June 1 Update
[From May 1, 2023]
Well, here we are at the end of April and you’d be hard-pressed to name a trail in the Truckee area that is ready for running on dirt. Some still have 15 feet of snow covering them, and others are a swampiy, muddy spring melt mess. Of course, you can head east to the Tahoe Pyramid Trail or Reno or Carson to get a dirt fix. But as far as our local trail work plans, that means we have a bit of time before we can get on the trails and properly assess what work is needed to get them ready for another year. It all depends on the weather we get in the next few weeks – and a cold front with some snow is predicted for the first week in May! But plan we must.
DPMR Adopted Trail 1: The Emigrant Trail
Tentatively, we are planning on late May/early June work on the lowest trail we sponsor – the section of the Emigrant Trail that stretches from Stampede Reservoir to Donner Family Picnic Area. Those looking for trail work hours for TRT or other races that require them should very likely be able to get them in within the next 45 days.
DPMR member Meggie I. reported on April 27th that there is “still lots and lots of snow. The parking lot is still covered (at Donner Family Picnic Site) as is much of the trail for about a mile out from there.” Where there is not snow it is very wet and soggy with a lot of running water, standing water, and creeks where there are not usually creeks. Here are a couple photos from her scouting of the trail (thanks, Meggie!)…
DPMR Adopted Trail 2: Mt. Judah Loop Trail
It’s hard to tell when this higher trail will be clear enough to assess and do any work. While Sugar Bowl is closing soon, there is still a fair bit of snow up there. As of now, we are assuming that the work on this will be in June at the earliest.
Watch our Facebook group ,the website calendar, and our email newsletter for specific work dates as soon as they are set. In the meantime, feel free to put your name on the list to help out by simply sending us a message.
Hope you can join us!
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