Tahoe Trail Skills College

Photo by Cindy Leggett

Congratulations Class of 2017

The 2017 Tahoe Trail Skills College was made possible thanks to the U.S. Forest ServiceCalifornia Alpine Club, and Hydro Flask. These sponsors and partners welcomed 55 volunteers to play in the dirt and learn new skills on the Tahoe National Forest.

First time and seasoned trail maintainers chose from courses like Working with Packers & Packstock, Intro to Trail MaintenanceWaterbars & ChecksDrainage Design & Drain Dips, and Crosscut Saw Training & Certification. Thank you to the volunteer instructors, partners and staff for the great selection, and thank you to the Northern Sierra volunteer community for coming out to learn these skills!

Can’t wait for next year?

The 2018 Tahoe Trail Skills College will be held July 20-22.

More details about the 2018 event, including class and registration information, will be available in early summer.

In the meantime, remember that you can always learn new trail maintenance skills by volunteering on a PCTA trail crew. 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 trail projects near you. And don’t forget, 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.

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



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