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Social Scene: Rockin’ around the clock in Tahoe

Professor Frank DeCourten deconstructs the geology of the Lake Tahoe Basin atop Westshore's Eagle Rock as Squaw Valley Institute participants take it all in.
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It was just yesterday that Lake Tahoe was formed and#8212;of course just yesterday in geological terms is two to three million years ago.

While standing atop one of West shore’s landmark formations, Eagle Rock, a group attending Squaw Valley Institute’s weekend of Tahoe Sierra geology lectures and hikes learned more than one glacier carved out valleys like Emerald Bay, Fallen Leaf Lake, Squaw Valley and Donner Lake.

The distinctive rock formation they were standing on was volcanic rubble created by one of, perhaps as many of, a hundred volcanoes that dotted the Tahoe Sierra region many, many years ago.



Mind boggling information emanated from dynamo Frank De Courten, professor of Earth Sciences at Sierra College, who led a fascinating weekend of evening lectures and day hikes around the Tahoe-Truckee area July 25 and 26.

Friday evening’s lecture and slide show at the Resort at Squaw Creek reviewed the geologic foundation of the Sierra Nevada, which then primed the participants for the next day’s informative hike starting at Eagle Rock, followed by a pleasant trek up Blackwood Canyon. After resting up and a break for dinner, Saturday night DeCourten took to the podium and lectured inquisitive rock hounds on more recent phases of landscape evolution. The weekend culminated with a beautiful hike to the Castle Peak Area.



Several locals took in one or all of the weekend’s educational segments including Liz and Peter Gifford, Delores and Walter Nelson, Gail and Larry Tomlinson, Pete Bansen, Tom Lindsey, John Eaton, Robert and Connie Loarie, Charles and Mary Jones, Shirley Iverson, Jan Askin, Maggie Bockius, Gail Paulin, Carol and Jon Shanser with son Mica, and SVI’s Erin Casey and John Wilcox.

Sold out Huey Lewis and the News rocks out

Also on Saturday night a sold out Lake Tahoe Music Festival concert totally rocked Truckee at Old Greenwood.

More than 3,000 concert goers descended on the subdivision’s golf course for a non-stop high energy concert that entertained an eclectic group of people from toddlers to senior citizens. Lewis reminisced about his early days playing at the Bear Pen in Squaw Valley (how many of us remember those days?!) and performed such popular hits as and#8220;Workin’ for a Livin’,and#8221; and#8220;The Power of Loveand#8221; and and#8220;The Heart of Rock and Roll.and#8221; Several zealous fans seen dancing in front of the stage were Zari Mansouri, Sally Carey, Sally and Dave Gardner, Alison Elder and her daughter Angela, Chris Basile, Barbara and Fred Ilfeld, Jenny Backus and yours truly. Others spotted in the crowd were birthday boy Lou Basile and 40 of his closest friends, Rafe and Dianne Miller, Michael and Laurie Buffington, Jan and John Corda, Reb Forte and Nancy Bartusch, Molly and Michael Graham, Frieda and Brad Liebman, Marilyn and Michael Cabak, Julie Motamedi and fiance Michael Teel, Nileta and Dick Morton, Renz Robinson, Jan and Ron Bakke, Claudia Florsheim and Gary Conover, Sara and Ted Owens, Bonnie and Craig Dodge, Lisa and Dave Hanson, Sandy and Dick Tomlinson, Ruth and Breeze Cross, Michael Schoff, Richard Scardigli, Linda and Bruce Hill, Joanie and Jack Davis, Rocket Bertoli, Beth and Bruce Craig, and Desmond Elder.

and#8212;Vicki Kahn may be reached at vickikahn@sbcglobal.net

Also on Saturday night a sold out Lake Tahoe Music Festival concert totally rocked Truckee at Old Greenwood.

More than 3,000 concert goers descended on the subdivision’s golf course for a non-stop high energy concert that entertained an eclectic group of people from toddlers to senior citizens. Lewis reminisced about his early days playing at the Bear Pen in Squaw Valley (how many of us remember those days?!) and performed such popular hits as and#8220;Workin’ for a Livin’,and#8221; and#8220;The Power of Loveand#8221; and and#8220;The Heart of Rock and Roll.and#8221; Several zealous fans seen dancing in front of the stage were Zari Mansouri, Sally Carey, Sally and Dave Gardner, Alison Elder and her daughter Angela, Chris Basile, Barbara and Fred Ilfeld, Jenny Backus and yours truly. Others spotted in the crowd were birthday boy Lou Basile and 40 of his closest friends, Rafe and Dianne Miller, Michael and Laurie Buffington, Jan and John Corda, Reb Forte and Nancy Bartusch, Molly and Michael Graham, Frieda and Brad Liebman, Marilyn and Michael Cabak, Julie Motamedi and fiance Michael Teel, Nileta and Dick Morton, Renz Robinson, Jan and Ron Bakke, Claudia Florsheim and Gary Conover, Sara and Ted Owens, Bonnie and Craig Dodge, Lisa and Dave Hanson, Sandy and Dick Tomlinson, Ruth and Breeze Cross, Michael Schoff, Richard Scardigli, Linda and Bruce Hill, Joanie and Jack Davis, Rocket Bertoli, Beth and Bruce Craig, and Desmond Elder.

and#8212;Vicki Kahn may be reached at vickikahn@sbcglobal.net


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