Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Western States Trail Needs Your Help!

June 12 2013

There are three significant trail projects that need attention prior to the running of the Western States Trail Ride on July 20th. The Trail Committee would really appreciate an influx of volunteers to complete these projects.

The three projects include:

El Dorado Canyon - Greg Kimler needs a crew to join him in performing brushing and removal of duff and debris that has sloughed onto the trail. All tools will be provided. All you need is good walking boots, work gloves and drinking water. This work will be conducted during the week, so as to avoid the higher trail usage periods on the weekends. Please e-mail Greg at your availability.

Granite Chief Wilderness – Phyllis Keller will lead a crew to prune back the regrowth that has occurred since the Western States Run traversed the trail on June 29th. You’ll travel in on your horse, and you will need to bring along a good set of pruning shears. This will also be a great chance to see the trail when not in a hurry on race day, and take in some great views of the Tahoe Basin. Please e-mail Phyllis at with your availability.

Highway 89 Crossing –Marc Van Zuuck will need two crews to assist with trail work on both sides of Hwy 89, south of Truckee. The work will take place on Saturday, June 29th, and involves trail bed clearing and some brushing. Please contact Marc at for more details.

What better way to spend a gratifying day, than volunteering to ensure a successful ride for all of the Tevis Riders in 2013. This ride doesn’t happen without the wonderful volunteers. So show your support and contact these project leaders to commit.

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