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.
On Sunday, June 11th, more than 60 volunteers braved the threat of snow to help build new table tops jumps, roller and berms on the Lower Corral Trail (and do some maintenance on Railroad Grade and upper Corral). It turned out to be a gorgeous day and the snow held off until he afternoon helping to soak in the build. We extend our deep appreciation to the Forest Service LTBMU trails crew for doing the heavy lifting with Jacob running the trail dozer all day. Also a big thank-you to Chimayo for providing an outstanding barbeque lunch! Work will continue out here until June 22.
In less than 6 weeks after being identified as having a detrimental impact on natural resources, the lower section of the Valley View Trail, part of the Tahoe Mountain Complex, has been rerouted. On 4 June, 30 volunteers moved boulders, cut out root balls, trimmed white thorn, and got very dirty to activate the new section of trail.
The U.S. Forest Service – Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit is seeking input (meaning your comments) on a proposal for the management of trails, roads and facilities on FS land – this includes the potential to permit guiding services, events and even shuttles. READ the proposal here.
The TAMBA board feels that any commercial activities on public trails should include a component of stewardship, user education and trail maintenance. Right now the Forest Service has a skeleton crew working on the trails along with many volunteers from the Tahoe Rim Trail Association, TAMBA and other nonprofits. Please read the documents in this link and make informed comments before January 15, 2016. For more information on the proposal and how to comment, contact Daniel Cressy at 530-543-2694 or email email@example.com.