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Rim Trail honors dedicated workers

The Tahoe Rim Trail Association’s volunteer of the year is Nada Vogt of South Lake Tahoe.

Since 1998, Vogt has volunteered more than 1,200 hours of work for the trail, a 165-mile loop around the basin. She spent hours mailing newsletters and helping to maintain and monitor the trail, logging more than 300 hours in 2002.

Ed Laine of South Lake Tahoe won the association’s 2002 Peak Award. It recognizes people who volunteer time and effort to the trail.

Laine has done volunteer photography for the association since the late 1980s. He said he has been willing to donate his time to the trail because it has been an awesome idea since Glen Hampton, a U.S. Forest Service recreation officer, came up with it in the late 1970s.

“A trail around the lake was a natural and had to be done,” Laine said. “In my mind, not only was it a great draw for tourists, but it’s also an inspiring thing to celebrate and commemorate the beauty of the area.”

Maggie Olson and Mark Vollmer, both of Reno, also won Peak Awards. Presidential Awards went to Linda Brown of Kings Beach, Jennifer Hogler of Incline Village, and Jeffrey Schaffer of Napa.

Steve Summers of Carson City received the Extra-Mile Award, which recognizes people who have given extra effort to specific Tahoe Rim Trail projects.

For more information about the association, call (775) 298-0012 or go to http://www.tahoerimtrail.org.

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