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and#8216;LEAVE sNOw TRACEand#8217; event in Kings Beach

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KINGS BEACH, Calif. and#8212; Itand#8217;s a LEAVE sNOw TRACE extravaganza as the Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics partners with Tahoe Mountain Sports and the Tahoe Rim Trail Association for a weekend of events, March 10-13, 2011.

The award-winning Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics is the international leader in sustainable recreation practices. The nonprofit organization teaches children and adults vital skills to minimize their impact outdoors. Leave No Trace is the most widely accepted outdoor ethics program used today our nationand#8217;s public lands.

One of Leave No Traceand#8217;s seven fundamental principles is and#8220;Plan Ahead and Prepare.and#8221; Tahoe Mountain Sports and the Tahoe Rim Trail Association continually help Tahoe residents and visitors do just that.

The Tahoe Rim Trail Association exists to maintain and enhance the legendary 165-mile Tahoe Rim Trail and encourages stewardship through volunteer programs, education outreach, and community partnerships. TRTA staff and volunteers inspire trail-users to adhere to the Leave No Trace principle and#8220;Travel and Camp on Durable Surfacesand#8221; with responsible outdoor recreation and well-maintained trail systems that keep foot and bike traffic off sensitive terrain.

Tahoe Mountain Sports keeps you prepared with the latest outdoor gear to help minimize your impact on the environment. From lightweight trekking gear and first aid kits to bear canisters and biodegradable pet waste bags that help and#8220;Dispose of Waste Properly,and#8221; another LNT tenet, Tahoe Mountain Sportsand#8217; online store/Kings Beach shop is the place to start and stock any adventure.

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Thursday, March 10: Tahoe Mountain Sports Sasquatch Sale benefits the Tahoe Rim Trail Association, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

Thursday Night, March 10: Leave No Trace Winter Skills Awareness Workshop, Subaru/Leave No Trace Traveling Trainers at the North Tahoe Events Center in Kings Beach, 6-8 p.m. with light refreshments provided. Free and open to everyone. Participants will explore the principles of Leave No Trace through hands-on, engaging activities guaranteed fun for all ages. Rumor has it Bigfoot will make an appearance.

Saturday, March 12: Kings Beach SnowFest! Parade. Bigfoot, the Leave No Trace mascot, hits Kings Beachand#8217;s mainstreet for the SnowFest! Closing Weekend Parade, joined by the official, decked-out Leave No Trace Subaru and the Tahoe Rim Trail Association Ford F-150 filled with Tahoe Mountain Sports and Tahoe Rim Trail staffers. Parade starts at 11:30 a.m.

Watch the action go by at Tahoe Mountain Sports, aka and#8220;parade central,and#8221; with the judges and the emcee hanging out on their front porch, and the best deals of the season inside with the Sasquatch Sale!

Thursday, March 10 to Sunday, March 13: Tahoe Mountain Sports Sasquatch Sale. After the Sasquatch Sale kick-off Thursday, during which 10 percent of all profits go to the Tahoe Rim Trail, Association, the spring clearance continues all weekend long.

Tahoe Mountain Sports is located at 8331 N. Lake Blvd., Kings Beach, or online at tahoemountainsports.com. For more information, call 530-546-7001. For more info on Leave No Trace, visit lnt.org, and on the Tahoe Rim Trail Association, visit tahoerimtrail.org.


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