Snowshoe Thompson ski tour in Hope Valley March 6

The 11th annual Snowshoe Thompson cross country ski/snowshoe tour is 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 6 at the Hope Valley yurt at the intersection of highways 88 and 89.

Events include a two-hour 10K ski tour on the Burnside Trail to Secret Meadow led by Nina MacLeod and a 5K showshoe tour at Picket Junction Meadow and Burnside Trail, followed by longboarding the way Snowshoe Thompson did it.

Participants are encouraged to dress in 1850s garb. Registration and rentals available in the yurt.

Discussion by historian Frank Tortorich and fiddle music by Vicki Hass. Refreshments by Hope Valley Cafe. Cost is $10, children are free. The event is a benefit for the Friends of Snowshoe Thompson to promote the history and maintain the statue in Genoa. Information, Nina, (530) 573-8940 or Sue (775) 315-7777.


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