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 [email protected] 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 [email protected] 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.
[email protected]

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!

Ascend fundraising at Alice DiMicele concert! March 24th, North Fork Grange, Junction City CA

Join Ascend at it’s next fundraising event, an Equinox Celebration with Alice DiMicele, taking place on March 24th at the North Fork Grange in Junction City, CA.  Doors open at 7pm, music at 7:30pm.   Ascend will be selling concessions and promoting our new membership drive.   Consider becoming a “Friend of Ascend” by offering an annual donation.  We have many perks depending on the level of commitment you decide to join the membership with including advertising on our website, a 10-pack of high quality gift cards with photos of the Trinity Alps Wilderness, and more!  Come find us at the concert for more details.

Alice DiMicele and her band “Force of Nature” celebrate the release of Alice’s new album “One With the Tide.” Force of Nature features Alice’s longtime bassist Rob Kohler and drummer Nick Kirby.
Alice DiMicele is a singer/songwriter and acoustic guitar player that seamlessly works jazz/blues phrasing and R&B and rock & roll rhythms into a broadened Folk/Roots/Americana sound she calls “Organic Acoustic Groove.” Whether playing solo or with her band, Alice brings her wide-ranging vocal prowess, humor, and distinctive guitar style to festival stages, theaters, clubs, and house concerts.
For over 30 years Alice has been a grassroots trailblazer in independent music. Bucking the advances of record labels early in her career–she has self-released 14 albums on her Alice Otter Music label including 2018’s “One With the Tide”. DiMicele has stayed true to herself and her mission: to create music that connects people and inspires them to take a stand for the earth and for justice in the world. Born and raised in New Jersey, and firmly transplanted since 1986 in the fertile Southern Oregon soil, DiMicele’s music encompasses both city savvy and country innocence.
Alice has played at many festivals including Strawberry Music Festival, Kate Wolf Music Festival, High Sierra Music Festival, Joshua Tree Music Festivals, Oregon Country Fair, Northwest String Summit and many, many more. She’s shared stages with some of music’s finest including some of her musical heroes like Bonnie Raitt, Joan Baez, JJ Cale, David Grisman Quintet, Steve Winwood, Ferron, Peter Rowan, Richie Havens, Bob Weir, Mickey Hart, and the list goes on. Bonnie Raitt said, “Alice’s music has that great combination of earthiness and groove that keeps it funky from the inside out. She’s for real.”


An Evening with Jim Reynolds

We’re excited to announce our upcoming event, “An Evening with Jim Reynolds”.  Jim is a climber who just broke the speed record on October 21st, for climbing The Nose of El Capitan in Yosemite National Park with his climbing colleague, Brad Gobright.  They completed the climb – that usually takes three to five days for non-speed climbers – in 2 hours, 19 minutes and 44 seconds!  Jim will present on his experience and as an Ascend alumnus, we’re thrilled to host him!

The event takes place at the Trinity Alps Performing Arts Center in Weaverville, CA on Thursday, January 25th at 6pm.  After Jim’s presentation, there will be time for a Q&A.  The event is free, but donations are accepted and there will be concessions and merchandise for sale – all proceeds will benefit Ascend Wilderness Experience’s 2018 backpack trips with local youth.

For more information please email: [email protected], or call Amanda (541-292-2833) or Danyel (503-720-6092).

Hope to see you there!