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 Tahoe Area Mountain Bike Assn. (TAMBA) and the Forest Service are building new world-class trails around one of the most beautiful places in Tahoe: Angora Ridge and Fallen Leaf Lake. Three miles are funded – we’re raising money for the last three.
Because all donations are matched, roughly one dollar you donate builds one foot of trail. Please donate here: http://www.tamba.org/donate/
Fallen Leaf Lake is a gem at the base of Mount Tallac. To the west of the lake is Angora Ridge, site of the devastating 2007 Angora Fire. With your help, we can link many old user trails and connections to the new trails at Tahoe Mountain. The US Forest Service completed the hard work of environmental approvals for approximately 15 miles of new trails. These trails are ‘shovel ready’ but need funds for construction.
TAMBA is teaming up with the Forest Service in 2017 to build the first phase of these new trails: six miles in total on three new trails. More details here
Some of these trails will eventually be part of a bikeable trail around The Lake.
This project coincides with the 10th anniversary of the Angora Fire. On June 24, Lake Valley Fire Dept will host an event to remember the devastating 2007 fire and celebrate the rehabilitation of the area. Also, Lake Valley Fire is organizing volunteers to help with the trail building.