Winter Camping around Lake Tahoe with Tahoe Rim Trail Association |

Winter Camping around Lake Tahoe with Tahoe Rim Trail Association

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Do you love the outdoors but donand#8217;t know how to begin to camp in the wintertime? Youand#8217;re not alone.

This winter, join TRTA volunteer guides on an overnight trip to familiarize you with winter camping that we call Snow Camping 101.

Led by two experienced TRTA guides (Jordan Summers and Wayne McClelland) and staff, this one-night excursion is designed to share the joys to be found in the snow-filled backcountry overlooking Lake Tahoe.

With an emphasis on safety, comfort, and fun, Summers and McClelland will teach participants winter travel methods and considerations, winter hazards, and snow-camping techniques.

Snow Camping 101 will cover the preparation steps necessary before venturing out into the frosty, white backcountry. You will learn important techniques and other considerations once you are out traveling and camping in the snow.

Specifically, your guides/instructors will cover: Packing for snow travel; basic orientation skills; winter travel hazards; winter survival techniques; campsite selection and set-up; cooking hints and demonstrations; principals of Leave No Trace.

Choose from two different dates: Jan. 16-17 or Feb. 27-28, weather permitting. Cost is a donation, ages 21 and over, limited to 12 participants.

For more information and prerequisites call the TRTA office at (775) 298-0238 or e-mail

For more information about the Tahoe Rim Trail Association, call (775) 298-0012 or visit The Tahoe Rim Trail Association, founded in 1981, is a non-profit organization, which works to enhance, expand, and promote the Tahoe Rim Trail system, practice and encourage stewardship, and provide access to the beauty of the Lake Tahoe region. The Association works in partnership with the USDA Forest Service and Nevada State Parks.

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