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    Building the Next Great Tahoe Trail

    On Saturday, we rode Hole-in-the-Ground, spent the night camping at Donner Memorial State Park and on Sunday, we built a new section of the Donner Lake Rim Trail. Here are some pictures of this fantastic weekend:
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    More pictures of the trailbuilding.
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    Good job! Great work and many many thanks!

    Looks like it'll be a fun bit of trail! Thanks to you and the others doing the hard work for all of us. Where exactly is that section on the Donner trail?

    And what is that strapped onto the downtube of that Nomad?
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    That looks awesome, thanks for the hard work (even though I live hundreds of miles away).
    I assume that the NFS makes you don the protective helmets, but those
    Bright yellow helmets WITH lycra make it look like:
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    THANKS FOR THE AWESOME JOB!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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    Awesome work you guys! That part of the Sierras is too good to not have more trails. If I wasn't being punished in Tahoe, I woulda been there. I'm sure it's going to be awesome!

    It's just like a dog to lay right in the middle of your work. They're funny that way...

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    Yup

    Quote Originally Posted by CharacterZero
    Bright yellow helmets WITH lycra make it look like:
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    You can only wear that helmet if you are a MACHO MACHO MAN!

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    When is the expected completion of the DRT?
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    5 years or so

    Quote Originally Posted by zon
    When is the expected completion of the DRT?
    Probably about five years out, depending on how frequently volunteers like us show up to help build it. It is primarily constructed through volunteer efforts under the auspices of the Truckee Donner Land Trust.

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    Thanks so much for all the trail building and maintenance you folks have done up near HITG. I was just up there on Sunday doing the loop with a buddy of mine and it is one of my favorite rides in that area of Tahoe.

    I am excited to hear that there will be more quality single track up in that region of Tahoe and look forward to riding there. Although I cannot help much with the trail work due to distance (live in the bay area) , real life responsibilities and the like, I want to make sure you know that those of us that ride those trails appreciate all the work you folks put into them .

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    Honestly, I had a real good time! Maybe not quite as good as riding in the high sierras, but certainly better than anything outdoors in the valley. Temps were in the low to mid 80s, low humidity, nice little breeze... and of course that mountain smell and killer views.

    Everybody was super friendly and we accomplished A LOT. We extended the trail quite a ways and delt with a couple very stuborn areas. I was surprised when hiking out, how much further it was back to the trail head. As you might expect, there was a real sense of camaraderie and accomplishment.

    3rd pic down, guy in blue shirt and shorts with shovel is me, and I believe I'm "enhancing" the trail there to have a clear option to ride that little rock spine. FP and I "enhanced" a couple features as we were encouraged to do during our initial briefing. Fact is, this trail is going to have LOTS of neat "feature" options and several areas where we can explore large fields of slick rock.

    This trail is going to be a blast to ride. Please keep an eye out for future trail parties; they're fun and more importantly, you get to help create something you know you'll use.

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    Thanks again to all y'all for the work and effort. Its mucho appreciated!

    Oh, Benja55... I'd guess that's armor on the nomad. I occationally do the same thing on my bike.
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    Quote Originally Posted by benja55
    Looks like it'll be a fun bit of trail! Thanks to you and the others doing the hard work for all of us. Where exactly is that section on the Donner trail?

    And what is that strapped onto the downtube of that Nomad?
    Those were my Fox Launch pads were I to have actually donned them, I might have avoided rolling my ankle dancing off the bike while abandoning ship.

    That was the maiden voyage of my Nomad.
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    A blog post about the event:
    http://gctrails.blogspot.com/

    And some additional pictures:
    http://picasaweb.google.com/velojohn...rLakeRimTrail/

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    thanks for posting..

    I reserved a spot on the October work crew. Traveling out from New Jersey.

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    hey y'all. Sorry for resurrecting the thread, but I finally got around to registering yet another sn on mtbr (I keep losing all my old ones).

    Anywho -- here are a couple pics of judgeschmales' ankle from that weekend. it's all good once you've got a beer in hand...
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