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Toad’s is Clear!

July 19, 2017

TAMBA cleared 13 trees from the Armstrong Pass Trail, the Tahoe Rim Trail, and down Toad’s Wild Ride on Monday, July 17th. There remain a couple patches of snow, but the trails are now free of obstructing logs! Thanks go to the Forest Service and the Rim Trail folks who allowed us to do this maintenance. Happy Trails!

July Trail Building!

July 6, 2017

There are many opportunities to help improve and extend multi-use trails in the Tahoe Basin. See the highlights below and visit our calendar for more information.

7/21 – Trail Work Day: Angora Ridge Trail Start time for weekday work is 8:30 and we finish by 12:30. 
7/22 & 23 – Trail Work Days: Incline Flume
7/26 – Trail Work Day: Elevator Shaft, Tahoe City 
(Meet at Nordic Center, 8:45am)
7/29 – Trail Work Day: Elevator Shaft, Tahoe City 
(Meet at Nordic Center, 8:45am)
Ongoing: Bijou Bike Park Maintenance Mondays, Scott and Bob’s weekday trail days

 

If you have any questions, email us.

 

Angora Ridge Trail and 10th Anniversary of the Fire

June 21, 2017
Please join us on Saturday, June 24th to commemorate the 10 Year Anniversary of the devastating Angora Ridge wildfire that destroyed 242 residences. We will build a trail along Angora Ridge that will connect Tahoe Mountain communities with Angora Lakes (trail #2 in the map below). This trail will provide epic views of Fallen Leaf Lake and provide multi-user trail access to Angora Ridge. Then on Sunday, June 25th, Meyers will celebrate the resilience of its community with a party at Tahoe Paradise Park, 10 to 3, at 1011 San Bernardino Ave.

 

Trail Work Details:
Where: Angora Ridge Rd. We will work from the lookout tower down the ridge toward Tahoe Mountain Road. Look for the TAMBA tent on the left (east) side of the road approximately 1 mile up Angora Ridge Rd. Parking is very limited, but is available at several pullouts along the road up to the lookout. Please carpool or ride to the work site.
When: 9am to 3pm, 24 June
Conditions: The work location is mostly shaded, but it will be hot and mosquitoes will be an issue.
What to bring: Plenty of water, sunscreen, bug repellent, long sleeves, long pants, eye protection, gloves, helmet, and sturdy shoes. Bike helmets and bike shoes are acceptable.
What TAMBA will provide: Food…morning snacks, lunch, water, sports drinks, and beer (at the end of the day). We will provide tools.
Dogs?: Dogs are welcome, but we will be working near an active road and there is no water available.

Weekday Trail Team Accomplishments

June 16, 2017

Led by Scott Brown and Bob Ward, the weekday trail team stays under the radar, but quietly accomplishes big things with only a few people. Trail obstructing logs mysteriously disappear?…probably the weekday team. Nasty erosion from the record precip this year quickly mitigated?…yea, the weekday team. Puddles on Railroad Grade drowning you out? Just call the weekday team. We’ve worked on nearly every trail in South Lake that’s not snow covered to improve your riding experience. We’ve cleared around 40 logs, created new trail alignments, and regraded several trails. If you have a day off during the week and want to contribute to improving your riding experience, join our email list or check out the TAMBA calendar for details on where which days we work and where we’ll be.