Winter outings schedule announced |

Winter outings schedule announced

Saturday, Feb. 10

Explore Van Norden Meadow

Put on your cross country ski gear and explore the unique and beautiful Van Norden Meadow and some of the Royal Gorge trail system on snowy Donner Summit.

Serene Lakes residents Bill and Mary Alice Thauvette will lead this outing designed for upper-level beginners through intermediate and advanced cross country skiers. Bill will lead the upper level skiers, Mary Alice will lead the beginner group. Participants should be geared up and able to meet the Thauvettes at 10 a.m. at Summit Station on the Royal Gorge property. You must have your own equipment or an equipment package is available to rent at Royal Gorge for $17.50. Bring a lunch and plenty of water. The outing is scheduled for two hours.

All participants must preregister by Thursday, Feb. 8 by calling the Truckee Donner Land Trust at 582-4711. Cost to Land Trust members is $30, non-members are $35. Cost includes all-day Royal Gorge trail pass, Bill and Mary Alice will have trail passes for the group at Summit Station at 10 a.m. This outing is limited to 20 participants, so sign up early to guarantee your spot.

Sunday, March 4

Historical Schallenberger Snowshoe Outing

Discover the historical significance of Truckee’s most outstanding landmark, Schallenberger Ridge. A snowshoe outing will be led by Land Trust member Cindy Tong and State Park historian Gayle Green, sharing history and stories about Schallenberger Ridge and the early emigrants’ experiences.

Participants will meet at the Emigrant Museum’s free parking lot in Donner Memorial State Park at the east end of Donner Lake by 10 a.m. A leisurely two-and-a-half to three mile snowshoe hike will explore significant historical aspects of Schallenberger Ridge.

All participants must preregister by Thursday, March 1 by calling the Truckee Donner Land Trust at 582-4711. Please bring plenty of water and a lunch. You must bring your own snowshoes. Cost to Land Trust members is $15, non-members $20. Participation is limited to the first fifty people, so sign up early to guarantee a spot.

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