Tunnel Creek, Flume trail mile markers installed
Special to the Bonanza
INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. — Have you been hiking or mountain bike riding along North Canyon Road to Marlette Flume Trail and down Tunnel Creek lately?
If so, you have seen that Conor Nix’s Troop 37 Boy Scout Eagle Project is now complete.
He placed many 4-foot-tall mile markers each mile for 12 miles along the trails. The posts are engraved with the trail name, north or south direction, mile number, and a glow-in-he-dark help locator.
Not only are the mile markers useful for people traveling along the trail, but regional emergency services crews also have the GPS coordinates of every post.
“The help locators make finding a person who needs medical attention a lot easier,” said Nix. “All you need to do is dial 911 and tell them what help locator you are closest to. They will be able to find you in a shorter amount of time.”
On Dec. 2, 2014, Jay Howard, Nevada State Parks Supervisor, and Bill Champion, Spooner Lake Supervisor, awarded Nix a Certificate of Appreciation in recognition for his outstanding Eagle Scout Project contributions to the park — for planning, funding, designing, and installing the high-quality mile markers.
“I could not have completed my Eagle Project without the help of my fellow Scouts, Troop 37 Leaders, the Hacienda for hosting my fundraiser, community funding, volunteers, and trail helpers,” Nix said.
He added that he wants to thank April Shakelford, Fuels Management Specialist for the North Lake Tahoe Fire Protection District for helping mark post locations, and David Joseph, with the Friends of Incline Trails, who helped him install the posts.
“I am very grateful for everyone who had a part in my project,” Nix said.
Made of recycled plastic lumber, the 5-inch by 5-inch signs are guaranteed to last for 50 years.
Ted Parkhill is Publicity Chair for Troop 37 in Incline Village.
Support Local Journalism
Support Local Journalism
Readers around Lake Tahoe, Truckee, and beyond make the Sierra Sun's work possible. Your financial contribution supports our efforts to deliver quality, locally relevant journalism.
Now more than ever, your support is critical to help us keep our community informed about the evolving coronavirus pandemic and the impact it is having locally. Every contribution, however large or small, will make a difference.
Your donation will help us continue to cover COVID-19 and our other vital local news.
Start a dialogue, stay on topic and be civil.
If you don't follow the rules, your comment may be deleted.
User Legend: Moderator Trusted User