Snowshoe Thompson event on Saturday |

Snowshoe Thompson event on Saturday

Staff Reports

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,

Information, Nina, (530) 573-8940, or Sue (775) 315-7777.