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Author Topic: July 11th, 2009 Sat - Squaw Valley (CA)7+? Annual Music and Kites Festival  (Read 2696 times)
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« on: March 06, 2009, 10:35 AM »

Its OFFICIAL!  Grin

The Date has been set for the LIVE music and Kites (and sometimes electric RC airplanes...) at the Squaw Valley High camp.

Saturday, July 11th, 2009.

I will update this post with more details as they become available.

Generally, There is kite making, facepainting, Live music, and Kites!)
Big guys, little guys and of course! (the dark-side) will be there...
We normally start boarding the Tram to go to highcamp about 9:20..
The event 'officially starts' about 11am and runs until 4pm.

We normally fly until 6pm or so.

Revolution Quads! will be there! (HELLO! is there any other kind of kite!?)  just kidding!

LOTS of single and Dual liners as well.

Bring the kids, or just come hang-out and check out the music!
BYOC (bring your own chair), or sit on the grass.

Phil
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« Reply #1 on: March 06, 2009, 12:13 PM »

"3rd Annual" for me.   Cool

Always far from having good wind, but always a good time!
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« Reply #2 on: March 08, 2009, 07:18 PM »

Unless I can't keep my bike right side up this year, and break my hand again, I will not be able to make it.  Thanks for the fun last year though!

To anyone that has not gone to this, it is a great event.

Jerry
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« Reply #3 on: March 09, 2009, 02:57 AM »

All kite festivals are to far from Texas.
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« Reply #4 on: April 06, 2009, 02:29 AM »

All kite festivals are to far from Texas.

I hear you, but depending on where you are in TX, there is some AWESOME buggying and kite flying on the gulf! (when the hurricanes aren't passing through...)

Catch a plane! it is WELL worth the trip!  Grin

Phil
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« Reply #5 on: April 06, 2009, 03:50 PM »

Squaw Valley event link.

Nice pic!

http://www.squaw.com/soaring-kites-and-music-festival
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« Reply #6 on: April 06, 2009, 04:30 PM »

Thanks to Jim, who tickled my documenting funny bone  Huh

Below is a 'blurb' of what the 'past' events have been like, besides the standard, sometimes wind, sometimes not...

Last year the wind was GREAT! as I recall Perfect!

SO!.. What is the Squaw Valley event 'like'?  Lets take a virtual tour!

You arrive at 'base-camp' and park at a Massive Parking lot (6000 ft) and carry your kites into a building that houses the launch/landing zone for the tram that takes us up several thousand feet, 8200, (high camp) if my memory servers correctly.

No cars, just what you can 'carry' for the day.

There are things to purchase at base camp, and high camp.
Including food and drinks.  You may want to bring water and PLENTY of sunblock.

There is a nice view of Lake Tahoe, the pool, hot-tub, and covered iceskating Rink. 

There is an Live Webcam at the Squaw Valley site if you want to check it out: http://www.squaw.com/high-camp-cam

PLENTY of hiking trials and places to fly.
There is a 'patch' of grass for the music listeners to sit, and/or byoc (Bring your own Chair)

The Flying area is a little rough, ie rocky, but not a problem for the experience flyer.

We (exhibitors) teach people to fly kites, single, dual and quad.
And of course, fly to music.

Hiking boots recommend.

The Kite Exhibitors need to RSVP, generally a month or so in advance, so the meals, box lunch and NICE dinner can be ordered accordingly.

Bottled water is provided during the day as well. (but I'd bring your own.. also!)

In the past, there has been small-kite making, face painting, etc.

It can be warm, or cold, or both, so dress accordingly, ie layers.

We don't normally get rained on, but it did happen a few years ago Smiley  And of course some of us flew in the rain anyway!

There is 'sometimes' a few small electric radio controlled planes (for entertainment, if the wind doesn't cooperate!)

AND There is generally a live band.  Can't have a blues and kite festival without the BLUES!

First Tram goes up the hill at 9:20, and every 20 minutes.

The event 'officially starts' with Music about 11-ish, but we fly when we arrive (and wind permits)

Music generally ends 4:30-5pm and we generally eat dinner about 6pm.

We fly, teach people to fly and assist with their kites.

Note: There is a Fee to ride the tram, unless you RSVP with preregistration, then it is free for Kite Exhibitors. 

I will let everyone know details about pre-registration when it becomes available.


AND.. We'll have Healthy Chocolate this year!  Samples while they last, and 7 day gift packs available for sale.

www.HealthyChocolateinReno.com if you can't wait for Diabetic-friendly (low glycemic) Healthy Chocolate!



WHEW! Monster post/Info.

Did I mention it was a GREAT TIME!?  We look SOOOOO FORWARD to this event EACH and every year, it is the highlight of the year!

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« Reply #7 on: June 04, 2009, 11:17 AM »

Any additional info on signing up for demo? I am really looking forward to this.
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« Reply #8 on: June 04, 2009, 12:29 PM »

Any additional info on signing up for demo? I am really looking forward to this.
Bryan

Send Phil an email, he'll hook you up with info.
If it's not listed in his profile, click on the chocolate strawberry under forum sponsors. I'm sure you'll find it there.
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« Reply #9 on: June 04, 2009, 01:28 PM »

Thanks Dano Smiley
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« Reply #10 on: July 07, 2009, 03:36 PM »

Roll call? Aditional info? I am looking forward to going even if I have to pony up for the shuttle.
Bryan
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« Reply #11 on: July 07, 2009, 07:45 PM »

The Cable car ride, is that $24.00 up & Down or is the addition of a $10.00 ride down, if so $68.00 bucks for the wife & I, WOW Shocked.
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« Reply #12 on: July 07, 2009, 07:56 PM »

If anyone is interested in going. I have the registration form. Just send me an email Coughitup (at) gmail (com) and I will send it to you.
Thanks to JJ for the form.
Bryan
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« Reply #13 on: July 07, 2009, 08:36 PM »

There is a calendar:

http://www.gwtwforum.com/index.php?action=calendar
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