Our stewardship team has been scouting our properties - paying close attention to our lower elevation properties like Waddle Ranch and Elizabethtown Meadows. What they’ve found is things are still a little to muddy to enjoy without damaging the trails - but hang in there, a few more weeks of warm weather and they’ll likely be good to go.
“Keep singletrack single” is an important idea to keep in mind so we avoid widening trails and trampling local vegetation, and if you’re leaving boot prints or tire tracks, you’re probably a little too early. We’re as anxious as anybody, but we hope you’ll do your part in keeping our trails in good condition.
And as trails come into shape in the coming weeks, we hope you’ll follow the guidelines being put forth across the country for outdoor recreation:
- Your health, and the health of others, is your number one priority when going outside.
- Enjoy the outside, but be cautious - we don’t want to put any extra strain on our emergency responders and medical system.
- Stay close to home - while we all have our favorite far flung adventures, now is a great time to get explore your neighborhood on foot or on a bike.
- Keep it under control - for those getting out on bikes or skis, stay well within your abilities and don’t risk an injury.
- Respect closures and be a good steward - we all want these wonderful lands and trails to be in good shape and available to enjoy once this all blows over.
To read this article in the Truckee Donner Land Trust Newsletter, CLICK HERE.