Volunteer Corner: Mike Blide | SierraSun.com

Volunteer Corner: Mike Blide

Emma Garrard/Sierra Sun Mike Blide

Truckee Trails Foundation


I am the vice president of the board of directors. I’ve been on the board close to three years. I’m also head of the project committee.

We’ve been working on a trail to connect Olympic Heights with downtown Truckee called Stockrest Springs Trail. We just recently worked on getting a dirt trail paved between China Cove and Donner State Park and South Shore Drive.

I am an avid trail runner and a mountain bike rider. (Truckee Trails Foundation) is the one thing in town that tricked my trigger. It’s the one thing that got me inspired.

The goal of the foundation is to create this network of connected trails. By the time my 9-year-old is ready to leave town, it should be done.

My restaurant Cottonwood has adopted part of the Pacific Crest Trail, so we maintain that. I truly enjoy getting out and working on the trails. I love to just hike with my dogs and my family.

I’ve been working and living in the area for 21 years.

The bunny rabbit at Cottonwood ” Rabbit Cassoulet. Yum yum.

The Sun’s Sierra Countis interviewed Blide for this week’s “Volunteer Corner.” Please send suggestions for “Volunteer Corner” to editor@sierrasun.com, subject “Volunteer Corner.” For more information on volunteering with Truckee Trails Foundation check out, http://www.truckeetrails.org. For more volunteer opportunities in the community, check out http://www.handsontahoe.org.