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Rim Trail sends 15 people to hike 165 miles in 11 days

Amanda Fehd
Emma Garrard / North Lake Tahoe Bonanza/ Steve Andersen, president of the Tahoe Rim Trail Association board of directors, leads the TRTA 25th anniversary hike, followed by Gary Hanneman and Nicole Andersen Friday morning at Mount Rose Meadows.

Fifteen people launched an adventure Friday that will lead them around Lake Tahoe, traversing the 165 miles of the Tahoe Rim Trail in 11 days.

The hike commemorates the 25th anniversary of the Tahoe Rim Trail Association, which is being celebrated all summer long.

The hikers started Friday at the Mount Rose trailhead and will end in the same location on Sept. 4, but not before they enjoy the varied terrain and scenic views the rim trail offers. After they take in meadows, wildflowers, lakes and vast views of Lake Tahoe, they will dine on catered dinners provided by rim trail volunteers.

The event is a fundraiser for the association. Each participant paid or was sponsored by someone who paid $1,500.

The TRTA’s mission is to maintain and enhance the Tahoe Rim Trail system and encourage stewardship through volunteer programs, educational outreach, and community partnerships.

The hike is one of many in a summer-long program that starts a group of hikers on the round-the-lake romp every Friday.

For more information, visit http://www.tahoerimtrail.org.

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