Extreme Terrain has a program for helping clubs with projects on their local trails. They call it the “Clean Trail Grant Program”. They will award up to $250 to a club doing trail maintenance on a public trail. There are very few requirements and the grant application is (pardon the pun) extremely short and simple to fill out.
Along with awarding grants to clubs, Extreme Terrain has donated to the Lake Tahoe Hi-Lo’s raffle that we hold every year at our annual Poker Run. Here’s a link to our Poker Run if you haven’t signed up yet:
This summer, I’m hoping to use this grant program for local trails in the Lake Tahoe Basin area. The Hi-Lo’s will go through the process and I’ll report back on how smooth it works out.
If you’d like more information on the “Clean Trail Grant Program” click the link below and go to the Community Support section and click on the “Clean Trails” photo.
It’s free funding for the projects you’re already planning to go out and do. Why not let Extreme Terrain help with the funding?
The Eldorado National Forest has posted the date for its open house to discuss OHV grants for the 2018 season.
February 6th from 4-7pm @ 100 Forni Road, Placerville.
This is a good opportunity for the users to give the forest service input as to how we want our OHV funds spent.
No pictures but I just got word about the Tahoe end of the trail. That word is ICE.
The paved road to the staging area is not too steep but in the few places where it has slope, it’s icy. If you make it to the staging area, considerate it an accomplishment.
Just past the staging area is the first good slope of the trail. The report is it’s all ice. You might start the climb but before you reach the top, you will lose traction and then experience an “Oh Shit” moment as you slide backwards, out of control.
John Briggs of FOTR was there the other day and witnessed a few people try and fail on the climb. Luckily, the sliding rigs came to a safe stop without injury or damage.
Those dedicated to getting up it will surely make it, with a few winch evolutions.
Weather is predicted for the coming weekend. It might add the snow needed for traction or it might just hide the ice underneath. Be cautious.
It has been a slow start to our winter. Only 30% so far. This might make the Rubicon accessible to more people, except for the ice. But please remember the side roads are now all closed for the season. The ENF was last with a Jan 1st closure date.
Please go prepared, with others, a ham radio and drive safe. Let someone know where you are gong and when you plan on returning.