Lower Corral Trail Volunteer Workday in Partnership with TAMBA

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May 17 2014 - 9:00am
May 18 2014 - 4:00pm
Etc/GMT-7
Location: 
Corral Trail, South Lake Tahoe

This is the melding of two great non-profits dedicated to connecting multi-use trails in the Sierra. What this means is that the professional trail builders with the Buttes will come to Tahoe and help build out the Lower Corral Trail jumps and features! Starting in early May this year, Henry O'Donnell will lead a team of skilled workers and volunteers to build out what has been planned for the last 3 years with the US Forest Service and TAMBA. We look forward to a long and successful partnership while strengthening the mountain bike community from Tahoe to Downieville and beyond in years to come.

SBTS and TAMBA are sharing resources: tools, equipment and staff. TAMBA volunteer crew leaders will be hired as SBTS employees and are scheduled to break ground May 5th, with crews working Monday through Thursday. Project is expected to be complete by June 1.

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Details:
• Lower Corral Trail will be reworked into a Flow Trail with purpose built fun features for mountain bike including high wall berms, rock jumps, tabletops and log rides.

• Corral Trail is one of the most accessible and popular mountain bike trails in all of Tahoe. The trail is suitable for everyone from beginners to expert riders. The trailhead also serves as a hub of the mountain bike community, close to the largest population center in all of Tahoe. Improvements to Corral trail have been made by the USFS in the past eight years primarily focused on increasing the sustainability of the trail. Now TAMBA will introduce new mountain bike specific elements on the trail that will further elevate the trail’s status.

• Once complete Corral Trail will be a model project for purpose built mountain bike features on a legal trail in a National Forest. Corral Trail will remain open to all current users including dirt bikes, mountain bikes, hikers and equestrians.

• The SBTS professional trail crew will be working side-by-side with TAMBA’s trail crews to build this new trail.

• Corral Trail will be open the entire time, although it is advised that people take an alternate route such as Incense Cedar Trail to avoid delaying construction activities. We are all very excited to be a part of this project and making something incredibly fun for the mountain biking community.

Timeframe: Construction will start Monday, May 5, and will proceed for approximately 4 weeks. The paid workers will be working 10 hours days Monday through Thursday.

Project Team: Henry O’Donnell – SBTS Supervisor… Kris Morehead – TAMBA Crew… Benny McGinnis – TAMBA Crew… Kevin Joell – Part Time TAMBA Crew… Ben Fish – TAMBA Project Manager... Jacob Quinn – USFS Project Manager

Buy Feet of Trail here!

Corral Trail is a gateway trail, connecting the community of South Lake to the Tahoe Rim Trail and Mr. Toads (see attached map)

We encourage you to join TAMBA and Sierra Buttes Trail Stewardship as members and give your time and financial support to the trails in our region!



 

Saturday Schedule: Volunteer Trail Workday lead by SBTS and TAMBA crew

Meeting place: Corral Trail Parking Area

Directions: From town, take Pioneer Trail towards Meyers, turn left onto Oneidas Street, after passing a few houses this turns into a paved forest service road, follow for about 1/2 mile and park in dirt parking lot on the left just past the creek crossing.

Meeting Time: 9:00am

*After work party at Corral Trail Parking Lot then continue the party at Divided Sky: 3200 US HWY 50, STE 7 Meyers, CA

We provide for Saturday:

  • tools
  • breakfast (bagels and coffee)
  • sack lunch
  • afterwork party 
  • hard hat (or you may wear your helmet)

You bring:

  • backpack
  • Long pants & long sleeve shirts
  • water
  • layers
  • sunglasses/eye protection
  • work gloves
  • sturdy toed shoes
  • sunscreen
  • bike, and riding gear (if you want to ride)


Sunday Schedule: Guided ride led by TAMBA

Meeting place: Corral Trail Parking Area

Directions: From town, take Pioneer Trail towards Meyers, turn left onto Oneidas Street, after passing a few houses this turns into a paved forest service road, follow for about 1/2 mile and park in dirt parking lot on the left just past the creek crossing.

Meeting Time: 10:00am



Frequently asked Questions

Where should we stay? 

Here is a link to the Lake Tahoe Chambers website with multiple lodging  options. Below are some websites with camping info.

** If you decide to spend the night, all of these campsites are great spots.  Meet up with SBTS and TAMBA in the morning at Corral Trail for some quick refreshments and then head out for a group ride!

Camping by the Lake

Luther Pass Overflow camping 

Fallen Leaf Lake camping

Can I bring my kids?

Yes! We are a family friendly organization and encourage all families to bring their kids. 

Do I need any experience to do trail work?

Nope. No experience is necessary. We have experience trail crew and seasoned volunteers to help oversee and coach all new volunteers on trail building. You will be briefed and guided the whole way.