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New Monument Trail

July 23, 2013

Here’s a quick photo recap of our TAMBA trail building day this past Saturday July 20th on the new Monument Trail.

This is a new trail in the high country above South Lake Tahoe on the back side of Heavenly.  It’ll connect the top of Cold Creek Trail at High Meadow up to Monument Pass on the Tahoe Rim Trail.  Once complete we’ll have an upper loop to Star Lake and even more connections and ride options.

We all have the  US Forest Service to thank for working on this trail since last summer.  The top and bottom are built but the middle section needs a lot of work still.  The trail does not connect through, is totally unrideable and really not fun to hike-a-bike for the middle section.  Hopefully it’ll be finished before snowfall this year.  If you would like to volunteer with the USFS to help build this trail any day Monday through Thursday, please contact Jacob Quinn at (530) 543-2609 or via email jmquinn @

Rock work on a completed portion of the trail:

The views out to Freel Peak and Trimmer towards Star Lake and Toads are full on and even getter better on unbuilt portions of trail above here:


Weaving through boulders and old trees on a finished portion of trail:

There’s still a lot of new trail to build and big rocks to move into place:

The trail alignment is carefully placed between old growth trees in some places:

 Moving boulders is awesome!

Staging area at High Meadow:

June Trail Days

June 5, 2013

June 29th (Tahoe City): We’ll be hosting a trail day in conjunction with Adventure Sports Week.  Meet at 9am at Tahoe XC at 925 Country Club Drive in Tahoe City.  We’ll ride up to the worksite off of FS Road 16N49 and finish a connector trail between that trail and the TRT.  Lunch will be provided by The Burrito Window as well as post work refreshments from TAMBA.  The trail day is sponsored by Olympic Bike Shop and Gravity Shop.     

UPDATE: Due to the heat, we’ll be making it a half day and cutting out around lunchtime.  Also, the work location has been changed.  Still meeting at Tahoe XC.  You can still ride in to the worksite near the Fibreboard Freeway or we’ll be working out a 4WD carpool up there to save some time.  Lunch is still provided by the Burrito Window!


Trail Day – Tyrolean DH

May 25, 2013

Join us for a TAMBA Trail Day on the Tyrolean DH trail in Incline Village.  Monday, May 27, meet at the upper Diamond Peak parking lot at the end of Ski Way at 9am.  We’ll be walking up the trail to the work location and doing a reroute to remove some of the failing switchbacks.  Lunch provided by T’s Rotisserie, End of day BBQ sponsored by Village Ski Loft.  Come on out and build some trail!

Trail Day in Galena

May 3, 2013

Whites Creek volunteers

Join TAMBA for a second Trail Day in Galena! Help fix trail damage from the winter storms, prevent further erosion and re-route the trail around unsustainable sections.

When and Where: Sunday May 5th. Meet at 9am at the Whites Creek Day Use parking lot off of Timberline Drive.
Bring: Water, snacks, long sleeve and long pants, gloves, glasses

Lunch and Post work refreshments provided by Galena Fest.

You can still RSVP today at:  RIGHT HERE.