Ranked among the most remarkable feats of the American West, the Pony Express delivered mail and news between St. Joseph, MO and San Francisco, CA. Telegrams and letters were carried in a “mochila,” the Spanish word for knapsack. Tahoe Rim Trail Association Board Member Petra Keller and her friends from the National Pony Express Association will have a mochila used in the recent annual Pone Express re-ride on the Tahoe Rim Trail this Friday morning. In addition Nevada Mustangs and Tahoe Rim Trail Challenge representatives will be on site from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. to share free goodies with everyone donning their inaugural Tahoe Rim Trail Challenge T-shirts. Join on the spot.
“Adults are keen to meet our equestrian friends and learn more on the Tahoe Rim Trail, and kids love feeding carrots to our horses,” shares Keller. “This is such a fun photo opportunity and recreation event with a historic twist for friends and families.”
The Tahoe Rim Trail Challenge is a self-guided program designed to encourage people to enjoy the great outdoors and support the Tahoe Rim Trail Association, a non-profit organization expressly dedicated to stewardship of the trail.
The 2013 Trail Challenge features six extremely scenic and accessible locations that vary in length from two to six miles roundtrip. The Challenge is open to the public through Dec. 31 and new members are encouraged to join.
REGISTER anytime this summer, to access to a special members-only webpage with interesting hike descriptions and colorful pictures, a tech T-shirt plus annual membership to the Tahoe Rim Trail Association and invitations to members-only events. Membership costs $55 for individuals and $85 for families. Custom corporate packages are also available.
Aug. 9 is part of the “Where’s McLeod? Giveaway Days."
Representatives will be staged at various vista points to cheer on participants and provide a awesome giveaways from the Trail Challenge's sponsors. Giveaways include gift certificates, whistles, bandanas and more from corporate sponsors including CA Technologies, Redemption Sports and Squeeze In. There will also be photo opportunities with trail mascot, McLeod the Marmot!
Everyone who is wearing their Trail Challenge T-shirt or joins on-site will receive gifts including cold water provided by Spin Games. Additional Giveaway Days will take place on Aug. 24 and Sept. 21.
Visit www.trailchallenge.tahoerimtrail.org to register.