Snowshoe event at Echo Summit on Saturday |

Snowshoe event at Echo Summit on Saturday

Andy Bourelle

Because of a lack of snow at lake level, the Lake Tahoe event of Winter Trails 2000 has been moved to Sierra-at-Tahoe near Echo Summit.

Camp Richardson Resort has been the host for the past three years.

“We got down to the wire, hoping for snow, and it just came to a point where we had to make a decision,” said Dave Roberts of the Sierra Club. “We have a very adequate area at Sierra-at-Tahoe for people to go out and walk around. Any snow they get this week will expand the area where people can go out and snowshoe.”

The Mother Lode Chapter of the Sierra Club is organizing the Tahoe event, scheduled for Saturday. Another Northern California event is planned at Eagle Mountain Resort near Yuba Gap on Interstate 80.

At Sierra on Saturday, there will be free snowshoe rentals, guided tours and clinics on safety. The purpose of Winter Trails 2000, which includes events nationwide, is to promote snowshoe hiking.

“Every year now, the event has grown in scale. There are 14 locations throughout the country, and most of the locations have shown growth each year,” Roberts said. “The sport itself is taking off.”


What: Winter Trails 2000

When: Saturday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Where: Sierra-at-Tahoe, 1111 Sierra-at-Tahoe Road, Twin Bridges

Cost: Free

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