October Newsletter

Here are some activities, events and interesting reads for October

Winter Weather Advisory! la-me-ln-sierra-snow-travel-20151123

In effect from October 2, 11am to October 3, 5am

2 to 3 inches of snow expected

With low temperatures and early season snow expected in the Northern Sierras, be sure to winterize your homes and be prepared for traffic delays!

Seven day forecast and weather updates

Donner Party Hike headerlogo16
Saturday & Sunday, October 8 & 9
The Donner Party Hike is a weekend of interpretive
hikes, talks, exploration and history. Saturday offers
hikes to several locations on the Donner Summit area.
Sunday offers an additional walking tour and exploration at the Donner Memorial State Park.
Hike with knowledgeable historians and learn more about our emigrant history while enjoying spectacular scenery. Registration is required.
Saturday’s line up provides moderate to strenuous hikes ranging from 3.5 to 6 miles and includes Railroad Snowsheds, Summit Meadow, Summit Canyon Wagon Road, and Cold Stream Pass. Judah Loop is already sold out for 2016! Hikes start at 7:30am or 8am, followed by food and music in the afternoon.
Sunday offers an additional day of history and exploration on the summit as part of a two-day Donner Party Hike package.

Registration and more information

Trail Dirt Live trail-dirt-live

Hosted by Pacific Crest Trail Association Friday, October 21, 6:30pm
Cedar House Sport Hotel
10918 Brockway Road, Truckee, CA 96161

Join the PCTA as they bring together local volunteers, members and partners with PCTA staff and board members in a social setting at Trail Dirt Live. They will share news of how you help PCTA’s work trail-wide and in the local region, present awards and give thanks to you for all you do for the trail. No RSVP required.

More information on this event….

imagesWoodward Tahoe – Fall Classes

Jump your jiggles out! See what Woodward Tahoe has to offer for big and small!


Bark beetles and drought are creating havoc in California’s forests. Together they are a deadly combination. Read this article provided by the California Forest Stewardship Program to help you optimize tree health and reduce wildfire risk.