdoor adventure or a seasoned pro, we’ll gladly share our passion.  Our core purpose guides everything we do: we inspire, educate and outfit for a lifetime of outdoor adventure and stewardship. What began as a group of... Read More →

Instructor
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Victoria McBride

Guide, REI
Victoria has a long history of being a woodsy woman, as she was already going on backpacking trips in-utero. Constantly longing for more hours in the day (and more days in the week) to be outside, her outdoor interests have only expanded from there. In addition to now over... Read More →

Saturday August 20, 2016 1:30pm - 3:30pm PDT
REI Village - Base of Chair Lift #10

1:30pm PDT

Kayaking Basics: 1:30-3:30pm
Limited Capacity full

In this 2 hour class you will learn the basics of flat water kayaking–equipment, kayak entry/exit, strokes, safety, water, and wind. The class is setup to be hands on–we'll talk you through each new skill and help you learn by doing! In this way you'll better learn the necessary gear for a day on the water, key strokes you'll use to go forward, reverse, and turn, and a few important safety concerns while paddling lakes, rivers, and the ocean. By the end of the class you will feel more comfortable on the water, understand safety risks around you, and have more fun kayaking. 

Sponsors
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Oru Kayak

Oru Kayak is a San Francisco based company that manufactures high-performance, folding kayaks. Using patented technology and a lightweight skin, Oru kayaks can be stowed in a trunk, checked on a plane, and hiked into remote waters. This allows you to explore like never before—for... Read More →

Co-Sponsor
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prAna

We create versatile, stylish, and sustainable clothing and accessories that you can wear during every activity, every adventure, every day. How do we know? Because we base our designs on our own experiences. We’re more than makers, we’re doers—yogis, climbers, and world travelers—and... Read More →
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REI

At REI we love to get outside and play. Whether you're new to outdoor adventure or a seasoned pro, we’ll gladly share our passion.  Our core purpose guides everything we do: we inspire, educate and outfit for a lifetime of outdoor adventure and stewardship. What began as a group of... Read More →

Instructor


Saturday August 20, 2016 1:30pm - 3:30pm PDT
REI Village Shuttle Stop to Silver Lake

1:30pm PDT

Walk on Water: Learn to SUP or Advance your Skills: 1:30-3:30pm
Limited Capacity full

Stand Up Paddleboarding is the closest thing to walking on water and we invite you to experience the freedom, the balance and the joy of this popular sport! We'll get started with an introduction to boards and gear followed by an on-water paddling class. Learn how to paddle effectively and safely for maximum health and fitness benefits, and explore SUP Yoga and SUP Fitness. Bring your enthusiasm, your adventurous spirit and your questions! 

 
 

Sponsors
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BIC Sport

Founded in 1979 by the Bich family, of BIC pen fame, BIC Sport grew from the family’s passion for watersports and expertise in sustainable manufacturing. BIC’s core values of quality, durability and affordability form the foundation of BIC Sport’s reputation, and have opened... Read More →

Co-Sponsor
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prAna

We create versatile, stylish, and sustainable clothing and accessories that you can wear during every activity, every adventure, every day. How do we know? Because we base our designs on our own experiences. We’re more than makers, we’re doers—yogis, climbers, and world travelers—and... Read More →
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REI

At REI we love to get outside and play. Whether you're new to outdoor adventure or a seasoned pro, we’ll gladly share our passion.  Our core purpose guides everything we do: we inspire, educate and outfit for a lifetime of outdoor adventure and stewardship. What began as a group of... Read More →

Instructor
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Jodelle Fitzwater

Brand Ambassador, BIC Sport
It's all in the name : "Fitzwater" Jodelle Fitzwater loves anything that has to do with getting "fit", getting on the "water", and getting involved in anything that allows the body to move and stretch and progress towards a healthier state. Jodelle teaches to inspire and lives for... Read More →
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Julie Roach

Brand Ambassador, BIC Sport
Julie is one of the few early pioneers of SUP Yoga and created H2YO SUP Yoga & Fitness in 2009. She is certified in several schools of yoga and standup paddleboarding. The H2YO program is committing to safety and empowering anyone and everyone to an incredible experience on the water... Read More →


Saturday August 20, 2016 1:30pm - 3:30pm PDT
REI Village Shuttle Stop to Silver Lake

1:30pm PDT

High Alpine Emigrant Lake Hike: 1:30-5:00pm
Limited Capacity seats available

Enjoy a scenic ride on SnowKirk and Caples Crest Chair Lifts to begin your hike to high alpine Emigrant Lake. Enjoy the wildflowers and History Kirkwood Offers along the way. The Mormon Emigrant Trail passes through the Kirkwood mountain area, winding up over the saddle just south of Thimble Peak. To this day, rust marks from the iron wagon wheels can be seen on the granite rocks along the route. Some scars on the trees made from the ropes and pulleys used to haul the heavy wagons up over the rugged terrain still remain. The trail continues around Emigrant Lake where you can enjoy the view before your hike back to the Kirkwood Base area. This hike is 6 miles total round trip.

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REI

At REI we love to get outside and play. Whether you're new to outdoor adventure or a seasoned pro, we’ll gladly share our passion.  Our core purpose guides everything we do: we inspire, educate and outfit for a lifetime of outdoor adventure and stewardship. What began as a group of... Read More →

Instructor
avatar for Rachel Beltran

Rachel Beltran

Guide, REI
Rachel, in her current role as Senior Instructor with REI Outdoor School, teaches classes in a variety of disciplines, including Stand Up Paddleboarding (SUP), Kayaking, Rock Climbing, Backpacking, Hiking, and Cycling. She also leads regular trainings and assessments for REI Outdoor... Read More →

Saturday August 20, 2016 1:30pm - 5:00pm PDT
REI Village - Base of Chair Lift #1

1:30pm PDT

Introduction to Mountain Biking Class - Level 1: 1:30-5:00pm
Limited Capacity seats available

Experience the thrill of mountain biking with enthusiastic, knowledgeable REI & Cannondale instructors! We'll start by addressing proper bike fit and making any necessary adjustments to your bike. Next we'll demonstrate riding techniques, including body and pedal position, shifting, braking, climbing, descending, and navigating minor obstacles on the trail. We'll also go over important communication skills and mountain biking trail etiquette with the aim of keeping multi-use trails open and safe for everyone. And finally, we'll practice all these new skills on a great trail ride! You will receive a "surprise & delight" at the conclusion of the class.

Sponsors
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Cannondale

"Speed is Our Friend" has become the motto of Cannondale. On one level, these four words reflect our support of the world's top professional cycling teams. On a more fundamental level, they convey our commitment to a lightning-fast product development process that, with unmatched speed, turns the combined insights of our sponsored riders... Read More →

Co-Sponsor
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REI

At REI we love to get outside and play. Whether you're new to outdoor adventure or a seasoned pro, we’ll gladly share our passion.  Our core purpose guides everything we do: we inspire, educate and outfit for a lifetime of outdoor adventure and stewardship. What began as a group of... Read More →

Instructor
avatar for Amy Bruski

Amy Bruski

Guide, REI
My passion is Cycling. I am currently living the dream as an REI Outdoor School Instructor for all things Cycling and Hiking. I strive to be an exceptional guide and purveyor of information for those who have interest in the cycling community and the outdoors in general. A... Read More →
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Amanda Dekan

Guide, REI
My name is Amanda Dekan and I am the Senior Instructor for REI Outdoor School in the Twin Cities area. I have been working for REI since 2007, became an Instructor for Outdoor School in May of 2012, and have been the Senior Instructor for this market since May of 2013. I currently... Read More →
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Shannon Gibson

Brand Ambassador, Cannondale


Saturday August 20, 2016 1:30pm - 5:00pm PDT
REI Village - Cannondale Tent to Lower Corral

1:30pm PDT

Advanced Rock Climbing: 1:30-5:00pm
Limited Capacity seats available

This clinic focuses on steeper and more difficult rock climbing skills and techniques. Participants should have prior experience rock climbing (indoor or outdoor) and already understand fundamental climbing skills.  Participants will practice  advanced climbing techniques on longer, steeper and over hanging climbs with active coaching from professional climbers and athletes.  All equipment is provided.  

Sponsors
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Petzl

For over 40 years, Petzl has developed innovative tools and techniques used by those who work and play in the vertical world. Today, the Petzl brand is closely associated with adventure, exploration, rescue, and many notable exploits in the worlds of rock climbing, caving, and... Read More →

Co-Sponsor
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prAna

We create versatile, stylish, and sustainable clothing and accessories that you can wear during every activity, every adventure, every day. How do we know? Because we base our designs on our own experiences. We’re more than makers, we’re doers—yogis, climbers, and world travelers—and... Read More →
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REI

At REI we love to get outside and play. Whether you're new to outdoor adventure or a seasoned pro, we’ll gladly share our passion.  Our core purpose guides everything we do: we inspire, educate and outfit for a lifetime of outdoor adventure and stewardship. What began as a group of... Read More →

Instructor
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Nicole Belle Isle

Guide, REI
Nicole has been working for the REI Outdoor School for over two years, mainly as a rock climbing instructor with some bicycling classes sprinkled in as well. She has over 15 years of teaching experience both outdoors and in the classroom and holds a Single Pitch Instructor... Read More →
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Heidi Wirtz

Brand Ambassador, Petzl
Heidi Wirtz is one of the country’s few prominent female adventure climbers. She has been climbing for over twenty years, letting her passion for adventure and exploration lead her to exotic and remote places around the world. Heidi has pioneered new routes up unclimbed... Read More →


Saturday August 20, 2016 1:30pm - 5:00pm PDT
REI Village - Petzl tent to Rainbow Crags

1:30pm PDT

Intro to Outdoor Rock Climbing: 1:30-5:00pm
Limited Capacity filling up

Experience the thrill of Rock Climbing in a friendly women's only environment with our enthusiastic, professional instructors! We'll focus on building solid fundamental skills, such as belaying, knots, crack and face-climbing technique. If you've only climbed inside or you're looking to explore rock climbing for the first time, this is your opportunity to practice with professional rock climbing instructors. All equipment is provided and no previous experience necessary.

Sponsors
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Petzl

For over 40 years, Petzl has developed innovative tools and techniques used by those who work and play in the vertical world. Today, the Petzl brand is closely associated with adventure, exploration, rescue, and many notable exploits in the worlds of rock climbing, caving, and... Read More →

Co-Sponsor
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prAna

We create versatile, stylish, and sustainable clothing and accessories that you can wear during every activity, every adventure, every day. How do we know? Because we base our designs on our own experiences. We’re more than makers, we’re doers—yogis, climbers, and world travelers—and... Read More →
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REI

At REI we love to get outside and play. Whether you're new to outdoor adventure or a seasoned pro, we’ll gladly share our passion.  Our core purpose guides everything we do: we inspire, educate and outfit for a lifetime of outdoor adventure and stewardship. What began as a group of... Read More →

Instructor
avatar for Quinn Brett

Quinn Brett

Brand Ambassador, Petzl
Quinn Brett is an adventurer and record setting athlete.  Tying herself to Estes Park, Colorado for the last ten years, she strives to push mind and body to the limits.  She holds numerous speed climbing records in Yosemite, Zion and Rocky Mountain National park, is a competitive... Read More →
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Alyson Chun

Guide, REI
Alyson has worked as an outdoor and experiential education facilitator for over 6 years. She has had the opportunity to work in places all over the world, including China, Thailand, Turkey, and Botswana. Alyson joined the REI Outdoor School as a Senior Instructor in February... Read More →
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Gavriel Weiner

Guide, REI
Gavi has been guiding for years in inspiring please like Yosemite, Rocky Mountain NP and Joshua Tree NP. She is a certified Single Pitch Instructor with American Mountain Guide Association and a Wilderness First Responder. In her free time, Gavi climbs! She also loves to backpack... Read More →


Saturday August 20, 2016 1:30pm - 5:00pm PDT
REI Village - Petzl tent to Rainbow Crags

2:00pm PDT

Learn How to Brew ~ Outdoor Specialty Coffee: 2:00-3:00pm
Limited Capacity seats available

We'll be demonstrating the best methods for back country brewing with camping friendly methods like AeroPress, pour over and french press. 

Have trouble making a good cup of coffee? We'll delve into common culprits like coffee to water ratios and dialing in the perfect grind size so you can have the best cup possible.

Sponsors
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Taylor Maid Farms Organic Coffee

We buy, roast and sell organic coffees because we feel it’s the right thing to do. Fewer chemicals in the ground, and in our bodies, is one way in which we honor each other and the planet. We got our start roasting organic coffee in an old barn in Sonoma County, California in 1993... Read More →

Co-Sponsor
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REI

At REI we love to get outside and play. Whether you're new to outdoor adventure or a seasoned pro, we’ll gladly share our passion.  Our core purpose guides everything we do: we inspire, educate and outfit for a lifetime of outdoor adventure and stewardship. What began as a group of... Read More →

Instructor
avatar for Todd Kendall

Todd Kendall

Taylor Maid Farms Organic Coffee
Todd Kendall is head of beverage development at Taylor Maid Farms. Equal parts outdoors enthusiast and coffee nerd, Todd has been backpacking since age 12 and is passionate about teaching people how to make good coffee, anywhere.


Saturday August 20, 2016 2:00pm - 3:00pm PDT
REI Village - KBar

2:00pm PDT

Nutrition Mythbusters: 2:00-3:00pm
Limited Capacity seats available

Is sugar really THAT bad for you? How much is too much? Should I be taking calcium? Is raw always better than cooked? Join SmartyPants' resident nutritionist and Editor, Grace McCalmon, in a chat to discuss the most common nutrition myths, separate fact from fiction, and learn the easiest ways to incorporate the healthy truth into everyday life.

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SmartyPants Vitamins

SmartyPants produces the “More Than a Multivitamin” line of premium, all-in-one gummy vitamins for all ages. We focus on including the nutrients that are typically the hardest for some people to get consistently from diet alone, and use the bioavailable forms of these nutrients... Read More →

Co-Sponsor
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REI

At REI we love to get outside and play. Whether you're new to outdoor adventure or a seasoned pro, we’ll gladly share our passion.  Our core purpose guides everything we do: we inspire, educate and outfit for a lifetime of outdoor adventure and stewardship. What began as a group of... Read More →

Instructor
avatar for Grace McCalmon

Grace McCalmon

Content Manager, SmartyPants Vitamins
Grace is a Pittsburgh native and a graduate of Duke University. Prior to joining the SmartyPants team, Grace lived in Miami and London, where she discovered her passion for health and healing through nutrition. Grace is a certified nutritional therapist from the Nutritional Therapy... Read More →

Saturday August 20, 2016 2:00pm - 3:00pm PDT
REI Village - SmartyPants

2:00pm PDT

GRID Foam Rolling - Foundations: 2:00-3:00pm
Limited Capacity seats available

TriggerPoint™ Foam Rolling Practices for Self-Massage: Join us  for a 60 minute total body foam rolling session using TriggerPoint’s GRID Foam roller to relax and rejuvenate the body from toe to head. Whether used after an intense workout or as a recovery day, learn how you can increase circulation, reduce muscle tension, and restore the body’s natural ease of movement. We’ll roll through your foot, calves, quads, adductor, glutes, t-spine, pec and neck identifying and breathing through each tender spot along the way.

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Trigger Point

Trigger Point Performance™ is a life-enhancing brand concentrating on empowering people with revolutionary methodologies and patented products that maintain regulate and stimulate the muscular movement of the human body. Our mission is to provide the most practical style of products... Read More →

Co-Sponsor
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REI

At REI we love to get outside and play. Whether you're new to outdoor adventure or a seasoned pro, we’ll gladly share our passion.  Our core purpose guides everything we do: we inspire, educate and outfit for a lifetime of outdoor adventure and stewardship. What began as a group of... Read More →

Instructor
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Ryan Halvorson

Brand Ambassador, Trigger Point
Ryan has been involved in the fitness industry for nearly 10 years. He is a contributing editor to IDEA Health & Fitness Association, the group personal training director at Bird Rock Fit in La Jolla, California, and the founder and chief content officer of Fit Scribe Media... Read More →


Saturday August 20, 2016 2:00pm - 3:00pm PDT
REI Village - Trigger Point

2:00pm PDT

Essential Essential Oils for the Outdoors: 2:00-3:00pm
Limited Capacity seats available

Aromatherapy to-go.  Take essential oils with you into your outdoor and everyday adventures. 

We will take a quick look into the world of aromatherapy & introduce you to our favorite multi-functional essential oils that deserve to have a place in your pack.  Essential oils are an easy to use natural option to help combat many issues often found in the outdoors including allergies, bug bites, irritations, scrapes, burns and headaches. 

We will get you comfortable with when to use them, where to use them & how to use them.

Take away:
Mini Essential Oil Roll-On
Handouts

 

Sponsors
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Rinse Bath & Body Co.

Rinse began in 2002, when owner Heather Swanepoel finally decided to give up her failed attempts at knitting and take a soapmaking class. Heather was in need of a creative outlet. At the time, she worked on the Supercross circuit (yes, that would be dirtbikes) which had her traveling... Read More →

Co-Sponsor
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REI

At REI we love to get outside and play. Whether you're new to outdoor adventure or a seasoned pro, we’ll gladly share our passion.  Our core purpose guides everything we do: we inspire, educate and outfit for a lifetime of outdoor adventure and stewardship. What began as a group of... Read More →

Instructor
avatar for Heather Swanepoel

Heather Swanepoel

Rinse Bath & Body Co.


Saturday August 20, 2016 2:00pm - 3:00pm PDT
REI Village - Igloo

2:00pm PDT

The Cirque Hike: 2:00pm-4:00pm
Limited Capacity seats available

Grab your lunch and join us on a hike up to scenic views of the Kirkwood Valley. This three mile hike will feature The Cirque looming above and the scenic Kirkwood Valley 100s of feet below. 

Sponsors
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REI

At REI we love to get outside and play. Whether you're new to outdoor adventure or a seasoned pro, we’ll gladly share our passion.  Our core purpose guides everything we do: we inspire, educate and outfit for a lifetime of outdoor adventure and stewardship. What began as a group of... Read More →

Instructor
avatar for Julia Perry

Julia Perry

Guide, REI
Before joining the REI Outdoor School in 2012, I worked as a dogsledding, skiing, canoeing, climbing, and backpacking instructor in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness. Between 2007-2012, I spent more days traveling through the backcountry with all of my belongings in... Read More →

Saturday August 20, 2016 2:00pm - 4:00pm PDT
REI Village - Base of Chair Lift #10

2:00pm PDT

Intro to Backpacking: 2:00-5:00pm
Limited Capacity seats available

Whether you have never backpacked before or you are out every weekend, this outing will be both informative and fun. In this session, the folks at Osprey Packs will provide a pack for you to demo and instruct how to properly fit and pack your pack. Next you will head out for a hike to a nearby scenic destination to set up camp. Our friends at Big Agnes will then walk you through how to identify a good site and how to set up your campsite – including what tents and sleeping bags are right for you. Other topics will include Leave No Trace principals, water filtration and more. This course includes all required gear (backpack, tent, sleeping bag, pad, and water filters). Just show up ready for an awesome experience. Note: this is not an overnight outing. We will break camp and head back after a snack and discussion.

Sponsors
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Osprey Packs

Independent since 1974 and still anchored by the design genius of company founder and owner, Mike Pfotenhauer, Osprey Packs is a leader in technical packs for outdoor, cycling, travel and urban adventures.  Osprey’s dedication to create innovative, high performance gear reflects... Read More →

Co-Sponsor
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Big Agnes

Named for a peak in the nearby Mt. Zirkel Wilderness, Big Agnes®, Inc. is located in Steamboat Springs, Colorado, and produces award-winning sleeping bags, pads and tents.  Big Agnes is the exclusive distributor of Helinox trekking poles and camp furniture in North and South America... Read More →
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REI

At REI we love to get outside and play. Whether you're new to outdoor adventure or a seasoned pro, we’ll gladly share our passion.  Our core purpose guides everything we do: we inspire, educate and outfit for a lifetime of outdoor adventure and stewardship. What began as a group of... Read More →

Instructor
LB

Lauren Beaudoin

Guide, Osprey Packs
RM

Rosie Mansfield

Guide, Osprey Packs
ST

Sara Tlamka

Guide, Big Agnes


Saturday August 20, 2016 2:00pm - 5:00pm PDT
REI Village - Osprey Tent

2:30pm PDT

Kayaking Basics: 2:30-4:30pm
Limited Capacity filling up

In this 2 hour class you will learn the basics of flat water kayaking–equipment, kayak entry/exit, strokes, safety, water, and wind. The class is setup to be hands on–we'll talk you through each new skill and help you learn by doing! In this way you'll better learn the necessary gear for a day on the water, key strokes you'll use to go forward, reverse, and turn, and a few important safety concerns while paddling lakes, rivers, and the ocean. By the end of the class you will feel more comfortable on the water, understand safety risks around you, and have more fun kayaking. 

Sponsors
avatar for Oru Kayak

Oru Kayak

Oru Kayak is a San Francisco based company that manufactures high-performance, folding kayaks. Using patented technology and a lightweight skin, Oru kayaks can be stowed in a trunk, checked on a plane, and hiked into remote waters. This allows you to explore like never before—for... Read More →

Co-Sponsor
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prAna

We create versatile, stylish, and sustainable clothing and accessories that you can wear during every activity, every adventure, every day. How do we know? Because we base our designs on our own experiences. We’re more than makers, we’re doers—yogis, climbers, and world travelers—and... Read More →
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REI

At REI we love to get outside and play. Whether you're new to outdoor adventure or a seasoned pro, we’ll gladly share our passion.  Our core purpose guides everything we do: we inspire, educate and outfit for a lifetime of outdoor adventure and stewardship. What began as a group of... Read More →

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Saturday August 20, 2016 2:30pm - 4:30pm PDT
REI Village Shuttle Stop to Silver Lake

2:30pm PDT

Walk on Water: Learn to SUP or Advance your Skills: 2:30-4:30pm
Limited Capacity full

Stand Up Paddleboarding is the closest thing to walking on water and we invite you to experience the freedom, the balance and the joy of this popular sport! We'll get started with an introduction to boards and gear followed by an on-water paddling class. Learn how to paddle effectively and safely for maximum health and fitness benefits, and explore SUP Yoga and SUP Fitness. Bring your enthusiasm, your adventurous spirit and your questions! 

 
 

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BIC Sport

Founded in 1979 by the Bich family, of BIC pen fame, BIC Sport grew from the family’s passion for watersports and expertise in sustainable manufacturing. BIC’s core values of quality, durability and affordability form the foundation of BIC Sport’s reputation, and have opened... Read More →

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prAna

We create versatile, stylish, and sustainable clothing and accessories that you can wear during every activity, every adventure, every day. How do we know? Because we base our designs on our own experiences. We’re more than makers, we’re doers—yogis, climbers, and world travelers—and... Read More →
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REI

At REI we love to get outside and play. Whether you're new to outdoor adventure or a seasoned pro, we’ll gladly share our passion.  Our core purpose guides everything we do: we inspire, educate and outfit for a lifetime of outdoor adventure and stewardship. What began as a group of... Read More →

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Jodelle Fitzwater

Brand Ambassador, BIC Sport
It's all in the name : "Fitzwater" Jodelle Fitzwater loves anything that has to do with getting "fit", getting on the "water", and getting involved in anything that allows the body to move and stretch and progress towards a healthier state. Jodelle teaches to inspire and lives for... Read More →
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Julie Roach

Brand Ambassador, BIC Sport
Julie is one of the few early pioneers of SUP Yoga and created H2YO SUP Yoga & Fitness in 2009. She is certified in several schools of yoga and standup paddleboarding. The H2YO program is committing to safety and empowering anyone and everyone to an incredible experience on the water... Read More →


Saturday August 20, 2016 2:30pm - 4:30pm PDT
REI Village Shuttle Stop to Silver Lake

3:00pm PDT

Pad Blowing Up Contest ~ Awesome Prize! : 3:00-4:00pm
Limited Capacity seats available

So not everyone loves to blow up their pad for camping, though in the end the comfort of it rules while you are catching some ZZZZ’s! What if I told you, that if you could blow up your pad faster than anyone else (hopefully not passing out while doing so) you could win that mother of comfort sleeping pad! I’m mean doesn’t love a super comfy night’s sleep after a day of fun in the sun.

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Big Agnes

Named for a peak in the nearby Mt. Zirkel Wilderness, Big Agnes®, Inc. is located in Steamboat Springs, Colorado, and produces award-winning sleeping bags, pads and tents.  Big Agnes is the exclusive distributor of Helinox trekking poles and camp furniture in North and South America... Read More →

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REI

At REI we love to get outside and play. Whether you're new to outdoor adventure or a seasoned pro, we’ll gladly share our passion.  Our core purpose guides everything we do: we inspire, educate and outfit for a lifetime of outdoor adventure and stewardship. What began as a group of... Read More →

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Rachel Daughenbaugh

Guide, Big Agnes
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Katie Hughes

Guide, Big Agnes


Saturday August 20, 2016 3:00pm - 4:00pm PDT
REI Village - Big Agnes

3:00pm PDT

Become An Outdoor Tool Maven: 3:00-4:00pm
Limited Capacity full

One multi-tool. Millions of possibilities. Join Leatherman Tool Group for an interactive Women’s Multi-Tool class to learn about the right tools to bring on your next outdoor adventure. From pitching a tent, to cutting kindling and starting a fire to prepping your meals and more. Plus, be a nature ninja with secret Leatherman tricks! 

Bonus:  You will receive a surprise & delight at the end of the class! 

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Leatherman

Leatherman
Founded in 1983 by Tim Leatherman, Oregon-based Leatherman Tool Group is the world’s largest manufacturer of high quality multi-tools sold in more than 80 countries around the world. Our mission is simple: to improve people’s lives by creating products that prepare them for the... Read More →

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REI

At REI we love to get outside and play. Whether you're new to outdoor adventure or a seasoned pro, we’ll gladly share our passion.  Our core purpose guides everything we do: we inspire, educate and outfit for a lifetime of outdoor adventure and stewardship. What began as a group of... Read More →

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Carie Behe

Marketing Manager, Leatherman Tool Group Inc.
As the marketing manager at Leatherman, Carie works on all U.S. consumer marketing initiatives. She grew up at the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains in Pennsylvania, but didn’t participate in outdoor activities until her first year of college at West Virginia University. There... Read More →
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Susan Dinesen

Director of Sales, Specialty Markets, Leatherman Tool Group Inc.
Originally from North Dakota, Susan came to the Pacific Northwest for the mountains and beaches. She is a veteran of the outdoor industry, working for brands like Suunto and KEEN. Now, as the Sales Director for specialty markets at Leatherman, Susan will develop the Outdoor fan base... Read More →

Saturday August 20, 2016 3:00pm - 4:00pm PDT
REI Village - Outdoor Maven

3:00pm PDT

Runspiration—The Foundations of GPS Watches: 3:00-4:00 pm
Limited Capacity seats available

Get inspired by your music, your goals, and your run with a GPS watch. If you’re training for your first 5k, a marathon, or simply trying to challenge yourself in your training, GPS technology can help you track your progress along the way. Learn how you can use the real-time GPS metrics to monitor your efforts by tracking your pace, distance, HR, and even track against your training plan. A GPS watch is a great way to spice up your training and help you beat your personal best. 

You will receive a "surprise and delight" at the completion of this course.  

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TomTom

TomTom
At TomTom we know that living an active life makes people feel happier and healthier. Combining that with our mission to make technology so easy to use that everyone can benefit from it, has inspired us to create category changing sports wearable innovations. We continue to simplify... Read More →

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REI

At REI we love to get outside and play. Whether you're new to outdoor adventure or a seasoned pro, we’ll gladly share our passion.  Our core purpose guides everything we do: we inspire, educate and outfit for a lifetime of outdoor adventure and stewardship. What began as a group of... Read More →

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Ilana Cohen

TomTom
Ilana is an avid runner hailing from Boston, Massachusetts. As a former college lacrosse player, she wanted to find a new passion and something to keep her fit after graduating – long distance running. Ilana has finished several marathons, half-marathons and triathlons and is excited... Read More →
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Cydney Ross

TomTom
As a former full-time professional track athlete, Cydney knows how to create balance in her life. Now as an athlete and a working professional, she finds time to dedicate to her sport and also to her role at TomTom. TomTom has allowed her to stay connected to fitness and running with... Read More →

Saturday August 20, 2016 3:00pm - 4:00pm PDT
REI Village - TomTom Tent

3:00pm PDT

Smartphone Photography: 3:00-4:00pm
Limited Capacity seats available

Get the most out of the handy piece of gear you always have with you - your smartphone camera! REI professional photographer will teach you the functions of the camera, basic exposure and composition techniques, and apps to help take your photos to the next level.

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REI

At REI we love to get outside and play. Whether you're new to outdoor adventure or a seasoned pro, we’ll gladly share our passion.  Our core purpose guides everything we do: we inspire, educate and outfit for a lifetime of outdoor adventure and stewardship. What began as a group of... Read More →

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avatar for Mary K. Pritchard

Mary K. Pritchard

Guide, REI
My name is Mary K. Pritchard. I grew up in Virginia which will always be home in my heart. I ventured forth to Oregon where I lived for many years, and received a B.S. in Geology from the Univ. of Oregon. Studying Geology in the PNW was fantastic because the landscape is so... Read More →

Saturday August 20, 2016 3:00pm - 4:00pm PDT
REI Village - Base of Chair Lift #10

3:00pm PDT

Mid Day Trail Run - Easy / Moderate Pace: 3:00-4:00pm
Limited Capacity seats available

Get out and strectch those legs out for a great afternoon run to start the weekend off right!

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Salomon

Salomon was born in 1947 in the heart of the French Alps and the birthplace of modern alpinism. Salomon's commitment to innovative design and passion for mountain sports created a vast range of revolutionary new concepts in bindings, boots, skis and apparel for both alpine and nordic... Read More →
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Stance

Stance’s founders saw a category that had been ignored, taken for granted, and dismissed. By breathing life into something that had been overlooked, Stance has ignited a movement of art and self-expression that has drawn athletes, performers and iconic cultural influencers to the... Read More →

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REI

At REI we love to get outside and play. Whether you're new to outdoor adventure or a seasoned pro, we’ll gladly share our passion.  Our core purpose guides everything we do: we inspire, educate and outfit for a lifetime of outdoor adventure and stewardship. What began as a group of... Read More →

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Saturday August 20, 2016 3:00pm - 4:00pm PDT
REI Village - Salomon Tent

3:00pm PDT

Mid Day Trail Run - Moderate / Advanced Pace: 3:00-4:00pm
Limited Capacity seats available

Get out and strectch those legs out for a great afternoon run to start the weekend off right!

Sponsors
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Salomon

Salomon was born in 1947 in the heart of the French Alps and the birthplace of modern alpinism. Salomon's commitment to innovative design and passion for mountain sports created a vast range of revolutionary new concepts in bindings, boots, skis and apparel for both alpine and nordic... Read More →
avatar for Stance

Stance

Stance’s founders saw a category that had been ignored, taken for granted, and dismissed. By breathing life into something that had been overlooked, Stance has ignited a movement of art and self-expression that has drawn athletes, performers and iconic cultural influencers to the... Read More →

Co-Sponsor
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REI

At REI we love to get outside and play. Whether you're new to outdoor adventure or a seasoned pro, we’ll gladly share our passion.  Our core purpose guides everything we do: we inspire, educate and outfit for a lifetime of outdoor adventure and stewardship. What began as a group of... Read More →

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Saturday August 20, 2016 3:00pm - 4:00pm PDT
REI Village - Salomon Tent

3:00pm PDT

Fitness Meets Fun with the ElliptiGO: 3:00-4:30pm
Limited Capacity seats available

Elliptical cycling combines the best of running, cycling and the elliptical trainer to give you a fun and effective way to exercise outdoors. Because it is a low-impact exercise, elliptical cycling builds cardiovascular fitness, while being easy on the joints, which makes it great for everyone – young or old, health conscious to elite. Elliptical cycling is a great way to revolutionize your fitness.

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ElliptiGO Inc.

ElliptiGO Inc. created the world’s first elliptical bicycle to deliver a fun, comfortable and effective workout experience that inspires people, improves their lives and revolutionizes fitness. Combining the best of running, cycling and the elliptical trainer, ElliptiGO bikes provide... Read More →

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REI

At REI we love to get outside and play. Whether you're new to outdoor adventure or a seasoned pro, we’ll gladly share our passion.  Our core purpose guides everything we do: we inspire, educate and outfit for a lifetime of outdoor adventure and stewardship. What began as a group of... Read More →

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Bryce Whiting

Chief Enthusiast, ElliptiGO Inc.
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Erin Whiting

ElliptiGO Inc.


Saturday August 20, 2016 3:00pm - 4:30pm PDT
REI Village - ElliptiGO Tent

3:00pm PDT

A Happier More Peaceful You: 3:00-4:30pm
Limited Capacity seats available

In her transparent way, Kris will teach you five principles that will help you access your inner peace and happiness.  This workshop will be transformational, interactive and fun!

Co-Sponsor
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REI

At REI we love to get outside and play. Whether you're new to outdoor adventure or a seasoned pro, we’ll gladly share our passion.  Our core purpose guides everything we do: we inspire, educate and outfit for a lifetime of outdoor adventure and stewardship. What began as a group of... Read More →

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Kristine Carlson

Kristine Carlson
Kristine Carlson is a New York Times bestselling author and world-renowned speaker, featured in radio and television broadcasts globally and nationally. She is passionate about spreading her message of living with joy and gratitude, what she calls “awakening to your most vibrant... Read More →

Saturday August 20, 2016 3:00pm - 4:30pm PDT
REI Village - Amy's

3:00pm PDT

Wilderness Survival for Women: 3:00pm-5:00pm
Limited Capacity filling up

Join REI Outdoor School for a wilderness self-reliance class for women that could save your life. During this class you will learn practical tips and strategies that every outdoor traveler should know: emergency priorities; shelters; locating and accessing drinking water; and how to make your own emergency kit. You will also participate in interactive scenarios to practice and hone your skills. 

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REI

At REI we love to get outside and play. Whether you're new to outdoor adventure or a seasoned pro, we’ll gladly share our passion.  Our core purpose guides everything we do: we inspire, educate and outfit for a lifetime of outdoor adventure and stewardship. What began as a group of... Read More →

Instructor
avatar for Hope Oldham

Hope Oldham

Guide, REI
Greetings! I have been leading adventure trips since I was a sophomore in college. The National Outdoor Leadership School set me on a fast track towards recreation as a career. I did a month-long course kayaking down Desolation Canyon and climbing in Wyoming. I worked for... Read More →

Saturday August 20, 2016 3:00pm - 5:00pm PDT
REI Village - Base of Chair Lift #10

3:00pm PDT

Map and Compass Basics: 3:00-5:00pm
Limited Capacity seats available

Are you heading into the woods and want to learn how to use your map & compass properly? REI Outdoor School instructors will help you understand the information provided on your map, the proper use of your compass and how to put the two together while planning your trip and on the trail. We will cover the tricks of the trade relating to back country navigation as we apply our knowledge on the trail establishing a route, navigating the route and making necessary adjustments in the field.

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REI

At REI we love to get outside and play. Whether you're new to outdoor adventure or a seasoned pro, we’ll gladly share our passion.  Our core purpose guides everything we do: we inspire, educate and outfit for a lifetime of outdoor adventure and stewardship. What began as a group of... Read More →

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Lindsay McIntosh-Tolle

Guide, REI
I began working as an Instructor with the REI Outdoor School in Portland, OR in 2012. Since then I have taught a range of classes including navigation, backpacking, wilderness skills, Stand Up Paddleboarding, gourmet backcountry cooking, and more. I love helping people develop... Read More →


Saturday August 20, 2016 3:00pm - 5:00pm PDT
REI Village - Base of Chair Lift #10

3:00pm PDT

Mountain Bike Trail Ride - Level 2: 3:00-5:00pm
Limited Capacity filling up

Join REI and Cannondale for a scenic ride on mountain bike trails. This ride is designed for cyclists with previous mountain bike experience or complettion of the Introduction to Mountain Bike Class. REI instructors will give tips to improve your flow and work on intermediate skills techinique during the ride. You will receive a "surprise & delight" at the conclusion of the class.

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Cannondale

"Speed is Our Friend" has become the motto of Cannondale. On one level, these four words reflect our support of the world's top professional cycling teams. On a more fundamental level, they convey our commitment to a lightning-fast product development process that, with unmatched speed, turns the combined insights of our sponsored riders... Read More →

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REI

At REI we love to get outside and play. Whether you're new to outdoor adventure or a seasoned pro, we’ll gladly share our passion.  Our core purpose guides everything we do: we inspire, educate and outfit for a lifetime of outdoor adventure and stewardship. What began as a group of... Read More →

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Cindy Abbott Wood

Guide, REI
Cindy is the Senior Instructor for the REI Outdoor School in Austin, TX and has over 10 years' experience in the Outdoor Experiential Education field. Aside from being a pro-level mountain bike racer and USA Cycling XC series Category 1 national champion, she is a professionally... Read More →


Saturday August 20, 2016 3:00pm - 5:00pm PDT
REI Village - Cannondale Tent to Martin Point

3:00pm PDT

Documenting Your Adventure with Chris Burkard: 3:00-5:00pm
Limited Capacity seats available

Join Chris Burkard for an exclusive 2-hour photography workshop at the Outessa Summit, Kirkwood, CA.  During this unique workshop, attendees will receive guidance on documenting their adventures in the most meaningful way possible.  Focusing on aspects of composition and technology in photography.  In this group session format, all attendees are encouraged to ask questions at all times in order to create and inspire an organic and spontaneous atmosphere.   

Feel free to bring a camera.  Any camera will do -- iPhone / mirrorless / point and shoot/ etc.

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prAna

We create versatile, stylish, and sustainable clothing and accessories that you can wear during every activity, every adventure, every day. How do we know? Because we base our designs on our own experiences. We’re more than makers, we’re doers—yogis, climbers, and world travelers—and... Read More →

Co-Sponsor
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REI

At REI we love to get outside and play. Whether you're new to outdoor adventure or a seasoned pro, we’ll gladly share our passion.  Our core purpose guides everything we do: we inspire, educate and outfit for a lifetime of outdoor adventure and stewardship. What began as a group of... Read More →

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Chris Burkard

Brand Ambassador, prAna
Chris Burkard is a twenty-nine-year-old travel, landscape, and adventure photographer who makes his home on California’s Central Coast. But if you are one of the more than 1.5 million who follow Chris on social media, you’d be excused for thinking that he was permanently on the... Read More →

Saturday August 20, 2016 3:00pm - 5:00pm PDT
REI Village - Red Cliffs Club

3:30pm PDT

Fun Family Camp Cooking: 3:30-5:00pm
Limited Capacity seats available

Camping with friends and family is a lot of fun but can be overwhelming. We’ll teach you how to entertain in the backcountry without being stuck at camp all day. We’ll arm you our favorite tips and tricks for prepping and cooking a large meal, creating ambience, and convincing your guests to help with cleanup. Complete with live demos and recipe samples.  

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Dirty Gourmet

We came together after a bike tour across Canada and years of camp life to rethink food in the outdoors. We believe that food should be as much a part of the experience as the activities, locations, and five star views. We started with our blog in 2010, and have expanded to curate... Read More →

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Camp Chef

Great tasting food will always bring people together and Camp Chef has that figured out. As an industry leading manufacture for more than 20 years, Camp Chef produces high quality products offering efficient ways to cook for almost any outdoor gathering. From social functions to campouts... Read More →
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Coleman

Coleman is the World' s leading camping & outdoor gear manufacturer of tents, lanterns, coolers, stoves, sleeping bags & more.
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Amy's Kitchen

Amy’s Kitchen is one of the pioneers of the organic foods movement and is now one of the leading brands for delicious, high quality soups and frozen entrees.
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REI

At REI we love to get outside and play. Whether you're new to outdoor adventure or a seasoned pro, we’ll gladly share our passion.  Our core purpose guides everything we do: we inspire, educate and outfit for a lifetime of outdoor adventure and stewardship. What began as a group of... Read More →

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Mai-yan Kwan

Dirty Gourmet
Mai-yan is originally from Quebec, Canada, but now calls Los Angeles home. Her love of travel has taken her around the world and influences many flavors in our recipes. She’s usually out cycling, climbing or hiking, but otherwise keeps busy as a designer and teaches at Art Center... Read More →
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Emily Nielson

Dirty Gourmet
Emily grew up camping, backpacking, kayaking, and climbing in Las Vegas and Florida. She moved to California after college, and has been working in the outdoor industry ever since. She is an outdoor instructor and writer, and currently works as a Sales Manager with REI. 
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Aimee Trudeau

Dirty Gourmet
Aimee is a full time momma to three year old twins. She has a background in food science and web development, and has loved to cook since she was a little girl. She recently switched to a plant based diet, and is embracing the challenge of creating satisfying meals with whole foods... Read More →


Saturday August 20, 2016 3:30pm - 5:00pm PDT
REI Village - Amy's

4:00pm PDT

The Ten Essentials for Women: 4:00-5:00pm
Limited Capacity seats available

Packing the Ten Essentials whenever you step into the backcountry, even on day hikes, is a good habit. True, on a routine trip you may use only a few of them. Yet you’ll probably never fully appreciate the value of the Ten Essentials until you really need one of them. Join us to discuss the 10 Essentials Plus for Women.

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REI

At REI we love to get outside and play. Whether you're new to outdoor adventure or a seasoned pro, we’ll gladly share our passion.  Our core purpose guides everything we do: we inspire, educate and outfit for a lifetime of outdoor adventure and stewardship. What began as a group of... Read More →

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avatar for Victoria McBride

Victoria McBride

Guide, REI
Victoria has a long history of being a woodsy woman, as she was already going on backpacking trips in-utero. Constantly longing for more hours in the day (and more days in the week) to be outside, her outdoor interests have only expanded from there. In addition to now over... Read More →

Saturday August 20, 2016 4:00pm - 5:00pm PDT
REI Village - REI Tent

4:00pm PDT

Sack Race ~ Awesome Prize!: 4:00-5:00pm
Limited Capacity seats available

Most people at some point in their lives participated in a potato sack race right!  Well now’s your chance to take it to the next level with the Big Agnes sleeping bag sack race. Test your skills against other competitors to see who will jump home with an awesome prize.

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Big Agnes

Named for a peak in the nearby Mt. Zirkel Wilderness, Big Agnes®, Inc. is located in Steamboat Springs, Colorado, and produces award-winning sleeping bags, pads and tents.  Big Agnes is the exclusive distributor of Helinox trekking poles and camp furniture in North and South America... Read More →

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REI

At REI we love to get outside and play. Whether you're new to outdoor adventure or a seasoned pro, we’ll gladly share our passion.  Our core purpose guides everything we do: we inspire, educate and outfit for a lifetime of outdoor adventure and stewardship. What began as a group of... Read More →

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