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February TD News -- 2016 Summary

Bill Ratcliff

 It’s time once again to write my summary of the fun we had in 2016. Here is a summary
 of the trails and events we were involved in this past year:

  • Crystal Mines trail run- Great fun for the children and grandchildren looking for
    crystals in this old mining area

  • Verdi Peak road in the snow – Challenging snow run followed by dinner at Pizza
    on the Hill
  • Miller Lake on the Rubicon – Clean-up of the Campground we sponsor on the
    Rubicon Trail
  • Sardine Mountain Loop trail run with a BBQ, pot luck and Bocce Ball after
  • Metal Cloak Skills Day at Prairie City – great 4x4 training
  • Concert on the Green – Club Party in our special section
  • Fourth of July Parade in downtown Truckee
  • Bear Valley trail run to prepare for Trails & Ales event
  • Sierra 4x4 Trails & Ales event to benefit the Boys and Girls Club
  • Pole Creek/Cabin Creek maintenance trail run on the trail we sponsor for the US
    Forest Service
  • Camp Nejedly trail run to transport handicapped children to and from a
    wilderness camp.
  • Observation point on the Rubicon Trail to explore this world famous 4x4 trail
  • Verdi Peak Fire Outlook – fun trails with great views of the mountains and Reno
  • Sardine Peak Fire Outlook – for a BBQ potluck dinner and stargazing from the
    top of the mountain
  • Gold Lake/Snake Lake Trail – Beautiful trail that winds around Gold Lake and
    then on to a very challenging downhill to Snake Lake
  • Hunter Lake Trail – Pretty run up to the top of the mountain overlooking Reno
    and then down through Big Meadows
  • Sunrise Pass/Como Ghost Town Trail – Western Nevada trail that leaves from
    Minden and goes east meeting up with Como trail- ending with a dinner in
    Virginia City
  • Annual Holiday Party at Northwood’s Clubhouse

According to my very precise calculations, each member (that did all the activities)
drove 3,430 miles, climbed 7 peaks, and bounced over 237,468,000 rocks!!!! But more
importantly, we had way more laughs and smiles than the rocks we went over!!!

 If you would like to join the fun and explore the less traveled back roads of this majestic  region with us, please see our web site at or send us an email at