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Hike in history’s footsteps this weekend at Carson Pass

Carson Pass provides numerous options for hikers, including a walk thorugh history this weekend.
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If you go

What: History of the Carson Pass Walk

When: 10 a.m., Saturday, Aug. 29

Where: Carson Pass Information Station, State Route 88

Tickets: Free

Info: 209-258-0892

Carson Pass, southwest of Lake Tahoe, has more than its share of beauty, including distant views, alpine lakes and wildflower-filled meadows. But it’s the area’s colorful history that will be on display this weekend.

A free History of Carson Pass Walk is offered from 10-11 a.m. each Saturday starting at the Carson Pass Information Station on State Route 88, about 30 minutes from South Lake Tahoe.

“The walk is less than one mile and very easy,” according to Tahoe South. “During the walk you’ll learn about the formation of The Sierra Nevada, Kit Carson, John C. Fremont and the pioneer and westward movements.”

The walk is led by the Eldorado National Forest Interpretive Association, which was formed to promote the educational, historical and scientific values of Eldorado National Forest and has been instrumental in renovating the information station at the popular hiking area. Eldorado National Forest Interpretive Association volunteers are available to help outdoor enthusiasts with hiking, fishing, camping, permits and anything else pertaining to Carson Pass and Eldorado National Forest.

More information is available by calling the Carson Pass station at 209-258-8509. Information is also available at the Carson Pass Information Station’s Facebook page.

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