Tahoe Trail Skills College

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2019 Tahoe Trail Skills College

You’re invited! The Tahoe Trail Skills College is a free weekend event for volunteers to learn about trail maintenance and stewardship. Beginners and experts alike can benefit from Trail Skills College courses like Trail Sign Installation and Waterbars and Checks.

Trail Skills College is offered free of charge in an effort to inspire citizen stewardship of trails. In exchange for attending the training, we encourage you to volunteer at least 16 hours of work on trail projects in the coming year.

The 2019 Tahoe Trail Skills College is made possible thanks to the U.S. Forest Service, Osprey and the California Alpine Club.

When is it?

July 20-21, 2019

Where is it?

Truckee, California

What’s the fitness level of Trail Skills College?

The fitness level will vary depending on the classes you select during registration. However, all participants should be prepared to hike a minimum of 1-2 miles while carrying personal gear and tools. Participants should also be prepared for the hands-on learning opportunities in many of these classes, resulting in 6-8 hours of active trail maintenance per day.

What classes are being offered?

Saturday, July 20

100 Intro to Trail Maintenance

201 Drainage Design and Drain Dips

203 Waterbars and Checks Day 1 (This is a two-day course, Saturday-Sunday)

304 Crew Leadership: Managing Volunteers

Sunday, July 21

103 Basic Saw Crew Training

203 Waterbars and Checks Day 2 (This is a two-day course, Saturday-Sunday)

205 Tread Reconstruction

208 Trail Sign Installation and Inventory

Are lodging and meals provided?

Free RV and tent camping will be available. Free meals will be provided for participants, starting with breakfast on Saturday and ending with lunch on Sunday.

How do I register?

Online registration is available June 7-28. Register now.

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