No Motor Day At Scott's Flat Lake

This year’s annual No Motor Day at Scott’s Flat Lake is Sunday April 27th. Mountain Recreation will be there from 10am to 4pm with free demos of kayaks and paddleboards. Come try out a kayak or paddleboard and see why it’s America’s fastest growing recreational activity. Vehicle admission to Scott’s Flat Lake has increased this year to $8.00 but launch fees that day are free. There will also be sailboat rides and lunch available from the boy scouts. A fun day for the family!

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When the Batteries Run Out...Solar Powered Chargers

New at Mountain Recreation!  The PowerTraveller line of adventure solar powered chargers. Unlike simple solar chargers, these systems store the solar charge in batteries for later use. Starting at $99 for the PowerMonkey Explorer capable of charging devices like smart phones, iphones, ipods, and gps units. The PowerMonkey Extreme at $199 can charge all of that and more like ipads, tablets, and camera batteries.

Here are some interesting details from the manufacturer.

SolarMonkey Adventurer from Mountain rec

SolarMonkey Adventurer

“When adventurers finally stop after a day’s exploring the solarmonkey adventurer can carry on charging itself and other devices efficiently in low light conditions thanks to the maximum power point tracker (MPPT) technology within it and, when the sun finally sets, the internal battery can also keep your devices powered through the night.”

PowerMonkey Extreme at Mtn Rec

PowerMonkey Extreme

“The PowerMonkey Extreme houses a massive 9000mAh capacity Lithium Polymer battery and offers users real power in a compact, durable shell. The unit is capable of recharging most 5V devices, (including an iPhone/smart phones up to 4 times, a Garmin Edge 800 up to 6 times, standard mobiles up to 8 times and iPad up to 2 times depending on the model), but it is the 2013 model that really pushes the boundaries. The standard 5V USB socket remains but the DC port has been upgraded to output 12V (previously 5V), meaning that the powermonkey extreme is now capable of charging SLR camera batteries, portable DVD players and much more directly from the unit.”

A great power solution for the adventurer who spends their time off the grid. Stop by Mountain Recreation and check them out.

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Are you ready for ski season? by Outside Inn's Erin Thiem

With the first snowfall in the Sierra Mountains it is time to start thinking about gearing up for winter.

Top ten things to think about before heading up to the hill.
1. Do you have all your gear? Stop by Mountain Recreation to outfit your entire family with the latest skis, boards, helmets, outerwear and accessories.

2. If you’re not looking to buy, think about renting gear, Mountain Rec’s youth season rentals are only $99, but hurry, limited supplies.

3. Perhaps it’s time to get those legs in shape, so whether you’re doing a few wall sits, the South Yuba Club Ski Conditioning Class or Mike’s Online Workout

South Yuba Club Ski Conditioning

It’s never too late to add a few squats to your weekly agenda!

4. Buying a pass? Look for pre-season discounts.

5. Check out the latest PowderWhore’s film “Elevation”, screening at

Mountain Rec on Tuesday, November 12th

6. Get your skis and board tuned.

7. Find your ski socks.

8. Pray to the Snow Gods.

9. Get your winter travel bag organized (water, flash light, snacks, blanket)

10. Make sure you find your helmet.

Ski Conditioning

Blog and Photos by Erin Thiem of Outside Inn Nevada City who writes her own blog Innside Nevada City an inspiring and informative read about  everything happening in Nevada City and Grass Valley.

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What's New This Summer At Mountain Recreation

As Summer approaches here in Gold Country, we begin to dream about lakes and rivers  to cool off from the heat. At Mountain Recreation we have everything you need to have a great time on the water: Kayaks, Paddle Boards,  Wakeboards, Tubes, Towables and all the Accessories. Not to mention Yakima Rack Systems to get it all there in perfect condition.

Mountain Recreation Grass Valley rents kayaks and paddleboards lakes and rivers sierras

 

Our Summer Rental Program includes single or tandem kayaks and paddle boards available from the store at 491 East Main by the day or longer.
Rentals by the hour are available at Scotts Flat Lake Day Use Area beginning on the weekends.
Mountain Recreation Grass Valley rents kayaks and paddleboards Nevada City

Other events coming soon:

SUP Fitness Class with our own Stephanie Adams -Pilates Instructor
Saturday June 8th, 29th, and July 13 at Scotts Flat Lake Day Use Area.
$15 bring your own board or $25 includes rental board and lifejacket.

Call us for details and reservations. Class limited to 8 people.

SUP Stand Up Paddle Board RepairPaddle board repairs done at Mountain Recreation Grass Valley
We now offer paddle board repairs. Here is a list of services.
Seal $10
Epoxy $25-50
Fiberglass $50 and up
Paint Match Finish $5-10
Call us for information and details!

 

 

 

See you on the water!

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Welcome Aboard

Welcome to the Mountain Recreation Blog. This is just what the world needs-more voices expounding tales of adventure and daring do.

An independent outdoor store is indeed a vanishing breed. Those that work at one help nurture and form the identity. Most of us have launched a thousand adventures throughout the world by helping our customers set off with the proper equipment. Gear that can make or break an enjoyable experience.  Our customers come to rely on our expertise.

What qualifies us?

We all have been hunkered down somewhere waiting out the weather just moments from hypothermia. We swore the next time we would bring better equipment.  Now these lessons ambienbuy.net translate to helping others avoid the experiences we luckily escaped. Not that we all wont find ourselves in another one down the line. Ah the familiar rush of fear and adrenaline. That is who we are. Hopelessly addicted to life on the edge. We pack and repack our gear for the next adventure sometimes within minutes of returning.

So hang on to your armchair as we take you places we have been and places that we only dream of.

Occasionally we will be excited to tell you about a cool new piece of gear or a trail, river, or a line that we just skied. Stay tuned!

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Some of the Brands We Proudly Carry

Patagonia

Marmot

Horny Toad

Burton

Keen

Prana

Mountain Hardwear

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491 East Main Street
Grass Valley, CA 95945
530-477-8006

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