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December 5, 2012
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National Winter Trails Day: Enjoy free family fun at Tahoe's famous outdoor playground

INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. - It's time to dust off the snowshoes and unpack the winter wear because winter is officially here. Join the Tahoe Rim Trail Association on Saturday, Jan. 12, between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. for its sixth annual National Winter Trails Day extravaganza.

Participants may register for a snowshoe hike, learn about snow core sampling, receive helpful winter safety information, demo gear, craft their own snow shelter and be a potential raffle prize winner. The festivities will be held in Tahoe Meadows just off of Highway 431/Mt. Rose Highway.

To participate, register online at www.tahoerimtrail.org or contact Hayley at 775-298-0238, programs@tahoerimtrail.org.

Free guided snowshoe hikes from Tahoe Meadows to the Tahoe Meadows Overlook and surrounding areas will take place throughout the day. Each hike has its own theme and guest interpreter. Don't forget your snowshoes - a limited supply of snowshoes will be available for participant use.

National Winter Trails Day is an excellent way for the community to learn more about the exciting array of winter recreation opportunities on the Tahoe Rim Trail and in the Lake Tahoe area. So bundle up, grab some free coffee and treats and join in what is sure to be an exciting day of winter fun.

Joining the TRTA for the day's events include: Great Basin Outdoor School, American Red Cross, Snowlands Network, Tahoe Expedition Academy, Incline Village and Crystal Bay Historical Society, Tahoe Institute for Natural Science, Tahoe Environmental Research Center, U.S. Forest Service, Waste Not, Tahoe Adventure Company, Sierra Avalanche Center, Nevada Wilderness Project, Tahoe Dave's, Sierra Nevada Alliance, Friends of Nevada Wilderness, Washoe County School District, Tahoe Mountain Sports and Boy Scouts of America Troop 10 from Reno.

For more information about the Tahoe Rim Trail Association, call 775-298-0012 or visit www.tahoerimtrail.org. The Tahoe Rim Trail Association, founded in 1981, is a nonprofit organization, which works to maintain and enhance the Tahoe Rim Trail system, practice and inspire stewardship and promote access to the beauty of the Lake Tahoe Region. The Association works in partnership with the USDA Forest Service and Nevada State Parks.

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Tahoe Daily Tribune Updated Dec 5, 2012 07:50PM Published Dec 5, 2012 07:48PM Copyright 2012 Tahoe Daily Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.