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Tahoe Rim Trail season’s end celebration set for Oct. 13

The Tahoe Rim Trail Association will celebrate the hard work that has gone into completing the 150-mile-long trail around Lake Tahoe this season with a fun-filled work day Oct. 13.

This year, more than 600 volunteers built four miles of new trail between Martis Peak and Rose Knob Peak, completing a 17-year effort to build the Tahoe Rim Trail. They also did maintainance work on more than 100 miles of the trail.

The season’s finale is fast approaching with Oct. 15 being the last official day of building for the 2001 season. To celebrate the effort, TRTA will host a barbecue during an informal work day for volunteers. Participants will meet at Big Meadow Trailhead, which is five miles southeast of the junction of U.S. Highway 50 and State Route 89 in Meyers.

Volunteers are advised to wear long pants, preferably jeans, long-sleeved shirts, sturdy boots, sunglasses and extra layers of clothes. They should also bring work gloves and at least two quarts of water. Tools and instructions will be provided by the TRTA.

The Tahoe Rim Trail, built by 10,000 volunteers and by USDA Forest Service crews, winds through two states, six counties, three national forests, state parkland and three wilderness areas. It is open to hikers, equestrians and, in most areas, mountain bikers.

An estimated 3,000 people use the trail each week during peak summer and fall months.

When: Saturday, Oct 13, 2001

What: Tahoe Rim Trail end of season celebration

Where: Big Meadow trailhead, five miles southeast of junction of U.S. Highway 50 and State Route 89.

Contact: Sara Holm, (775) 588-0686

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