Tahoe Trail Skills College

New and seasoned trail maintainers head to the summit to build their skill sets at the 2017 Tahoe Trail Skills College. Photo by Cindy Leggett.

Congratulations Class of 2019!

The 2019 Tahoe Trail Skills College was made possible thanks to the U.S. Forest Service, Osprey and the California Alpine Club. These sponsors and partners welcomed more than 45 volunteers to play in the dirt and learn new skills near Donner Summit.

Thank you to the volunteer instructors, partners, committee, cooks, and staff for coming together to host this training, and thank you to the Northern Sierra volunteer community for coming out to learn these skills.

Remember, 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. Visit the online volunteer schedule to learn more.

Can’t wait for next year?

Tahoe Trail Skills College usually takes place in July. Details for the 2020 Trail Skills College will be available in spring 2020.

But don’t forget, you can learn new trail maintenance skills by volunteering on a PCTA trail crew any time. Most crews don’t require any previous trail maintenance experience. Knowledgeable and experienced crew leaders are on site to teach you the necessary skills.  Visit the online project schedule to find PCT projects near you.

If you have questions about Trail Skills College, contact PCTA’s Volunteer Program at 916-285-1838 or [email protected].

Sponsors and partners

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