Mountain Prom Postponed!!!

We look forward to announcing a new date for this event soon. Advance ticket holders may seek refunds where tickets were purchased or by contacting

In this time of fundraising uncertainty, donations are gladly accepted by clicking the donate button on the right of the screen, or at P.O. Box 3263 Weaverville, CA 96093

Seeking Performers for Mountain Prom Lip Sync Contest!

Ascend Wilderness Experience is throwing the second annual Mountain Prom on the evening of Saturday, March 28 at the Veterans Memorial Hall in Weaverville to raise funds for 2020 summer backpack trips and day hikes for local youth. Mountain Prom is an all-ages community shindig that will feature a wide variety of entertainment for the whole family including live music, photo booth, mountain prom attire and décor, prizes, kids’ corner, delectable hors d’oeuvres and more.  

A new highlight of this year’s Mountain Prom will be a lip sync contest with competitors from the local community.  The winner of the contest will receive a certificate for an 8 hour patio boat rental generously donated by Trinity Lake Resorts and Marina.  The boat fits up to 12 people and the certificate is redeemable any day between May 1st and September 30th, excluding holidays, and subject to availability.

This fun-loving contest of showmanship, with a fabulous grand prize, is open to individuals and groups.  Anyone interested in potentially participating in the lip sync contest at Mountain Prom on March 28 should email with the names of performers that would be involved, the song that would be performed and a brief description of the general concept for the performance. 

Crowd pleasing tactics such as costumes, props, and choreography are highly recommended.  Songs and performances must also be family friendly.

Contest space is limited so prospective performers are encouraged to email in their submissions as soon as possible. Submissions are subject to review and are not automatically guaranteed a spot in the competition.  The final deadline for submissions is high noon on Wednesday, February 19. For more information please contact or call (530) 739 1177.

Visit Ascend for the Holidays!

Ascend Wilderness Experience will be participating in holiday craft fairs around Trinity County this winter to help fundraise for the 2020 youth backpacking trips into the Trinity Alps Wilderness Area.

Consider supporting Ascend with your holiday purchases!

November 9th:
Festival of Light Arts and Crafts Event
10am – 4pm @ Weaverville Veterans Memorial Hall

November 16th:
Hayfork Holiday Bazaar
10am – 3pm @ Roderick’s Senior Center, Hayfork, CA

December 7th: 
Douglas City Fire Belles’ 40th Annual Christmas Bazaar
9am – 4pm @ Weaverville Veterans Memorial Hall

*Holiday Card Special* 
Snowy Peak Christmas Card Package
Pack of 5 cards for $12
Pack of 10 for $22

Contact us for bulk pricing and
special orders with select images.

All holiday fair sales proceeds will directly benefit local youth!

Join us for a public presentation!

Amanda Barragar will be presenting about Ascend Wilderness Experience on August 15th, 2018 at Northern Delights in Hayfork, CA from 7pm-9pm.  (Northern Delights is located at 7091 Ca Hwy 3, Hayfork, CA 96041).

Join us to hear how our 2018 season went, and future opportunities with Ascend.

Ascend will be at Frontier Days!

Join Ascend at Frontier Days in the Highland Art Center on:

May 12th from 10am-4pm

Ascend will be hosting a Pioneer Obstacle Course as well as promoting our membership drive, “Friends of Ascend”.  We will also have high quality photo-gift cards of the Trinity Alps Wilderness, Ascend T-Shirts and Ascend water bottles for sale.  100% of the proceeds help Ascend get more youth into the wilderness for the 2018 backpacking season.

Hope to see you there!