Tahoe Donner Trails Day Volunteer Kick-off, June 20

The first Tahoe Donner Volunteer Trails Day of the season will take place on Saturday, June 20th. We have an exciting project planned on a popular stretch of the East Perimeter Trail behind Hillside Drive.

No experience is necessary, all ages are welcome, and experts from the Trails Department will be on hand to teach and supervise.

Tahoe Donner Trails Day

    • Date: Saturday, June 20
    • Time: 9:00 to Noon
    • Location: We will assemble at the Northwoods and Hansel mailbox cluster before heading out. This will be a fairly compact project, covering less than 1/2 a mile of trail between the mailbox cluster and Solvang Way.

Some folks tell us that they’d love to help, but they don’t want to spend all morning using big, heavy tools to move big, heavy rocks. Others say they really love trail work because they get to use big, heavy tools to move big, heavy rocks. It’s not always easy to find volunteer projects that satisfy such divergent needs and wants, but the one we have planned for the 20th does it perfectly.

On the light and easy end of the spectrum, we’ll be raking small, loose rocks and sticks from the trail to create a more stable tread surface. If we have sufficient numbers and interest, we’ll also undertake more strenuous repairs on the deeply eroded portions of the trail. This will include the removal of some larger rocks and boulders, the repair of an existing water bar, and perhaps also the construction of additional water bars to mitigate erosion in the future.

Everyone is advised to wear sturdy shoes and gloves, drink plenty of water, and wear sun protection. For answers to frequently asked questions, please see the trail work FAQ, and for more information please email the Trails Club at tdtrails@gmail.com.