Join the Tahoe Rim Trail Association for several trail planning and leadership workshops May 18-20.
• The seventh annual Trail Construction and Crew Leader Workshop is at Washoe County's Galena Creek Regional Park, May 18-20.
Participants may choose from the following courses: Trail Design and Layout (Friday); Fundamentals of Trail Construction (Saturday and Sunday); Crew Leadership (Saturday and Sunday) and Advanced Trail Theory (Saturday and Sunday).
The weekend is an excellent way to network with local trail volunteers and professionals and learn how to plan, construct and maintain trails.
This training is partially funded by grants from the Nevada Recreational Trails Program and the Humboldt Toiyabe National Forest and supported by Washoe County Regional Parks and Open Space.
Participants pay a fee of $150 (Friday-Sunday), $100 (Saturday-Sunday) or $50 (Friday) to cover instruction, park lodging, food, training materials and transportation to class sites. Discounts are available for TRTA members and volunteers.
• The fourth annual Outdoor Leadership and Guide Training will take place at Granlibakken Lodge and Conference Center in Tahoe City May 18-20.
This training is no longer just for guides, as all participants will discover sessions that will increase their confidence and competence in the outdoors.
Regional professionals, along with experienced Tahoe Rim Trail guides will lead workshops in Outdoor Leadership, Risk Management, Trip Planning, Leave No Trace and more.
The weekend offers many opportunities to network with professional and volunteer guides, as well as participants who share in common pursuits and passions.
This training is partially funded by grants from the Nevada Recreational Trails Program and the Tahoe Mountain Resorts Foundation. Participants pay a fee of $250 which includes lodging (Friday and Saturday), all meals, three days of training, parking, training materials, and conference center facilities. However, there are many other price packages available, including Locals Packages which do not include lodging. Discounts are available for current TRTA guides.
For more information about how to become a Tahoe Rim Trail member or volunteer, contact the Tahoe Rim Trail Association at firstname.lastname@example.org or 775-298-0012, or visit the website at www.tahoerimtrail.org.