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Here are over 85 of our fantastic auction items for 2011

This page is updated with all our auction items as of Friday, October 21st.
We do expect to have even more by next Friday at the River Awards!

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One week stay at a luxurious beachfront condo in Ixtapa, Mexico

One week stay in a 4 bedroom, 5 bath, 3,200 square foot condo directly overlooking the beach of Ixtapa, Mexico.  This luxurious condo has 2 master bedroom suites with king size beds and walk in closets and two additional bedrooms with two twin beds each, all with their own balcony facing the sunset and the prevailing ocean breeze. A fifth 'maid's room' is off the kitchen, giving a total sleeping capacity of nine in beds and 11 including the sun room.  Two pools, jacuzzi, exercise room and spa, and several tennis courts on site.  There is a business center and WiFi throughout.  Bay View Grand offers poolside food and beverage service, and maintains the grounds just for its guests with 24 hour security guards.  Many restaurants are across the street.  Several golf courses are nearby. The old fishing village of Zihuatanejo is a $5 taxi ride away, where some of the best deep sea fishing in all of Mexico can be found, along with more beautiful quiet beaches and native arts and crafts. Ixtapa/Zihuatanejo is considered to be the cleanest and safest resort in all of Mexico.

Current availability: Nov 1 – Dec 15 (including Thanksgiving), Mar 3-17, Mar 24-31, any time after April 8 (Easter) until Dec 1, 2012. Minimum bid $1,000. View a full photo album, detailed description, and past guest comments here.

Value: $3,600          Donated by: Corley & Patty Phillips

 

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Raft with Two Whitewater Legends: 2 Day East Fork Carson River Trip with John Yost and Jim Slade for 10 people!

John Yost, founder of Sobek Expeditions, was involved in most of the great first descents of the '70s and '80s, including the Zambezi, the Indus, the Euphrates and the Yangtze.  He's paddled virtually every commercially rafted river in the world. Jim Slade ..."has probably logged more exploratory miles than any human alive..a legend in whitewater rafting," says Paddler Magazine.  This trip is an extraordinary opportunity to raft with two of the giants of whitewater boating.

The trip is a two day Class II float through the magnificent high desert country and low canyons of the east side of the Sierras.  It is suitable for beginners, families with young kids, etc. The season lasts from late May to mid-to-late June each year, as the river runs purely on snow melt (no dam reservoir to feed it through the long summer dryness), so the window is narrow but usually includes Memorial Day and the weekend after schools let out.

All boating gear and meals will be provided. You and upto 9 Guests need only bring their tent, sleeping stuff and clothing. Don't miss this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity!

Value: Priceless          Donated by: John Yost

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A long weekend (4 days/3 nights) at a cabin at Serene Lakes on Donner Summit for up to 10

Relax for a long weekend (or mid week) in the Sierras.  Our 3 bedroom + loft + bonus room, 2 bath Serene Lakes cabin is on a very quiet street near the north end of the lakes.  It sleeps up to 10 (one in the loft and 2 in the bonus room) and has a two car garage (end to end one large + one medium car).  Serene Lakes is at 7000’ elevation in Soda Springs off the old Donner Pass road, near the Royal Gorge Ski Area.

The cabin has two decks and is fully equipped (we live there full time in the winter) including BBQ. 

There’s never a shortage of things to do: In late spring, summer and fall there is hiking (much right out the door, or a 10 minute drive to PCT and other trail heads), mountain biking (Hole in the Ground, plus many other trails), swimming, paddling, rock climbing at Donner Summit, sailing, etc.  Eat in, or if Ice Lakes Lodge is open walk a mile to the lodge.  Other dining options are in Truckee, a 15 minute drive. Available mid-June through Thanksgiving 2012.

Value: $1,200          Donated by: Graeme Plant

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adventure item button.jpgA full day of personal kayak instruction from two first-descent, whitewater legends

This is a once in a lifetime opportunity! Experience a day of kayaking and personal instruction from whitewater greats Richard Montgomery and Chuck Stanley.

Value: Priceless          Donated by: Richard Montgomery and Chuck Stanley

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Dinner for 8 on
Sausalito houseboat with FOR Boardmember Harriet Moss

Dine with Friends of the River Boardmember (and Chairperson of this event) Harriet Moss on her beautiful Sausalito houseboat overlooking Richardson Bay.  Harriet will cook a gourmet dinner, served with a selection of California wines, for you and 7 of your friends.  As many California River Awards attendees can attest, this is an experience not to be missed! Winner needs to contact Harriet in advance to set a date and to discuss menu options. Her houseboat is handicapped accessible. Certificate is good for 1 year (until November 1, 2012)

Value: Priceless          Donated by: Harriet Moss

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Handmade TRT and FOR T-Shirt Quilt

Kris Cadagan, wife of former FOR board member (late 70's/early 80's), Jerry Cadagan pulled together a collection of old and new TRT and FOR T-shirts and used her quilting skills to put together this beautiful, one-of-a-kind quilt measuring 7+ feet by slightly under 6 feet; about  the size of a queen size bed.  Use it as a wall hanging or as a way to keep warm at night during the winter months.  Some of the shirts will bring back many happy memories for both old timers and recent river converts.

Value: Priceless          Donated by: Kris and Jerry Cadagan

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A Luxurious 4-day Trip for Two on the Lower Salmon River with OARS

Text: Soak up the sun. Watch the little ones. Ramble with the river. The Lower Salmon River in Idaho meanders warm, wide and mellow, making it a great rafting getaway for young families or beginning rafters.  Join OARS’s experienced guides for a four-day, Class III paddle along the stunning Lower Salmon.  All of your food will be provided, including fresh and healthy meals during the day and sumptuous catered camping by night.   OARS supplies all necessary expedition gear, from tents to dry bags, and you’ll find that their top-of-the-line boats and equipment  are rigorously maintained.

Since 1969, family-owned OARS has guided over 450,000 guests down the most scenic waterways in the world and has set the standard for top-notch guides, expertise, and superior customer service.

Value: $1,814         Donated by: OARS

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A Week of Kayak School at Otter Bar Lodge

There is no better place in the country to learn how to kayak than at the Otter Bar Lodge Kayak School.  Otter Bar is consistently ranked as one of the best kayak schools around.

The lodge is located in a remote corner of Siskiyou County complete with private beaches, crystal clear swimming holes, instructional ponds, deluxe accommodations and one of the few un-dammed rivers in the country.  The scenic beauty is matched by the quality of instruction.

This certificate is for a one week class in August 2012 (although you can contact them for an open space in June or July).  Lots of personal attention will ensure you get what you are looking for from your kayaking vacation.

Value: $1,990          Donated by: Otter Bar Lodge

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Red Wine, White Water Trip for 6 with Adventure Connection

Get ready for two great days on the river with 5 of your friends!  Join Adventure Connection the evening before your trip at their South Fork camp. The first morning enjoy breakfast at 8 a.m., then gather and depart for the El Dorado County Wine region, visit 3-5 wineries, stop and enjoy a gourmet picnic lunch, after lunch visit another 3-4 wineries and head back to camp for a delicious Atlantic Salmon and Tri-Tip Barbeque dinner. Return to camp with time to enjoy the peace of the river over dinner (including soda, wine & beer), a slide show and campfire. The next day, after a delicious breakfast, shuttle to the top of the river for exciting rapids which include Meatgrinder, Triple Threat and the infamous Troublemaker. Your trip concludes with a big barbecue lunch back at camp. You’ll head home with fond farewells about 3 p.m., relaxed and full of memories from a great river trip experience! 

Value: $2,100          Donated by: Adventure Connection

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Two Day Rafting Trip for 6 People on the Upper Kings River

Kings River Expeditions (KRE) is the premier whitewater rafting company on the Kings River. They offer both one-and two-day trips packed with fun, action and great service. Their experienced guides will take you and your friends, family and co-workers on the white water adventure of a lifetime. Originating high in the Southern Sierra, the mighty Kings River is a beautiful Class 3 river, perfect for both beginning and intermediate rafters. Twin Pines Camp is homebase for KRE and lies just above Pine Flat Reservoir, only an hour and a half east of Fresno. Kings River Expeditions was the first to offer whitewater rafting trips on the Kings River back in 1972. Justin E. (JEB) Butchert started guiding the river in 1978, and still kayaks along with most trips, shooting photos and videos and enjoying the river, our guests and guides. Julie Butchert started guiding on the Kings River in 1991, and runs the KRE office. She also guides weekend trips. KRE has grown quite a bit since its early days, but chose not to expand beyond the Kings River, offering guests an experienced staff and the most unique whitewater adventure on the river.

This two day trip on the Upper Kings River is a full service trip that includes beer, wine, ice cream sundaes, T-shirts and freshly prepared, home-style meals made by your river guides!

Value: $1,614          Donated by: Kings River Expeditions

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A Full-Day Trip for 6 on the Merced River with Zephyr Whitewater Expeditions

The Merced river tumbles and twists out of Yosemite Valley offering abundant whitewater confined by a narrow corridor, this river is a must for the whitewater enthusiast. This raft trip for 6 adults runs through class 3-4 rapids for maximum fun.  Indeed, the Merced river offers one of the best whitewater rafting paddle-boat trips in California.

Value: $900          Donated by: Zephyr Whitewater Expeditions
 

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Tuolumne
River Class IV midweek, Two day trip for 2 with All Outdoors

Technical Class IV boulder slaloms will make your heart pound. Steep, technical rapids characterize the Tuolumne. Beginning with the Class IV boulder slalom of Rock Garden Rapid, you'll find that the whitewater on your first day hardly lets up. You'll speed through complex, demanding rapids until stopping for lunch. Back on the water, you'll careen thorough more Class IV whitewater before reaching camp for the evening. While your guides prepare dinner, you can relax in the shade, fish, go for a hike, or take a nap—whatever suits your mood. After an enjoyable meal, you'll spend the night nestled in the beauty of the Tuolumne Canyon. The next morning, you'll awaken to freshly brewed coffee and a hearty meal. Another day of whitewater brings more challenges and thrills. You'll experience the intensity of Class IV+ Clavey Falls before floating through a quieter Class II-III section of the river. But it's not long before the Class IV action returns with rapids like Grey's Grindstone, Cabin, and Hell's Kitchen.

Value: $880          Donated by: All Outdoors

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Enjoy a private tour of Medlock’s Bell Mountain Ranch. Explore the gardens, vineyard and winery followed by a pizza lunch from the wood fired oven. The beautiful estate is 100% solar powered and designed and managed in a way that has the least impact on the surroundings. Only 45 acres of the 400 acre estate are vineyards; the rest of the ranch is preserved for wildlife. After the tour, you will prepare pizzas from the wood fired oven, with most of the ingredients grown right there on the Estate. They look forward to showing you the Estate!

Value: $800          Donated by: Medlock Ames Winery

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Two Night Stay at a Beautiful Alpine Meadows Cabin

Enjoy two nights in a lovely Alpine Meadows cabin that comfortably accommodates six guests.  This beautiful, architecturally designed log cabin home is situated on the sunny side of Alpine Meadows, with cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, hiking, biking trails to Squaw Valley just down the road. Located on a small cul-de-sac, it is very private with beautiful views of Alpine Meadows and the surrounding mountains. Those who stay here call it one of the most relaxing places they have ever been... and one of the most fun. Restrictions:  no holidays or in-season weekends. "Season" is Dec 15 - May 15 but Owner is willing to discuss last-minute bookings during this period.

Value: $750          Donated by: Kristi Denton Cohen

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Heritage Kayaks FeatherLite 12

Enjoy an early morning paddle, and toss a line in the water from the roomy cockpit of your 12-foot-long Heritage Featherlite 12 Kayak. Despite being large enough to have a spacious interior and ample stern storage, this durable, lightweight boat is easy to move and manuever. Experienced anglers will enjoy the speed and handling of this boat's traditionally shaped hull, while beginners will appreciate a stable platform from which to learn the basics of paddling.

Value: $700          Donated by: California Canoe and Kayak

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Take a guided hike with FOR’s Steve Evans

This is a rare opportunity to hike with FOR’s Steve Evans. Steve has served as FOR’s Conservation Director since 1990, and has more than 35 years of conservation policy experience in public lands and resource issues. He successfully encouraged federal agencies to identify more than 3,000 miles potential Wild & Scenic Rivers and has played a key role in the legislative expansion of the federal and state Wild & Scenic Rivers Systems in California. Steve co-founded and has served on the steering committees of many of the coalitions administered by Friends of the River, including the California Wild Heritage Campaign, the Sierra Nevada Forest Protection Campaign, and the California Hydropower Reform Coalition. He is an avid hiker, and experiencing the trail with his insight and experience would be unforgettable. You can choose a guided hike in the Bay Area or in Sacramento.

Value: Priceless          Donated by: Steve Evans

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Two night stay at a Santa Cruz
Beach House

Stay for a fun weekend at a lovely, 3 bedroom beach house just 1 block from the Santa Cruz Harbor Beach. Watch the stars from the hot tub on the roof top deck, or walk to one of the many restaurants nearby. Sleeps 6 comfortably, but can accommodate up to 10. Includes wireless internet and 2 parking passes available for stays between April and September.

Value: $700          Donated by: Margie King

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Two Night Stay (for 2) and a Dinner for Two at the Historic Sierra Nevada House

“Exploration by Day…Restoration by Night”. Nestled along the quiet banks of the American River in the beautiful foothills of the California Gold Country lies the newly renovated 19th century Lodge, Inn, Restaurant, and Bar. Their highly trained staff is committed to providing the visiting traveler a unique and relaxing experience in one of the most beautiful natural settings in all of California. Whether you rise with the sun and blast outside for a long day in the outdoors or sleep in and prefer a more refined and relaxing agenda, the Sierra Nevada House offers a uniquely flexible appeal for the adventurous and sophisticated traveler alike. Choose your adventure: head out (alone or with an expert guide) to explore the surrounding wilderness and countryside via hiking trail, mountain bike trail, or class II and III whitewater. Cover more ground in the car and visit an array of high quality local wineries, investigate nearby historical sites, and enjoy the wildflower trimmed bends and changing landscapes of the beautiful country roads leading to and from the lodge. Whatever you choose, at the end of the day you can return to the relaxed elegance and country charm of the Lodge and relax into the evening with a cocktail and a delicious meal in one of their indoor or outdoor dining rooms.

Value: $400          Donated by: Howard Penn

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craa wine buttonWinery tour with cheese pairings and two incredible bottles of wine

This wine lover’s package includes 1 bottle of Todd Taylor 2008 Tempranillo “Holland Landing”, 1 bottle of Todd Taylor 2008 Zinfandel “Clockspring Vineyards” AND a private tour for 12 including wine tasting, cheese pairings, and winery tour with the wine maker, Todd Taylor. Todd Taylor wines are single vineyard designated wines. Grapes are selected from vineyards that produce premium fruit for their specific varietal. Wines are handmade using traditional methods and aged to perfection in oak cooperage that highlights the flavors of the specific grapes.

Value: $375          Donated by:  Todd Taylor Wines

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craa wine buttonLot of 4 award winning Cabs from V. Sattui Winery in St. Helena CA

Enjoy 4 incredible, award winning bottles of cabernet from V. Sattui Winery---the most decorated winery in CA! They were voted The Best Winery in CA in 2004, 2006 & 2007 by CA State Fair, Best winery in the West 2005 & 2009 by Critics Challenge, Best Winery 2011 by San Francisco Bay Guardian AND Winery of the Year 2011 in 18th Annual Monterey Wine Competition. This lot of wine includes a 2003 Preston Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon (2 double gold medals), 2005 Preston Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon (6 gold medals), 1999 Morisoli Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon (4 gold medals) and 2007 Vittorio's Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon (4 gold medals plus 94 points).

Value: $365       Donated by: Sue Ghilotti

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Set of 2 Cat’s Meow Sleeping Bags from North Face

Climashield™ Prism synthetic insulation and soft silken lining combine to make the Cat's Meow a classic bag for three-season mountaineering treks down to 20ºF. With creature-comfort features such as a glow-in-the-dark zip pull, a chest-level watch pocket, and a reinforced Velcro® flap at the head-level zip, this bag continues to be admired among campers and backpackers alike. These bags feature buttery soft fabrics, Climashield® Prism shingled construction with Climashield® Apex layered against the body and light compression stuffsack. The inspired fit and function offer internal draft tube pockets to keep essentials warm and within reach. Tested to EN 13537. Each set is valued at $340 and we have 2 sets of two!

Value: $340          Donated by: Ann Krcik

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craa wine button3 Liter bottle of 2008 Chateau St. Jean Chardonnay Robert Young Vineyard Alexander Valley

Fresh aromas of yellow stone fruit, lemon zest and hints of honeysuckle and vanilla introduce the nose of this single vineyard Chardonnay. A medium-bodied entry fills the mouth with notes of melon, clove and wet stone minerality and ends with a lasting lemon oil finish. The wine has a creamy texture with bright acidity, making this an excellent food wine.

Value: $350          Donated by: Roger Akers and Carole Waterman

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Eagle Creek Wheeled Luggage Switchback Max 25

Ideal for longer, multi-activity trips when both a backpack straps and wheels are essential, you can carry the Switchback on your back or roll it down the street--whatever works. This two-bag, modular travel pack system is equipped with a zip-off daypack ideal for around town adventures, sightseeing, and day hikes. The Switchback's 55-liter capacity main bag is large enough for longer trips and well suited to any mode of transport from train jumping and air travel to road trips. Backed by a lifetime warranty for a lifetime of travel adventures. 

Value: $330          Donated by: Eagle Creek

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craa wine buttonLot of 6 Bottles of 2003 Fattoria La Valentina Montepulciano D'abruzzo Bellovedere

Dalla Terra (of the earth in Italian) is a direct importer of Italian wines. This wine has “vibrant dense red in color with wild berries and ripe red fruit on the nose and a lingering hint of spice. The palate is stylish, velvety, almost creamy, compact with tannic structure that blends nicely with the alcoholic component. Firm-bodied with excellent balance of alcohol, freshness and tannins. Alluring hints of red berry fruit, spice and rhubarb, leading into a very long sweet finish."

Value: $300          Donated by: Dalla Terra Wines

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$300 Voucher towards any sailing trip with Captain Kirk’s SF Sailing

Experience San Francisco Bay from the helm of the Santa Cruz 50’ “Bay Wolf” or the 36’ “Flying Tiger”. Sail from Sausalito, out under the Golden Gate Bridge, and sail past the entire San Francisco waterfront. Get a close-up view of Alcatraz Island and Angel Island as you sail back to Sausalito. Trip includes Captain and crew. As much fun as you can possibly have! Trip prices range from $390 and higher. Price depends on size of boat, weekend or weekday and number of passengers.

 Value: $300          Donated by: Captain Kirk's Sailing

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Guided
Fly fishing trip for 2 from The Fly Shop

Enjoy a day of fly fishing with an experienced, personable and talented guide from The Fly Shop. After 30 years of fishing and guiding the waters of Northern California, the Fly Shop has the most personable and talented team of guides that they’ve ever had! Their ability to work together and share information makes them a powerful and productive team, with intimate knowledge of all of the North State's watersheds. You’ll spend 8-10 hours on this guided trip and be fed lunch as well. More importantly, our guide staff is comprised of patient instructors who can help make a fantastic day on the water for anglers of all skill levels and experience. Sure to be a memorable day on the water!

Value: $360          Donated by: The Fly Shop

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Professional Family Photo Session

This package is good for one photo session and one 8x10 image (additional photos can be purchased separately through online gallery). Can be used for any type of session; Newborn, Family, Child, Engagement, or Couple. The session can be up to 1.5 hours long, with multiple locations, and can be scheduled for any day of the week. The photographer will travel up to 30 miles from the Tri-Valley area. Any additional travel will incur a $25 per 30 mile increment fee. This session is good for up to 6 people. If it is to be used for Newborn photos, props are provided for use during session (client’s props are welcome as well). Within 2 weeks of your session, images will be in an online gallery where you can view, order, and share with family and friends. At that time, you can choose your complimentary 8x10 image and it will be shipped to you. This package also includes a $50 framing certificate for The Framers Workshop in Berkley!

Value: $350          Donated by: Jennifer Creeden Photography

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Cherry Creek Class V One day trip for 2 with All Outdoors

Cherry Creek is the most advanced whitewater in California; Class V. Some say Cherry Creek isn’t the most difficult run in California--it’s the most difficult in the entire United States! The river’s 15 Class V whitewater rapids are generated by the canyon’s steep gradient—the river drops more than 100 vertical feet per mile. Narrow and steep, the river is often choked with huge boulders. When you reach the bottom of a Cherry Creek rapid you’ll look back upstream exhilarated, and wish you could hike back up and do it again. Every All-Outdoors trip includes delicious riverside meals. On Cherry Creek, they offer a gourmet “build-your-own” sandwich bar including all the fixings needed to make the perfect deli sandwich. Hors d’oeuvres of chips and salsa and juicy summer fruits complete your lunch. Breakfast and snacks are also provided.

Value: $640          Donated by: All Outdoors

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Lot of 3 amazing Cabs from V. Sattui Winery in St. Helena CA

Enjoy 3 incredible, award winning bottles of cabernet from V. Sattui Winery---the most decorated winery in CA! They were voted The Best Winery in CA in 2004, 2006 & 2007 by CA State Fair, Best winery in the West 2005 & 2009 by Critics Challenge, Best Winery 2011 by San Francisco Bay Guardian AND Winery of the Year 2011 in 18th Annual Monterey Wine Competition. This lot of wine includes a 1999 Preston Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon (1 gold medal), 2002 Morisoli Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon (8 gold medals), and a 2005 Vittorio's Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon (5 gold medals plus best in show!).

Value: $310        Donated by: Sue Ghilotti

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Two Night Stay at the Historic Glen Moray Country House

You are invited to enjoy warm, Scottish hospitality in the historic Henry S. Morey House, built in 1859 (third oldest house in Placerville today). It is a gracious, rambling one-story estate surrounded by 1.6 acres of wooded glen. Comfortably furnished and decorated with Scottish antiques, the Glen Morey House provides a quiet, relaxing retreat for all guests. All rooms have an adjoining private bath, Cable TV, and individually controlled heating and air conditioning units. All rooms include either a Queen or King sized bed with feather duvets, and do not share a wall with another room. Privacy and relaxation await you in this historic Placerville estate!

 Value: $300          Donated by: Glen Morey Country House

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Dinner for 8 at Pauline’s Pizza


Pauline’s Pizza, named one of “SF’s 100 Best Restaurants” by the SF Chronicle, is a locavore’s dream – they grow their own vegetables and herbs used in the restaurant as well as make their own wine.  Dinner for 8 includes 2 XLarge or 3 Large pizzas; salad for 8; and 2 or 3 750ml bottles of Pauline's Pizza Red House Wine (currently a Rhone blend, "Randy's Cuvee").  An 18% gratuity and dessert are not included, although tax is.

Value: $275          Donated by: Pauline's Pizza

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craa wine buttonAn award winning, 2004 Preston Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon

Enjoy an award winning bottle of cabernet from V. Sattui Winery---the most decorated winery in CA! They were voted The Best Winery in CA in 2004, 2006 & 2007 by CA State Fair, Best winery in the West 2005 & 2009 by Critics Challenge, Best Winery 2011 by San Francisco Bay Guardian AND Winery of the Year 2011 in 18th Annual Monterey Wine Competition. This bottle of wine has won an incredible 10 gold medals! It was also voted Best Cab in Napa Valley AND Best Cab in California at the California State Fair.

Value: $250        Donated by: Sue Ghilotti

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REI Outdoor School Class and Daypack

Ready to launch into a new outdoor activity or advance in one you already enjoy? REI Outdoor School can get you on your way. They offer beginning to advanced-level classes and outings in kayaking, rock climbing, mountain biking, navigation, snowshoeing, road cycling, backpacking and more. You don’t need a lot of equipment to participate: they provide kayaks, bikes, snowshoes, GPS units and other gear. And most importantly, their professional instructors are committed to sharing their knowledge and ensuring a safe, enjoyable experience for every participant.

 Your choice of outdoor class also comes with an REI daypack!

 Value: $300          Donated by: REI

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craa wine buttonLot of 3 multiple award winning Cabs from V. Sattui Winery in St. Helena CA

Enjoy 3 incredible, award winning bottles of cabernet from V. Sattui Winery---the most decorated winery in CA! They were voted The Best Winery in CA in 2004, 2006 & 2007 by CA State Fair, Best winery in the West 2005 & 2009 by Critics Challenge, Best Winery 2011 by San Francisco Bay Guardian AND Winery of the Year 2011 in 18th Annual Monterey Wine Competition. This lot of wine includes a 2001 Preston Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon (7 gold medals), 2006 Preston Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon (2 gold medals) and 2006 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon (6 gold medals). 

Value: $220        Donated by: Sue Ghilotti

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A Freestanding Kelty Shadehouse

The versatile, freestanding Shadehouse from Kelty is tall enough to walk under so it's perfect for many different kinds of outdoor events. Whether you need shade from the sun or cover from the rain the Shadehouse is your choice. The durable polyester material and four strong DAC poles guarantee you'll have shade for many years to come. When you need a retreat from the elements relax under your Shadehouse. Length: 108 in / 274.30 cm; Width: 132 in / 335.28 cm; Height: 74 in / 187.96 cm

Value: $220          Donated by: Kelty

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One case of “Randy’s Cuvee” Rhone Blend Wine made with Certified Organic Grapes

Pauline’s Pizza's signature wines are grown, produced, and bottled at the owner's hillside ranch in Calavaras County, using only certified organic, estate-grown grapes. Randy’s Rhone Varietal is a perfect blend of Mourvedre, Grenache, 3 clones of Syrah, Viogneir and Tannat.

Value: $276          Donated by: Sidney Weinstein and Randy Nathan

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craa wine buttonMixed Half Case of Medlock Ames Wines

Mixed half case of Medlock Ames wine. Medlock Ames wines are all organically grown on their sprawling Estate, along with 700 olive trees. All grapes and olives are certified organically grown and the estate is 100% solar powered. Only 45 acres are farmed of the 400 acre Bell Mountain Ranch in Sonoma County. This box includes: 2 Red, 1 Cabernet Sauvignon, 1 Merlot, 1 Chardonnay and 1 Sauvignon Blanc.

Value: $188          Donated by: Medlock Ames Winery

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Mastercraft Big Red 120V Blower

If you have multiple rafts or travel with your raft on a trailer, this commercial-quality pump will come in handy. A strong, 120-volt motor inflates a raft in only a couple of minutes, or turn the pump around to deflate. Outfitters know how durable this blower is, one rarely sees any other brand in use as a commercial put-in.

 Value: $200          Donated by: Pacific River Supply

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adventure item button.jpgOne Night Stay at the beautiful Eden Vale Inn: A luxury Bed & Breakfast in El Dorado County

Indulge in a luxury haven getaway at Eden Vale Inn in California’s Gold Country near Placerville. Nestled in a timeless rustic landscape, discover an out of the way yet casually elegant retreat unlike any other bed and breakfast inn. Eden Vale Inn offers its guests stylish tranquility in close proximity to an abundance of sights and activities. Experience luxury that emphasizes thoroughly sophisticated service and comfort in a truly intimate setting. In this superb Sierra Foothills setting, just minutes from Placerville and local wineries, the rich natural colors of the accommodations are reflective of the lush gardens and surrounding natural beauty. This luxurious inn offers five exclusive private rooms, each with a unique style designed to soothe the senses and invigorate the spirit. Wander the extensive grounds and experience the intimacy of the beautifully landscaped gardens. Join in the evening ritual of feeding the rainbow trout in the spring-fed pond. Feed your romantic spirit by soaking in your own private two person outdoor tub or sip wonderful local wine in front of your own fireplace. Eden Vale Inn personifies the new El Dorado – a place whose richness and abundance is now in spirit rather than gold. All rooms feature private garden patio entrances with outdoor seating, luxurious and elegant private bathrooms, romantic gas fireplaces, private interior and exterior access doors, computerized Lutron lighting systems, luxury Grohe fixtures, Gilchrist and Soames’ Verde Collection bath amenities, total soundproofing and individually controlled super-quiet air conditioning. Every room is carefully designed and built for the specific needs of B&B traveler.

Value: $200          Donated by: Mark and Gayle, Owners of The Eden Vale Inn

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Stash 1 Tent

The ultimate solo tent. Feel at home in this well-ventilated, spacious single-person tent. The double pole structure offers ample space to read, and roomy vestibule is great for storing your gear away from the elements. This one-person tent features PVC-free seam tape, a superseal floor, continuous pole sleeves, reflective door trim and/or guy outs, a long floor length, ultralight D-door, vents, grommet pole attachment and locking pole tips.

Value: $189          Donated by: Sierra Designs

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Pick your Perfect Outfit from 15Love Apparel

15Love makes great women’s sportswear! This package includes your choice of top, bottom and extra set of their revolutionary switchable straps. All of their sport-friendly tops come with their 15love exclusive Switch-Fit Straps which let you be original every day. First pick your pattern, then choose your style: x-back, standard, halter, or invent your own! Each top comes with one set, but you get to add even more versatility with an extra set—22 to choose from! For tops you can choose from their sports bra, yoga tank or sport tank, and for bottom you can choose either shorty shorts, capri pants, flare leg pants, or slim leggings in a variety of colors. All of 15Love’s items are MADE IN USA!

Value: $150          Donated by: 15Love Apparel

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A SIGG Thermos and Three Wide Mouth Bottles

Recycling your PET plastic water bottles is good…but using a reusable water bottle is much better for the environment. Fashionably modern in design with rounded accents, the Sigg thermal bottle will keep .75 liters of coffee or tea hot hours after it's poured. It features a double-walled construction with vacuum insulation, and an easy-to-clean, screw top for simple pouring. This sleek thermal bottle also comes with an integrated, double-walled drinking cup. It keeps drinks hot for up to 6 hours and cold for up to 10 hours. In addition to water and hot beverages, you can also use this bottle to store carbonated beverages and acidic fruit juices. Sigg bottles are virtually unbreakable and are constructed with no seams, ensuring a long-lasting, leak-proof performance. They also feature Sigg's proprietary baked-on inner liner, which is made from a non-toxic, water-based epoxy resin that exceeds FDA requirements for leaching (0.0 percent) and is independently tested to be taste-and-scent-neutral. Every Sigg bottle is 100 percent recyclable at the end of its life, and is backed by a lifetime warranty.

Value: $130          Donated by: SIGG

 

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Camelbak Alpine Explorer hydration pack

Outdoor enthusiasts looking for technical features, a good fit, and plenty of hydration turn to the Alpine Explorer.  CamelBak’s largest daypack, the Alpine Explorer™ offers the tech features, cargo organization, and ventilation hikers need for a one-day peak ascent, plus 3+ hours of hydration.  Designed to carry:  Extra layers, food, head lamp, trail maps, trekking poles, ice axe.

Capacity: 1952 cu. in. (32L)

Value: $100         Donated by: Camelbak

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Sherpani’s Meta 4 Yoga Bag

Active and organized, the Meta 4 Yoga Bag is spacious and functional for any occasion. Earth-friendly fabric is mostly-recycled, with floral interior for added style. This bag features plenty of storage space, including 2 exterior zip pockets, one interior zip pocket, and a 13 x 8 x 6” mesh travel cube. 
Dimensions: 19w x 11h x 11d

Value: $80          Donated by: Sherpani

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The
Ultra Outdoorsman Accessory Package

This package includes two Ultra Compact Microfiber Towels, Outgo Waterless Wash, Outgo Smart Suds, and a Z-Mask Sleep Shield. Take the Outgo Microfiber Towel wherever you go, and you’ll never have a too-wet towel again. This high-performance microfiber towel absorbs five times its weight in water and dries way faster than standard issue towels. It’s lightweight and folds down to fit in small spaces. Outgo™ Waterless Wash is designed to be used whenever you are out-of-doors, even if there is no water source available. It can be used as a shampoo or body wash and leaves your hair or skin clean, oil free and soft. Smart Suds is the first biodegradable soap to be certified by the EPA as “designed for the environment”—it biodegrades rapidly through soil microbe action. Effectively cleans hands, face, body, clothing, and dishes. Gentle formula – does not contain perfumes, dyes or harsh cleaning agents. The Z-Mask Sleep Shield allows you to sleep soundly, in all types of conditions. It blocks light without pressing on your eyelids—so it’s more comfortable. And it’s so lightweight, you’ll hardly know it’s there. Wake up ready with Z-Mask Sleep Shield.

 Value is $100          Donated by: McNett

 

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Super Paco Pad

The Super Paco Pad is camping comfort incarnate. Paco Pads are industrial strength, self inflating sleeping pads that are the standard for comfort and durability on the river. Paco Pads provide river runners and campers with a great nights rest and can also be used during the day as seat pads and cooler covers in gear boats.

Value: $215          Donated by: Jack's Plastic Welding

 

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A matted "Tuolumne River & Meadows" scenic photograph #2 of 250 by Jennifer Wu

The Tuolumne River reflecting the mountains on a calm morning in Tuolumne Meadows, Yosemite National Park, California.. "I photographed this same scene the week before when watching the weather for a storm but did not get the weather I was hoping for. This time, I woke up in the morning to see frost and the first dusting of snow for the season."  Jennifer Wu. 

True to her objective, Jennifer Wu's photographs "evoke a mood or a chord of recognition or even a sense of longing with the viewer.  Some may sense tranquility and peacefulness or perhaps powerful and vivid qualities which lead the viewer to make discoveries, drawing them to explore the next image. These dramatic landscapes are at the edge of the light of night and day as I search for exquisite and unique places."

Named by Canon USA to the elite group of photographers, The Explorers of Light, Jennifer is especially proud that Canon publishes her spectacular sky photographs in their professional camera brochures.

Value: $425          Donated by: Jennifer Wu

 

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craa wine buttonSigned magnum of Story Winery's 2007 Picnic Hill Zinfandel

Picnic Hill Vineyard is Story Winery’s oldest and most prized zinfandel vineyard. These vines were planted over 100 years ago and produce a classic Amador County Zinfandel. This magnum bottle is signed by the winemaker.

Value: $69          Donated by: Story Winery

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Handmade FOR Pillows

Kris Cadagan converted a classic Friends of the River T-shirt into a useable pillow that you just might want to stuff in your dry bag for your next big river trip! There are two of these handmade, one-of-a-kind throw pillows that are sure to bring back fond memories of some great old FOR events. Beautifully made and comfy, too! Each pillow will be auctioned as its own item.

Value: $50          Donated by: Kris and Jerry Cadagan

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Slumberjack’s Camp Tent 6

Sleep comfortably with the Slumberjack Camp Tent 6. The spacious Camp Tent 6 has plenty of standing room and the large side vents are utilized even with the fly engaged. This tent sleeps 6 and features internal storage pockets to keep essentials handy, waterproof, taped seams, noiseless zipper pulls, guyout points, ridge pole geometry for maximum interior space, quick and easy side-release buckle tent-fly connection and room divider panels. A good night sleep lets you have more fun in the morning! Packed weight is 26 lbs 8 0z.

Value: $250          Donated by: Slumberjack

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A Night at the Mill Valley Inn

This intimate hotel in Mill Valley California is tucked away in a redwood grove at the foot of majestic Mt. Tamalpais, just steps away from the bustling town plaza, where galleries, fine restaurants, boutiques and theaters abound.   The Mill Valley Inn combines the sophistication of a small European hotel with the cozy charm of historic Mill Valley.  One night in a balcony queen room includes continental breakfast and a complementary wine and cheese hour.

Value: $249          Donated by: The Mill Valley Inn

 

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Timbuk2 Ram Laptop-Friendly Messenger Bag

Be the first to own the Ram!  New for 2012, this bag features Timbuk2’s trademark tri-panel styling and bomb-proof materials and construction.  Includes a padded laptop sleeve to cradle your computer, and a variety of carrying options, including shoulder strap and easy conversion to backpack.

Value: $140 (est)          Donated by: Timbuk2

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Columbia Women’s Kaleidoscope Jacket

Updated with durable new ripstop fabric, this performance-packed jacket cancels out the cold with a decidedly feminine flourish. It’s Omni-Shield® advanced water repellent and packs extraordinary heat retention thanks to Omni-Heat® thermal insulation and thermal reflective technology. Soft, lustrous ripstop nylon and pretty pleating on the chest elevate the luxe factor, while lush high pile on the interior collar enhances coziness. Both supple and lightweight, the Kaleidoscope makes a great layering piece, and 3-point Interchange ability allows you to attach it to a corresponding Columbia shell for even more protection. Comfort cuffs ward off arctic gusts, while interior security and media pockets stash all your essentials securely. 

Value: $120          Donated by: Columbia

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Native Eyewear
Hardtop XP polarized sunglasses

Perfect for outdoors enthusiasts of all stripes, Native's Hardtop XP sunglasses offer a unique interchangeable lens system that lets you switch lenses without having to put your fingers all over the lens. Optical-quality, impact-resistant polarized lenses block 100 percent of harmful UV light and eliminate glare for sharp, clear vision with increased contrast and depth perception. Comes with two sets of lenses—one set copper polarized for bright conditions, and one set Sportflex for low-light conditions. These glasses have self-adjusting, non-slip Cushinol nosepads and ear stems and venting system in frame eliminates fogging. They also feature an anti-Ocular Intrusion System: Designed to prevent your lenses from dangerously shooting toward your eyes in the event of a high velocity impact. Total weight .7 oz.

Value: $150          Donated by: Native Eyewear

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Columbia Men’s Thermodynamic Softshell jacket

One of the most versatile pieces Columbia makes, this supple stretch softshell has insane heat retention levels, allowing you to wear it in a surprising range of conditions and situations. The liner features Omni-Heat® thermal reflective, which boosts heat retention by an average of 20 percent to keep you comfortable in much more severe weather than you ever thought a softshell could handle.

Value: $140          Donated by: Columbia

 

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A Cedar Bath at Osmosis Sanctuary Spa for 1
 

Your journey begins when you change into a Japanese robe provided by Osmosis and enter the tea garden, where your personal bath attendant serves you an organic herbal tea blended to complement the Enzyme Bath treatment. Next, your attendant shows you to the private bath area, where cozy wooden tubs are filled with a fragrant blend of finely ground cedar, rice bran, and plant enzymes imported from Japan.  These ingredients heat naturally, by fermentation, creating biologically generated warmth that mimics the body's natural metabolic process.  During the bath, you will feel the unique quality of the heat working through your body, giving you a serene, relaxing experience.  After your bath, you may choose to purchase an additional spa treatment, or visit the Meditation Garden to complete your revitalization in profoundly peaceful space.

Value: $85          Donated by: Osmosis Sanctuary Spa

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Leland’s Fly Casting classes, which have been running for over twenty-five years, allow students to receive individualized attention in a controlled and beautiful setting. You'll learn solid casting fundamentals from the beginning, taking years off the learning curve. After one of their fly casting lessons, you'll be able to appreciate the engineering of your fly rod and have the rod perform better for you with less effort.  If preparing for a trip, this Saturday class will teach you to cast accurately and efficiently at various distances and in wind.  Better casting will pay dividends in fish caught and overall enjoyment on the water.

Value: $120          Donated by: Leland's

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Survival and First-Aid Kits

Includes three awesome kits from American Medical: Medical Kit .7— The Ultralight / Watertight .7 is designed for adventure racers, multi-sport enthusiasts, and anyone looking for an ultralight kit with enough supplies for two people up to four days. Inner DryFlex™ waterproof liners and seam-sealed outer silnylon bags provide multiple layers of protection from the elements. This is the kit for adventures where exposure to the elements will be an issue.  SOL Origin survival tool—includes survival essentials such as firestarting tools, cord, wire, knife,  rescue whistle, and LED light, all packed into a small, portable box.  SOL Survival Pak—1-person survival kit includes essentials for shelter, fire, signaling, fishing, and more to keep you alive in an emergency situation.

Value: $88          Donated by: Adventure Medical Kits

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Osprey Hornet 24 Pack

When super light hiking or a quick peak summit is the order of the day, call on the Hornet 24 to get you there. This panel loading, hydration compatible pack features Osprey’s highly ventilated and supportive BioStretchTM harness and hip belt as well as a spacer mesh back panel for a lightweight, comfortable carry.

Value: $119          Donated by: Osprey

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TIKKA XP 2 Core Headlamp

Designed for regular use, the TIKKA2 CORE headlamp offers great versatility with its CORE Lithium Ion Polymer battery and its three lighting modes (maximum, economic and strobe) which are accessed by a simple electronic push-button switch. OS by Petzl software personalizes the functioning of the headlamp according to the needs or the type of activity. This software is used to determine the type of lighting: when regulated, the light intensity remains constant during use; unregulated, it diminishes progressively to optimize battery life. It then becomes possible to adjust, in a very intuitive way and with only a few clicks, the battery life or the lighting level (maximum or economic mode) as needed. Exclusive mounting system allows the battery to be replaced by three LR03/AAA batteries. Compatible with AAA/LR03 batteries (alkaline, Lithium, Ni-MH and Ni-Cd). Compatible with all standard USB chargers (cell phone charger, multimedia device, cigar lighter, solar panel, portable energy source, computer, etc.). Degree of protection: IP X4 (water-resistant). Weight: 76 g including CORE rechargeable battery. Guarantee: 3 years (300 cycles for CORE battery).

Value: $80                       Donated by: Greg Houston of Petzl

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Prather Meat Company Gift Certificate

Prather Ranch Meat Company raises, distributes & sells the finest quality, humanely-raised, flavorful meat products with a commitment to providing exceptional customer experiences and consumer education about where their products come from and how they are raised. They operate with and promote business and farming practices that respect the people involved, the animals, the earth and the environment.

Value: $75          Donated by: Prather Ranch Meat Company

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2006 Vintage of Benessere Vineyard’s proprietary red blend “Phenomenon”

2006 marked the seventh release of this GOLD MEDAL winning "Super-Napan" estate blend called Phenomenon. The blending of Cabernet Sauvignon, Sangiovese, Merlot and Syrah is an unusual creation, although these varietals often are the basis for the finest blended Super-Tuscan wines in Italy. It possesses distinct aromas of black cherry, sweet oak and essences of black olive, leather and vanilla. On the palate, the flavors are pure, sweet and lingering. It is a most age-worthy wine and substantial enough to pair with most full flavored meats and sauces, for the elegant dinner or the outdoor patio, dining al fresco.

Value: $60          Donated by: Benessere Vineyard

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SteriPEN Classic Handheld Water Purifier

This water purifying systemis the workhorse of the SteriPEN family. It’s a product that you can consistently rely on for its ruggedness and performance. The Classic is also the SteriPEN that gives you the longest battery life. Using four AA lithium batteries, the Classic gives you the power to purify an incredible 200 half-liters of water with a single set of batteries, providing you with that extra confidence to know that you’ll have access to safe drinking water whenever you’re hiking or camping in the wild. SteriPEN Classic’s tapered end provides a snug fit with water bottles, and with the SteriPEN Fits All Filter, works even with wide-mouth water bottles.

Value: $60          Donated by: SteriPEN

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Katoa Waistpack

Take everything needed, and then some, with the Katoa. Easily find gear inside the wide mouth zippered compartment and use the outside bungee to stash extra layers for when the weather turns. The contoured belt shape fits nicely around waists of all sizes and belt pockets are perfect for small items like lip balm and sunscreen. Bottles Included with (2) 20 ounce/.6 litre. Weighs 15 ounce/425.25 grams and storage 160 in3/1.64L. Bottle lock bungee system keeps bottle in place, especially handy during transport and strap secure webbing control. Lightweight mesh material on holster made of 300D polyester baby ripstop and nylon mesh. Snug fitting, twin V canted bottle holsters prevent bottles from popping out, reflective piping and overflow bungee.

 Value: $52           Donated by: Ultimate Directions

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craa wine buttonMagnum of Boroli Quattro Fratelli Barbera d'Alba 2004

Dalla Terra (of the earth in Italian) is a direct importer of Italian wines. Named for the 4 Boroli brothers, a long-standing Piemontese family committed to high quality, small production wines, this intense, ruby red barbera offers aromas of ripe forest fruits and undertones of vanilla while on the palate it's close-textured and mouth-filling with aromas of ripe raspberries and blackberries. There is a nice balance of acidity, alcohol and tannins followed by a long-appealing finish. It is ideal for a long period of ageing; matured in cask for 6 months and refined in bottle for 6 months.  Note that this is a magnum – ideal for parties! We have six individual magnums up for bid.

Value: $50          Donated by: Dalla Terra Wines

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$50 gift certificate for the fabulous Café Mahjaic on the American River in Lotus

The cuisine is New American--a mixture of all ethnic backgrounds, and is sure to please all palates. All food, sauces and breads are made from scratch daily using naturally raised organic meats and grains. They serve only the freshest fish and seafood, and use organic produce whenever possible.

Valued: $50          Donated by: Cafe Mahjaic

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$50 Certificate towards CrossFit classes or products

Experience what the buzz of CrossFit is all about. CrossFit workouts are comprised of constantly varied functional movements (like pushing, pulling, squatting, lifting, running) executed at high intensity. The workouts themselves are completely scalable, which means that a new participant and a CrossFit veteran can complete the same workout with changes in load and intensity. CrossFit workouts will deliver phenomenal fitness in and of themselves or as a compliment to your sport-specific training regime. Workout classes take place in the Presidio, outside, in the shadow of the Golden Gate Bridge and surrounded by the beauty of Crissy Field and the San Francisco Bay.

Value: $50          Donated by: San Francisco CrossFit 

 

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Osprey Tallon 11 Pack

A great pack for everyday activity, the Talon 11 will fast become your regular companion. A laced bungee cord with fabric wings keeps extras secure while a mesh hip belt keeps the pack stable without encumbering your mobility.

Value: $89          Donated by: Osprey

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adventure item button.jpgA Day with Sandhill Cranes, guided by Paul Tebbel

Paul Tebbel knows a lot about Sandhill Cranes. A featured speaker at the 2009 Lodi Crane Festival and the 2010 Galt Winter Bird Festival, and a confirmed "craniac", Paul will guide a group (from 1-20 people) to view the winter congregation of Sandhill Cranes at the Cosumnes Preserve and the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta. The winners of this trip will receive a half day (2 pm-6 pm) guided tour including more information than one can imagine about cranes, swans and any other birds viewed. As an added bonus, there will be refreshments (good crane watching is always accompanied by professionally prepared hot chocolate or an appropriate warm weather drink - "rusty nails" are a particular favorite of the guide), homemade pastry and other treats.

Value: Priceless          Donated by: Paul Tebbel

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Two-Day Snowshoe rental OR One-Day kayak rental

With snowshoes, anyone can explore off the beaten path! Grab 'em and go -- if you can walk, you can snowshoe! Three of California's 20 Sno-Parks are within 30-45 minutes of SNAC, providing the perfect destination for a day on the snow with family and friends. SNAC is proud to offer MSR Denali Classic snowshoes for adults and kids. If you’re more interested in a summer rental, then go for a day with one of SNAC’s recreational sit-in or sit-on-top kayaks. SNAC also has an awesome rental rebate program—apply your first day’s rental toward your purchase of any kayak in stock. A great way to try before you buy!

Value: $40          Donated by: Sierra Nevada Adventure Co.

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San Francisco 49ers Head Coach Jim Harbaugh Laser Autographed Football

Only 500 of these Jim Harbaugh Limited Edition Commemorative Laser Autographed Footballs were created and they are not available to the public thru retail sales.

 Value: Priceless          Donated by: The San Francisco 49ers

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Organically-grown grapes from the vineyards at Pierce Family Farms created this superb Chardonnay.  Robert Goodman Winery’s diminutive production allows dedication of the utmost attention to each wines, resulting in the ultra-premium quality of each individual bottle.

Value: $68          Donated by: Robert Goodman Winery

 

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Lot of 3 bottles of Robert Goodman 2008 Humboldt Pinot Noircraa wine button

Bold fruit from low-yielding , mature vines is the cornerstone of this magnificent Pinot Noir. Bonded with premium French oak, the tannins are soft and supple, creating a Pinot Noir that is not only approachable, but downright attractive!  Grown in Alderpoint, Humboldt County.

Value: $68          Donated by: Robert Goodman Winery

 

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A young, tart cab with youthful acidity.  Well blended balance of oak and fruit with hints of raspberry, black cherry and clove.  The structured tannins mean the wine will continue to evolve as it ages for years to come.  Grapes organically grown in Orleans , CA.

Value: $68          Donated by: Robert Goodman Winery

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A medium-bodied and versatile red.  The Industrial Red was fashioned in the concept of Bordeaux and Meritage blends.  It is designed to be an adaptable table wine that pairs well with a variety of foods and will be a staple of any wine collection.  The backbone of the Industrial Red is 80% Merlot, rounded out with about 20% Cabernet sauvignon. The finished wine is warm and fruity, with plenty of strawberry and red cherry flavor, a hint of green bell pepper, and underscored with a kiss of graham cracker crumb.

Value: $45          Donated by: Robert Goodman Winery

 

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A night at Sorensen’s Resort for 2

Your resort for all seasons in the Sierra Nevada…  Rustic Sorensen’s Resort includes cross-country skiing, backpacking, hiking, fishing, bicycling, and just plain relaxing.  Close to skiing (14 miles to Kirkwood), mineral hot springs, horseback riding, river rafting, and the delights of Lake Tahoe, with the Carson River meandering through high-mountain meadows, Sorensen’s Resort is located in the most beautiful setting in California: Hope Valley.  Sorensen’s is located just east of the Hwy 88/89 junction, with cozy housekeeping cabins for your convenience. Good for mid-week, non-holiday, reservations.

Value: $265          Donated by: Sorensen's Resort
 

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EO Products Spa Basket Lavender Gift Set

Aromatic French Lavender calms the senses and promotes a sense of well-being. French Lavender Essential oil heals and nurtures skin. These products are pH Balanced and Biodegradable. Great for the whole family. Organic Calendula, Chamomile and White Tea botanicals harmonize and replenish skin. Coconut cleansing complex creates gently cleanses without drying skin. This gift basket includes the Lavender Bubble Bath (12 oz), Lavender Hand Soap (12 oz), Lavender Body Oil (7.5 oz), Lavender Body Lotion (8 oz), Lavender Shower Gel (16 oz), Lavender Bar Soap (4 oz) and Gift Basket.

Value: $65          Donated by: EO Products

 

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Mountain Hardwear Twin Arch 2 person tent

This tent is quick and easy to pitch with freestanding design and guaranteed watertight. This two person tent features generous headroom, large single door, and a dry entry vestibule to stow gear. Color coded poles and grommet tabs and reflective starter points make even late-night set up easy. Superlight option: pitch with fly and Pitch Light™ footprint to shave pounds. Guaranteed watertight construction with fully taped fly, taped perimeter seam, welded corners and welded guy clip anchors. Rain room tested with 1200" of rain in 24 hours. Bar tacks on grommet tabs are color coded to poles for easy set up. The 7001 PF pole system is strong, lightweight, durable, resistant to corrosion and dents, and easy to service by hand in the field. Cross hub pole structure increases usable space, creates a very stable pole structure and is easy to set up. Pitch Light™ configuration allows user to set up a superlight shelter using only the tent fly, poles and footprint (sold separately). This tent also features a SVX window for a brighter interior and visibility of exterior conditions as well as reflective guy-out loops, starter point and zipper pulls for easy set-up at night.

Value: $200          Donated by: Mountian Hardwear

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Complete Bike Tune-up by Summit Marin Bicycles

If you’re an avid road or mountain biker, you know the importance of a reliable bike.  The key to making your rides safer and more enjoyable is regular maintenance, including a full tune-up at least once a year.  Conveniently located in San Rafael (on your way to Tamarancho, Pine Mountain, and many Mount Tam trails), Summit Marin has experienced, top-notch mechanics who will check all of your bike’s systems: the tune-up includes adjustment of front and rear derailleurs, front and rear brakes, hubs, bottom bracket, and headset.  They will also true wheels, lube the chain, fill tires, check bolt tightness, and give your bike a light cleaning and a test ride.

Value: $70          Donated by: Summit Marin Bicycles

 

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A Romantic Night in Tiburon for 2

Enjoy a romantic, five-star dinner ($100 certificate good towrads wine and dinner) and lodging on the San Francisco Bay. Since 1956, the Caprice Restaurant has been serving fine wine and gourmet meals overlooking the beautiful Bay and the Golden Gate Bridge. On Friday nights, you can take in the sail boat races, and on Saturdays you can be serenaded by live jazz music. After your romantic and satisfying meal, you can settle into your lovely room at The Water’s Edge Hotel. Nestled on an historic dock in picturesque downtown Tiburon, the Water’s Edge is a certified green hotel that combines eastern seaboard architecture with romantic luxury accommodations on the water. One night in a Superior King room includes a complementary wine reception in the fire-lit lobby, in-room continental breakfast, feather comforters, spa robes and a newspaper delivered to your door.

Value: $300          Donated by: Water's Edge Hotel & The Caprice Resturant

 

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Yurbuds Ironman Series Sports Earphones and Armband

The Yurbuds Ironman Series Inspire Earphones are the ultimate solution to lackluster Earbuds that hurt and fall out during activity. These sport earphones feature Yurbuds' patented TwistLock Technology. They are guaranteed to stay in place and deliver pure, exceptional sound quality that rivals much pricier earphones. These earphones are a must for runners, walkers, triathletes, weight lifters, cyclists, skiers, snowboarders, skateboarders, hikers, climbers, or anyone who needs their music to keep up with even the most intense activity. Simply put, they are earphones that won't fall out, guaranteed. The Yurbuds Ironman Series Inspire Earphones come with a carrying case, two sets of silicone enhancers, and our premium sport earphones. They feature a universal 3.5mm (1/4") gold-plated stereo plug that works with iPods, iPhones, mp3 players, and most other cellular phones.

Value: $110          Donated by: Yurbuds

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Diablo Hydration Pack

Feature-rich and engineered to move with you, the Diablo is the perfect long-distance companion. Our SportVest shoulder harness system fits like a garment, balancing weight distribution, and resulting in a more comfortable fit. With a 96 oz reservoir and 20 oz. kicker bottle there is ample capacity for liquid refreshment, and plenty of pockets to store and organize all of your gear. Capacity 420 cu. in/7.1 L; Weight 1 lb 7 oz

Value: $95          Donated by: Ultimate Directions

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Boundless Clogs, Size 6 (Men Size 4)

A winter take on the classic clog style, the Boundless Clog offers cozy keep-feet-warm lining, super lightweight cushioning and comfort, and faux holes to help keep feet dry. These Crocs feature a fully-molded Croslite™ material for lightweight cushioning and comfort, ribbed synthetic liner helps keep feet warm and dry and newly designed tread pattern allows for better grip and traction.

Value: $50          Donated by: Crocs

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Men’s Prepair II Clogs, Size 9

Part of the Crocs™ Prepair™ collection, the Prepair™ II Clog is designed to enhance foot recovery after athletic events. Slip on to maximize relief, reduce muscle fatigue, and stimulate blood flow. Your feet will say thank you. Designed to help reduce muscle exertion while standing and walking, and Croslite AG+™ material is infused with a silver additive making it odor-resistant. Super soft footbed pods are positioned at key pressure points for maximum relief to help aid athletic recovery. Circulation nubs stimulate blood flow, and flex groove system promotes natural motion and flexibility of the foot. These shoes also include a heel strap for secure fit, and fully molded Croslite™ material for lightweight cushioning and comfort.

Value: $40          Donated by: Crocs

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Men’s Santa Cruz Crocs, Canvas Loafer Slip-ons, Size 10

Crocs™ Santa Cruz for men are proof that loafers can be truly comfortable. These men’s loafers offer the style of a traditional shoe combined with the same comfort found in Crocs’ clogs. Canvas uppers in a variety of colors give you the choice to blend in or stand out. The soles of these men’s casual slip-ons are made of croslite™ material —just like original Crocs™ footwear. So, wearing  

these shoes to work or around town still provides the same ergonomic support enjoyed when wearing original Crocs™ shoes.  

Value: $50          Donated by: Crocs

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16oz Glass Beverage Bottle from Lifefactory

The 16 oz bottle is perfect for on-the-go thirst quenchers. It fits in most car cup holders and the wide mouth makes adding ice cubes, fruit or tea bags easy. Lifefactory’s BPA-free reusable beverage bottles are clear soda lime glass wrapped in a modern silicone sleeve -- an intelligently designed, clean tasting, chemical-free container for all your favorite beverages.

Value: $18          Donated by: Lifefactory

 

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