Snowshoe Thompson event on Saturday
February 28, 2012
The 13th annual Snowshoe Thompson Cross Country Ski and Snowshoe Tour is 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the yurt at highways 88 and 89 in Hope Valley.
Snowshoe Thompson (1827-76) carried the mail on skis from Placerville to Genoa twice a month for 20 years during the winter.
The event features a two-hour 10k ski tour on Burnside Trail to Secret Meadow led by Nina MacLeod, and a 5k showshoe tour at Picket Junction Meadow and Burnside Trail led by Snowshoe Thompson.
Presentation on longboarding the way Snowshoe did it by Frank Tortorich. 1850s dress encouraged.
Cost of $10 adults, children free.
The event benefits the Friends of Snowshoe Thompson group who promote his history and maintain his statue in Genoa, http://www.snowshoethompson.org.
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Information, Nina, (530) 573-8940, or Sue (775) 315-7777.