We were excited to host the two badass and super nice guys from Packing It Out  this past week as their journey along the Pacific Crest Trail rolled through Truckee.  Seth ‘Cap’ Orme and Paul ‘Spice’ Twedt’s positive attitudes were contagious and the whole Tahoe Sports Hub Team was very impressed by both of them. Packing it out aims to leave the Pacific Crest Trail better than they found it, just like they did last year, when they removed 1,090 lbs. of trash off of the Appalachian Trail.  Cap and Spice began their journey on the 2,650-mile trail from Mexico to Canada at the start of May. Their late-season hike has enabled them to clean up trash that previous hikers have left behind. The team has already hit half of their original goal, 1,000 lbs. If they continue at the rate of a pound a mile, they’re on track to pick up 2,500 lbs of trash.

The team attributes so much trash at the beginning to the ‘Wild Effect’: hikers inspired by Cheryl Strayed’s Wild, who don’t properly prepare and overpack, then ditch gear in their first miles. “It’s fantastic that folks are out there hiking, but there is a level of knowledge that the outdoor industry should encourage before these hikes begin,” Orme said. “By documenting this process, I think we’re able to make potential thru-hikers aware of the gear they don’t need, and the damage it can do on the environment.”

Cap and Spice arrived in Truckee on Tuesday morning and packed in a interview on 101.5 with Truckee’s own Lindsay with an “A”  a meet and greet at the shop on Tuesday night. Later that evening we took the guys over to Old Town Tap where the restaurant’s owner, Luke Bill (also a former PCT alum) rolled out the red carpet with some complimentary treats and brews. After a night of comfort on Wrenn and Rob’s couch the guys headed back out to the trail early Wednesday morning to continue their journey cleaning up the PCT and spreading awareness of conscious and sustainable outdoor recreation. Happy trails boys and thanks for the hard work and for stopping off at Tahoe Sports Hub to share your story!

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For more info check out their website http://packingitout.blogspot.com/ or check out this great video about their journey!

 

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This summer, Packing It Out aims to leave the Pacific Crest Trail better than they found it, just like they did last year, when they removed 1,090 lbs. of trash off of the AT. Two of the original members, Seth ‘Cap’ Orme and Paul ‘Spice’ Twedt began their journey on the 2,650-mile trail from Mexico to Canada at the start of May. Their late-season hike has enabled them to clean up trash that previous hikers have left behind. The team has already hit half of their original goal, 1,000 lbs. If they continue at the rate of a pound a mile, they’re on track to pick up 2,500 lbs of trash.

Meet the guys at the shop on Tuesday, July 12th at 6:30! Enjoy pizza and beer with PIO founder, Seth Orme and Paul Twedt. They will share the impact they’ve made on two of our country’s biggest trails and how to be an advocate for clean trails.

 

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Truckee Trails

We are partnering with Salomon and RootsRated to throw a Pint Night fundraiser for the Truckee Trails Foundation! Join us at the shop on Friday 6/24 to celebrate the great outdoors! From 6:00- 8:00 p.m. enjoy live music, outdoor trivia, Salomon gear raffles and ice-cold draft Deschutes beer.  A suggested $5 donation to Truckee Trails Foundation gets you a few cold brews in a custom KleenKanteen mug and entry into the raffle!

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Join Tahoe Sports Hub Tahoe Mountain Guides and Cycle Paths Bike Shop the next day 6/25 for the annual Sawtooth Trail Cleanup with Truckee Trails Foundation. More info on the trail cleanup can be found on their Facebook event page  Good Dirty Fun Trail Days . Here are the basic details on the Trail Cleanup!

Where to Meet | Meet at the Sawtooth Trailhead – USFS Road 06 off of Thelin Drive in Sierra Meadows.

Foods & Drinks | Lunch & beverages will be provided for all volunteers.

What to Bring | Wear field clothes such as long pants, sturdy shoes and sunglasses. In your backpack please bring at least 2 quarts of water, sunscreen and bug spray.

No Training Required! | We will provide all training and necessary trail tools.

*Kids are welcome but must be accompanied by an adult

Event sponsored by Tahoe Mountain Guides, Cycle Paths Bike Shop,Tahoe Sports Hub, Deschutes Brewery and Diego’s.

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There is still time to register for the Truckee Running Festival benefiting the Sierra Chapter of Girls On The Run. Registration and bib- pickup will be available at our shop ( Tahoe Sports Hub) Friday June, 3rd. between 4:30 and 7:00!

We will be hosting a free Salomon Shoe  and SUUNTO watch demo at the running festival. Stop by and try some shoes!

The running festival features a 5k, 10k, and 1/2 marathon. It is a great event for the whole family so come down to the Riverview Sports Complex on the morning of June 4th. More information is available at http://tahoetrailrunning.com/trail-runs/truckee-running-festival/

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Tahoe Sports Hub SUP Demo Days at Donner Lake

Summer is here and it is hot hot hot! There is no better way to cool down than hitting the water on a SUP. If you are new to paddle boarding, looking to join the sport, or looking to upgrade to a faster board, we are offering free paddle board demos at Donner Lake’s West End Beach every Saturday evening starting on July 11th. This is a great way to try our the latest in paddle technology and see what type of board fits your needs best.

We are also offering FREE paddle board yoga on July 18th! The ladies from the Butterfly Effect will be out at West End Beach instructing a free yoga class for all levels. Try the newest fitness craze and come on out for some downward dog! We will have boards to take out if you do not have one!

On August 1st we are hosting a free-fun SUP race with Olympian and Truckee local Daron Rahlves. Come out and see if you can beat the ski racer on the water, there will be prizes for all participants and all ages and levels are invited to join the fun. Daron is a pretty competitive guy so we are stoked to see if one of the local paddle enthusiasts can take him on and win!

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Father‘s day is just around the corner and the daunting task of finding the right gift for Dad is upon us again. We have tried to to make it a little easier this year by putting together a list of our top five gifts for every Tahoe dad at every price range.
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Arcteryx Ravelin Shirt

Arcteryx Ravelin Shirt: This versatile linen/cotton shirt is already a favorite of many Tahoe dads. It is dressy enough for night out at Truckee’s finest establishments, but is built for active fathers with gusseted seams and  a truly breathable construction. Price: $69

 

 

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Tahoe SUP Tallac

Tahoe SUP Tallac Stand Up Paddle Board: Perhaps the ultimate Father‘s Day present, the Tallac was designed specifically for Lake Tahoe but will tackle any body of water with ease. The Tallac is stable enough to handle dad, a cooler strapped to the back, and maybe even the family dog. A built-in compass on the deck along with a topographic map topsheet will keep Dad moving in the right direction. Price: $2049

 

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Quiksilver Breakwater Rashguard

Quiksilver Breakwater Loose Fit Rashguard: This technical tee combines the functionality of a traditional rashgaurd with the styling of a tee-shirt. The fabric is UPF 50 and will protect dad’s skin while he is out on the water or out on the trail.  Price: $47
 
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Outdoor Research Sensor Dry Smartphone Dry Bag

Outdoor Research Sensor Dry Smart Phone Dry Bag: This dry bag is perfect for the techy dad that cannot be separated from his Iphone.  The sensor screen dry bag allows dad to use his phone and even plug in his headphones while he is out on the lake or rafting the Truckee river. Price: $29.99
 
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Go Pro Hero 4 Black

GoPro Hero4 Black: You know Dad wants this bad boy, he’s been hinting at it for years. With this gift he can take his amateur videography to the next level. The most advance GoPro model ever will let dad record all of the family adventures at the highest def possible. Price $499