Tahoe Donner Volunteer Trails Day, September 13

The final Tahoe Donner Trails Day of the season will take place on Saturday, September 13. This time we’ll be working on the East Perimeter Trail where we’ll spend the morning restoring the tread, clearing loose rock, and improving the drainage.

Tahoe Donner Volunteer Trails Day
Date: Saturday, September 13
Time: 9:00 to noon.
Meeting Location: We will meet at the Nordic Center gate on Alder Creek Rd. before walking out to the work site on the East Perimeter Trail.

Everyone is advised to wear sturdy shoes and gloves, drink plenty of water, and use sun protection.

People often tell us that they’d like to be more involved with the trails, but they’re a little intimidated by trail work. Please be assured that for Trails Day we always try to choose family friendly projects that are open to a wide range of ages and physical abilities. Everyone will be able to choose their own level. We’ll also have experts from the Trails Department on hand to supervise, and to teach everyone a bit about proper trail design and repair.

The Trails Club has deemphasized trail work in recent seasons, mostly because of the logistical difficulties it incurs, but we expect the opportunities for doing volunteer work on Tahoe Donner’s trails will increase dramatically once construction of the Donner Lake Rim Trail (DLRT) proceeds through our McGlashan Springs and Bucknam Tract properties. The DLRT will, of course, be built entirely by volunteers. Our September 13 volunteer event is a great way to get a taste of the kind of help that will be required to complete this much anticipated project.

For more information please email the Trails Club at tdtrails@gmail.com.

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