Trail Mix 11/28: Movember Stache Dash; McKenzie Preserve Hike; Tahoe resorts open

The Fresno BeeNovember 27, 2013 

In this Monday Nov. 25, 2013 photo, a skier and snowboarder ride a chairlift during opening day of the ski season at Kirkwood Mountain Resort in Kirkwood, Calif. (AP Photo/Tahoe Daily Tribune, Griffin Rogers)

GRIFFIN ROGERS — AP

EVENTS

Movember Stache Dash

When: 9 a.m. Saturday

Where: Fresno State, Satellite Student Union

Get your No Shave November mustaches and beards nice and primp for this Saturday's first-ever Stache Dash at Fresno State. Put on by the Fresno State Movember Movement in support of men's health awareness, the 5K run will start at 10 a.m. and a walk will follow at 11 a.m. Registration opens at 9 a.m. at the Satellite Student Union at Fresno State.

Details: www.facebook.com/fresnomo.

Discovery Trail Hike on the McKenzie Preserve

When: 9 a.m. Saturday

Where: McKenzie Table Mountain Preserve

The Sierra Foothill Conservancy will host a guided hike on the McKenzie Preserve led by Mike Mirigian and Robert Snow of the Audubon Society. The Discovery Trail is an easy, mostly level hike of about 3.7 miles and takes about three hours with various stops along the way.

The group will meet at the preserve entrance gate on Auberry Road at 9 a.m.

Details: www.sierrafoothill.org.

Bald Eagle Watch

When: 8 a.m. Saturday

Where: Lake Success

The Tulare County Audubon Society will host a field trip to view bald eagles at Lake Success, east of Porterville. The groups will meet in the Tule Recreation Area at the lake, just east of the boat ramp and will be there until 10 a.m.

Details: www.tularecountyaudobon.org.

WINTER ROAD CLOSURES

Highway 180 between the Hume Lake cutoff and Cedar Grove is closed for the winter months.

Tire chains are required near 5,000 feet in elevation on most roads and will be required at lower elevations during snow storms. Families looking for some fun in the snow for the holiday weekend can head up to snow-play areas along Highway 180 (permits required).

In Yosemite, Tioga Pass and Glacier Point roads are closed due to weather.

For up-to-date road and weather conditions, go to www.dot.ca.gov.

TAHOE RESORTS OPEN THANKSGIVING WEEKEND 

The silence of snowfall isn't gracing the traditional start of the Sierra ski season this Thanksgiving weekend — it's the rumble of snow-making machines in overdrive.

While China Peak has put off its opening until Dec. 7, Heavenly Mountain Resort, Squaw Valley, Borreal, Kirkwood and Northstar are among the Tahoe resorts open for the holiday.

 

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