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Volunteers needed in August to build Tahoe trails
by Tribune Staff
Jul 18, 2011 | 611 views | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend | print
INCLINE VILLAGE — The 2011 Rim to Reno trail season kickoff has been postponed until Aug. 6 due to heavy snow in the project area.

The Tahoe Rim Trail Association is seeking volunteers to construct trail that day at the first workday of the year starting at 9 a.m. at the Mt. Rose Trailhead near the summit of the Mt. Rose Highway.

In October 2010, representatives from the Tahoe Rim Trail Association, Carson Ranger District of the United States Forest Service, the Great Basin Institute and Washoe County Regional Parks and Open Space joined volunteers in breaking ground on the new trail that connects the existing Tahoe Rim Trail to Reno. The Tahoe Rim Trail circles the mountain ridges above Lake Tahoe through the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest’s Mount Rose Wilderness. The Rim to Reno project will build new trail segments connecting the existing trails and creating a new system that includes loop trails along with the connector trail to Reno.

Additional workdays will run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursdays and Saturdays for the rest of the summer. Learn new skills, meet like-minded trail enthusiasts and give back to your community by joining a volunteer trail crew. Volunteers of all skill levels and physical abilities are welcome and encouraged to participate — no prior experience necessary. To join a volunteer work crew, register online at www.tahoerimtrail.org or contact Max at 775-298-0239 trails@tahoerimtrail.org.

Volunteers should bring their own lunch and water, wear long-sleeved shirts, long pants, boots and work gloves and bring sunscreen, bug spray, water and a backpack. The Tahoe Rim Trail Association will provide hard hats, trail building tools and expert crew leaders.

Meet at the Mt. Rose Trailhead at top of Highway 431.

For more information, contact the Tahoe Rim Trail Association at info@tahoerimtrail.org or 775-298-0012, or visit the website at www.tahoerimtrail.org.

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