Volunteer Trail Work Day, July 16

The first Tahoe Donner Volunteer Trail Work Day of the season will take place on Saturday, July 16th. We have an exciting project planned on the East Perimeter Trail between Hansel and Pathway.

This is a large, new trail construction project rerouting two overly steep sections of the existing trail. We expect to be at this site for all three volunteer dates this summer.

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

Tahoe Donner Volunteer Trail Work Day

    • Date: Saturday, July 16
    • Time: 9:00 to Noon
    • Location: We will assemble at trailhead marker 41 on Hansel, between Winter and Landeau (map) before walking out a short distance to the project site.
    • No RSVP is required, but they are appreciated (email tdtrails@gmail.com) because they help us gauge how many tools to have on hand.
    • Nota Bene: Tahoe Donner has requested that participants park along Hansel and Landeau.

Some folks tell us that they’d love to help, but they don’t want to spend all morning wielding 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. No matter your taste, the project we’ve selected will have something just right for you.

  • If you want to know more about trail design and the technical considerations of building on sloped terrain, you could learn a great deal during this project.
  • If you love to move big rocks, we should find plenty of those while clearing a path for the new trail.
  • If you simply want to spend a pleasant few hours in a beautiful spot under some shady pines, raking light forest duff from the new trail bed, this project will have plenty of that as well.
  • After we complete the reroute, we’ll also close and revegetate the old trail.

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