Volunteer Event, Sunday, July 29

On Sunday, July 29, TDTrails.org will join the Tahoe Donner Forestry Department for a volunteer event to rerout a portion of trail between markers 27 and 28.

The specific section runs along the side of the old S&R property that Tahoe Donner recently purchased as a new home for the Forestry Department. The view of Donner Lake from the downslope side of that property is reportedly spectacular.

When: 9:00 am, Sunday, July 29. The day should end by 3:30. (But you are, of course, free to leave at any time.)

Where: We will meet at the current Forestry facility (14514 Northwoods Blvd.) before heading to the trail site off Teton Way.

What to Bring:

  • Water (plenty of it!)
  • Lunch and snacks (Unfortunately, Tahoe Donner won’t be catering this time.)
  • Hat
  • Sunglasses (to be used as safety shades also)
  • Work gloves
  • Sunscreen and bug spray
  • Long pants, and sturdy shoes (no sandals)

We will provide tools, but in the past we have sometimes had so many people show up that we have exhausted Forestry’s somewhat limited supply of equipment. So if you do have any hand tools that you would like to bring, doing so could prove very helpful.

The most useful tool you could bring is a round nose shovel. Picks, mattocks, digging bars and rock bars are also quite handy. So are pruning saws and lopping shears. And, of course, forestry and firefighting tools like McCleods and Pulaskis are especially useful.

If you do bring any tools, please label them beforehand.