Interpretive signs installed on the Fay-Luther Trail
July 2, 2010
CARSON VALLEY – Volunteers from the Carson Valley Trails Association recently installed 11 interpretive signs on the interpretive loop of the Fay Luther Trail system. These signs provide trail users with information about flora and fauna, the Fay and Luther families, the Washoe Tribe, Snowshoe Thompson, surrounding natural forces and the interaction of humans with the geography and ecosystems of the Carson Valley area.
The Fay-Luther Trailhead is located on Foothill Road, 4.5 miles south of the Kingsbury Grade. To view the new signs, start at the Fay-Luther Trailhead and follow signs to the interpretive loop. The round-trip distance from the trailhead to the signs and back is approximately 2.4 miles.
“CVTA thanks everyone involved with creating these signs and helping to provide an enjoyable, valuable and educational resource within the Carson Valley,” said CVTA president Kerstin Wolle. “These signs are a great addition to the Fay-Luther Trail.”
Sign fabrication was funded by the Nevada Recreational Trails Program, a grant program administered by the Nevada Division of State Parks. More than 70 volunteers assisted with the planning, design, text, artwork, photographs, feedback and installation of the signs, which are designed to interest both adults and children.
The Carson Valley Trails Association is a nonprofit volunteer-based organization working with partners to provide access to public lands through a recreational trail system for present and future generations. More information about CVTA, including trail maps and additional projects, is available online at http://www.carsonvalleytrails.org.