Date: Saturday February 16, 2013
Time: 10am – 12am
Where to Meet: Fay-Luther Trailhead
Fay-Luther TRAILHEAD (Douglas County, Nevada): 4.5 miles south on Foothill Road from intersection with Kingsbury Grade (NV State Route 207) in Carson Valley
This FREE leisurely snowshoe trek is presented by the Carson Valley Trails Association and will be enjoyed by the entire family. While you are out on the trail, you’ll meet John “Snowshoe” Thompson, the legendary “Mailman of the Sierra”. For nearly 20 years during the Gold and Silver Rushes of the mid-1800’s, Snowshoe was the only winter link back and forth between Mormon Station (Genoa) and Hangtown (Placerville, CA). Snowshoe will amaze you with his stories and exploits, from carrying the U.S. Mail on homemade skis through wintery blizzards and 90 miles of wilderness each way.
Participants must provide their own snowshoes and equipment suitable for traveling over snow. Bring water and dress appropriately for the weather.
The event will take place with or without snow.
This special free event is presented by the Carson Valley Trails Association and supported by an Every Day Event Grant funded by the National Educational Foundation.
Questions? 775-782-6859 or firstname.lastname@example.org
The Carson Valley Trails Association is a nonprofit, volunteer based organization working with partners to provide access to public lands through a recreational trail system for present and future generations to enjoy.