The new Upper Angora Ridge Trail is open! This one mile trail starts where the Mule Deer Connector ends near the lookout on Angora Lakes Road and connects to theAngora Lakes parking lot. Snow is minimal on Upper Angora Ridge and the subsequent path up to the lakes. Enjoy some awesome views at these spectacular lakes while the road is closed for the season and before the snow gets too deep.
Work on two new trails has begun.
Lower Angora Ridge: This trail will connect Tahoe Mountain Road to the fire roads behind the horse stables near Camp Richardson.
Angora Ridge Connector: This trail will connect Lower Angora Ridge Trail to Middle Angora Ridge Trail. Due to private and state property surrounding the terminus of Middle Angora Ridge, we cannot continue Lower Angora Ridge where Middle Angora Ridge ends. Instead we will build a connecting trail on the south side of Tahoe Mountain Rd through Forest Service property to a location where we can safely cross Tahoe Mountain Rd. and continue with Lower Angora Ridge on the immediate north side. Visit our calendar for upcoming trail work dates.
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!
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.
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.