Sourdough Speakers Series #2: Mountain Photography & Microbrews

Sourdough Speakers Series #2: Mountain Photography & Microbrews
Program Series Sourdough Speaker Series, Learning Center classes and retreats
When Sat May 17, 2014 03:00 PM to Sun May 18, 2014 11:00 AM
Where North Cascades Environmental Learning Center
Instructors Institute staff
Tuition Includes two meals, overnight accommodation, outdoor activity and evening presentation
Single Accommodations $225.00
Double Accommodations $150.00
Triple Accommodations $115.00
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Celebrate American Craft Beer Week by joining us in the North Cascades for an evening of mountain photography with Garrett Grove, gourmet dining prepared by Chef Shelby and paired local microbrews from Icicle Brewing Company!


Your ticket includes an informal gourmet dinner prepared by our renowned kitchen staff paired with at least three varieties of Icicle Brewing Company beer, a photo presentation by our featured speaker, overnight accommodations in our guest lodges, continental breakfast and a naturalist-led activity in our wild and scenic neighborhood the next morning.

Garrett Grove is a Leavenworth-based photographer well-know for documenting ski and mountaineering culture around the world, including Canada, Europe, Japan and the Western U.S. His work has appeared in ESPN / Mens Journal / Outside / Powder /  National Geographic Adventure / Rock & Ice / The Ski Journal / Frequency / Snowboarder. His commercial clients have included Patagonia / Eddie Bauer / Gore-Tex / MSR / / Black Diamond / Cloudveil / Dynafit  / La Sportiva / Moment / Necky / Ocean Kayak / Outdoor Research / Old Town Canoe and Scarpa.

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Icicle Brewing Company, located in the mountain town of Leavenworth, Washington, strives to use local ingredients whenever possible. The water for their beer comes from Icicle Creek which flows into the Wenatchee River less than a mile from the brewery. The bulk of the malted barley comes from a maltster in the Okanagan Valley and their hops arrive from the Yakima Valley where brewery owner Oliver Brulotte was born and raised. They even get their yeast from a laboratory located in the Columbia River Gorge!

LEARNING CENTER ACCOMMODATIONS: Triple Accommodations is the tuition for sharing a room with two other people (this may require use of an upper bunk, accessible by an easy-to-climb ladder). Double Accommodations is the tuition for sharing a room with one other person. Single Accommodations is the tuition for a room for one person.

The Learning Center campus features classrooms, a dining hall, a library, outdoor learning shelters, trails, a canoe dock and an amphitheater. Our three guest lodges have shared gender-specific bathrooms with showers and each room contains two sets of twin bunk beds, desks, wardrobes and wireless internet connectivity. Facilities and local trails are all ADA accessible and a personal mobility vehicle is available. Delicious, healthy meals incorporating local and organic foods are provided in our dining hall. If you have special dietary requirements or food allergies, we will gladly attempt to accommodate them with advance notice. Sorry, but we cannot accommodate pets.

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