Volunteer Trail Work Day, August 20

The second Tahoe Donner Volunteer Trail Work Day of the season will take place on Saturday, August 20th.

Once again, we’ll be working on the East Perimeter Trail between Hansel and Pathway, completing a large, new trail construction project to reroute two overly steep sections of the existing trail.

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, August 20
    • 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.
    • RSVP: Requested, but not absolutely required. RSVPs help us gauge how many tools to have on hand, but if you decide to participate at the last minute, please know that you’re welcome to join in. We always try to have extra tools on hand. To RSVP please email tdtrails@gmail.com.
    • Parking: Tahoe Donner has requested that participants park along Hansel and Landeau.
    • For important information about what to expect, wear, and bring, please see the Trail Work FAQ.

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’re a novice trail work volunteer, members of Tahoe Donner’s Trails Department will be on hand to guide you.
  • If you love to move big rocks, we’ll likely find some of those while clearing a path for the new trail. (If the opportunity arises, we might even do a bit of stone work.)
  • If you just want to spend a pleasant few hours in a beautiful spot under some shady pines raking forest duff from the new trail bed, this project will have plenty of that as well.
  • If you’re looking for a kid-friendly event, we will do our best to set up our youngest volunteers with a special project all their own.

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.