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Inaugural Happy Trails event celebrates trail day

Lauren Thomaselli
Explore Tahoe Visitor Center

Provided to the TribuneParticipants in the inaugural Happy Trails event kayak and birdwatch with Kayak Tahoe.

The inaugural Happy Trails event on June 5 provided many people an opportunity to “find their happy place” at one of many trail experiences offered throughout the South Shore. Marianne from Kayak Tahoe offered her expertise in kayaking and identified various shore birds along the way. At Lam Watah Meadows trail, Kim Gorman took participants back in time as she shared the history of the Washoe Indians and pointed out grinding stones that are still evident.

Other Happy Trails events were led by Kat from Wanna Ride, Meila from the Tahoe Rim Trail Association, Kirk from Tahoe Institute for Natural Science and Rena from the U.S. Forest Service. Explore Tahoe Visitor Center helped to coordinate the events for the city of South Lake Tahoe Department of Parks and Recreation.

The Happy Trails event was one of thousands of trail events celebrated across the country as part of the American Hiking Society 18th Annual National Trails Day Celebration.

– Lauren Thomaselli is the recreation coordinator for the Explore Tahoe Visitor Center and city of South Lake Tahoe Department of Parks and Recreation.