Anyone interested in building new trail?
Lake Tahoe Nevada State Park Ranger Bill Champion is constructing a new trail at the State Park which will connect Hobart Reservoir to the Tahoe Rim Trail at the Marlette Peak Campground. This link will be a great addition to an already outstanding network of trails that begin at Spooner Lake.
Bypassing “Sunflower Hill”, the new trail will provide a much easier ascent back to Hobart Flat, and will open up the lightly used and very scenic backcountry in the Park.
On the weekend of August 21st & 22nd, Bill is inviting you to join him in a backcountry trail work camp. Here are a few things Bill requires:
“ What you should bring:
- work pants – no shorts
- boots or other sturdy footwear
- food/water bottle(s)
- sunblock-insect repellent
- all necessary camp gear if staying overnite
- I will allow participants to take a vehicle (4WD only) into Marlette Peak Campground and stay Friday and/or Saturday nights at the campground.
- If you wish I will allow you to take your vehicle (4WD only) up for the day only to help out – carpooling encouraged.
- The campground has water and restroom, plenty of camping room with grills, tables and food lockers – if we get a bunch of folks we can share spaces.
- We will have a couple of experienced trail crew leaders to lead the work.
Please respond back and let me know if you will be able to participate either Sat or Sun or both. If only a partial day, morning is preferred to limit traffic on North Canyon and work in the ideal conditions in the morning.
This can be a camp out or daily trip - either one day or both.
Please do not just show up without notice as I will be supplying tools to cover the expected # of participants.”
“This is a great project and the trail building is excellent for beginners as the work terrain is easy to moderate.
We have already completed about 2300 ft of trail and are working just below the campground so access is very easy. The primary users of this beautiful, remote trail will be mtn bikers so please take this opportunity to be a part of this great new addition to our backcountry trail system.
Thanks everyone and looking forward to hearing back from you all.”
Also, it’s not going to be all work. Feel free to bring along your mountain bike, running shoes, or hiking boots for a little post-trail work recreation.
To register for the backcountry camp or if you have any questions please contact Bill or me at:
Bill: 775-220-3448 or WChampionof2001@aol.com