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ur 35th year has been a year of big changes at the Tahoe Rim Trail Association! Internally, we have been addressing labor law changes that will significantly impact our staff schedules starting December 1st and have taken on the monumental task of upgrading to a new database. Over 25,000 records have been moved and cleaned as we switch to a more modern, efficient database. In addition, we are in the process of creating a new tahoerimtrail.org website designed to educate trail users on recreational by Morgan Fessler opportunities and how to utilize those opportunities Executive Director as sustainably as possible. Lastly, our staff looks much different at the end of 2016 compared to January. In May, Mary Bennington retired as the organization’s Executive Director and I have the honor of taking the helm. Chris Binder was hired to fill the role of Director of Trail Operations and we hired Maggie Brandenburg to lead and expand our youth programs as we work to build the next generation of trails stewards. More change was afoot this fall with the departure of Shannon Skarritt, our fantastic Sustainable Funding Director who has moved back to her home in Michigan. There is never a dull moment! What hasn’t changed is the Tahoe Rim Trail Association’s commitment to the trail. Together as a community of trail users, volunteers, members, and donors we have made significant improvements to the trail, recreation in the Tahoe Basin and the trail user experience. The dedication of our volunteers continues to amaze me. In 2016 they contributed over 18,000 hours on projects ranging from building trail and guiding hikes to managing our website and keeping our important files organized. Our members and donors have also stepped up to the plate to support the trail they love. In 2010 government grants accounted for over 33% of the organization’s income. The availability of government funding for trails and recreation has declined significantly since then and in 2015 government grant funding only accounted for 11% of our income. Our organization has weathered this storm and emerged with a more diversified stable funding stream to support the trail because of the generosity of our members and donors! The last thing that hasn’t changed at our organization is how humbling it is to work here. Every day I am blown away by the dedication of all of the individuals who interact with the trail such as the organizations and groups who each year sponsor events or provide grant funding, board members who help out in a pickle when we need van drivers at 5:00am, guides that spend their summer making sure others know the joy of spending a day on the trail, individuals that are so passionate about the trail that they have been TRTA members for decades, our partners who graciously offer their expertise or resources, and crew leaders who take on the equivalent of a full time job each summer ensuring that the Trail remains a world class destination. Thank you for all that you do. I’m looking forward to teaming up again for a successful (and eventful) 2017!

Tahoe Rim Trail Association Trail Blazer is the official publication of the Tahoe Rim Trail Association, a 501(c)3 non-profit whose mission is to maintain and enhance the Tahoe Rim Trail system, practice and inspire stewardship and preserve access to the natural beauty of the Lake Tahoe Region.

STAFF Executive Director Morgan Fessler Director of Trail Operations Chris Binder Outdoor Programs Director Lindsey Schultz Sustainable Funding Director Shannon Skarritt Operations & Marketing Manager Justine Lentz Outdoor & Youth Programs Manager Maggie Brandenburg Office Administrator Laurie Buffington BOARD OF DIRECTORS President John Singlaub Vice President Jim Crompton Treasurer John McCall Secretary Ande Chern Sustainable Funding Alice Hampton Trail Operations Dave Schnake Trail Use Ro Martinoni Board Members Don Bailey, Lorilyn Chitwood, Jim Cline, David DeVoe, Jackie Ferek, Kristen Power, Carl Woods

With Gratitude,

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The Tahoe Rim Trail Association works in partnertship with the USDA Forest Service and Nevada State Parks


The Dirt On Trail Operations

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he 2016 trail building season saw our incredible volunteer workforce accomplish remarkable work on the Tahoe Rim Trail, with nearly 250 volunteers contributing over 9000 hours to help manage the Tahoe Rim Trail. A vast majority by Chris Binder Director of Trail Ops of those hours were dedicated to the physical work of improving or building quality singletrack to ensure that the Trail continues to provide one of the most environmentally conscious and inspiring trail experiences. In addition to the critical work of building and maintaining trail tread, staff and volunteers are also dedicated to a number of other programs that are less visible to the average trail user. The goals of these programs are to improve volunteer and user safety, trail sustainability, and user enjoyment. During recent meetings with trail management partners, several key issues in these program areas have been identified for expansion over the next few years. As we transition from the construction season to the planning season, we will be working with our volunteers and partners to build the foundations of programs that will shape the future of the Tahoe Rim Trail in profound and meaningful ways.

Volunteer Safety and Training The 2016 season has put volunteer safety into greater focus for the organization than at any other time in its 35 year history. While we have long been committed to providing our volunteers with the best safety and skills training in the region, we will be re-evaluating our safety and training program for 2017. Trail Use Numbers Nearly 30 trail counters are being utilized around the trail in order to assist the Association in understanding the number and type of users on various sections of the trail. Analyzing this data will be crucial for understanding use trends, pinpointing areas of possible user conflict, and planning for future trail improvements. Overnight Use Impacts As the number of trail users continues to increase, the potential for negative impacts from overnight users increases as well. We will be working with our land management partners to identify areas of the trail that currently (or will likely in the future) experience resource degradation due to concentrated overnight use, and develop strategies to mitigate those impacts. Hazard Tree Monitoring and Mitigation Tree mortality rates are on the rise throughout the Sierra Nevada, and the Tahoe Basin is predicted to follow suit. Working closely with the Forest Service, we will be rolling out procedures to identify priority sites along the trail for hazard tree monitoring and mitigation. A proactive approach to this critical issue may help save property and lives. As we move forward with these crucial trail management programs I’d like to thank our members and volunteers in advance for their continued support. Thank you for your dedication!

Lindsey’s Compass

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he TRTA is an organization of seven staff and an army of dedicated volunteers. I say army because if I attempted to accomplish what the outdoor program volunteer team achieved in eight months, I would have to work two and a half years straight without vacation or being sick!

by Lindsey Schultz Outdoor Programs Director

Guides, Ambassador and behind the scenes program volunteers donated 4,830 hours this year sharing their passion and knowledge of the Tahoe Rim Trail to help create safe and varied opportunities to bring others outdoors and onto the Tahoe Rim Trail. Whether it was leading one of eight interpretive guided hikes, providing skilled instruction in one of three backcountry skills courses, supporting two Thru Hikes or two multi-week Segment Hikes, tabling and presenting at one of four Trail Talks, chaperoning one of six Youth Backcountry Camps, or taking on special backstage projects, this well-oiled team engaged, inspired, and led 411 adults and 48 youth community members throughout the Tahoe Basin and beyond. TRAIL BLAZER | Winter 2017 | Tahoe Rim Trail Association

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Outdoor Programs

Youth Backcountry Camps Celebrates 10 Years of Awesome

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When asked to describe her YBCC or the past ten years, our Youth experience, a participant from the Backcountry Camps program “My daughter had such an amazing Presidio Community YMCA said: has taken kids out on the Tahoe Rim experience. The guides were Trail to provide hands-on wilderness fantastic - fun, engaged, patient, “My favorite part of YBCC was how adventures while imparting relevant and such good role models. She they trusted us as a team and we skills and insights to create active acknowledged how it changed the were treated like adults. I will always environmental stewards. As the way she views herself in a much remember our last night at Round Lake popularity of the Tahoe Basin and more positive way and how nice it when we went on top of this huge rock the TRT continues to increase, it is was to be with her friends without and watched the sun set over Lake more important than ever that this the influence of technology! Cannot Tahoe. This program made me feel very next generation cares for and helps say enough about what a great lucky. It gives you such perspective on to conserve our Tahoe backyard. Be a program this is!!” how much of a privilege the wilderness part of the solution by contributing to is, and makes you more concerned our 2017 efforts to empower children Parent of a 2016 YBCC participant on preserving it. I would definitely in nature. With funding from generous recommend this to my friends. It is so donors we offered six trips over the much fun, no matter if you camp all course of the summer, serving youth the time or if this is your first chance to be out in nature. I cannot from Reno to San Francisco. Special thanks to our 2016 YBCC explain in words how fun this trip was for me!” partners: SOS Outreach, Boys & Girls Club of Lake Tahoe, Presidio Community YMCA of San Francisco and the Tahoe Join us in changing the lives of our local youth by donating to Institute for Natural Science. With their support, we were able our Youth Programs today. Each donation helps us reach more to serve 48 youth, 25 of which were sponsored, enabling them children, providing the opportunities they need to become to come on a life-changing adventure that they otherwise active environmental stewards. would not have been able to participate in. Know someone age 12-17 who would be interested in an unforgettable experience backpacking, camping, and learning with the TRTA? Keep your eye out for the 2017 YBCC dates, coming soon!

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165 Mile Programs Take the next step toward your 2017 hiking goals! Contact Lindsey at (775) 298-4491 or lindseys@tahoerimtrail.org to be placed on the program interest list.

Who doesn’t love M&M’s?

To burn off one plain M&M, a person would need to walk the entire length of a football field. That means you can eat 2,420 M&Ms while completing the 165 mile TRT!

2017 Guided Thru Hike Registration opens Wednesday, January 25th at 10am PST This year’s supported Thru Hike expeditions sold out in a single day! Walk to your calendar right now and mark down the application date. Don’t miss your chance to hike your heart out with us in 2017.

2017 Guided Segment Hike Registration opens Wednesday, February 8th at 10am PST We’ve got guides, shuttles, and a killer trail! YOU are the final component. Make 2017 your summer to discover the Tahoe Basin one day-hike at a time. Make sure to add February 8th to your calendar. 30 minutes is all it took to sell out in 2016.

Thru Hike Dates July 22th – August 5th August 26th – September 9th

Segment Hike Dates Sundays, June 18th – Sept. 17th Wednesdays, June 21st – Sept. 13th Fridays, June 23rd – Sept. 8th

Another team of 165 mile thru hikers ready to go!

Not all good things must end. Here’s a preview of some of the gratifying things you’ll learn at Snow Camping 101: 1. Test out that new gear 2. Melt your own drinking water 3. No refrigeration worries with food 4. Enjoy no bugs! 5. Guaranteed solitude and silence 2017 trip dates: February 11th-12th & March 11th-12th

Give snow camping a try and learn the proper techniques from our expert guides.


2016

Krissy Moehl is an America ultra-runner who on September 30th, 2015 broke the women’s fastest known time on the Tahoe Rim Trail at 47 hours and 29 minutes. Congratulations Krissy! Photo: Fredrik Marmsater who is also a good friend that supported her effort.

165 MILE CLUB Caleb Bartley Rhonda Malvey Connie Webb Norm Hageman Jeanne Kettler Doyle Andrews Marie Nygren Nancy Matteoli Rick Matteoli Georgette Hartley Joel Mannion Mike Lee Nicole Simington John Simington Randy Anderson Nanette Brown Lindsey McNamara Monika Wescott Gary Wescott Morien Roberts Andy Brown Reiner Stenzel Susan Wasseluk Mike Risano Doug Franklin Dakota Cooke Denali Cooke Melanie Cooke Kim Hollingsworth Kelly Holllingsworth Kaleo Maunakea 6

Kiele Maunakea Nancy Kniesche Skip Kniesche Bernabe Contreras James Quast Greg Tyler Abigail Stephens Gabriela Stephens Nathan Barber David Barber Krissy Moehl Brett Buehler Chelsea Swain Laura Patton Dawn Sandlin Donny Newsome Jeffrey Scott Mike Alcouloumre Brendon Lew Alex Tonner Michael Tonner Dylan Reiss Thomas Reiss Nancy Brennan Arthur Brennan Jane Brennan Leslie Adams Christine Soskins John Sutton David Kent

David Kent-Canalejo Adam Kent-Canalejo Laura Kent-Canalejo Elo Canalejo-Flores Nance Burton Phyllis Keller Wayne Woolway Madison Salis Mark Morrill Whitney Salis Scott Dakof Eric Orozco Alex Dunning Kathryn Dunning Andy Rossway Fred Taylor Dianne Berglund Jeff Berglund Virginia Genovese Jane Miller Kit McCormick Leta Rabenstine Anna Liphart Janice Bosworth Jennifer Jennings Dressia Hio Keith Dudley Krishna Kumar Maureen Welsh Peter Jarrett Melissa Murphy

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Ally Matthews Mark Biswell Michael Prowatzke Jereme Smith Choe Hosuk Myung Sook Cha Richard Moser Leslie Johnson Karen Johnson Barbara Baldwin Michael Baldwin Maria Weidich Ben Erskine Victor d’Allant Michael Mills Erin Perry Julia Hudson Greg Carter Peter Spansail Reena Spansail Barbara WishnoffTuttle Barbara Stonich Deborah Melahn Donna Hellwinkel Leslie Puget Marc Roddin Mariano Nunez Susan Crum Connie Roth Jim Rogers Erik Baily David Baily Carrisa Tashiro

Laura Richards Ernie Richards Chris Orr Kevin Weiss Debbie Presto Michel Tissier Sylviane Cohn Erik Nilssen Ashley Nilssen Robert Sweet Joe Henry Hugh Peterson Carrie Bennett, Tammy Yau Michael Yau Edward Smith Dodi Stout Dan Belanger Amy Serna Devin Higgins Matthew Park KimZimmerman Jason Peterson Carlos Flores Nicole Matinata Martina Strote David Strote Kris McGee Michael Whitesage Kevin Hedahl Robert Prestwich Lydia Koschyk Linda Bellotti John Clark

Leslie Clark Richard Dernbach Jamah Dacus JoAnne Hudson Joan O’Lear Vivian Carvin Annette (Nettie) Laguna-Bates Bala Subramanian Craig Wilson Del Hardy Ita Abarzua-Kostan Kim Lundeen Kristin Mettke Monika Leuenberger Susan Brown Tricia Tong Christy Priest Josh Priest Matt Gingerich Gary Wright Russell Corfman Rose Rowe Rhonda Jarrett Robert Jarrett Julie Render Scott Render Meghan McShannic Dave Wallace Irene King Arthur King Nancy East Jeff Qurik


Fundraising Fundraising

Member Memories

2016 Tahoe Rim Trail Challenge

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orking the past six years with the Tahoe Rim Trail Association has been some of the most rewarding work I’ve had the pleasure of doing so far in my young life. The memories I have made with our remarkable members and volunteers have had a profound impact on who I am today. The inspiration which comes from watching by Shannon Skarritt a community of trail advocates come Sustainable Funding together to support the preservation Director and protection of Tahoe’s largest trail system is truly life changing. My time at the TRTA has shaped me into a hiker, backpacker and trail advocate. It also revealed strength within that was waiting to be discovered as I too took on hiking this amazing trail. The Tahoe Rim Trail Challenge program has also been inspiring watching families, individuals and teams come together these last four years to see what they’re made of. Like all good things that eventually reach their maturity, I will be moving on to my next adventure as I travel back to my home state of Michigan. I hope my journey will one day bring me back to this beautiful place and wonderful trail family as this too is also “home.” Thank you for being a part of my journey and supporting such an outstanding organization who is a committed champion of the Tahoe Rim Trail.

TRTA volunteers enjoying the night off at the 2016 Volunteer Party.

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Trail challengers

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ear four of the Tahoe Rim Trail Challenge was championed by nearly 535 outdoor enthusiasts! We kicked off this summer’s challenge on June 4th in honor of National Trails Day at Spooner Lake State Park. Nearly 200 people came and enjoyed educational talks by local partners, discovered and practiced Leave No Trace outdoor ethics through hands-on activities and hiked on local trails in the park. We’d like to congratulate all of our Trail Challengers for a job well done! We’ll be back next summer for the 5th Annual Tahoe Rim Trail Challenge with more trail to explore!

Challenges completed

4,224

Miles trekked

554,730

Feet of elevation climbed

22

Business sponsors enrolled their employees, friends and families


2013

The inaugural Tahoe Rim Trail Challenge kicks off by challenging novice and seasoned trail users to explore the TRT.

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The 35th Annual Celebration &

Rim to Reno trail project breaks ground after epic Tahoe winter

Fundraiser held on October 11, 2016 was a memorable night where friends of the trail gathered to celebrate the Tahoe Rim Trail Association’s 35 year commitment to stewarding the Tahoe Rim Trail. Held at the beautiful Toiyabe Golf

2007

Youth Programs are launched by taking Washoe Youth on a summer backpack trip

Club in Washoe City, NV, the event included a 35 year historical exhibit of the organization’s evolution, a live band, silent auction and a special

2008

2006

Tahoe City reroute project reaches completion

TRTA celebrates 25 years and hosts first Regional Crew Leader Training for senior level trail builders

commemorative State of the Trail

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Address. We want to thank everyone who joined us for the celebration. It was a great success! This year’s celebration also commemorated the 15th anniversary of the original 165 mile loop celebration at Martis Peak after 20 years of hard work to

TRTA launches new website

2004

165 Mile Segment Hike Program begins

2003

96 miles of the Tahoe Rim Trail are dedicated as a National Recreation Trail

2002

TRTA travels to Lake Baikal, Russia to assist sister trail organization with 1,000 mile Lake Baikal Rim Trail

make the dream of the Tahoe Rim Trail come true. Here’s a snapshot of some of the major accomplishments reached since 2001.

2001

165 mile Tahoe Rim Trail loop is connected and celebrated on September 22, 2001.


2016 2015

TRTA receives bequest gift from Stephen S. Ball Estate; establishes Stewardship Fund at Community Foundation of Western Nevada

TRTA becomes the second certified Service Enterprise in Nevada

2012

TRTA partners with local businesses by launching the first Business & Corporate Membership program

2010

Trail crews work to protect the Tahoe Meadows by completing the Ophir Creek bridge

2009

Ultrarunner, Killian Jornet sets fasted supported thru hike record at 38 hours, 36 minutes

2014

Rim to Reno trail project finished with a connector trail to Mt. Houghton


To Accomplish Great Things, We Must also Dream Big Programs Manager who offers extensive You may not have heard of Stephen S. Ball’s experience working with youth in the global name before but he’s had a profound impact outdoor environment. In addition, the Board on the Tahoe Rim Trail Association. The designated funds to purchase trail counters to Association was the beneficiary of a large help assess annual trail use numbers. This trail planned gift on behalf of Mr. Ball who spent data is essential as the organization continues his career working for his family’s engineering to see use increase on the trail exponentially construction business. As a champion of and will help us plan and prepare for individual civil liberties as well as an advocate maintenance needs and obtain an accurate for California’s remarkable natural resources, count of just how many people are enjoying he believed one should respect nature by the Tahoe Rim Trail each year. Steve was a preserving open spaces. Today the TRTA is quiet, gentle and incredibly generous man and able to continue its commitment to preserving Stephen S. Ball we are forever grateful for his gift! Have you sat the Tahoe Rim Trail and the open spaces it down with your family to discuss your estate plans? Consider represents for future generations because of Stephen S. Ball’s leaving a legacy through a planned gift to the TRTA that will planned gift. Over the past year, the TRTA Board designated a have a profound impact throughout the years. For questions portion of his planned gift to be used towards the expansion and inquiries about how you can make a planned gift to the of our youth programming. Fostering the next generation of TRTA, please contact us and we’d be happy to share more about trail stewards isn’t possible without leadership which is why the Association was thrilled to bring on an Outdoor & Youth how you can start the process today.

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2015 ANNUAL REPORT STATEMENT OF FINANCIAL POSITION 2015

INCOME & EXPENSE FOR FY 2015*

FY 2015 Income Donations

141,383.84

Memberships

178,894.00

Program Income

55,344.95

Merchandise Sales

4,689.95

Restricted Grant Income

136,607.78

Total Income

516,920.52

ASSETS

2015

Current Assets Cash Investments Grants & Contracts Receivable Pledges receivable Inventory Prepaid expenses

Administration

61,633.85

Fundraising

60,945.20

Total Expense

559,824.46

Net Ordinary Income

-21,113.63

In Kind Donation

10,675.21

Reserve Account

-1,163.03

Stewardship Fund

753, 726.06

Total Other Income

742,124.61

10,675.21

Total Other Expense

12,499.61

Net Other Income

729,625.00 686,721.06

Administra&on, 9%

Fundraising, 11%

6,759 12,365

1,298,878

347,374

Long-term pledges receivable, net

2,625

8,226

Intangible assets

6,937

6,937

1,308,440

362,537

1,541,194

819,604

Total assets LIABILITIES & NET ASSETS Current Liabilities Accounts payable

4,864

8,137

Other accrued liabilities

33,900

25,854

Deferred revenue

86,114

56,018

124,878

90,009

Total current liabilities/total liabilities Net Assets Designated for Operating Reserve Fund

98,836

Designated for Endowment Fund

168,041

192,154

Designated for Stewardship Fund

863,657

109,931

18,602

163,330

Undesignated

2015 Func*onal Expenses *

1,033 10,858

Investments held for endowment

1,824.40

In Kind Expense

47,549

Other Assets

Other Expense Depreciation/Amortization

5,091

7,065

Other Income/Expense Endowment Account

218,891

450,971

-42,903.94

Other Income

158,342

98,836

5,246

Total Current Assets 437,245.41

107,418

228,482

Expense Program

2014

Permanently restricted

267,180

264,180

Total net assets

1,416,316

729,595

Total liabilities & net assets

1,541,194

819,604

Educa&on & Outreach, 29%

Trail Opera&ons, 23%

Trail Use, 26%

*Auditors Note: The TRTA’s operations are significantly dependent upon the support provided by trained volunteers. Such Volunteers provided approximately 19,500 hours of volunteer services during the FY2015. If these volunteer services were included in the financial statements, program costs would comprise approximately 85% of total costs.


2016 Major Grant Funding

American Quarter Horse Association California Alpine Club Foundation California Gang Task Force Clif Bar Family Foundation E.L. Cord Foundation El Dorado County Resource Advisory Committee $5,000 AND ABOVE DONORS Rhett W & Elaine H Atkinson Family Fund Laura Bainbridge Feibusch Foundation Nancy Eccles and Homer M. Hayward Family Foundation John & Diane McCall* Roger & Bobbi Rosenberger Keith & Marilyn Sanders Stephen S. Ball Revocable Trust $2,499 -$4,999 DONORS Cedar Glen Lodge Coldwell Banker Select Real Estate Desert Research Institute GE Energy Clay & Carolyn Grubb NV Energy Renown Health The Brown Family Foundation The Crystal Family Foundation $1,000 - $2,499 DONORS Bob Anderson** Jim Backhus Bellingham Trail Running Club Gregory Beltran Catherine Bock and Family Mars Bonfire & Kathy CheeverBonfire Brook & Shawn Byers & Family Traci Chee Guy & Phyllis Conces Corinth Land Co. Cornerstone Community Church Jim Crompton David & Susan De Voe Dermody Properties Design Workshop Mario and Jennifer Di Prisco* Joseph F. Downes* Nancy Eichhorn* Epic Rides Far Western Anthropolgical Research Group, Inc. Ross & Rhonda Franke*** Carole Freeman & Sharon McBryde Eleanor Hewlett Gimon** Charles & Gail Greene* Steve & Jan Hamill* John Hartog and Margaret Hand Hometown Health James Joseph King Madeline Kitagawa Kiwanis Club of South Lake Tahoe-Nooner Mr. David Mahler* Roberta Martinoni Dan Nye Olander Family Foundation Randall & Cynthia Pond Laura & Ernie Richards

Jack Van Sickle Family Foundation N. Eccles & H. Hayward Family Foundation National Forest Foundation Nevada Recreational Trails Program NV Energy Foundation Pacific Crest Trail Association

Kathy & Stephen Richards Jim & Chris Russell Cindy Scripps Edward L. Smith* St. Mary’s Regional Medical Center Tietig Family Fund Maryon Tilley Dr. Oldrich Alfons Vasicek, President Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. Wiesner Family Grantmaking Fund* Ray & Carol Zelinski & Family $500 - $999 DONORS Isabel Abarzua-Kostan Roy and Leslie Adams Shirley Allen Jim Ambrose Nancy Barrett* Barton Health Katarzyna Biela Janice Bosworth Braaten Family Trust Hanley Brite Pat Brogan Carson Tahoe Health Michael Chambers Herb Cunitz Michelle & Stephen Di Gangi* Keith Dudley Steve & Jaqui Edelmann Paul Feigenbaum & Judy Kemeny Jackie Ferek & Bill Doherty Flume Trail Bikes Bob Garrick William P. Gillespie John & Judi Gingerich* Laurie Grossman Nancy Grossman-Samuel Del Hardy Harrah’s NNV Monica & Scott Hill Dressia Hio Kate & Andy Huckbody John & Patty Jansen Peter Jarrett Jennifer Jennings Jeri & Jeffery Johnson Bill & Elise Kearney Lauren Kraus Cheryl & Grady Kromer Krishna Kumar Annette Laguna-Bates Hollis Lenderking Monika Leuenberger Larry & Cheryl Lewin Anna Lijphart Lithia Reno Subaru Terry Lowey Kim Lundeen Mr. and Mrs. Paul Makley* Martis Camp Club Jim McNamara Kristin Mettke

Microsoft Ginger & Ron Mitchell Olympic Bike Shop Mike & Terri Phelps James Pine James Quast Robin Rakusin Paul & Edna Schumacher Sliwkowski Family Gift Fund* Mike & Carolyn Smith Southwest Gas Corporation Robin Stimson Bala Subramanian Cliff & Bonnie Thomson David S. Walker Patrick and Tonya Wallace Reid and Megan Weber Mareen Welsh Rob & Laura Wendel* Dick Wiesner Craig Wilson T. Donovan Wood Zeiter Eye Medical Group, Inc. Kristi Gordon Alice and Wade Hampton Susan Brown Mike Stone & Norma Brownell Linda Waterhouse Bill Buttrum Susan Crum Terry Daffin Jane Griffen Mike Healey Donna Hellwinkel Barbara Irish Christine King Deborah & Kevin Melahn Mariano Nunez Christine Orr Debbie Presto Leslie Puget Marc Roddin Sheila Scrivner TAMBA Tricia Tong Kevin Weiss Barb Wishnoff-Tuttle Peters Mires Michel Tissier Barbara Stonich Jane Grossman Janet Koval & Paul Franklin Kathy & John Ward Parks Project $250 - $499 DONORS Ray Abercrombie Chris Abess Tucker & Phil Adams Toshio & Akiko Akiyama Robert & Mary Alessandrelli Melissa Allen & Elisabeth Andreason D. Fred & Jill Altmann Humberto Alvarez Kevin Ammann

Recreational Equipment Inc. SLT Endowment – El Dorado Community Foundation Tahoe League for Charities Tahoe Mountain Resorts Foundation Tahoe Truckee Community Foundation Vail Resorts Echo Promise Charles Ananos Beth Anderson Smith Steve & Anna Anderson Sarah Armstrong Richard Arnold Dasolar, LLC Ben Ashbaugh Chris Askin ASSE- Sierra Nevada Chapter Owen Autry Alex & Tanya Azarchs Irene Babcock Drews & George Drews Kevin Bacon Leslie Baker Penni Baker Abdulraouf & Ginny Banaja Jeff & Susan Sheela Baptista Laura Barker Robyn Barnes Bob and Marcia Barnett Ned & Jimi Barnholt Rick Barsan James Bassett & Lily Hurlimann* Les Bates Doug Bauer Lola Baumann Rick Beebe & Family Bob & Barbara Beier Sid & Jane Bekowich Dana Belden Mary and Rich Bennington Richard & Verna Bercik The Bernardi Family Ross & Judy Berry Don & Kathy Berryman* Kathryn Biasotti Paul Bible Cookie Bible Bike The West/ TGFT Productions Russ & Trary Bishop Hendrik Blom Rick & Mary Blower William Blucher Jennifer Boehm Brian Boggs Karen Bohannan-Reed Benjamin Bowler Cynthia Bowles Gary & Patti Boxeth Sarah & Sherman Boxx Ronald A. Brandow* Edward Breuner Keith Brisack Paul Brockschmidt Grace Brown & Robert Page Michael & Elsie Brown Robert Brunswick Laurie & Mike Buffington Katherine & Roy Bukstein Sara Byrne Frank & Susan Calfa Wendy Calvin Patricia J. Campbell Stuart & Monica Campbell Lurana Cancills

Doug & Lisa Canepa Linda & Gene Cardillo John & Sue Carne Rod & Barbara Carpenter Jamie Casey Julie Castle Rich Caviness & Ann O’Keefe Janice and Steve Chaffin Bruce & Susie Chapin Mr. & Mrs. Michael Child* John & Kathleen Christopherson Anthony Clark Tim & Mary Clark Ron & Susan Clayton Jim & Nancy Cline Martin Clinton & Billie Wolff Sydney Coatsworth Gwendy Cochran Michael D. Coffer C.P.A. Sylviane Cohn Susan Colb Lane Cole Robert H. Cole Stephen R. Cole College Cyclery Dan & Arlene Comstock Miles & Pat Congress Leilani & Michael Connolly Gary H. Cooper M.D. Mindy Cooper-Smith & Robert E. James Susan & Bill Cordonnier Robert & Mary Cormia John C. Couch Frank & Carol Coughlin Jane Couperus Rob & Gail Crawford Ken & Kelly Creighton Keith Croskery Ruth Cross Cindy Curran & Jenna May Charles & Barbara Curtis Paul & Christy Curtis William & Renee Curtis Joe & Lynn Cutts Rita Cwalina D C L Family Partnership, L P Kerry Dantzig Mark Davidson Sherry Long & Robin De Mandel Tom and Debbie Deeble Ron & Connie Deller Don Desrosiers Maureen Devlin Randell Dickey Ann Diemer Chris & Celeste Dier Chris Dittmore Christine Dobrowolski Thomas & Patricia Dobson David Douglas Larry Douglas Laraine Downer Loree Draeger Drakulich Insurance Agency Beth & Bill Drewes


Ellen Driscoll Susan Duncan Paul and Anita Dupratt Bill & Leslie Durant Wayne & Shari Eckert Lori & Mark Edelstone Kym and Mike Elam Heather Elliott & Oren Blonstein Steve Elliott Ted Elms Robert Elo & Family Ben Erskine Carol Eure Michael C. Evans Suzanne Evans Jack Faber Fallavena & Willbanks Real Estate Bill Fant & Family Connie Fasani Adele Faville Feldman McLaughlin Thiel, LLP Morgan Fessler Michele Finch Waltraud Finch Donald & Bonnie Fitzgerald Randall Fletcher Tahoe Cosmic Research Institute Bob & Barbara Fox Diane Frederic & Mark Sasway Dean & Susan Freedlun John & Leslie French Bruce & Diane Friend Catherine Furco Dick Galland & Annie Callaway Rick & Vikki Gallien John F. Gardner, C.P.A. Cynthia Gates Mary & James Germain Debra Gesler Karen Gilbert Sue & Steve Gilbert Glenbrook Rental Program, LLC Neil Glick Dale Gluck Norma J. Gonsalves & Family Constance Gowen Randall & Jana Greer Jeremy Gregersen Grid Gateway Melodie Griffanti Bill and Suzi Griffin Marcia & Charles Growdon Rick Hanford John Hanmer Stephen Hanon Robin Hansen, Md & Gordon Ulrey Lee Hanson Paul and Roxanne Hanson Chris & Marsha Harley* Lands End Association, LLC Susan and Jim Hart Bob Hartmann & Anne Kilgor Kevin Hayashi Katrina Hedlesky & John Gibson Aaron Heller Phil Henke Chris Henry & Family Gary and Fern Herrmann Mark Herron Brian & Patty Hess Neal Hesse

Aaron Hieber Mark Hill Don and Adrienne Hillebrandt Kristina Hilliker Great Basin Outdoor School Jon & June Hoefer Anne Hoffman Randolph & Betty Holder Julian & Diane Holt Marv Hovatter John Howsden Steve Hoyt Tom & Lyndal Hubbard Michael Husted The Idzorek Family The Irwin Family Chris & Pauline Iwata & Family Daniel & Gayle Jacquet Guy and Tracy Jaquier* Kathie and Steve Jenkins Doreen & Don Jensen Kevin Joell Bill Johnson Karen Johnson Douglas & Mickey Jones Ivar Jones Scott Jordan JR Advanced Engineering, Inc. David & Sharon Juhnke Cathryn Karr Karl & Renee Katt Peter Keady Mr. & Mrs. Kirk Keil Tom & Cathy Kerns High Country Construction Donald Kieselhorst Charles & Jo Kilpatrick Chris Kimball Ed & Joy Kimball Diana Kincade Daniel Klein Skip & Nancy Kniesche Gary Kohler & Kathleen Lyons Otto & Jillian Kramm Doug and Joni Kroll Chuck, Kelley and Frank Kull Susan & Marcel Lachemann Patrick Lamb Michelle & Robert Larsen Rachelle Latimer Jennifer and Richard Laucks Janice & John Le Pouvoir William Leachman Robert & Carolyn Lee* Cathie Lee Chilton & Nancy Lee Chris & Marie Legallet Elise Legare Bob and Stephanie Legoy, Jr Sandor Lengyel & Helene Drumm Joseph Lesar & Family Rolf & Trudy Lesem Larry & Barbara Leusing Michael Levin Mary Levine & Family Bruce Levy Megan & Todd Lewis Michael Liddy & Cynthia Morrison David Lindquist Scott Liske Chris Lodge Ian & Julia Logan Jane Lommel

Barbara Longshore Richard Luker Loren & Patricia Lyall Judith Lynch Mary Macleod Scott Mac Leod Mr. Herbert Magnuson Kappy Mann Paul & Becky Manoukian Lois Markovich James & Jane Marmack Bryan Martel Maria Martin Masten Ireland Family* Walt Matell & Kathleen Lucich Norm Matteoni Steven Mayberry Nancy & Mark Maymar John & Nell McBeth Dale McBride & Family Susan McCartney & Dave Cootware Buzz McClain Ryan McCloskey & Shannon Reddoch Aramie & Kevin McDonald Nancy McKown Lucy & John McLaughlin Lynn McLellan Judy McLennan William & Judy McMillen Trina McMorrow Susan & Stanley Mc Partland Charles & Pat McVicker Matthew McWright Carolyn Meyer Lisa & Tom Meyer Lindsey & Ken Meyersieck Benjamin F. Miller Mark & Laurie Miller Verdant Connections Landscape Architecture Beth and Scott Minick Robert Mithun & Kimi Fukutome Don & Renate Mize Lynda Moehling Stephen Moore Tony & Laurie Moraros Eduard & Dragica Morf Hank Morgan John & Diane Moriarty Julie & Keko Mottes David & Tobey Mraz Stephen Mullaney Melissa Murphy Joe & Peggy Musser Jon Nakkerud* Janet Napolitano Ed Nattrass William & Helen Neff Nevada All State Trail Riders Sue & Ward Noble Tom Norris* Rob & Lynne North Susan & Robert Novasel Larry Oakley Patrick O’Brien & Susan Wilman Patrick & Angela O’Connor Terrance W. & Linda J. Oliver Ellen Oppenheim Stanley Ostrom Janet Oyen Frank Pagliaro & Family Teresa Pahler

Mike Pape Ulla Park Pass It On Thrift Tim Patton The Patzman Family Sarah & Rodney Paul* Jason Payne Marianne & Steve Pearsall George & Candi Peek* Ralph & Liz Peer David & Jody Penny Janet Perna Sandra & Joe Peroglio Erin Perry Bob & Cindy Pester Bill & Nancy Peterson Ken Piazza & Family Jon Pittman & Care HellerPittman Ginny Poole Gil & Jan Potter James Powell Kenneth Powell & Rona Foster John & Angela Prelip Sandon Associates Jeffrey Purtee Mr. & Mrs. Robert R. Quandt Jr. Greg & Patty Raleigh Doug Rastello Ray Eberlin Construction Robert Re The Reaser Family Thomas & Victoria Reed Burton & Cynthia Rees Stephen Retter Phil & Diane Rettger Joe Riedel Allegra & Dylan Riley Elizabeth Robbins & Charles Goldblum Diane Roberts Marsha Robertson Tom Roehr Ann Ronald & Lois Snedden David Ronco Steve, Leigh and Ryan Roop Don & Jenny Rose Kalima Rose & Bill Stewart Richard Rose Gary Rosenbloom Bernard Ross John & Lynell Ross Janet Rossi Peter Rostin Floyd Rowley Jan & Eric Rubin John M. Rud, M.D. Runyan Engineering, Inc Ruth Gregory, C.P.A. Steven Ruzeck Kevin Ryan Douglas Ryder Bob & Megan Ryskamp James and Danielle Sakamoto Dianne Salzenstein Victoria & Thomas Samuels Ferrell Sanders Gerry & Jim Sangiacomo Malcolm Schinstine Sonja Schmid David Schnake & Lorrie Bruce Jason Schripsema Robert Schuchardt Scott Schultz Ray Schuster

Marvin Schwartz Lisa Scoralle Debbie Shiffer-Mauss Don Shockey Katrin Sienkiewicz Mary & Reed Simmons Diane Skinner & Family Allan Slocum Chris & Karen Smallcomb Lanell & Michael Smesny Jereme Smith Dr. Jonathan Smith & Amy Smith Rick & Patricia Smith Winifred Smith Mark & Pamela Smithers Sonja Sorbo Ann Sorenson Fernando & Karen Sotelino Larry & Jean Southern Don & Susan Southwick Ray Spear William Stampley Mickey Steinman Reiner Stenzel Judie & David Stepner Diana Stewart Debbie Stiemann Doris Stoessel Annemiek Storm* Sam & Helga Strong Karen Stubkjaer Study.Com, Llc The Sturgis Family Jean & David Suliteanu John & Liz Sutton John & Janet Swanson Tahoe Dave’s Skis & Boards Tahoe Sierra Board of Realtors Tahoe Truckee Sierra Disposal Co. James Taylor Sally Taylor Technical Equipment Cleaners TGFT Productions/ Bike The West William & Mary Alice Thauvette The Back Country The Ross Apartments Barbara Taylor Threlkeld Gregory Tirdel Barbara Todd Mike Tonner Jay Toole Scott Torgan Maggie Tracey & Brendan Riley Rick & Cathleen Trachok Catherine Trino Dale & Jan Tudor Mary Tuncer Peggy & Carter Twedt Michael & Sandra Twigg US Bank Joanne & Alan Vidinsky* Village Ski Loft Jackie & Sam Viviano Mr. & Mrs. D.H. Von Hennig David & Barb Walsh Felix & Elizabeth Wannenmacher Jerry Warren John Waterbury Curtis and Linda Weagel Steve & Kathleen Weaver Don Weber


Ann & Steve Weiss Daniel Welch Martin Wellington William Wendin Dennis Wetherington John Wheeler Geoff & Sally White James and Suzanne White Sondra Wildman Kathleen & Dan Williams Larry & Margaret Williams John & Virginia Williamson Mary Jess Wilson Brian Wingard Don & Carrie Witte David & Sheila Woods Lynn Yale John Zeisler Bill Zender Mary Zimmerman Fred & Sandy Zoerner Bill & Diane Zuendt Suzi & Bert Zug

UP TO $99 DONORS Mary Abelow Gregory Acker Virginia Agee Lillian Agliano Mike & Virginia Agostini Vance & Linda Akinaka Michael Alcouloumre Kristen Aldrich Kathleen Alexandre Kip Allander & Pamela Abercrombie Ann-Sofie & Dennis Allen Michael Allen Dan Allison Ken Allstead Mayada Al-Qazzaz Paul Altrocchi Amazonsmile Foundation

Elizabeth Ames Chet Anderson Christopher Anderson Paul Anderson Randy Anderson Ray Anderson Harold Anino David & Jenny Antonucci Jon Araghi Richard Ardill & Patty Rosenauer Mike Arkell John Armstrong Barbara & Chad Arnold Carolyn Arnold Nikki Aronhalt Ana Veronica & Alan Artz Dennis Ashe Caroline Asikainen Susie Askew James Atkinson Rhett Atkinson Michelle Au Auerbach Engineering Corp. Catherine Averett Wesley & Gaylelynne Ayres Zachi Baharav Bill Bailey The Bailey Family Kelly Bailey Don Bailey, Sr. The Baily Family Frederic Baker Mike & Barbara Baldwin Mary & Barry Bale Carolyn Balling Toby Baly Rebecca Bannister David & Nathan Barber Nancy Barclay Michael Barham Alan Barndollar Cherry & Steve Barney Cherry & Steve Barney

Photos shot during 2016 Youth Backcountry Camps

Ron Barraclough Sandra Barrick Barbara Barry & Chris Arbogast Mark Barry Sharon Barton Michael & Lynda Bashor Christine Basile Richard Bateman Dale Bates Susan Baumruck Jerry Beard Delee & Jerry Beavers Jon Beck Marlys Beck Dale Beckett Dale Beesmer Malcolm Beggs Candy Behan Wells Fargo Bank Lucrecia Belancio Dustin Bell Steve Bell & Anita Bagley Ginger Bell James Bellotti Linda Bellotti Ed & Deborah Bender Kevin Benefiel & Family L.D. & Nancy Bennett James Beres Jeff & Dianne Berglund Cheryl Beyer Denise Bezrutch & Robert Bitowft Leon Biederman Lorie Billeci David Billharz Sonja Binner Oren Birdsall Monica & Alan Bittler Laurie Black Gregory R. Blair & Dana J. Miller-Blair Ed Blanke Lynne Blower

Robert Blowes Linda Blust Jack and Sue Boland Blake Boles Thomas A. Bordigioni Bernard Bornhorst Cornelia Botha Peggy Bourland - Madison William Bowers Boy Scouts of America, Troop 176 Richard Boyle Mike & Kathy Bradford Ted Bradford Sharon Brady Silva Kenneth A. Breitag Karen Brems Jane Brennan Nancy & Art Brennan Paul & Arlene Brennan Julie Brents Linda Brewer Jennifer Briggs The Briggs Family Curt Brohard John & Mary Bronson Mary Brooks Nancy Brooks Andrew Brown Curtis Brown Katherine Brown Nanette Brown Scott Brown Tim & Jean Brown Don Bryant Jack Buchold Diane & David L. Buckman Brett Buehler Kathy Buehler Anne & Ryan Bueniek Christine Buesnel Laurie & Mike Buffington Suzanne Burgess & Ken Farley Andy & Judy Burnett

Nance Burton Steve Burton Roderick Bushnell Jay Bushrow & Family Elaine Butler Cheri & Jack Byrom Chris Caban Lee Cahanin John Cain Christopher Cajski Ben Caldecott Janice Caldwell Zoe Caliendo Denise Callinan Larry Calof Kathy Campbell Fred Campbell-Craven Heidi Campini Sharonlyn Cannon Denise Caravelli Arthur Carmichael and Family Nan Carnal Margaret Carr Craig Carroll Barbara Carter Greg Carter The Carvin Family Chris Casey & Family Johnna Cashill Elton & Erika Cassels Emily Castle Matthew Catalano SĂŠsi Catalano Amy Cecchettini Peggy M. Cecchettini Donna Cecilio Bob Centanni Barry & Janet Chaffin Leslie Chalmers Gary, Barb & Mary Chambers Chris Chan Rebecca Chandler Malinda Charter Irvin Chen and Diven Sun


2016 Business Sponsors Our business supporters give back to the Tahoe Rim Trail Association in such a big way both financially and through in-kind gifts. Would you like to become a Business & Corporate Supporter? Contact us to learn more.

Freel Peak

Mt. Rose

$10,000+

$5,000-$9,999

Mt. Tallac $4,999-$2,500

Mt. Baldy $2,400-$1,000

MT. WATSON MEMBERS - $999-$500 Microsoft - Tahoe Trail Bar - Feline Design - Olympic Bike Shop - Flume Trail Bikes - Martis Camp Club - Harrah’s NNV - Lithia Reno Subaru - Barton Health - Carson Tahoe Health - Southwest Gas Corporation - Kiwanis Club - Corinth Land Co. CASTLE ROCK MEMBERS & TRAILSIDE INN MEMBERS - $250 Wanna Ride-Tahoe Trail Shuttle - Red Oak Realty - Ursack - M Levy and Company - Sellmytimesharenow.com - TahoeYacht Harbor - Sorensen’s Resort - Ramfire Building Maintenance - Sundance Books & Music - North - American Embroidery - Desert Sky Adventures - Moonshine Ink - Panda Printing

2016 was another great year with the completion of many new trail projects, including this new bridge at the stream crossing in Van Sickle Bi-State Park.


Anne Chippendale & Dick Banfield Hosuk Choe Martin Christian Peter Christl Gretchen Christophel Spencer Chumley Constance Clark John & Leslie Clark Sharon Clark & Bruce Antell Steve Clark Carl Clarke Tom & Millie Clarke Caroline Coatney Carol Coats Chris Colberg Judi Colby Patricia Cole John & Janna Collins Ed & Edna Colloff Michael Colvin Kristie Connolly Robert Connor George & Kim Constas Bernabe Contreras Lois Cook Charles Cooke Melanie Cooke John Copoulos Ron Cordova Bruce Corey Russell Corfman Al & Peggy Cormer John Cornelius Catherine Costello The Cottone Family Jack Coughlin Frank H. Countner Melissa & John Cowan John Breternitz & Chris Cox Ben Craig Ron Crete Teresa Crimmens & Michael Hunter Mark Crotty Brian Crowe Suzanne Crowley Timothy Crum David & Leigh Ann Cullen Constance Cummings Bill Cunningham Jane Cupples Paul & Mary Cushing Daunielle Cutting Terry Lynn Cuyler Jamah Dacus Keridwen Dahm Pamela Dakof Jack Dalton Brent Danner George Daugavietis Tom Davids Jon & Beth Davidson Christine Davis Judy Davis Larry & Pat Davis Rodney Davis Mark & Marsha Day Michael De Freitas Jeff & Dayna Deaton Dave Decker Ellen Degolia Marvin & Patricia Demoff Mark Denn Dennis E. Zirbel, Architect Jim Derham

Richard Dernbach Edward Deschamps Brenda Deverell Mr. C.T. Dewoody Mona Dible Ute Dietrich Carolyn Dippel Kyle Dixon Alpine Power Equipment Tom Dodson Steve & Gavin Donaldson Jody Donchez Mari & Mark Donnelly Lisa Dossey Dan Dougherty Kate Doyle Patricia Doyle-Jones & Phil Jones Becky Draney & Jonathan King Scott Drummond Mark Duede Daniel, James & Tim Duggan Charles Dugger Sadie Dukatz Jonathan Dunn & Grace Hamilton Stuart Dunn Kathryn Dunning Friends of Nevada Wilderness Jim & Jane Dykstra Dan Earley Deborah & Marty Easter La Trenda Easton Allan & Janet Eckle John Edgcomb Skyler Edgcomb and April Powers Linda L. Edwards Lisa Edwards & Charles Hornbrook Roy & Isako Egawa Nancy Eichhorn Judith Eisele Bruce A. Eisner & Sandy Hill John & Margy Eller Eric Elliott Steve Ellsworth Debbie & Roy Elsbernd Sylvia Ender Kelly Engber Robert English Lori Enzenberger Ed Epperson Todd Erickson Escape Adventures Mountain Bike Tours Laura Estalote Anna Everest & James Kennedy Julie & Dwight Everett Sharon & Gary Ewbank Carol Eyre Sharon Fantozzi Tina Fantozzi Sue Farley Lauren Farrar Judith Fasani The Fechner Family Jim Feenstra Harold Feiger Mary Felder Penny Fereday Michael & Lori Ferguson Allan Ferrenberg Charles & Jacee Ferris Sandra Finegan Steven Fish

Ann & Walt Fisher Mary Fitz Teri Fitzpatrick Fritz Fleischmann Joshua Flippo Carlos Flores Thomas Flynn Maureen Foley Antoinette Folwarkow Allen Forbes Stewart Foreman Dorothy Foster Helen L. Foster Larry Foster Donna Fountain James Fowler Ron Fowler Christina Fowlks Alma & Keith Fowlow Deborah and Bob Foxcroft & Family Susan Francis Al & Sonia Franklin Doug Franklin Elizabeth Franklin Anthony & Teresa Freitas George Freund & Lois Downy X L, Inc. Rocking 67 Equine Michelle Frye-Spray Steve Fujimoto Tom & Bev Fullerton Maralana Fulton Heidi Furer Den Fusso Barbara Futran Emily Gadbois Jack Gage Buddy & Katherine Garcia Mr. & Mrs. Gardini Raymond & Marilee Garland Janice Garry Joel Gartland Rolf Gartmann Ismael Garza & Yolanda Garcia Gisele Geary Virginia Genovese Linda & David George Eric Gerken Howard Gest Steven Giacomi Rose & Paul Giardina James Giddy Cordena Lee Giudici* James Glaser Maggi Glenn-Colburn Susanne Gnagy Brian Goates & Terie Moore Lydia Godshall John Goetz Goga Family Jill Goldberg Mrs. Marilyn Goldhaber Gary Goldsmith Gil Gomez & Darryl Noble W. Jim Goodin Jennie Gordon Karen Goshaney Karen A. Gotelli & Don M. Bartle David Granish Douglas G. Gray John F Gray Larry Green Norman & Jeann Green Ruth Green Ashley Greenhalgh

Delia Greenhalgh Peter M. Greeenwood Darlene Gregory Phillip Gregory Ray & Kathy Greva Nancy Gribble Geoff & Barbara Griffin The Griffin Family Susan Griffith Carlene Grim Michael Groff John Henry Groh Thomas & Clark Grose, & Cecilia Travis William F. Gryder Ronald Guidotti Judy Guinn Lorie Gunner Jenny Haas Linda Haering Matt Hafer Irene Hagblom Janice Hague Stephen Hahn & Mary Jane Beddow Steve & Cheryl Hale Harry Hall Rhonda Hall Robert Hall Sandy & Gus Hall Thomas E. Hall & Family Roger Hallatt Garry Hallee Patricia Hambrick Greta & Mike Hambsch Jennie Hamiter Denise Handwerker Debbie & Dave Hannaford Gary P. Hanneman Mike Hansen Jerry and Renee Hapgood Joan Hardin Chris & Marsha Harley David and Tiki Harlow Marsha Harris Douglas Harrison Susan and Jim Hart Marshall Hart Chad & Shannon Hartley Kent and Janine Hartley Dan & Joan Hauserman Tim Hauserman Michael Hawe Melissa Haworth Jean Hay Paul & Gisela Hayashi Dr. Kelley Hayden Joe Hayes Ralph & Gillian Hayward Gary Healy Lauren Heard Poage Nancy Heard Michael Heaton Patricia C. Heck Kevin Hedahl Charles Heieck Brian Heim David Heinrich Sara Heinzel Dan Henderson Klaus Hendig Vic Henney and Susan WymanHenney David & Alison Hennig Kevin Hennings Roberta Henriques

Joseph Henry Sue Henson Mr. & Mrs. J.A. Herrmann* Eileen Hickey - Weber Devin Higgins Mr. Patrick Higgins Timothy Hintz Doug & Margaret Hodge Kathleen Hoff Janice Hoke Robin & Fred Holabird Kim & Kelly Hollingsworth Peter, Beth & Cass Honebein Kevin Honkomp Kathryn Honse & Family Arie Hope Lynn Hori Therese Shelley Horwitz Jeff Hougen James & Elizabeth Houser Cb Houston Debbie Howell Otto Hub Julia Hudson Suzanne & Darryl Huff Sonya & Dave Huggins & Family Diane & Jeff Hull Deborah Hunter Reed Hutner Zachary Hymanson Karen & Gary Ide Judy Igoe Larry Ingber Heather Ingraham Ann & Chuck Innis Michael & Geri Inskeep Richard Iori Mart Jaama Alice C. Jacobsen De Ann, Willow & Sheldon Jacobson Rhonda & Robert Jarrett Sharon Jarrett Ron Javor Bill Jeffrey Helga L. Jerome Bob & Suzanne Jessell Jim Morrison Construction, Inc. Matt Jinings Craig Johnson Douglas Johnson Eric & Barbara Johnson Laura & Byron Johnson Marie Johnson Michael Johnson Veronica Johnson Allen Jones Diana Jonmarie Susan Jorth & Debbie Ross Robert Judson Donald Junell Raj Karwa & John Benediktsson Colleen Katen, Alan & Kiefer Catron Marvin Katz Mary Katz Aileen Kawahara Walter Keane Jeannine Kechely Kiley Keeley Michael Keesee & Mignon Marks The Keller Family Lauren Kelly Peter Kelly Susan Kelso


Good times, good food, and great friends. All the ingredients you need to build another amazing new section of the Tahoe Rim Trail. Jacquelyn Kelting Don Kemrer Jerry Kennedy David Kent Tosca Keppler Bradley and Gayle Kern Shawn Kernes Daniel Kerr Kathleen Kershaw Jan and Randy Kessler Susanne Ketring Sandy and John Ketter Jerry Keyser Nada Khalaf Hugh & Vickie Kieffer Ann Killebrew Christie Kimple Diana Kincade Art & Irene King Brent Kirkland Debra & Russell Kirschenbaum Mark Klaich Sue Knight Rosemary Knox Jim Knudsen Gokhan Kocak Chris Kocher Wayne & Susan Koide Derek Koonce John Koppes Andrew Kortes Kimberly Korth Lydia Koschyk Tim Kosier Peter Kraatz Lorraine Krecidlo Efrem & Linda Krisher Mike & Mary Kuckenmeister Richard Kurz Martin, Valerie, Brandon & Nathan Kyte Karen Lakarosky Jean Lamb Lee Lambie Robert Lambie

Mark Lamoureaux Cheryl Lancaster Lelia & Steve Lanctot Nancy Lang Ralph Langley & Family Casey Lapier The Lapkin Family Collette Larsen & Ric Mazey Dane Larsen Richard Lashbrook & Patricia Watters* Jane & Dan Layton Eugenia Lea-McKenzie Curtis Lee Irene Lee & Jay Lorentson Michael Lee Mike Lee Nancy Lee Jim & Pam Lehan Bob Leighton & Charlotte Kewell Todd Lemieux Craig Lemons Lend-A-Hand Senior Services Garth Lenz Tricia Leonard Mark Lera Chuck Levitan* Brendon Lew Adam Lewandowski Amanda Lewis & Joe Escalante Debbie Lewis Michael Lico Bob & Susannah Likins Anita Limbird Stephen Lind Susan & John Lindow Richard Link Rosanna Lippe Nick and Nancy Litchfield Dr. Robert E. Livezey Patsy Livingston Matt Loar & Family Jesse Locks Joe Looney

Catherine Looper Davia & Michael Love Loretta Low Ellen Lowe Carolyn & Dale Lozo Ellen Lucas Vicki Lund Carlo Luri Bob Lyman Karen Lynn Bob Lynski David MacDonald Lisa R.Madden Sabrina Madden Jim Magill Daniel Maher Donna Maher Will Maher Richard Mahoney & Susan Clay Alan & Nancy Maiss Rhonda Malvey Kai Mangiaracina/ Jaymi Hardy Jared Manninen Joel Mannion Colleen Manzer Juleen Marcuerquiaga Maureen & Greg Marenco K.C, Mares Patricia Marinelli Jim & Elizabeth Markle Keith Marks Chris Marovich & Family Maureen Marple Christa Marquardt Steve Marshman Charlene Martin Elizabeth Martin Jancis Martin Nicholas Martin Pamela Martin Roleigh Martin Sean Martin Sandra Massie Nico Matinata Rick Matteoli

Sylvain Matter Ally Matthews & Mark Biswell Sharon Matthews Tara Mattson Steven & Debbie Matuk Carole A. Maupin Steven May Neil Mayhew Katherine Mayne Jody & Bob Mazur Bill McAneney Chip & Julie McAvoy Travis McCleary Sam McClure Tom McCormack Kit McCormick Rob McCullough Tom & Jacqueline McCune Jeff McDaniel and Family Michael McDonald Jim McDonnell Robert & Lynda McDowell William McFall Tim & Sandy McFarren Kris McGee Teresa McGonigle Jane McGrath Robert & Margaret McIndoe John & Patricia McIntosh Scott McKee*** William McKenzie Nancy McMurchie Lindsey McNamara Randy McNatt Kristine McNeal Dave & Debbie McNeil Megan Meagher* Yvonne & Gavin Meares Tessa Medina Jim Melehan Linda Mendizabal Marilyn Merritt Richard & Lori Mersereau Martin Meyers & Barbara Sutherland

Lillian Michel Robin & Jeff Michel Steve Mick Denise Migdail Tyler Miles Ted Milkoff Diane Miller Jane Miller Janelle Miller Mike Miller Mike Mills Linda Miner Mirian Minnis Michael Misner Sally Mobraaten Krissy Moehl Jeanne Lilly-Molloy & Don Molloy Frank Monroe Jim & Sue Moore Larry & Lynne Moore Doreen Morales Michele Moreno Bill & Carole Morgan Cynthia Morgan Michael Morgan Richard Morissette James Morrell Tony & Tracy Morris Vonya Morris Lucinda Morrissey Shane & Margaret Mortensen Rick Moser Richard Mosko & Ana Liu Diane Mothershead Chic & Sue Moxley Mitzi Moye Robert & Susan Mueller Harmina Mulder Marcia Munson Jim & Charlene Murphy Kathy Murphy Janet Murray Stephen Musser Kathleen Nacey


Onward! Youth Backcountry Camp crew will be off to discover once again in 2017. Know someone age 12-17 who would be interested in an unforgettable experience backpacking, camping, and learning with the TRTA? Keep your eye out for the 2017 YBCC dates, coming soon! Gordon Nagare Ron & Carol Nageotte Emi & Errol Naimon Maud Naroll & David Gissen Korbie Neil Sarah & Chad Neller Gretchen Nelson Ingrid Nelson Joan Nelson Randy & Mary Nelson Duane & Shirley Nelson Dustin Neutzling & Family Jim Neveln Bill & Lynn Newhall Jane Newhard Parks Donny Newsom Renee Nichos & Rhyan Buck Carl Niehaus Dave Nielsen Devan & Elizabeth Nielsen* Erik & Ashly Nilssen Thomas Nimtz Patrick Nobriga Amanda Nohowec Nancy & Leo Nolan Charles & Kathleen Noneman Daniel Norman, M.D. Dan and Lori Nourse James & Carolyn Nunnally Debbe Nye Evert & Joan Nygren Marie Nygren Corinne Oakes Susan O’Brien Bob & Sue O’Connor William O’Dea Sam Offenberg Joan O’Lear Stephanie & Derek Olijar Geno Oliver Larry Oliver Victoria Olsen Steve Olson Nancy & Tom O’Neill Tim & Lauren O’Neill Eric Orozco Bruce Osgood Mr. David Ostlund Karen Ostrow Angela Owens Jennifer & Jeffrey Paduan Palisade Investments, Llc Palo Alto Ski Club

Lindsay Panko Ryan Papke Matthew Park Hal Parker Manuel Pastor Himanshu Patel Sid Pathak & Shraddha Vachhani Chris Pauly Arthur Pavey Jonathan & Kyndale Pease John Peebles Kathy Peltier Tanya Pereira Gary & Stacy Perkins Elizabeth Perluss Bob & Carol Peters Jason Peters Donna Peterson Hugh Peterson & Helen L. Billhimer Jim Petro Paul & Tracy Pezzini Melouise Pfeffer Thomas & Cathy Philipp Diane Phillips Ferree Matthew Pichon Tom Pickering Roger Pierce Gary Pinkley Tim Pirie Mary Alice Pisani Susan Pitts Allison Plapp Michael Plishner Diane & Michael Podborny Patricia Pohl Dr. Steven Polansky Ken & Marianne Poohachoff Cathy Porter Klaus and Ellen Porzig Susan & Bob Potter Drew & Linda Pounds The Powdrell Family Bruce & Trudy Presser Christie Preston Bob Prestwich Don & Dee Price Josh & Christy Priest Adam Prine Danny Prokosch David Prokosch Michael Prowatzke

Gina Przyluska & Peter Van de Mortel Lubor Ptacek Kathy Quinden & Bill Hager Jolene Quinn Kathleen Quinn Leta Rabenstine Pam Rafanelli Robert Ralston Ralph & Patty Ramacciotti Michael Ramsbotham Lisa Ramsey-Simpson Heather Rand Marjorie Randall Barret Rankin Michael Ranta Janis Reams Kristy & Ron Reck Glenda Reckner Sherrill Reding Kae Reed Robin Reese Reeve Family Lorrie Reeves Randy & Rebecca Regan Lydia & Bruce Reid Dave Reid Phillip Reif Julie Reis Robert Reisfelt Thomas Reiss Julie Render Dave Reneau Randy Retherford Barbara Reyes Michael & Betty Reynolds Nikki Reynolds Thomas C. Rhodes, D.D.S. Julie Rice Robert & Darlys Richard Brian Richardson Cynthia & James Richardson Marilyn Richardson John Richardson Randy Richardson Chris & Sheila Richgels Paul Richman Jean Richmond & Horst Essl Ralph Riddle Helen Riedstra Mary Lou Righellis Carol & Craig Riley Ken & Gayle Riley

Thomas Ringkob & Family Mike Risano Russ & Barbara Ristine Dale Roberts Louis Roberts Ray Roberts Michelle Robertson Tom & Deb Robinson Jim and Kathy Rogers William Rogers Dan Rolandson & Family Brian & Jenifer Root Mitchell & Sandra Rosen Alan Roskos Frank & Diane Rosman Heather Ross Gwen Rosser Andy Rossway Connie Roth Rick Rowe & Michelle Chatigny Rose Rowe Jamie Rozzi Scott Rudolph & Family Brenda Ruedy Henry & Jackie Ruffin Jaime Rusche Annette Russi Aimee Rutledge Art & Helga Sable Cathy Sack Jon & Mary Sadowski Whitney Salis Joseph Salonga Laurel Sanders Linda Sandifur Dawn Sandlin Reid Sanford Scott & Ginny Sargent Julie Savage Nicole Sayegh Lynn & Tom Schaefer Wend & Jody Schaefer Dale Schafer Jeffrey Schaffer Martha Scheuermann Brittney Schilpp Aaron Schneider James Schroder Sue Schultz Roland & Karen Schumann Richard Schwabe Jane & Thomas Schwenk Frank & Debra Sciotto

Jeffrey Scott Ursula Seaman Scott & Trisha Seher Josef Seifert & Yukari Takeuchi Wilton & Angela Sell Amy Serna David & Lois Shane Sharon & Dean Shanley Tom Sheppard Alex & Christine Sherer Mark Sheron James Shinmei & Lisa Micek Jeanne Shipman Tom & Anne Shrake Peter Shrive Art and Mary Shulenberger Tim & April Sieben Regine Siebenmorgen Julio Sieiro John & Nicole Simington Ben Simonian Mr. & Mrs. Dennis Singleton Margaret Singleton Barbara Slade Martha Slovanic Daphne Smith Darrell Smith Esther & James Smith Frances E. Smith Jennifer Smith Julie & Jack Smith Maggie Smith Melissa Smith Peter & Patricia Smith Ralph Smith Rick Smith The Snelgrove Family Karen Solberg Jeffrey & Karen Sommers Esther Sonnenberg Mark & Linda Sonnenshein Joel Sorum Christine Soskins South Tahoe Refuse Company Bob Spagat & Toni Raif-Spagat Pete & Reena Spansail Sarah Spelt Andrea & Don Spitzer David Squire Jason St. Clair* David Stam Mark & Donna Stambaugh Stanford Wealth Management


Gordon Stecker Dee & Craig Steele Sandra Steele Abigail Stephens Doug & Kathleen Stephens Gabriela Stephens Jan Stevens Jennifer & Carl Stevens Joyce Stewart Karen Stewart-Carrico Lake Tahoe Outdoor Women Suzy Stockdale Sandy Stockton Timothy Stoller Camie Stosic Phil Stotts Dodi Stout & Dan Belanger John F. Strangman Joan V. Stratton Cliff & Paula Stringham Bob and Marian Stroh Dave Strote Martin Strote Larry & Colleen Struve Gary Stuber Susanne Stuck Charlene Summers Cheryl Surface Lynn Suter Frank C Sutton Mark & Julie Svoboda Chelsea Swain & Laura Patton Laurie Sweeney Timothy Sweeney Environmental Science Associates Cynthia Swezey Bill & Rachael Swift Mary Swisher Katherine Sylvia & Family Mathew Szczepanek Al Tabeek Tahoe Trail Trekkers Catherine Tangren Dana & Bill Tanner Grady Tarbutton Jeffrey Tarizzo Christina Tarr Carrisa Tashiro Tom & Sheila Pearson Eric Taxer & Hudson Taxer Chris & Nita Taylor Fred Taylor Marlea Taylor Matt & Kathy Taylor Scott Taylor Thomas Taylor Mark & Maria Tebbutt Sara Templeton Eliot & Christine Terborgh Jeanette & Andrew Terry Karen Terry, S. Working & C. Raman The Theiler Family Anthony Thiebaud Les Thomas Dick & Joan Tice Charles Timinsky Frank Tobin Karen Todd Ken Todd Carolyn A. Tolf James Toole Bruce & Cindy Townsend Tom Treuhaft

Tricia Trevino Jeanne Tribble KatieTrippet Alexander & Pamela Tsigdinos Daniel & Janis Tuerk Elizabeth Turner Russell & Pamela Tweet Sarah Tyson Rex Upp R. Eric Upton Mike Urban Roberta Valdez Gordon & Sherri Van Camp Jack Van Dien & Sheila Byington Elaine Van Fossen Dr. Donald Van Giesen Heather Van Nes & John Koester Melony Vance Arathi Veeraswamy June Venti Duke & Marion Vermazen Kevin Vial Kris Vickers Roger Vind Bonnie Vogler , Woody Adams & Family Mark Vollmer Barbara & Don Waite Joy Waite Cynthia Walker Nate & Joy Walker Mary Walkiewicz Frank Wallace Stephen Wallace Ed Walsh Bill Wang Colleen Wanty Vicki Warner-Huggins Steve & Nancy Wasserman Robert Wassmer* Brent & Judy Waters Gwendolyn Watson Katrine Watson Holly & Jeff Webb R. Dan Webster Maria Weidich William Weik Stanley Weisner Catherine Welcome Patricia Welze Teri Wempe & Guy George Dick & Carol Wentzel Virginia Werth Margrit & Ernest Wertheim Gary & Monika Wescott Dallas Westbrook Jill Whisler Helen White Sharon White Michael Whitesage Floyd Whiting Margaret R. Wilcox Sharon Marie Wilcox Charles Willard David Williams Denise and Thomas Williams Jeanne Williams Jeffrey Williams Paul & Kathy Williams Nan Howard & Jon Wilson Patrick Wilson Steve Wilson Dick Wimmer

Victoria Windsor Christine Winkel Carol Wirtschafter Jan Witort Wm. H. Black Management Trust Bruce Wolfe Charles & Kerstin Wolle Melite Wood Laura Woods Wayne Woolway Rose Wright La Vonne Wuertz Jeff Wynn Madeline Yacoe Carla Yant Annie Yates & John Dawes Joanne Yau Tammy & Michael Yau Jerry Yeazell Donald York Greg Young Jeanne & Tom Young John Young* Sandra Young William H. Yundt Faryal Zaidi Ryan Zamonis & Jessica Rice Sallie Zegers Suzanne Zimmerman Kim & Curtis Zimmermann Zsofi Zombori

HONORARY GIFTS PERRY E. HARRIS Janet Harding WINIFRED CLEGG SMITH Edward Smith KATY CULVER & PAUL CULVER James Moose KAREN DERR GILBERT Cathleen Sodos

MEMORIAL GIFTS BARBARA ANDERSON Laura Bainbridge Darrell Drummond Tanya Gutierrez Schwab Charitable Fund JOHN CORDA Laurie & Michael Buffington RICHARD DUENCKEL The Salley and Cal Frese Charitable Trust Robert Sulentic Merrilee Aucoin WUNNE HUTCHINGS DOYLE Joyce Crawford HOWARD GARNICK Mike & Roberta Wexler ANTHONY KARR Mary Hausman Elena Mello

Karen Ross NV Energy Staff THOMAS McCOY JOHNSON Ronald Lynn BARNEY PROWELL - DICKS PEAK MILE Dorothy Prowell LARRY SAMPEL Patricia Olson

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Trail Blazer

The Official Publication of the Tahoe Rim Trail Association

We Couldn’t Do It Without You! Another remarkable year is in the books all thanks to our powerful volunteer force! Trail workers, guides, office helpers, board members, and outreach volunteers banded together and donated 18,823 hours in 2016. On October 1st at Valhalla Grand Hall, staff showed how much we appreciate their help by cooking dinner, challenging them to obliterate an impossible piùata, and reminiscing about all their accomplishments this season. We are forever grateful. Thank you! Feeling inspired to join our team of volunteers? Visit tahoerimtrail.org for more information.

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